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  1. PhillipM

    Uprated poly exhaust mounts - how many interested?

    Kev obviously wanted a black pair and decided to DIY it :D
  2. PhillipM

    Uprated poly exhaust mounts - how many interested?

    Small update, mounts will be available in a new material/resin shortly, it's microfoamed internally much like polyurethane bumpstops (or high end dashboard plastics with the soft touch surfaces) - which means the mounts now have more internal damping so I can lower the spring rate a little more...
  3. PhillipM


    I use nordlocks on anything vital
  4. PhillipM

    Coilover refurb

    Be cheaper to buy new casings from AVO than have those prepped and rechromed tbfh, especially given you're going to want new seals, bearings and oil anyway.
  5. PhillipM

    DS1.11 overheating

    Sticky piston, pads too tight in the the caliper sliders and binding when they warm up, calipers misaligned slightly on the mounts, air in the fluid applying a bit of drag when the brakes are warm, master cylinder not quite coming back far enough when the fluid is hot and causing brake drag (are...
  6. PhillipM

    Full race slicks for track days

    Old post to reply to I know but since the thread is bumped - rolling a car is very easy indeed. I've seen people do it at not much more than walking pace with enough grip, more than once. You just need to clip the edge of a kerb or a dip on the apex. Ask my friend with his arm missing 'cause he...
  7. PhillipM

    Dogbone bushes - which colour?!

    That was the exhaust inserts :)
  8. PhillipM

    Off road?

    it's literally a clio shell slapped on a landy chassis.
  9. PhillipM

    Dogbone bushes - which colour?!

    I was charging 50 for the bushes or 65 already pressed into a mount ready to bolt on for a batch - I'll hold that price for one-offs until the material runs out
  10. PhillipM

    Dogbone bushes - which colour?!

    I can knock another up if you want one, I've got the material loaded atm, I don't have much left though.
  11. PhillipM

    My Black Gold (no)mod thread

    I haven't been because the supplier I used to use for resin shut and everyone else I'd tried has been shite compared, apart from one that may work but it's a little softer so I need to tweak the designs. However the last few months I've been trialing some fancy stuff that microfoams as it's made...
  12. PhillipM

    My Black Gold (no)mod thread

    Yeah, mine are 6082 aluminium inserts, you'd have to be going at the bolts like a monkey on steroids to worry 'em.
  13. PhillipM

    Does this look terminal!

    Seen one patched up with fibreglass and hopes and prayers before :D Yeah, that's shot, even if you repaired it it'll crack further around, you can see where it's propagating. That and the casing will have shifted when it went under load so the diff bearings won't be true to each other any more...
  14. PhillipM

    Suspension misconceptions - Preload and height adjustment

    Some of that is b****cks really, the rebound and rebound damping curve required *will* change depending on the spring preload. because you change the forces especially near full rebound travel. Changing the handling and chassis behavior too. Usual case of a little bit of knowledge being a...
  15. PhillipM

    182 Full Custom Roll Cage Design

    Sorry Marquez, didn't see the other PM for some reason - I've sent you a message.
  16. PhillipM

    182 Full Custom Roll Cage Design

    You can only use thinner tubing if you get the cage designed certified by somewhere like MIRA as a 3rd party, you're looking at adding a grand to the cost of a one off-cage for that alone.
  17. PhillipM

    turbofan style hubcaps

    They're going to need to be printed in polycarb or a fibre-filled ASA/Nylon blend, or just nylon, really, to stand any chance of surviving. 3D printing something that size in decent material isn't cheap. 3D printing is cheap when you consider you don't have to make moulds for prototypes and...
  18. PhillipM

    turbofan style hubcaps

    Probably cost you as much to have them printed as just buying some replica alloys
  19. PhillipM

    182... what upgrades would you fit to your perfect spec road car?

    I would suggest switching to a split outer-race bearing to make sure you have very low preload, fill that with a silicone damping grease, and fit a grub screw to the housing so you can just nip it up enough to remove any play that might contribute to the rattling without getting the shift too...
  20. PhillipM

    PhillipM Engineered Dogbone - Finally a proper clever solution.

    Yes, they're printed Bankrupt - there's actually internal voids/geometery in there that would be pretty much impossible to replicate otherwise. For everyone else, heating them to help with fitting is fine - use a heatgun or hairdryer is better than water though as you can keep it warm as you...
  21. PhillipM

    PhillipM Engineered Dogbone - Finally a proper clever solution.

    Anyone want some brand new Firstline bushes? I only bought them to use the housings, have two sets. Free if you collect 'em, or cover the postage.
  22. PhillipM

    Balljoint Bolts to Wishbones, what specs?

    No, it's a deformed nut - that's why there's two flats on the thread - the nut actually distorts to give a locking effect, like K-nuts.
  23. PhillipM

    Recaro Pole Position ABE vs Cobra Nogaro?

    They can usually trim them in what you want if you're wanting leather/vinyl, etc, but the high sides are probably an issue though, even on their smaller seats.
  24. PhillipM

    Recaro Pole Position ABE vs Cobra Nogaro?

    Has it got to be those two Frayz? I'd suggest having a chat with Motordrive if not, they'll tailor the seat to your body dimensions if you wish, the bases are a bit deeper though with them being aimed at competition only.
  25. PhillipM

    Best place for tracking/camber setup in Yorkshire

    Roddisons and Bram are both good options, I know Bram through the racing and I use Roddisons myself now and again.
  26. PhillipM

    Big gay wings, do they really work on track?

    Doesn't need to be bolted to the chassis at all, just depends how the mountings flex. Hell my rear wing bolts to some thin 2mm ally straps on the mudguards and it'll have 10x the downforce these ebay specials develop - you just have to remember that the drag as well as the downforce is pretty...
  27. PhillipM

    182 front pads- cold bite, no track use

    Yeah, it's just the distance you marked there on the graph is nothing like what they are - realistically they probably do something more like this: But even then you need at least a 3d or 4d graph really for brake compounds - they're pressure and time sensitive as well as temperature.
  28. PhillipM

    PhillipM Engineered Dogbone - Finally a proper clever solution.

    I haven't really had enough interest in the Mk2 ones yet - those that have them seem to like them but I guess there's a lot of cheaper options around for uprated lowers - so it doesn't really make sense to start developing for Mk3's as well :)