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Discussion in 'Work in progress' started by shell-vt, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. shell-vt

    shell-vt New Member

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    well my name is shell and my partner owen have taken a bug on as a new project its our second bug, anyway this will be a long journey for project turbo bug as its all down to cash flow...

    wanted
    full respray in vw gray
    bam engine complete
    dbw throttle pedal
    alloys
    brakes (brembo or Porsche)
    exhaust...

    purchased
    2000 beetle in silver
    coilovers by fk
    bottom arms
    drop links
    full leather interior

    The car has sill damage to drivers side im hoping to get it pulled out and flushed'or a new piece welded up. I want it doing properly so once the car is away for paint it'll get done then hopefully it should get painted this year...

    The car as it stands now.

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    THE DAMAGED SILL
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    Owch, sill is quite badly damaged! Your plans for it sound good though :D
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    Buy a bumped s3 or tt off copart. It will work out cheaper sell what's leftover

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    I've raced my turbo bug and played around a lot with suspension, brakes, engine etc. Having worked for over a year on chassis and Brakes I will offer the following advice. If you want to put a BAM engine in you want better coilovers and would recommend quality parts all round.
    I tried three ARB's but eventually plumbed in a H&R 26mm front and 24mm rear conversion. I used race APEx coilovers with updated springs and would advise there are better out there and I would save and get the right ones first time.
    Brakes: I'm using TT Quattro hubs, TT Quattro 315mm brakes and then updated to drilled and grooved Mintex race disc and pads. Front and rear. I used TT Quattro Cali Pers and carriers and it was a really straightforward conversion. The car really stops. I then updated the lines to braided lines and renewed the whole brake line system including a good fluid.
    My favourite conversion and the one I would recommend anyone do is the steering rack. I was looking for a Cupra R steering rack and came across a world touring car rack, that slotted straight in but you must use TT hubs for this project.

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    Steering rack used was a Seat Cupra R touring car job that I am simply chuffed to bits with. Make sure after this conversion you have good tyres as mine needed to be updated to a track focused road legal tyre as steering was too quick for koreas finest budget tyre

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    Ps BAM engine is good but easier conversion is swapping the KO3 turbo for a KO3s and then mapping you could expect 200bhp plus which in my experience is enough to make the car very competitive. I've had mine dyno'd at 215bhp with ko3s exhaust manifold map and filter
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    Got 220 out my standard ko3.
    Exhaust, Decat, intercooler, intake pipe and k&n.
    Hybrid ko3s waiting in the wings to install

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