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    Default NGTC BTCC Astra K

    Well, thanks to Dave's kind invitation to join the forum, I thought it was only fair to give you guys a bit of background on the NGTC Astra you've seen on your teleboxes through 2017.

    Firstly, we (PMR) developed the shell & aero completely in house. If you're joining us on the 25th November for the Rolling Road day at our Warwickshire HQ, you'll be able to have a proper look around one of the cars, and see just how much work goes into them.

    From a standard Astra K shell going on the jig, there's between 800-1000 man hours work before it goes off to paint. Once it's back from paint, you're looking at about a month's worth of solid work to get the car ready for shakedown.

    All 32 NGTC cars run the same RML front & rear subframes, along with suspension uprights. We run Penski shocks with Eibach springs, and have the facility to completely revalve & shim the shocks for each round. We have a huge selection of springs we can choose from, and take a number of different setups to each race, ensuring we've always got exactly what we need to hand.

    We run the Swindon powerplant, which is loosely based on the old Z20LET, but running considerably more power. Gearboxes are all 6 speed sequential ZF units, which all teams run. 1/2/3 are fixed, but we can change ratios on 4/5/6, along with diff rampings dependent on track surface etc. I won't give too much away, but I'll run through all this when I show those of you who are joining us on the 25th November around the car properly.

    Any questions, feel free to ask, and I'll answer as much as I can.

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    Welcome - you need to post up some pictures of the car in here

    Astra

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    Thanks!

    Well I thought I had, but apparently not.

    As if by magic...






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    Cool - some great photos, especially the last one there

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    I'm a fan of your traffic film remover
    W20 ADM's led Lighting shop, see link below for details
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    Quote Originally Posted by w20adm View Post
    I'm a fan of your traffic film remover
    Your just on the lookout for some freebies lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by caino6 View Post
    Your just on the lookout for some freebies lol
    As if I'd be that transparent
    W20 ADM's led Lighting shop, see link below for details
    http://www.vxronline.co.uk/forum/sho...-lighting-shop

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