206 GTI track car project

Hi guys after what has been around 6-7 years i have finally got myself back into 206 ownership.
our last gti was sold on as we were expecting our first child so something a tad more practical was required.

anyway iv had an itch to get into trackdays for a while so started the search or something suitable and not bank breaking to purchase, straight away i just thought id love track a 206 and within 48 hours i had fount a motor under an hour away and at a good price.

so today i headed out did all the relevant checks and struck a deal or £1100 i will be collecting the car next weekend and then the fun can begin.

got alot of plans in the pipeline which will see it into a very capable and fun track car, it will certainly be staying n/a and be an absolute screamer

first jobs are to get it stripped out and fit a set of coilovers

i will upload pics asap

looking forward to the journey
 

TCJBOLDIE

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Looks great and good to see you wanting to get your speed fix on a track and hopefully you will not only enjoy yourself but also raise your skill level .|B

Please keep us all informed of your progress ,trials and tribulations as you go.
 

andy206

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Looks great and good to see you wanting to get your speed fix on a track and hopefully you will not only enjoy yourself but also raise your skill level .|B

Please keep us all informed of your progress ,trials and tribulations as you go.
thanks alot and your bang on with that.
It looks well-maintain, good luck with this build. Make sure to keep us posted on the progress.
thank you :)
 

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Already i have the first few mods arriving, the plan is to get the car stripped/handling/stopping better and give it an extra bit of grunt before getting it out on track asap.
i will then be adding bits as we go to improve things before the big engine build etc

OMP front strut brace arrived earlier this week
BMC cda induction kit should be here within next couple of days
Vmaxx coilovers will be here within next couple of weeks (no stock)

I did a little bit of research on the vmaxx set up and they have got alot of very positive feedback, but rest assured i will be swapping over to a much better known brand down the line and just want to get these on so i can hopefully get a couple of track days in before the year ends.

the next mods will be uprated discs and pads and a short shifter then ill move onto the whole exhaust system :)
 

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Went to collect the car today and took my main co driver with me, needless to say he approves.
Had great fun coming back and can't wait to get stuck into the task ahead.
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When we got home I instantly ordered the following

CG Motorsport stage 2 clutch kit
Bosch retrofit front wipers
NGK spark plugs
5w40 oil and filter
fuel filter
cabin filter

Going to give the car a little freshen up and also do a coolant change whilst were at it.
 
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andy206

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I managed to get a job squared away early yesterday so come home and had a quick couple hours on the car.

Rear seats etc removed
Spare wheel/Jack removed
BMC cda fitted
New wipers fitted
Cabin filter replaced
All fluid levels checked and sorted

A total of 33.4kg removed from the car, air con to be deleted next which is around 10-11kg and then I'll be looking at polycarb rear 1/4s and rear screen which should be half the weight of the glass.

Anyway here's a few pics.

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I have also had a fair few amount of new parts arrived that will be going onto the car soon.

These are the following
Stainless 4-1 exhaust manifold
Lightweight crank pulley
Short shifter kit and uprated fork bush
Steel gear linkage set
Baker engine mount kit

All nice little mods I think you'll agree and will certainly give the car a more positive feel.

Lightweight flywheel will be the next purchase and then it can be fitted the same time as the new clutch
 

andy206

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I last night secured on these
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we estimate losing another 23kg by removing the oe seats and putting these in place :)

just have the small matter of driving 3hr 20 mins to colchester next weekend to collect them
 

andy206

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On Thursday we will be fitting the following

4-1 stainless exhaust manifold
lightweight crank pulley
steel gear linkages
quick shift

looking forward to getting these bits on as it will certainly add to the driving experience, need to sort out an exhaust system to finish off that side of things especially as the rear box is now blowing.
Hopefully will be able to fit the full uprated engine mount set and front strut brace before the end of the month.

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Went to collect the car today and took my main co driver with me, needless to say he approves.
Had great fun coming back and can't wait to get stuck into the task ahead.
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When we got home I instantly ordered the following

CG Motorsport stage 2 clutch kit
Bosch retrofit front wipers
NGK spark plugs
5w40 oil and filter
fuel filter
cabin filter

Going to give the car a little freshen up and also do a coolant change whilst were at it.

