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Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1376454
11/09/2012 09:19
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I saw the engine yesterday, Looked brand new! I think your car will need a wash though Marco!

Chrissy

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1376457
11/09/2012 09:41
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LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

i cant here you chrissy..

In my eyes, Joe or Jake has washed a valeted the car every day forthe last 4 months..

LA LA LA LA LA LA

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Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1376784
12/09/2012 10:58
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I don't undertand how a cardboard box with QUAIFE written on it click to enlarge will transform a 300-350 bhp coupe into a "complete animal" ?


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Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1376795
12/09/2012 11:30
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really?

that box sitting in my passenger seat will make the most difference to any car laugh

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1376808
12/09/2012 12:28
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I must be being thick then, please explain


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Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: DaveG] #1376811
12/09/2012 12:32
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Originally Posted By: DaveG
I must be being thick then, please explain


you not thick Dave..

i assumed your just having a laugh.

im having a Quaife fitted to my car.

as the Quaife is an uprated LSD and after going out in JBT's car at spa, the level of grip ect that his car gave showed this would be a worth while upgrade.

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1376841
12/09/2012 13:59
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And the improvement was all down to the Quaife? Not any other suspension/engine/wheel/tyre differeneces? And what do you do with the viscodrive, chuck it away and replace it with the Quaife, or are there two Quaife units, one for each wheel to replace the CV joint? See, I am thick, really wink


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Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1376851
12/09/2012 14:13
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Marco, it's a cracking read this thread. Congrats for sticking with it! I look foward to the read once it's all back together with the Quaife fitted.

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: DaveG] #1376859
12/09/2012 14:27
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Originally Posted By: DaveG
And the improvement was all down to the Quaife? Not any other suspension/engine/wheel/tyre differeneces? And what do you do with the viscodrive, chuck it away and replace it with the Quaife, or are there two Quaife units, one for each wheel to replace the CV joint? See, I am thick, really wink

Dave, from what I have seen, the viscous drive is deleted and the Quaife diff replaces the actual diff inside the gearbox.


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1376862
12/09/2012 14:29
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Does the Quaife make you a better driver then? If not I'll still overtake you tongue

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1376866
12/09/2012 14:35
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Originally Posted By: Marco20ValveT
Originally Posted By: DaveG
I must be being thick then, please explain


you not thick Dave..

i assumed your just having a laugh.

im having a Quaife fitted to my car.

as the Quaife is an uprated LSD and after going out in JBT's car at spa, the level of grip ect that his car gave showed this would be a worth while upgrade.



Was all down to the driver not the diff laugh

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: DaveG] #1376867
12/09/2012 14:35
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Originally Posted By: DaveG
And the improvement was all down to the Quaife? Not any other suspension/engine/wheel/tyre differeneces? And what do you do with the viscodrive, chuck it away and replace it with the Quaife, or are there two Quaife units, one for each wheel to replace the CV joint? See, I am thick, really wink


from what i could tell, the quaife makes a massive difference!!
the Visco gets binned along with the OE diff, then the quaife & replacment seal gets put in.
when it gets fitted i will take MANY photos to show whats what to make life easy in life!!
you will see!
and like i said, your not thick... juat special laugh
LOL

Originally Posted By: porkypaul
Does the Quaife make you a better driver then? If not I'll still overtake you tongue


Paul - regardless of what power ect, im not stupid to race you laugh theres crazy then you laugh

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1376869
12/09/2012 14:37
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Originally Posted By: johnnybravoturbo


Was all down to the driver not the diff laugh


with the amount of drifting you did i had to check it was not RWD laugh

JBT whats your opinion on the differences between Quaife and Standard diff/visco unit?

best to get first hand experience!!

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: Gunzi] #1376871
12/09/2012 14:38
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Originally Posted By: Gunzi
Marco, it's a cracking read this thread. Congrats for sticking with it! I look foward to the read once it's all back together with the Quaife fitted.


how is this a cracking read??

i read it back and besides the spelling i want to hang my self!!! laugh

just makes me think why did i even bother!!!! should of just invested in some tesco finest petrol and some matches!! laugh

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1376992
12/09/2012 20:31
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Originally Posted By: Marco20ValveT
Originally Posted By: johnnybravoturbo


Was all down to the driver not the diff laugh


with the amount of drifting you did i had to check it was not RWD laugh

JBT whats your opinion on the differences between Quaife and Standard diff/visco unit?

best to get first hand experience!!


