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Sidewaysfun

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About Sidewaysfun

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    IB Forever

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    Wantage

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  • Current 911
    1985 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
  • Daily Driver
    BMW 120d
  • Lottery Car
    McLaren F1 (Assuming EuroMillions max rollover)
  • Most-played albums in your iPod/CD Changer
    Muse
  • Day Job?
    Robotic Engineer
  • Favourite Food
    Italian
  • Drink?
    Rum
  • Drive of your life
    Procharged LS2 engined 200sx

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  1. MX5 was short listed when we were looking. Pros are that they're fun on track, cheap to buy, cheap parts, con is they are a bit slow. Well my one was anyway, but it was they lazy UK mk1 1.8.. perhaps the vvt mk2 would be a bit better... Could still be an option though
  2. This is pretty much what we are looking at. The budget was for the initial car purchase and actually we it is now looking like £1.5k is enough, which leaves a bit of money for some refresh items. We're totally expecting to have to put more money in to it, but only as and when it is required (even then, it will be on the cheap) Thanks for all the replies gents. We have considered pretty much all the options that you've suggested plus more, early Boxsters, BMW Z4, MGTF to name a few. Autotrader and a whiteboard was helpful over a weekend Really want to rule out FWD, this is a personal choice. I've been out in Clio 182/Mi16 205s on track and know they are extremely fast cars. Mate also had an EP3, again great car and the engine now resides in his S1 Elise. BMW 3 series is a very strong contender, but would be nice to have something different as my mates daily is an E46 M3. 3 series part prices are not the cheapest... We keep coming back to a TT though. Car for under £1500, cheap parts and a reliable engine. Sounds like the FWD tenancies can be fixed quite cheaply also, which was initially putting me off. I am going on my late summer hols this weekend, so will be re-visiting ideas when I get back. One thing I have taken from this is the increase of car sales over Facebook!! Cheers, Paul
  3. Thanks Graham, I did spot that on FB, very cheap!
  4. Thanks for the info guys. I think what I forgot to mention is what we class as cheap! Subjective word I guess, we'd be looking at a car for under £2k. I would love RWD again, but only found mx5 and ugly mr2 appealing for the price. I would happily have another mx5 again, but they are a bit gutless and cost a bomb to get any sort of power out of them (not that they need it I suppose) VT, great feedback. I've heard about being able to mod the haldex to permanently engage which would be a cheap starting mod. I'll have a read through your topic over a Cuppa tomorrow Cheers guys!
  5. My mate and I are currently looking at buying a cheap track toy together to get back into track driving. I am starting to accept that the 911 will never be an easy car to track what with noise limits etc trying to stop fun these days (I will still attempt days at the likes of Donny that have less restrictions). Current chain of thought is to get a mk1 TT 225 coupe (the one with the BAM engine) and go from there. 4wd so will allow for fun even during poor weather track days and relatively easy to tune on the cheap. We don’t want FWD as we both run RWD cars so would like to still improve on car control whilst having fun. Have any of you owned a TT before? Any hints/tips on what to look out for? Cheers, Paul
  6. That 200sx looks pretty neat. Its certainly very odd to see those two cars together, however, this is exactly what I progressed from. 180sx to my 911. Im not surpiresd to be honest, the Nissans are cracking cars and were an extremely cheap way of going VERY fast round a track. Looking at prices now, that doesn't seem to be the case anymore! 😳
  7. Surely anything is better than nothing... My mate has just bought a similar Sparco fire stick for his Elise. I like the compact look of them.
  8. Another option is to see what Demon Tweeks have. From experience, they tend to buy up large amounts of stock. So may well have what you need
  9. I would guess Richard Chamberlain? Axel, this looks like a monster build! Cant wait to see the end result
  10. Personal experience on track is with Federal 595RSR and r888. RSR were very progressive and slip nicely when you break traction, unlike the r888 which tend to have a touch more grip, but then completely let go. If you're looking purely for track you could go up a size in wheel to 17" then the world is your oyster. Plenty of other R compounds out there in 17". I agree with Richard, punt for the R compounds. When on road tyres I was constantly hitting the temp thresholds and getting all sorts of gripless understeer/oversteer, then pounding the brakes just to scrub speed - getting brake fade etc. Decent set of R compounds and track pads, job jobbed
  11. Love this! Good work Chaps, makes the forum such a nice place to be
  12. Please please please tell me it's Trump
  13. 820kg!! Crikey, now that's taking weight loss to a whole new level. Hats off to them
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