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Hi there,

Having been invited to the forum via PVW, it would be downright rude to not come on and introduce myself!

I hail from the wonder of High Wycombe, and work at Heathrow... but most importantly I own a Mk4 Golf TDI!

It's my heavily fettled daily driver, and has had the following mods:

VT2 Turbo, PD150 Injectors, PD130 Head, FMIC, De-Cat Pipe, 3" Big Bore Twin-Exit Exhaust, BMC CDA, Allard Remap, Koni Coilovers, Neuspeed ARBs, 312mm Porsche Brakes, Keskin KT2s, and of course, the obligatory R32 kit. Just to make it clear it's still badged TDI... I need to let you guys know what's whooping ya! ;o)

0-60 is approx 5.5secs, 0-100 is approx 12.5secs, and top speed is 150MPH+
Since having all the work done, I can't believe how it goes... but if you 'granny drive' it, 50MPG+ is very very easy. I average 40MPG, and that's with regular 'spirited' drives!

Anyway, let me know what you guys make of the car.

Cheers,

T
 

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hehe you certainly know how to stir it up a bit lol
have you been down santa pod if not why not??
what power and torque is it running sounds EXTREMELY quick for a derv:)

get down santa pod il race yer ;)
ps i own the r32s grandad mk3 vr6 highline with added vortech goodness
 

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Forgot the power outputs...

220BHP & 350lb/ft - as you can imagine it's the torque that makes all the difference, although it will rev to 5,500rpm - not bad for an ol'derv!

These are Allard's estimates at the mo - I'm attending a PVW rolling road day at the end of the month to verify!

Also booked in for a Castle Combe trackday towards the end of April.

Let me know the next time you're at the Pod and I'll get it in my diary.

Bet the Mk3 sounds awesome...

T
 

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I've got a tiny picture in my profile, but will get on the case with some propa pics at the weekend.

Cheers,

T
 

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Thats some oil burner you've got there, Get some pics up i'd love tot see it. (Just incase i get turned over by a cloud of black smoke lol)
 

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timbotdi said:
Forgot the power outputs...

220BHP & 350lb/ft - as you can imagine it's the torque that makes all the difference, although it will rev to 5,500rpm - not bad for an ol'derv!

These are Allard's estimates at the mo - I'm attending a PVW rolling road day at the end of the month to verify!

Also booked in for a Castle Combe trackday towards the end of April.

Let me know the next time you're at the Pod and I'll get it in my diary.

Bet the Mk3 sounds awesome...

T
have you measured the 0-60 etc?
they sound very good for that much bhp
torque is part of the equation which got by the bucket load hehe (mines only got 275 lb ft lol) your problem is you either have to change gears alot as your torque drops off rapidly at higher rpm (hence huge torque but modest bhp) or have very long gearing which reduces the torque at the wheels ie where it counts.
thats why high bhp low torque is usually quicker than high torque low bhp

ps check the link in the sig for a little clip theres some more in members rides :)
 

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I have no need to make any false claims... The car has been setup by Allard Motorsport in Gloucester who are the UK specialist in diesel tuning. Last year, Lloyd Allard ran a Mk4 TDI in very similar spec to mine, in the VW Racing Cup. For the first two thirds of the season, he led a field which included at least two 4WD R32s, Mk5 GTIs, etc...

I've left an astonishing list of cars in my smokey wake over the last few months. Porsche Cayman S, Scooby WRX, Nissan Skyline, BMW M3 E46, etc...

There is a common misconception that all diesels require shortshifting to make the most of the torque curve... My car will happily hit 60 in second due to the raised rev limiter, hence why such an improvement over the standard times. In it's original 115BHP form 0-60 was just under 9 seconds, but obviously had half the power, and required 2 gear changes.

With regards to the turbo'd R32 - 4WD causes greater loss of power through the drivetrain, as well as the extra weight. If you read on, the torque figure is 380lb/ft - not that different at all.

Anyway, I didn't really expect the warmest welcome, but most certainly don't want an ACME Diesel vs. Petrol / 2WD vs. 4WD debate!

T
 
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