From the makers of this insane MK2 comes this humble Colt Hatchback. Only 978hp compared to the 1150 from the Golf.
I’ve decided to run a front splitter on the B34TER. And I managed to convince Mauncho to do the same on his E36. It was easy, it took one text. Now that that decision is made, we need to figure out how to actually building them.
We’ve chosen to go with the popular grassroots option of plywood. Before you consider that to be ghetto fab or doing it wrong. I assure you, any track day or time attack event will have a multitude of amateur and semi-professionally prepared vehicles sporting plywood splitters.
This Evo for example sports a great wood splitter. DIY thread link.
Birch wood provides the right combination of flexibility, rigidity, and strength. It is also very cost effective as it can be purchased at any Home Depot or Lowe’s. If money is no object, you have the options to use carbon fiber, alumilite or Tegris (NASCAR splitters). Slightly cheaper options include ABS plastic. For our purpose, of providing mostly aesthetics and the possibility of some track time, the use of plywood made sense. Moreover, the addition of a splitter could improve your mileage. Hence I’ve dumped the idea of canards attached to the bumper. Instead I will have canards/winglets on the splitter near the sides to direct the air around the car. Repeated layers of urethane and sanding and a couple of coats of paint, will yield a finish on the plywood that will be very close if not identical to painted plastic. Considering the cheap cost of plywood and urethane, I was slightly surprised by the cost of splitter supports. The shock type supports seem to have extremely huge markups on ebay. $60-80 a pair? No thanks. I think a look through a McMaster-Carr catalogue will yield alternative solutions. I’ve also seen the use of steel cable and fittings used. We might have to resort to this if cheaper supports are not found. Since the e36 and e34 have relatively square bumpers. I’m fairly certain both cars will have identically shaped splitters. Supports and bolt location will undoubtedly change however the templete used to cut out the splitter will hopefully be applied to both. Allowing us to easily build a replacement splitter once they wear down. And wear down, they undoubtedly will. Amir’s red E36 posted by Stanceworks has a great splitter design. And it is one we will lend cues from. It does not appear to be made of plywood but I digress.
There are very few racing series left that harken back to true production based machines. Even WTCC and V8 supercars used highly modified vehicles. Trick motors, trannys, diffs and tons of body work. The US based Continental Tire series however, is one of the few true production based series left. The GS class consisting of sportscars with large displacement 6 or 8 cylinder engines, or boosted 4 cylinders. Including the Chevlrolet Camaro, Porsche 911s, Subaru Impreza WRX STIs, Ford Mustangs, BMW M3s, and Aston Martin Vantages. The ST class supports smaller displacement 4 or 6 cylinder coupes, sedans and roadsters. This includes Honda Civics, Mazda Miatas, Hyundai GenesisPorsche Boxsters, Mazda RX-8s, BMW 330is, VW Golfs, Mazda Mazdaspeed3s, Kia Forte Koups, and BMW 128is, I’d love to see the FIA fund and promote a true worldwide showroom stock series. Imagine adding Audi S5s and S3s, Mercedes-Benz C63s and A-Classes, Mitsubishi EVOs, Lexus RC-Fs and ISs, Renault Meganes, Lotus Evoras, Jaguar F-Types. An abundance of full works teams battling it out on big name tracks? It would bring back the win on Sunday sell on Monday sales pitches.
For me this is the best part of H20; aside from the fact that there are far too many little get togethers to attend. We arrived early this year (Monday) so the first few days are full of empty parking lots and non-congested streets. It’s kind of nice; it’s easier to shoot at Taphouse, that’s for sure.
I was loving this TT, so simple, so good.
Yo Dan, why you no have bagged Tiggy yet?
Although my B5 looks dumb with the hood up because the grille is attached to it; it does make bumperless look less awkward. Still, Pre X Evo’s do it for me.
Ya, we know, it’s a VW show; and there are a lot of cool VAG cars in attendance. There are a lot of cool non VAG cars too, and we can’t forget them. They; this STI for example, are largely responsible for what inspires me when I change things on my own car.
Don’t ask me why, but this Allroad reminds me of Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter; only white…with copper wheels…
To end off; a few I got when parked on the side streets of the Ocean side around 45th.
Gill wasn’t sure if this was static or bagged…cut.
Someone we know just bought these
The Scraped.Crusaders. have been a staple at all Stretch and Poke managed events. This year is no different. Don’t miss Toronto’s best car show. A few changes to this years show is location. Now in Brampton. Also the addition of indoor parking AND FOOD TRUCKS!!
Our friend Stanley now lives in China. He’s gone from a WRX to an EVO to a Scirocco to an HPF BMW M3. He’s now involved with iAcrophobia. This is one of their previous videos. I believe his m3 is at around 700whp now. -_-
Awesome aerial views of the Rally of Tall Pines. Not sure why we haven’t gone here yet.
Need something new for next season? Here is your chance. We seem to have a set of wheels for sale…shocking.
I picked these up off their original owner recently. The wheels are in great overall shape and are still original (sticker, seals, bolts, valve stems, etc.) All the bolts, centre caps, etc. can be had new from Work if one were inclined but that would only be if you wanted to re-do them. As they are the condition is GOOD. The lips have some usual clear coat imperfections but I actually didn’t even notice until after I washed and dried them. The paint of the faces is near flawless. 2 of the rear lips have some minor curb (I can’t even call it rash), nothing some light sanding wouldn’t COMPLETELY clear up.
I would say these wheels are an 8-8.5/10
2x 18×8 et56 225/40/18 5×130
2x 18×10 et56 265/35/18 5×130
The tires have decent tread left, especially the fronts, but they are from 2002 so they are starting to crack a little. They are basically a throw in but if you are serious about buying I can have them removed.
$2600 or best reasonable offer. These wheels retail for the same cost as LMs, and from what I can gather these are harder to come by (although not harder to find parts for as Work still makes them). I am not looking for trades unless it’s something very unique. If they don’t sell I will replace my LMs with them next year.