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Old 6th December 2012, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will's Litchfield LM1000

I have previously thought it pointless to post a project thread as you look down the section and see so many 1000+bhp projects that it feels ridiculous putting up a thread for a 'mundane' lightly tuned GTR. But as time has gone on the car has evolved, with people like David Yu and Adamantium forcing us (me) to spend more and more by putting up pictures and power graphs that make me think... I need that in my life!

But I think it's a good project for people looking to maintain or improve the OEM feel and create a great road/track car.

Current Spec:-

Litchfield Stage 4
Ecutek remap
Litchfield intakes
Milltek 90mm exhaust
Injectors

2012 gearbox software upgrade

Alcon 400mm front discs
Pagid RS29 front and rear pads

Litchfield suspension kit


I am now dropping the car back to Litchfield for a Stage 5 conversion with the larger Garrett turbos + gearbox circlips all under the guise of the 36 month service (she'll never know!).

I am also mulling whether to get forged rods whilst the engine is out and run the turbos to their full potential without the worry that the OEM rods will eat their way through the block. It would take power from circa 750bhp to 800bhp but I think more prominent is the increase in torque from 620ish to 700ft/lb.

The reason I am still mulling is because it gets close to the point of significant gearbox/clutch upgrades which I am not in the market for.... Just yet.

Anyway.... Pics to follow soon then updates after the Stage 5/5.5
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Old 6th December 2012, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wills, where are you in herts?

Pm if you prefer.

You know my opinion about doing the rods!
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Old 6th December 2012, 11:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would go forged if I was you. It's not a matter of if but when, having said that mines been fine for 2 years.

You'll only really need circlips which isn't that expensive.
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I think you maybe right... What are you running?
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Old 6th December 2012, 11:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wills, where are you in herts?

Pm if you prefer.

You know my opinion about doing the rods!
I'm in Datchworth, but work in Welwyn Garden City, I think we should compare notes when the weather is favorable...
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Old 7th December 2012, 08:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I work in Bushey, but welwyn is very near.

Re circlips, they are useful for launching when you have high power, but if you don't intend to launch, I'm not sure they're essential.

I'm going for 800 bhp max, no plans to do gearbox or clutch unless I feel the clutch slipping.

It's been fine at 710lbft so far.
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Old 7th December 2012, 08:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I work in Bushey, but welwyn is very near.

Re circlips, they are useful for launching when you have high power, but if you don't intend to launch, I'm not sure they're essential.

I'm going for 800 bhp max, no plans to do gearbox or clutch unless I feel the clutch slipping.

It's been fine at 710lbft so far.
So you are running 710ftlbs on standard internals?
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Old 7th December 2012, 09:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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build the motor for bigger bhp but dont turn the boost up until you get the gearbox done at a later date.

Try to use the time when the motor is out as efficenct as possible.
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I agree Mark. I used to have a small tuning business years ago and I would always urge my customers to do the same. But being on the other side you can totally see how paying for the whole lot in one go can make you wince even though in the end you are better off.

I guess this can be how my thread differs from others on here... I worry about money! haha.
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build the motor for bigger bhp but dont turn the boost up until you get the gearbox done at a later date.

Try to use the time when the motor is out as efficenct as possible.
Good advice there!
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I am now dropping the car back to Litchfield for a Stage 5 conversion with the larger Garrett turbos + gearbox circlips all under the guise of the 36 month service (she'll never know!).
Lol, love that line.
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Old 7th December 2012, 02:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I am now dropping the car back to Litchfield for a Stage 5 conversion with the larger Garrett turbos + gearbox circlips all under the guise of the 36 month service (she'll never know!).
"Darling....your credit card statement says that your cars service cost 9,800. I thought you said you were supplying the oil and telling them to forget the pollen filter. Surely that still seems a bit steep."
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Old 8th December 2012, 08:19 AM   #13 (permalink)
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You let your wife see your credit card bill? Are you mad?

Btw I do worry about money constantly. I use retail therapy to help me get past it. Spending on the Gtr is not going to bankrupt me, it's the holidays, desire to move to a bigger house and school fees that keep me awake at night.

Ps. I still do t agree with the pistons but can see why you are going for it. Yes I'm at 710lbft on stock internals, but neither Iain nor I would recommend that for too long. Iain knows my driving and level of mechanical sympathy so was happy to release the car to me tubed to that level. He knows lll be back for the rods before the engine waves a white flag.
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Dropped the car off today... Went with Stage 5 Turbos, Circlips, rods and Gearbox cooler.

Should be good for upto 800bhp.

I already had the downpipes, which I wrapped and sprayed just so I feel like I have done something!

Iain took me out in his car with 850bhp which was awesome!!

To say I'm excited is the understatement of the year! This next week is going to draaaag!
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Old 8th December 2012, 07:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Congrats mate this seems to be the growing default next step......
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