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Tim's Forged LY R26



TimR26

South Central- West Berks
ClioSport Area Rep
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

Here are the pictures from when I picked up the car this afternoon.

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And couple of before and after shots

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You wouldn't even know it said hello to a couple of cones last year :)

My car was running really rough when I drove home but it cleared after about 5 miles so think I'll need to fit my 630cc injectors soon.
 

withoutabix

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

Is it just the pics that are making the bumper look slightly "less" golden to me?

Dont think the lines of the R26 bumpers help hide the fact it's been resprayed did they blend in to bonnet or wings Tim?
 

TimR26

South Central- West Berks
ClioSport Area Rep
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

I gave it a quick wash this afternoon when I got home and put a layer of Banana Armour on the rest of the car.

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Put my new number plate on which I bought this week.
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Stefan.

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

Its been resprayed what do you expect? Its not the end of the world.
i know liquid yellow is supposidly super hard to blend together it would just bug me personally as the rest of the car looks golden yellow and the bumper looks really flat lighter yellow. that ok with you
 
  BMW M135i
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

Its certainly as good as it will be without painting other things. Its fine anyway.
 
  BMW M135i
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

i know liquid yellow is supposidly super hard to blend together it would just bug me personally as the rest of the car looks golden yellow and the bumper looks really flat lighter yellow. that ok with you
Well you'll be in for a shock if you have to have something like this done on a lot of colours apart from very dark ones.
 
  LY R26 230 F1 Team
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

i know liquid yellow is supposidly super hard to blend together it would just bug me personally as the rest of the car looks golden yellow and the bumper looks really flat lighter yellow. that ok with you
I know what you're saying mate, Looks good but it does look lighter, but saying that have you ever stood next to LY? All the panels look differant colors/shades anyway! It's only when you walk around the car that the color seems to change and get darker/more golden.
 
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Stefan.

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

I know what you're saying mate, Looks good but it does look lighter, but saying that have you ever stood next to LY? All the panels look differasnt colors/shades anyway! It's only when you walk around the car that the color seems to change and get darker/more golden.
cheers bud, thats all i was saying not having nasty digs, its prob the pictures aswell as in the flesh you prob couldnt tell.
 
  BMW M5 & E36
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

Glad to see it back to its former self. Can't wait to drive mine again, it's been a while!

Any trackdays planned for this summer or have you been put off a bit now?
 

TimR26

South Central- West Berks
ClioSport Area Rep
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

I like this car.
I don't think it's been driven better before or since Tony :hail:

I think the front bumper blends in nicely!
Thanks

Loving this Tim!

Car looks superb! :approve:
Cheers, hoping you post a good guide for changing the steering arms!

Looks spot on Tim
Cheers Chris

It's only slighty different. It looks great in the metal :)
Knowsit mate

I should have got a LY one :(
Yes you should, to be honest though I never set out to buy an LY it was just the best car for the money.

Glad to see it back to its former self. Can't wait to drive mine again, it's been a while!

Any trackdays planned for this summer or have you been put off a bit now?
I'm not put off, it was just bad luck really. I'd be disappointed if I made the same mistake again.

Oooooh jealousy hurts does it Tim? ;)
I secretly want something that is slow and the size of a shoe box :rasp:
 
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TimR26

South Central- West Berks
ClioSport Area Rep
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

I'm at RS Tuning tomorrow morning for some more power, you can never have enough.

It was making 270bhp and 333lbsft last time it was rr'd
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Fitted an ITG induction kit last weekend
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Spent all of Friday evening and early Saturday morning fitting Forge Motorsport hard pipes
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Rushed fitting them as I was going to Newbury races, here's one of my winners :)
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I say rushed because I popped a hose off the intercooler and required AA assistance :eek:

It's having 630cc injectors fitted and mapped at RS Tuning so I'm hoping for 10 to 15bhp extra peak and more bhp and torque throughout the rev range.

I'll post results up tomorrow.
 
  225 Cup & Williams
That's what I wanted to hear. Yeah I'm in two minds about the ktec kit or the Itg kit but I'm slowly edging towards the Itg. How does it sound?
 

TimR26

South Central- West Berks
ClioSport Area Rep
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

That's what I wanted to hear. Yeah I'm in two minds about the ktec kit or the Itg kit but I'm slowly edging towards the Itg. How does it sound?
In two words? F**king awesome!!!! PM me your number and I'll send you a vid.
 

Christopher.

South Central-South Coast
ClioSport Area Rep
  A Purple Jaguar XF
Re: Tim's R26 Banana Boost Bus

^^ And me !

What power you think it will make Tim ?
 


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