Solmans New Samba VTi

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Re: Solmans New Samba VTi

Postby solman » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:26 pm

Done a few things off my list, new quiet exhaust is on sounds almost stock which is better for my ears. Oil and filter changed, waiting for my new rad to arrive and then I can replace that and would like a new header, looking at a PLM 4-2-1 at the moment just to freshen the bay a little.

Got some new discs and pads to fit shortly ready for some track action this year.
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Re: Solmans New Samba VTi

Postby solman » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:36 pm

Decided to plump for a Skunk2 V2 manifold in the end as I heard a lot of mixed reviews of PLM headers, mostly bad. Got a lot of my jobs out the way but still have a few things to do

Fitted the facelift bumper back on and made up some headlight extension wires so I can use the drop fogs as mains, not sure if this will pass the MOT like this but I can quickly swap the bumper back on and remove the extension cables so its hardly much agro. Touched up and polished out some scratches out this bumper, they are still there but less obvious now!

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Replaced the front brakes, going to pressure bleed these as the pedal feels a little softer than I'd like and the fluid is probably due a change.

New mishimoto fan sounds a bit more modern and seems to be working well, doesn't come on for more than 5-10 seconds at a time when sat at idle up to temp. Waiting for the rear arb to come back from the powder coaters so I can do battle with that!

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Car sounds really nice at low revs and I could probably have a conversation with someone in the passenger seat now!
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Re: Solmans New Samba VTi

Postby gwhoo4t » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:33 pm

We need a 'Like' button!! 8) 8)

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Re: Solmans New Samba VTi

Postby hoppi05 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:40 am

looking good buddy
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Re: Solmans New Samba VTi

Postby solman » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:30 am

Cheers fellas.

Front brakes have been changed and all have been bled with fresh dot 4, the rear offside had a fair bit of air in it which was probably where the balance wasn't feeling 100%, now it feels great, rear ARB has been reinstalled and fettled and in the twisty bits the car handles amazing probably the best I've ever had it. It still knocks a little but without some serious custom work and I've done a bit already I can't see this ever being totally perfect, there is simply not enough room for this bar once you've lowered the car a bit on stock LCAs.

Have track time at Rockingham - Mimms, Silverstone - Japfest and JDM Combe.

Lets hope the weather is good, don't fancy a wet banked circuit myself!

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Re: Solmans New Samba VTi

Postby justdelsol » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:41 pm

:D beautiful done a well moded car to keep! Love your thread.
PS, where did you get the front lip?
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Re: Solmans New Samba VTi

Postby solman » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:46 pm

The front lip is a Carbon Culture one for an EK, doesn't fit well at all thought I was buying a facelift one which fits better. Its not that noticeable but I have some large bolts bending and cracking the carbon fibre with some Stuke winglets bolted on the bottom. Looks a bit nutty but thats the way I like this bumper
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