IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO STOP

EBC BRAKES FOR AUDI TTRS

You will remember this stunning Audi TTRS from a previous blog when we fitted a Milltek decat down pipe before it went over to the rolling road for a custom remap. Well the front pads where running pretty low so that could only mean one thing.

Time to up grade to some performance pads 😉 Well it is always good to be able to stop!

After pricing up replacement pads with Audi, the owner decided that the Yellowstuff where cheaper and would work better with his driving style.

EBC Brakes – Yellowstuff

The Yellowstuff pads are EBC’s premium Fast Road brake pad. With a huge heat range you will benefit by a fantastic bite from cold and high temperatures without brake fade.

These pads are perfect for occasional track days due to the effectiveness under high temperatures and the bite from cold which cannot be said for other race materials.

Making them the ideal choice for the Audi TTRS.

We have fitted EBC Brakes to a few of our customers cars, whether they have been for the road or track.

To see what EBC Brakes would be suited to your car and your drive get in touch

YOU SAY POLLEN FILTER, WE SAY CABIN FILTER

The Cabin Filter – the lungs of your car

Poor air flow and an unusual odour is usually the sign that it’s time to replace the cabin air filter.

The cabin air filter is the filter responsible for filtering the air that enters your vehicle via heating and air conditioning systems. This filter traps dust, pollen, and other foreign particles. It prevents them from entering the vehicle and polluting the cabin.

Cabin filters work in essentially the same way as a regular engine air filter and when they get dirty they should be replaced. This should be done at the regular service interval recommended by the manufacturer.

Usually a dirty cabin filter will produce a few symptoms that can let the driver that attention may be required.

One of the most common symptom associated with a bad cabin air filter is poor air flow from the vents inside the car. A badly contaminated cabin filter will not be able to filter the incoming air as effectively as a clean filter would. This will cause limited air flow for the air conditioning system. This will cause the vents to blow with noticeably less force, reducing the overall cooling capacity of the air conditioning system. This will also place an additional strain on the air conditioning blower motor.

Another symptom can be an unusual odour coming from the vehicle’s interior vents. An excessively contaminated filter may produce a dusty, dirty, or musty smell. The smell may become more pronounced when the air is turned on, and may make the cabin uncomfortable for the passengers.

A cabin filter is a simple component that should be replaced when necessary to keep the air conditioning system working as efficiently as possible. This will also keep the cabin as comfortable as possible for the passengers.

So next time you have your car serviced get them to change your pollen filter and have a look at what condition the old one is in.

Service time?

To book your car in for a service get in touch

UPRATED CLUTCH AND FLYWHEEL FOR VW CORRADO R32

Uprated clutch and flywheel supplied and fitted by ADE Tuning

 

An uprated clutch and flywheel was installed to this street sleeper of a VW Corrado. The Corrado was originally a 2.9 VR6 engine beast before the owner decided on a engine conversion. He fitted the R32 engine from a VW Golf but kept the standard clutch/ gearbox set up.

With the car on the ramp we set about removing the old clutch and flywheel so we could check to see what set up would best suit the car and power. The owner of the car didn’t want anything to aggressive and wanted a smooth drive. So we supplied an organic clutch kit with a lightened VR6 flywheel.

With the clutch kit fitted back in the car, we carefully ran the car through all the gears. With all gears being selected easily the rest of the car was built back up before going out for a test drive.

With the car no longer having a slipping clutch the uprated clutch had done its job.

 

Are you interested in uprating your clutch set up?

Coil Springs – The potholes arch-nemesis!

Coil Springs

Coil springs are an important part of your car’s suspension system, being the first line of defence when it comes to absorbing shocks and bumps from the road. Even on a perfectly level road a car would judder and vibrate as it moved, and the car springs are what give you a smooth ride, but through accidental damage or wear and tear their performance can diminish and create a ride which is too firm or bouncy.

 

An all to familiar sight and one of the main contributor’s to wear and tear on your car’s coil springs and the reason this spring broke.

After driving through a pothole the customer heard a twang coming from the front passenger side of his car. Fearing the worse he brought his car down to the workshop where we found this…

The spring had snapped 🙁 luckily it hadn’t caused any other damage and it had got him to the workshop. We ordered a new pair and had them fitted in the same day. If the owner hadn’t have heard the spring snap we could have been looking at replacing the suspension strut.

Good practice when replacing a broken spring is to replace both sides, fitting a pair. By not fitting a pair problems can occur, such as an uneven ride height, increased tyre wear and steering and handling can be affected.

Car Prejudice – a guilty secret

Do car drivers have prejudices’?

In a recent survey conducted by Continental it was found that colour, make and cleanliness can affect a drivers behaviour towards other motorists. In a survey of 2,000 drivers, more than a third of drivers admit they allow factors such as car colour, car type and car cleanliness to affect how they behave towards other drivers.

Sounds ridiculous?

But when I thought about my own journey into work this morning I realised that I do only let cars from the VAG (VW, Audi and Seat) group out into the traffic and that if you are driving a Range Rover you have no chance and will be sat at that junction for some time, making me one of the 27%. Sad I know but just think about your last car journey.

Sixty percent of  drivers admitted to getting agitated by a sticker for a rival sports team, a cause or organisation, while drivers in “flash” cars are twice as likely not to be let out at a junction because other drivers believe ‘they think they’re it’.

The top ten of drivers we are least likely to let out into traffic are:

1. Anyone using a mobile phone
2. Performance car
3. Towing a caravan
4. Flash car
5. 4×4
6. Taxi driver
7. Learner
8. Bus
9. Van
10. Pensioner

Are you guilty of these things?

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