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Hi Folks

I have just weighed the front JRZ strut and it comes out at 6.45KG......:eek:

Will the extra weight on the front driving wheels end help with the acceleration / handling?

Cheers

Micky
 

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Neither here nor there Mickeyboy, it's 'lost in the noise' as we engineers say ...

And as far as unsprung mass is concerned, don't forget that any of it not moving will not count....
 

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Neither here nor there Mickeyboy, it's 'lost in the noise' as we engineers say ...

And as far as unsprung mass is concerned, don't forget that any of it not moving will not count....
Ah, thanks Steve. That’s put my mind at rest 😊
 

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Hi Folks

I have just weighed the front JRZ strut and it comes out at 6.45KG......:eek:

Will the extra weight on the front driving wheels end help with the acceleration / handling?

Cheers

Micky
Have you weighed the complete standard front strut unit? The JRZ sounds pretty light compared to standard stuff if thats including your adjustable top mounts etc?
 

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Yes. He's putting a nice Alfa V6 in it....
I expect Mickey is lying down in a dark room, having seen his latest credit card bill, just as I would be!

[mind you, I needed a defibrillator after my monthly+ petrol top-up]
 

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Yes was going to post about things going quite but held off.
Im sure he’s working flat out on fitting all the juicy parts and then give us all a surprise with a sub 7 Ring weapon😀
 

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Hi Folks

Mickyboy is back in town.....:eek:

I have been up to my eyes in work and family stuff but I can now update you on the most recent developments of my project!

I have been working on the engine internals and together with a specialist company we have designed a upgraded forged corned and piston!

This has been very challenging because there are no off the shelf performance pistons for the TSI/GTI and for example, to work out the big end bore size I had to purchase an extra 2 condos from a company in greece so that the designer could take measurement from 3 rods to get the correct measurement!

They have been ordered this last week and there is a 12 & 16 week lead time for the rods/pistons!

The pistons will have anti detonation grooves, ceramic crown coating, lateral gas ports and skirt coating plus a shallow dish on the crown.

The Compression ratio is down slightly from 10.5 to 1 to approx 10.3 to 1.

I have had confirmation from MRD that they have included me in their order to Drexler (15th December). I am not sure what the lead time is on this but I'm confident it won't be more than 8 weeks.

I have discovered that HG Motorsports are bringing out an Air Intake for the 1.0L TSI/GTI plus a turbo inlet pipe. These are part of their HF Series so the intake will be carbon fibre and I hope looks like the design in the attached image.

I have also ordered from Shakotan's company the front grille which will work fabulously with the intake. I have also agreed with a company called MacG Racing for them to carry out the build on this project in the new year.

On top of this I have a separate cylinder head which I am planning to have modified. A spare engine block and a spare crankshaft.I have agreed with a company called Vibrationfree to do a full balance of the crankshaft rods and pistons. The block has been honed by Performance Unlimited near York who have deigned the pistons and rods for me.

The pistons themselves are CP brand and the rods are Carillo.

I haven't yet installed the JRZ as time and money has been diverted at the engine. I am still waiting for the 3rd strut brace (steel-lower front) Weicher are adamant that they shipped this to me but I never received it and DC Performance who are the dealer have stepped in on my behalf and will get me one by February next year.

I hope all my friends on the Forum are well.

Best wishes

Micky

P.S The image below which is a tightly wrapped parcel is in fact the engine block!
 

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Micky I know I’ve said or alluded to this before but are you sure you bought the right car ? You really are throwing one **** of a lot of coin for not a lot of gains. All that money and you’ve yet to realise any gains whatsoever unless I’m missing something.
I’ve built race bikes for racing and track cars for track days and it’s been buy and try a mod or development before moving onto the next. It’s the only way we can tell if the mod is good or bad.
Throwing a huge amount of money and parts doesent mean the end result is going to be the sum of those parts. Or time. Or money.
 

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Micky I know I’ve said or alluded to this before but are you sure you bought the right car ? You really are throwing one **** of a lot of coin for not a lot of gains. All that money and you’ve yet to realise any gains whatsoever unless I’m missing something.
I’ve built race bikes for racing and track cars for track days and it’s been buy and try a mod or development before moving onto the next. It’s the only way we can tell if the mod is good or bad.
Throwing a huge amount of money and parts doesent mean the end result is going to be the sum of those parts. Or time. Or money.
Hi Charlie

Great to hear from you!

Yes I hear you ;)! I saved some money on a building project I'm doing on the house and thought I would tackle the heart of the car...the engine! TBH I am treating this project partly as an R&D project for a business concept so my approach is always going to be different.

Cheers
Micky
 
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