Author Topic: Track Prep Project  (Read 15671 times)

Offline Robin

  • Members
  • *****
  • Posts: 1178
  • 194bhp - 1341 Turbo
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2012, 07:20:03 pm »
Yeah if that's what has got to be done but I'd like to keep it if I can.


Offline Etches

  • Members
  • *****
  • Posts: 1375
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2012, 07:52:13 pm »
I've always wondered wether you can keep it tbh, although its an easy entrance for a leak

Offline Justin14100

  • Traders
  • *****
  • Posts: 792
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2012, 07:54:44 pm »
Yeah if that's what has got to be done but I'd like to keep it if I can.


I wonder how much weight it adds to the car?

Offline Yoof

  • Traders
  • *****
  • Posts: 2327
  • I know naathing..
    • Polo Performance Parts
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2012, 08:09:04 pm »
Depends how many bars you have  :) I worked mine out to be 45kg I think, but have full rear X, both doors X, and through to the turret, with a floor bar, windscreen bar, and horizontal support bars too. Given my driving I'm glad...

Sunroof- can go or stay, a good cage should use a windscreen bar, which means you can't operate the sunroof, so it's kinda pointless.

I'd not want a full cage without this bar to be honest, and most trackdays don't like you having sunroof/windows open so your arms don't fall out (which naturally they do on the road...)


Offline AlexG40

  • Members
  • *****
  • Posts: 487
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2012, 08:11:02 pm »
I thought that they generally weigh less (slightly) than the shit that you take out if you include the transition from factory recliners to buckets.

Offline Yoof

  • Traders
  • *****
  • Posts: 2327
  • I know naathing..
    • Polo Performance Parts
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2012, 08:24:26 pm »
Deffo- especially if you remove sound deadening material and rear bench etc etc.

Even the spare wheel, jack and toolkit must be 18kg?

Offline Robin

  • Members
  • *****
  • Posts: 1178
  • 194bhp - 1341 Turbo
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2012, 08:30:37 pm »

Sunroof- can go or stay, a good cage should use a windscreen bar, which means you can't operate the sunroof, so it's kinda pointless.


I guess you can extend the sunroof lever so you can still use it, i'd like to keep mine in tact as i am wanting to use the car on the road once in a while.

Offline AlexG40

  • Members
  • *****
  • Posts: 487
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2012, 08:32:35 pm »
At least, the seats have got to be the biggest saving, especially on mine, from full leather Corrado seats to fixed buckets...

Offline Robin

  • Members
  • *****
  • Posts: 1178
  • 194bhp - 1341 Turbo
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2012, 08:36:01 pm »
Deffo- especially if you remove sound deadening material and rear bench etc etc.

Even the spare wheel, jack and toolkit must be 18kg?

Front seats are about 25kg's each.

Rear bench is 20kg.

Other bits and bobs probably comes to 15kgs.

Offline Justin14100

  • Traders
  • *****
  • Posts: 792
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2012, 08:40:02 pm »
Good saving when you think how much different the car feels when a passenger gets in one.

Deffo- especially if you remove sound deadening material and rear bench etc etc.

Even the spare wheel, jack and toolkit must be 18kg?

Front seats are about 25kg's each.

Rear bench is 20kg.

Other bits and bobs probably comes to 15kgs.

Offline ereeiz

  • Members
  • *****
  • Posts: 836
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2012, 08:57:34 pm »
Alex, let me know if you want rid of the leather Corrado seats! ;)

Offline hayesey

  • Administrators
  • *****
  • Posts: 5630
  • The CV joint killer
    • ClubG40
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2012, 08:59:08 pm »
when my safety devices cage was delivered to me I remember the courier label said 40kgs on it, not sure how accurate that was mind.

Offline AlexG40

  • Members
  • *****
  • Posts: 487
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2012, 09:06:20 pm »
Alex, let me know if you want rid of the leather Corrado seats! ;)

I think you'll need to ask someone else for those bad boys mate. I sold em a while back with the rest of the interior.

Offline Robin

  • Members
  • *****
  • Posts: 1178
  • 194bhp - 1341 Turbo
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2012, 04:59:07 pm »
Pretty much all done now.

Picked up a rear strut brace from Yoof yesterday and welded it in and also bolted it in as well just to be safe.

Finished the carpet as well, don't look great close up as i wasn't able to do it in one piece due to the shape so its all made up with smaller bits. Looks ok from afar, will do for the time being as it will all need to come out when the cage goes in.





Only got a couple of things to do (new front top mounts and underseal) and it will be ready for Oulton next month.

Offline Etches

  • Members
  • *****
  • Posts: 1375
Re: Track Prep Project
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2012, 12:03:16 am »
Looks good that robin, I bet carpeting them was a right pain in the arse!