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    Here's a non "dodgy-Ipad-screenshot" photo from PI:
    Time Attack Turbo Build Thread // BEAVISMotorsport.com // YouTube.com/bbeavis

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      I took the car out again today to Phillip Island. This time I removed the wing completely, and found a bit of ~20mm plastic angle to stick on the back of the "spoiler" to stop any lift. It seemed to do the trick. And I bolted the alloy angle side skirts back on..
      The car did a 1:51.5 with no wing, and no front splitter or airdam. Pretty happy with that. I think I found some more shortcuts around the track. Or maybe I just tried even harder to drive the wheels off the car, seeing as it's the last time out with the slow running gear in it. This kind of car really teaches you how hard you need to push to get that little bit faster. I have plenty of entertaining video with me sliding all over the track, or passing fast cars. Only to have them catch me going into the next corner thinking they are going to get back in front. Biggest drama of the day for me was the brake lights failed half way through the day. With some help from the gang we rigged up a new positive wire. Thanks uncle Al.
      Next time you see the car on here, it will have over double the HP.
      Here is a non stolen pic for a change.
      NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
      NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
      VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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        Would be nice for you to keep a car for more than six months and put some development into it. I can't keep track of which car is which
        2015 Skoda Octavia RS162TSI
        2004 MX5 SE Turbo
        2016 Toyota 86 GTS (No Pics)

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          I am keeping only this car. No more multiple car threads. I will only need to put a couple of grand into it. I have pretty much everything I need in the garage. Plus a few days labour. The build should go quick. Famous last words...
          NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
          NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
          VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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            Famous last words indeed

            So you took the wing and the front air dam and splitter off, and went 3 tenths quicker than the last two times you'd been out in it?
            2015 Skoda Octavia RS162TSI
            2004 MX5 SE Turbo
            2016 Toyota 86 GTS (No Pics)

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              Yep. Well last time it had this bumper, and the smaller rear wing set up, but no side skirts. I dropped the AOA down one hole every session last time out, and at the end of the day the wing was at minus 10 degrees or more. Looked ridiculous, but did the fastest lap time. This time I do need to lift a bit at T1, but higher top speed. This motor doesn't have enough power to drag a wing through the air, so the benefit just isn't there. Look, I don't think it's slower with the wing, but it's not faster. There was a decent tail wind down the straight, and I did find some time at T10 trying a new line. So it's roughly the same with or without the wing. My tiny plastic angle on my Camm tail might have helped a little too.
              NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
              NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
              VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                Are you going to run this at Sandown in a couple of weeks .........

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                  No, I doubt it will be ready. I will get the god motor in and test it. Then I want to go to The Bend for a run. Then enter a race. Either Sports cars or something like TT
                  NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                  NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                  VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                    Will be following with interest. Would love to go to The Bend at some point. Thinking it might for for the SA Time Attack event, maybe in 2020.
                    2015 Skoda Octavia RS162TSI
                    2004 MX5 SE Turbo
                    2016 Toyota 86 GTS (No Pics)

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                      I have pulled out the entire running gear and subframes. The turbo motor and running gear is now in. I spent a bit of time swapping over all the sensors, wiring, fuel rail, alternator, etc so that that it plugs into this chassis. I will get the basic set up done, then get Nick to help me finish it off. Should be ready to do its first track day in March.
                      NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                      NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                      VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                        NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                        NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                        VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                          NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                          NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                          VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                            Originally posted by lightyear View Post
                            Cheapracer II, but with actual cars????

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                              NA8B 89KW- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
                              NB8B 181KW- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
                              VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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                                I love how quickly you turn things around. I can't even find the time and/or motivation to pull the car cover off mine and do a spanner check on it
                                2015 Skoda Octavia RS162TSI
                                2004 MX5 SE Turbo
                                2016 Toyota 86 GTS (No Pics)

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