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Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k #1627663
06/12/2018 20:08
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I know, I know, but if you've read my other post, you'll know it's for a specific purpose.
We want the car as a guinea pig for our new remapping venture.

Any 225 hardtop considered...


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Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1627718
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Too late, we've only gone and done it!
Shameful bodykit included...

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Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1627719
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Nic one! Whacking great turbo and 1,000BHP to start you off!



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Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1627720
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I got the train up to that London this morning and - against all the rules - bought it on the spot from a grimy portakabin set-up in Park Royal. It drove back to Gloucestershire without missing a beat. Feels pretty tight and together, but we will see!

First up will be a carbon clean and diagnostics followed by a full service.

Then on 18th December, we head to Birmingham to pick up our remapping kit and use the TT as our training guinea pig.

I'd really like a few pops and bangs and the dump valve needs to be a bit more hooligan!

Great to be 19 again!


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Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1627938
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You could get 4 for £4k Jim laugh

Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1627940
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Not as many as you'd think, Dan! We paid less than £3k for the one we bought, but most had galactic mileage or other issues.

We're very pleased with ours, but you won't be surprised to hear that we're going to, ahem, visually enhance* it a bit!

*Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, remember.


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Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1627945
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Jag 2??

You wont get a tidy sorted one for £1k, but they are going for circa £1k for an "age related marks" example!

Great engines, the Seat Leons share them and they are cheaper still to buy.

Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1627953
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Not Jag 2 exactly. It's going to be used as a promotional vehicle for our various brands... So, it *may* end up looking a bit like a racing car with sponsorship decals...


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Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1630265
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So, with the launch of our new mapping venture just over a month away, we have finished our TT in typically understated style...

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Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1630304
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Looks ace, Jim! Are you going to be the Flea of Stroud and Cirencester?



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Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1630317
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Thanks Pinin! The car turns as many heads as the Jag, but in a different way.
No, we are categorically not trying to set ourselves up as master tuners like Flea! Although we believe that the products we offer are great, we are simply installers, we don't write the maps ourselves and we would never claim the level of expertise that Leighton has built over many years. Our main focus is small/medium businesses looking to make savings on their fuel bills. The performance mapping is a (fun) sideline.

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Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1630322
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TT looks really sharp, Jim

Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: MeanRedSpider] #1630325
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Originally Posted by MeanRedSpider
TT looks really sharp, Jim


Thanks MRS!


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I've spotted the car on one of the TT forums, looking very nice.


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Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Barmybob] #1630869
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Originally Posted by Barmybob
I've spotted the car on one of the TT forums, looking very nice.


Thanks BB! MrsC has risked the trolls on a few forums, but the reaction has been a lot more positive than it was for the Jag!


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Originally Posted by Jim_Clennell
... but the reaction has been a lot more positive than it was for the Jag!


In particular, British Jag owners on forums can be rather "difficult" smile

I'm not a fan of the TT but that looks cool.


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Re: Wanted: 225hp Mk1 Audi TT coupé under £4k [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1630930
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Thanks Neil. We did get quite a bit of positive reaction to the Jag, but it wasn't universal... However, it would be a big fat fib if I were to say that we weren't deliberately courting controversy!


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Oh, and the TT looked better before MrsC reversed it into a low kerb last week. Cue loud bang as brittle fibre glass bodykit snapped and pulled through the bolt securing it to the wing! Ah well, at least we can fix it...


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