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Title: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 12:30, Mon 18 January 2010
Just thought id say hi as im new to this site even though im on my 3rd R5 GTT,

Recently bought a Metalic Silver 1988 GTT (3 weeks ago) after 4 months of searching for one that didnt need a new clutch, new engine and other mechanical problems. I found one in Somerset, went and see her and was pleasently suprised with wat i was looking at. Done a bit of haggling as the paintwork down one side wasnt in the best condition due to laquer peeling off i secured my 3rd R5 GTT, now in the process of sorting out where to get it sprayed so if anybody knows of a good sprayer on the southcoast or within an hours drive of Winchester please let me know.

My R5 has been modified extensively:

Has evo bonnet scoop,
Smoothed Boot

Has been lowered 50mm alround on evo coil overs (front) and shocks (rear)
Sat on 15" tsw chromed alloys

Engine has been stage 2 tuned pushing 160-180 bhp (By K-Tec Racing)
Head has had KTR power system gas flowing level 3
KTR powersystem camshft
KTR powersystem adjustable pulley
Group A Carb
KTR powersystem side exit exhaust system with tubular manifold
KTR powersystem high capacity alloy intercooler
T25 Turbo
Plus much more .....

Interior has been left standard apart from white dials

Probably much more done but forgotten about it.

Anyway did just pop in to say hi now im booring myself so im off but would love to talk to more R5 Nutters like myself so drop me an email

Thanks
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: billyboi on 16:26, Mon 18 January 2010
sounds nice, get some pics up :)
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 18:00, Mon 18 January 2010
Here are some pics of my new R5 GTT

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/8.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/7.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/3.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/2.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/7.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/6.jpg)
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:16, Mon 18 January 2010
Very nice.

You don't see many of the silver ones, i think they look nice.
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: loopylee on 21:49, Mon 18 January 2010
very clean looking motor mate


lee
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: Spooky on 19:42, Wed 20 January 2010
Ive worked on that car, a friend of mine owned it down here.

I lowered it and fit the gearbox and new clutch  :)
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: philsr5gtt on 21:16, Wed 20 January 2010
not bad looking car you got yourself there
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 14:45, Thu 21 January 2010
thanks to all comments above, spooky would like to show you the engine now has changed a fair bit !
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT update .....
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 18:07, Sun 14 February 2010
just thought id update you all on proceedings to the car.....

recently had a lovely experience of a drive shaft bearing eplode in the box whilst driving, so had to change it (thanks to bob's mechanics from cgb as never had the pleasure of doing one of these before)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/Photo-0026.jpg)

Now just started to strip the rear seats out and do a custom carpeted rear. Pics to follow...

Purchased a K-tec strut brace both front and rear.

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/Photo-0028.jpg)

Searching for a friendly wheel re-furb company as my wheels are really showing there age now ! And dont want to pay through the nose for it either !!!

Have been to k-tec and let them play about with the engine set up as it wasn't running to its full, tear your head from your neck, potential..... now A-LOT better... even had the pleasure of my mate who runs a Mk2 Uno turbo (he hates R5's) say how quick it was and didnt want to have a little drag race (so must be scared) he he

Been playing around with the front suspension set-up to see what happened to the ride/handling when lowering the nose and came to a compromise.... didnt make that much difference either way... think i need a track day to sort see a noticable difference.

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/Photo-0029.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/Photo-0030.jpg)

Anyway the life of my R5 GTT has been eventful in the past 3 weeks and plenty more mods to come.... still ummin and arrrreeein over what colour to get it sprayed only 4 more weeks then decision time and she will look spanking for the shows this summer.
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:25, Sun 14 February 2010
Same happened to my driveshaft last year, i was going to post a pic to prove but i've gone and lost it.  :roll:

I think you should leave it silver.  8)  Bob used to have a silver one, i'm guessing you didn't see it there i'm sure he's broke it now. Did you see his red Turbo 2? Lovely car that is.
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 18:33, Sun 14 February 2010
Ive never had the pleasure of meeting bob face to face only conversations on the phone to him and his mechanics as im on the south coast and he's about 200 odd miles awy but no doubt ill be able to put a face to the name somewhen !! lol
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: GTTboost on 17:54, Mon 15 February 2010
From the pics it looks like the paint is in lovely condition already :)  looks very nice to me...  nice one  8)   Good to hear that K-Tec have given it a nice tune up...  hats off to them still looking after these cars.

 I would keep it silver if it was mine..  silver is a great colour on the 5GTT.  The only thing I'm not keen on is the 'bad boy' bonnet..  but thats purely down to personal taste nothing more.  