The diff doesn't make cornering better IMO.
Take the French lad Regis and Barbz at spa.
They cornered faster than me so it's down to the minerals.

I backed off as I was reaching speeds I was uncomfortable and unfamiliar with.

Fitting wise this will be a classic case of why one should seek advice.
Watch this space.

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1377044
12/09/2012 21:49
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Well I want whatever minerals they are on then smile


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Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1377078
12/09/2012 23:22
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Allegidly your born with them it's not something you can buy.

Either way I have never seen such quick yet scruffy driving.Hats off,was great to watch

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1377199
13/09/2012 10:45
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Originally Posted By: johnnybravoturbo


Fitting wise this will be a classic case of why one should seek advice.
Watch this space.


i can trust the fitting, after all we have fitted over 200 + Q2 diffs and Quaife diffs to customers car's and not 1 failure to date smile

im happy with them numbers laugh

getting excited now, i may have it back soon!! smile

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1377200
13/09/2012 10:47
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Originally Posted By: johnnybravoturbo
Allegidly your born with them it's not something you can buy.

Either way I have never seen such quick yet scruffy driving.Hats off,was great to watch


this was fun to watch!! they where truely going nuts!!
they both did not want to back down laugh
i love this one pic of Barbz's car laugh
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Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1377250
13/09/2012 12:52
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Originally Posted By: Marco20ValveT
Originally Posted By: johnnybravoturbo
Allegidly your born with them it's not something you can buy.

Either way I have never seen such quick yet scruffy driving.Hats off,was great to watch


this was fun to watch!! they where truely going nuts!!
they both did not want to back down laugh
i love this one pic of Barbz's car laugh
click to enlarge


Haha quality laugh

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1377280
13/09/2012 13:59
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Originally Posted By: Marco20ValveT
Originally Posted By: Gunzi
Marco, it's a cracking read this thread. Congrats for sticking with it! I look foward to the read once it's all back together with the Quaife fitted.


how is this a cracking read??

i read it back and besides the spelling i want to hang my self!!! laugh

just makes me think why did i even bother!!!! should of just invested in some tesco finest petrol and some matches!! laugh


You stuck with it mate, when many, many people would have thrown in the towel. That's true commitment, and why it's a cracking read wink

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1377422
13/09/2012 23:48
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yes marco has stuck to it and he has show alot of commitment but on top of that it has been the forum spirit which has kept him going aswell.

cant wait to see it going again


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Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: knight7660] #1377436
14/09/2012 00:31
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Originally Posted By: knight7660
it has been the forum spirit which has kept him going aswell.

cant wait to see it going again


If it was not for the forum and people I have met and people who have helped that car would be in bits and bunt to the ground then laid to rest in the scarp heap.

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1389200
03/11/2012 11:53
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Originally Posted By: Marco20ValveT
Well..


Last night i treated the girl to a new set of brake discs i planned to fit before Spa.



You really know how to treat a girl biglaugh

Good stuff Marco thumb

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1389205
03/11/2012 12:36
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Glad it's going well Marco.



Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1389217
03/11/2012 13:59
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Great to hear she's back on the road, will you be bring her to Ace on thursday?


Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1389220
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Yep!
see you there smile

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1389242
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That is all smile

Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1391126
11/11/2012 23:31
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Great to see its all up and running now Marco.

Good luck with it all and keep us posted,

Now you know how much work, stress and money goes into it, this is why it is alot easier and cheaper to buy one thats already done, is your Forged too?

Have you set a date for the mapping?


Now in the 400+ bhp club!
Re: Marco's Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1391232
12/11/2012 14:15
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Alright mate!

see, the stree was all involed with the componets used.
I.E bent crank, damameged block ect.

mine is not forged, is a fully lightned and balanced.

the joy about my build is.. ive built it.

if some one else was doing this, then it would of cost them a sh*t load more in man hours.

i would always do it my self.
thats why i did all my courses and got my tickects!

if i was not able to do it my self..
then buying some thing like your would be the best option.

ive worked out in balls deep around 10k +

mapping is set for around the 30th!

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