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Old 03-11-2008   #31
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Oooh yes.

What's the bhp with the Coupe conversion? 220 std isn't it? If I didn't have a wife + child(ren) I'd possibly have had a track car by now, maybe rallycross since they now allow multivalvers.
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Looks awesome mate top marks
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Thanks for the kind comments, been flatting the paint and mopping it the past couple of days, unfortunately its not perfect, but i'm happy enough with it for now

I'm hoping to get some progress with the rear suspension mods done pretty soon, will update soon with more pics

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Oooh yes.

What's the bhp with the Coupe conversion? 220 std isn't it?
Yeah the 20v turbo is 220bhp when standard.
I'm hoping to get a significant amount more than that when the engine is finished, but having 2 other cars now really doesnt help

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love it, the black wheels really set it of. you done a great job.
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Yeah the 20v turbo is 220bhp when standard.
I'm hoping to get a significant amount more than that when the engine is finished, but having 2 other cars now really doesnt help

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So what's the plan for it.. a road legal track day monster? Drive it to the track and drive it home?
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So what's the plan for it.. a road legal track day monster? Drive it to the track and drive it home?
Yeah, tax, MOT, the lot.
It'll probably end up on a trailer though lol

I was thinking about what i actually want from the car today, and decided i'll class it as 'finished' when it is handy round a track (will let others drive to guage general opinion) does 12 second quarters (though this isnt a strict priority, as it'll be set up with tracks in mind) and a fairly hefty top speed. Incidentally, are there any proven top speeds for fiat bravos already set?
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i've not seen any proven figures for a top speed on a bravo, but i have heard roumers of 160mph+

lookes okay in white, wondering if you should of done the rub strips aswell though

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I thought the same, but i'm leaving them, they set the black wheels/trim off nicely

160mph is well below what im aiming for, would be good to hear from any bravo turbo owners about it, i know there are a few beasts around!
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the Coupe boys have pushed them very close to 200mph, some have the power to do it but havent been tested.... i dont blame them either!

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You got any links to these 200mph coupes? Would be very interesting reading on specs/gearing etc.
What sort of power do they have to get them up near 200?

My goal isnt to build an outright top speed machine, more a very capable all rounder. I'd like to see a genuine 180mph, proven (VBOX or similar) but 170+ is a must. would be plenty. I'm sticking with 16inch wheels for the time being so I will be relatively limited.
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its not the lightly modded coops putting those speeds down, it is the 500BHP+ mosters, i'll see if i can find the thread, i think Leighton (Flea) ran 186MPH at Ten of The Best this year.

I'll have a look now for ya
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Well I run into a problem with it, and the engine is coming out this week, suspected cracked ringland on cylinder 2, as its 90psi down on the rest of the cylinders.

Will probably be a while till its done now, as I wanted to get all the chassis work done before the engine had to come out, I'll keep you all posted with the damage as I get through it....
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