 It looks great parked in your drive  8)   keep us posted with the boot re-carpeting.
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: Flash666 on 18:26, Mon 15 February 2010
2pac are a good body-shop in Portsmouth. i used them to paint a bumper. pretty quick a v.good quality if your still interested in painting the car. they've done some pretty nice custom work as well
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 19:23, Mon 15 February 2010
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Quote from: "GTTboost"
From the pics it looks like the paint is in lovely condition already :) looks very nice to me... nice one 8) Good to hear that K-Tec have given it a nice tune up... hats off to them still looking after these cars.

I would keep it silver if it was mine.. silver is a great colour on the 5GTT. The only thing I'm not keen on is the 'bad boy' bonnet.. but thats purely down to personal taste nothing more.

It looks great parked in your drive 8) keep us posted with the boot re-carpeting.

I am warming to the i dea of keeping it silver, admittedly it does look nice from the pics but in the sunshine the passengers side's laquer has started to pickle up its the bottom half of the door and bottom half of the rear wing that has started to go funny ! (looks cloudy)
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: GTTboost on 19:51, Mon 15 February 2010
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From the pics it looks like the paint is in lovely condition already :) looks very nice to me... nice one 8) Good to hear that K-Tec have given it a nice tune up... hats off to them still looking after these cars.

I would keep it silver if it was mine.. silver is a great colour on the 5GTT. The only thing I'm not keen on is the 'bad boy' bonnet.. but thats purely down to personal taste nothing more.

It looks great parked in your drive 8) keep us posted with the boot re-carpeting.

I am warming to the i dea of keeping it silver, admittedly it does look nice from the pics but in the sunshine the passengers side's laquer has started to pickle up its the bottom half of the door and bottom half of the rear wing that has started to go funny ! (looks cloudy)


 I was surprised it needed a full respray as it looked too good :)   but will look stunning in a fresh coat  8)   theres not really a good or bad (original) colour,  the best colour is the one you like the most :)  but my own choice would be to keep it silver and the engine bay will still be kept the same colour etc (unless you was stripping back to nothing before the respray) but that will save you a few as it wont need to be stripped down to the shell if you keep it this colour.

 Hope you dont mind me showing you a pic with a standard bonnet...but I thought you might like to see how it might look without the bad boy.. before you get it painted... it just makes it look super clean..  8)


http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/ ... bonnet.jpg (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m16/182IDpics/Random%20Stuff/standardbonnet.jpg)

 Keep us posted :)
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 21:10, Mon 15 February 2010
thats cool...

not much of a computer person but i love the picture !

like you said definetly down to personal opinion about the bonnet but if i could get a silver standard one then i would change it.... but have had loads of problems finding any silver body parts...
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bazr5gtt on 18:25, Thu 18 February 2010
nice car mate do like the silver dont see many of these going about,keep us posted on your mods 8)
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 19:25, Thu 18 February 2010
thanks baz,

have been cracking on with the mods over the last week, hopefully the rain will hold off long enough for me to take a few pics
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bazr5gtt on 19:55, Thu 18 February 2010
cool brian,same my end bud had a few dry days to get stuff done,keep the piccys comin bud 8)
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 16:06, Sun 14 March 2010
right update time......

had the pleasure of doing the other drive shaft today finally after i got fed up with the clonking !!!

been stacked out at work so just started recarpeting the boot, both rear arches and fitted my rear boot strut. Not too sure what to do with the 6x9 speakers yet may modify the eliptical boot panel holes to hold them ??????

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/Photo-0042.jpg)

Tinted the rear quarter windows as dont want (nosey) people to see in the back,

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/Photo-0041-1.jpg)

Purchased a nice new set of alloys (also wrapped in sticky pirelli tyres) to replace the old tatty looking ones !

Been thwarted by inheirant aei unit issues but hopefully that will be sorted soon, Also had enough of touching up the front of my bonnet due to stone chips (due to the crap roads round here breaking up) so have wrapped the front of the bonnet in carbon fibre.

 (http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/Photo-0040.jpg)

Any opinions on whether i should do the front grill too ?
Im just not too sure ????
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 16:45, Sun 28 March 2010
Right another update,

After inheirant aei unit/tdc sensor problems i purchased a new unit and sensor from my friendly mate who works or renault, and got a lovely discount on both too (even though i had to wait ages for the aei unit to be shipped from france) also got a second hand one from James5 which will come in handy if i ever have problems again!

Fitted them yesterday after taking a trip to see scratcher, where i purchased myself a standard silver bonnet which im suprised to say is a perfect colour match even though my car has been resprayed before. (pics to follow)

Now im onto the tricky part of removing my skirts as it had new sills welded on about 1 year ago and can see a bit of surface rust travelling up between the skirt and the door shut so will be treating that and hopefully dont find any nastyness under the skirts !!!