Looks like you have a good company and a well-maintain ride. I am excited to know more about your future plans for this car.
 

andy206

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Vmaxx coilovers arrived today, these coupled with OMP front strut brace and Whiteline rear ARB will really being the car together handling wise :)246579332_1799388613578258_249591508192302777_n.jpg246417891_1799388713578248_8610499722535198597_n.jpg246146724_1799388766911576_4301918432730622931_n.jpg
 

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Andy remember not to lower the rear end to make it sit level as a FWD car needs some rake with the rear being higher than the front to help the car rotate.

FYI for those that don't know the higher rear end makes for less grip in the rear by putting more weight on the front which in turn adds front end grip and reduces (lightens) the rear end and that helps the car to turn / rotate into corners better.

When I finally buy coilovers my car will have the ride height settings adjusted by my suspension guru after he has checked the corner weights.
 

andy206

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Great advice and yes he's right you always want the front a tad lower than the rear, we have already worked out the drop at each end which should work best it's just a matter of putting it into practice and getting some feedback
 

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Wait so you need to lift the rear a bit for better turning?


Yes especially on a FWD car :)

Some of the uninformed younger set are all about "stance" and like their cars to be as low as possible (slammed) and that can be a step backwards when it comes to the best suspension set up as it will alter the roll centres which can lead to "bump steer" where in a strut suspension one does not want the outer end of the lower control arm to be higher @ the wheel than the inner end @ the x member.
 
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andy206

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tomorrow the car will be having the following going onto it (all being well)

4-1 manifold (possibly decat at same time depends whats easiest haha)
oil and filter change
new fuel filter
quickshift and steel gear linkages

i have also got the car booked in on 29th october for a custom cat back system at MIJ performance in walsall
 

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By quickshift do you mean the short shifter?
A quick / short shifter is one that reduces the distance in the gate when changing gears.

They basically have a longer distance between the fulcrum or pivot point of the gearstick and the end that connects to the internal box mechanism.
 

orca1911

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I was secretly hoping you meant a sequential shifter lol something quite of a common term in bike engined cars or motorcycles in general as a mod. Would you share where you got yours btw?
 

andy206

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On Thursday the following were fitted
4-1 manifold
short shift and steel gear linkages with uprated fork bush.
alloy crank pulleyOil and filter change

I can say without any hesitation the car feels so much better now on the gear change and also the manifold has really opened it up from 3.5k onwards it certainly pulls harder.

I have the car booked in for a set of Avon zv7 tyres also and really can't wait get the stainless system on there next Friday afternoon.

I've also bought a spare cylinder head that I'll be sending to Al developments and then complimenting that with a pair of Newman ph2 cams and a custom remap of the oe ecu at GT Motorsport.
 

andy206

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went to collect the spare cylinder head from my local parcelforce yesterday this will be sent to AL developments for porting etc :)

in midweek i received the new water pump and cam belt kit that will be fitted at same time as the new head.

Had to postpone getting an exhaust made on friday as we have had some bloody horrible bug in our house for over a week now which has seen me having take a total of 4 days off due to looking after my son and myself also being bad, so for the time being i got this ordered.

A little temporary fix for the car to replace the blown standard part. I'll be going full custom once the engine develops in the new year.
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Me and my co pilot are off to congleton today to get a set of avon zv7 tyres fitted and also have the tracking done, its crying out for both tbh
 

andy206

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One thing I have been looking into is how to upgrade the front brakes without having pay 1k+

standard front discs are only 266mm in size so the obvious first option would of been to go for a set of GTi 180 calipers/discs which would up the size to 283mm.
After a bit more of a search I found out that a model of the 307cc had 302mm brakes and they are also interchangeable with my car.
So a quick trip to eBay and I found the calipers required for £40 and got straight onto euros for a set of brembo discs and ebc green stuff pads (will run yellowstuff for track use).
 

andy206

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Hi guys been hugely busy with work so things have slowed down a bit.

But I have managed do a few more little bits on the car

Gave the throttle body a much needed clean

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Fitted a new set of Ngk spark plugs all gapped correctly.

And also got the sportex back box on there what I'm really happy with looks wise and also I can't fault the sound it's just enough (as said this is only a temp set up until I go full custom when we get the engine build underway).

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andy206

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Purchased this last night Been doing a lot of research on a piggyback ECU and these things seem to be right at the top, they can even run throttle bodies etc when ran in fuel implant mode.
This will be going on as soon as I get the ported head and newman cams in there.
 

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