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    What's the thoughts behind sticking with the z18xe? Is it going to be for competition use, or as an epic track day car?
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    Competition use, if I put in a z20lex (which parts are cheapish and available) then I would end up in the same classes as imprezzas, evos, m3s etc. If I build the z18xe with a slightly reduced capacity of 1760cc then the opposition should be more of a level playing field.

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    Clever thinking! Are you thinking of putting it on ITBs or maybe going turbo? I'm guessing n/a.
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    CS Mapped 285 BHP / 340 Ft.lbs

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    I'm sticking with the turbo..

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    Finished the last spoiler mould, unfortunately there was a reaction with the spoiler so it needed a little repair.



    Then pulled the top section


    and trimmed and fitted it all together





    The seam across the back shouldn't be so noticeable once its been flatted and clear coated

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    The driveshafts have arrived so..

    Dry assembled one


    Fitted to the car with the cross shaft..


    And as i suspected the crank sensor no longer fits, even after grinding some of it away, but we think we've found a non vauxhall alternative which will work.
    A small price to pay for identical length drive shafts.

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    Slow progress at the minute, got some of the mundane stuff done, engine oil and filter changed, refit the exhaust down pipe, put some quick release catches on the bumper so it take 3 minutes to remove instead of thirty.
    Also, finalised, welded up and painted the cross shaft carrier.


    Final fit of the cross shaft, and drivers side shaft


    made an adapter for the new crank sensor and mounted it, now have millimeters of clearance!


    Mounted the gearbox oil cooler


    and made up the hoses for it
    Last edited by andrewt1971; 3rd September 2018 at 12:58 PM.

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    Had a quick read back as I've not had a look for a while - impressive amount of effort and initiative, look forward to seeing the results!

    Astra

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    Quick re program of the dash so i know what gear i'm in.


    Washed and ready to go for MoT, which he passed .


    Knocked up a couple of very rough brackets to hold the damper reservoirs and mounted them.


    Cut another hole in the console


    and attached a bracket to the rear


    to mount the trigger box for the fire extinguisher

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    Awesome build hats off to you.
    Stage 2 black VXR gone - rabbid tuned Stage 3 303 sold
    Now Revo stage 4+ forged Mk2 Focus RS

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