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Old 06-11-11, 03:26 PM   #21
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Yes guys, I have indeed bought the VAG ZS built by Reyland for Dave V6.

I offered the guy what i could afford and we came to a reluctant deal.

I do not think it has been as well looked after from when Dave had it, so i have a little tidying to do. Also the turbo seals are on there way out so a rebuild needed there.

I picked this up wednesday, he took the stack dash out as i offered such a lowly amount and i suggested he could make some money from that. So I had no dash or sensor lights. I fitted a dash yesterday but the sensors for the stack dash are still in so I only have a few lights, no revs or speedo but at least a fuel gauge.

Can I just say, I have driven some quick cars in my time having been around RSM and also friends. BUT nothing even compares to this, its a car with serious balls, it pulls so hard and grips so well in second, you change to third and expect the pull to be less, but it just goes and goes, change to fourth and the same again.

I cannot express how fast it is, so I am chuffed. Little bit of work to do like upgrade the brakes with my Brembo's, Sort the turbo, clean the inside, repaint the cage. Have already changed the oil and filter as well as sorted a exhaust issue.

The car should have massive credit to Dave and Martin from Reyland its a pure beast, and I will say now the v6 sounds nicer to rev, untill you hear the noise of the turbo on this 4 pot. No kv6, supercharged or not could match this engine i can tell you that now.

before you ask yes one side of the bonnet is up and the other not!! previous owner did it to escape heat

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and after







and the two cars i own atm






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Old 06-11-11, 03:29 PM   #22
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Lucky you, sounds awesome.
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Old 06-11-11, 03:31 PM   #23
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get all the grey ones running gear in the red one i say lol
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get all the grey ones running gear in the red one i say lol
Not that easy due to the work on the chassis for the engine mounts.
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get all the grey ones running gear in the red one i say lol
Why spoil the red one?

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hmmm, its not looking quite how i remember it but the essentials are still there ,ther is nothing that won't sort easily with some elbow grease..
Good idea to upgrade brakes, wilwoods struggle to cope on some tracks, fine on road though.
I had removed the fogs as i was going to put brake ducts through the bumper into the arch area, if it has the same arch liners you will see the holes i started to cut out.
Thankyou for the compliment , it really is a beast isnt it....i spent hours, days even weeks tweeking stuff, and If i could i would have brought it back myself without thinking twice.
I used to love 3rd gear for overtaking, from 30 mph it was just sooo much fun, struggling for traction as it reached peak torque.
It actually can just about lay 2nd gear cant it with the 888's on ....if its dry and warm anyway:-))), i wouldnt like to try it with normal road tyres though,lol.
atb with it, any questions that i might be able to help with just ask.

edit , i never had a problem with under bonnet heat ?!?!?!?, looks a bit odd with one side lifted, why didnt he just lift both sides the same?

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Old 06-11-11, 04:57 PM   #29
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Theres no way i would try and put this in the Red zs, theres no reason to at all, plus why ruin a fantastic car on both parts.


Cheers for the heads up Dave, I havnt really had a look around it in huge depth only when I cleaned it today, I will come up with some plans soon but no rush just yet. Might do a track day in the next month if i can and go from there.

It lays its power down really well in second i found it really does push you in your seat and make you grin from ear to ear. The R888's sadly wont be replaced i dont think they are just to darn expensive. So it could be intresting. Its a shame to have it lose a bit of grip but the cost of the r888 is somthing like 150 a tyre now iirc.

The fella said it gets hot under there and thats why the coilpacks fail but im not so sure, i will raise the bonnet a little on both sides in the next few weeks. I need to see what actually goes wrong, also plum in a boost gauge and various others, do you know what boost she should be running? 23psi?

Cheers
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What a collection Ross. You keeping the red one aswell?
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