Been busy at work so the boot build is taking its time to get gone even though ive fully carpeted it and now just waiting for some time to finish it with a little alloy chequer plate to cover the joins (join with the original carpet and the edge of the boot !)

Picture of the new bonnet on the car

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/12.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/10.jpg)

Also i have found a few pics of my old r5  when me and the misses went to the inlaws in holland, think they were taken in calais ferry port waiting for our ferry.

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/100_0768.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/francebelgiumandholland081.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/francebelgiumandholland080.jpg)

would like to add if anybody has seen my old r5 or knows of its where abouts would like to see it again as it hold many memories especially on that trip where me and the other half spent 2 hours bombing around the cobbled streets of the old medieval belgium town of brugge trying to find our hotel before it got dark ! The locals didnt take to kindly to it  :lol:  :lol:

Anyway back to the current car......

Ive not been able to take it out and about much as the problems ive had with it, didnt want to have the embaressment of being towed home again by the misses (how embarressing that was)  :oops:

But hopefully now all seems well as ive been out this afternoon (not far) and it coped well with a little trundle to the local KFC and back.

Anywho boring myself goin on about my problems so gonna go now but will keep you all posted with all eventuallities/problems that (finger crossed) wont happen.
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:18, Sun 28 March 2010
Looks a lot better with the new bonnet, very lucky with the colour match as well.  8)
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: scratcher on 23:18, Sun 28 March 2010
Its good to hear you've sorted out all the problems and got to take it out without a tow home  :D

The colour match looks spot on with the bonnet. Are those clouds reflected in it? Thats some good waxing  :wink:  :lol:  :lol:

The old tungy looked very nice too. I see what you mean now with the fog lights and towing eye.
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 10:30, Mon 29 March 2010
yes it is reflecting the clouds, top job with the waxing scratcher .....  :D  :D
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: hondaman on 11:38, Mon 29 March 2010
ewwww not checker plate that stuff is tacky! id say just be carefull with the carpeting and youl get a much tidier finish
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 14:55, Mon 29 March 2010
i know checker plates a bit tacky but need to find something to cover the join between the carpet and the acoustic fabric ........

want a nice finish otherwise theres no point doing it .......

any ideas then ?????
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: hondaman on 16:51, Mon 29 March 2010
could you not raise the floor of the boot to hide an amp and wiring etc using mdf on blocks?? i dunno without seing pics lol
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 21:43, Wed 14 April 2010
UPDATE TIME !!!!!

Right first things first i can finally report that all is well with the car, (touch wood) ive had it set up by k-tec on there rolling road with a print out at 189.2bhp which i was extremely chuffed with after all the problems ive been having with running/fuelling issues !

So tonight me and my better half went out for a long drive in it ! Heres a few snaps of it parked up on top of the hill .....

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/r5winchill003.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/r5winchill001.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/r5winchill009.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/r5winchill005.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/r5winchill006.jpg)

So all in all a good evenin out, no break downs, no issues and a pleasent drive !!
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:02, Wed 14 April 2010
The best part of 190BHP is a great result. The car is looking good, but you camera 'skillz' are terrible.  :lol:
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 23:04, Wed 14 April 2010
i know, i was freezing and it was blowin a hoolie so the shiverin took effect on the pics  :lol:
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 15:21, Thu 22 April 2010
UPDATE TIME !!!!!

Firstly had the pleasure of doing both front and back wheel bearings as with the back stripped out you cant half hear the rumble from the back bearings when there on there way out ! Whilst there i changed discs and pads on the back and cleaned and rebuilt both calipers as were a little grubby and rusty. only thing i didnt do but am going to do is paint both calipers and carriers. Altho might get 4 chromed sets ???

After this i gave her a lovely wash polish and wax so is now sparkling !

Went and took a few more pics on a hill top at my mates farm, as the last ones were not good to say the least !

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/r516acres005.jpg)

Noticed my little staffie decided to admire the car too  :)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/r516acres004.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/r516acres003.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/r516acres002.jpg)

(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/blnias/r516acres001.jpg)

Was looking to sell the car but gonna give it a few months yet as want to take it to a few shows before i do !!!!
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 17:29, Thu 22 April 2010
Thank god you got rid of that bonnet
looks much better
Title: Re: Another new R5 GTT
Post by: bniasR5GTT on 17:42, Thu 22 April 2010
i know i like it alot better now too, and find the benefit of easy starting on cold mornings ! :D