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Cheers Si, yeah I do love driving it so it'll be staying for the foreseeable future.

I've been looking into why I get a bit of what I can only describe as boost/compression feedback through the air intake. Since I've got the DNA intake on and the resonator delete it's making it more apparent. So after a few nights of reading and faffing on round the engine it turns out that my manifold is still the stock one, and speaking to a mate who tunes a few motors said it may not be the direct cause but certainly won't help the longevity of the turbo. So I've now got myself a JCW manifold to fit ;) so will see if there's a difference once that's done.

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Cheers Si, yeah I do love driving it so it'll be staying for the foreseeable future.

I've been looking into why I get a bit of what I can only describe as boost/compression feedback through the air intake. Since I've got the DNA intake on and the resonator delete it's making it more apparent. So after a few nights of reading and faffing on round the engine it turns out that my manifold is still the stock one, and speaking to a mate who tunes a few motors said it may not be the direct cause but certainly won't help the longevity of the turbo. So I've now got myself a JCW manifold to fit ;) so will see if there's a difference once that's done.

 

Sounds intriguing. I'd be interested to see if it changes your exhaust note as well, as my Jcw exhaust & Jcw manifold still sounds different to donnas JCW exhaust only, I'm positive the length of each cylinder tube in the manifold is different that causes the burble [emoji15]

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My exhaust note chang d with the res delete pipe. I also get a bit of hesitation at low rpm with it every so often. It might be the same as what you are describing...not sure though, would have to check.


Which short shift you going for? Greens Performance like mine or something else?

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Yeah got a Greene Performance one. Was pretty straight forward when we fitted yours, just needs a bit of fiddling about I suppose. Yours is still working well is it?

 

It sticks ever so slightly now and again but other than that Yeah its totally fine.

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Bit of an update...

Fitted the JCW exhaust manifold, a slightly noticeable difference in mid range (I think) but the note of the exhaust didn't change much

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Then the wheels got refurbed in Mazda 11b bronze with new centre caps

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Took the car down to Coastal Racing to let Carl do a full geo setup inc. corner weighting - money well spent as the cars handling is phenomenal now!

Then fitted some TRS 5 point harnesses, a Momo wheel and rear harness bar

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Then finally got round to fitting some brake ducts in the bumper

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Also got a GP2 undertray, but BMW didn't send the fitting kit so still waiting on the clips to arrive.

Oh and fitted some new JCW plugs and this little beauty today...

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What a noise and burble it has, maybe a little too loud mind :lol: my ears are still ringing from the drive home.



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Only a small update then [emoji1]


Really would have thought the note would have changed with the manifold, but hey that box makes up for that [emoji23]


Great stuff Greeig, you always seem to find something to do [emoji1303]



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It fouls the plastic cowling behind the steering wheel, plus seems to press on the horn plug when it's fitted. Carl from Coastal gave me an old steering wheel and made a spacer from the back of the wheel, then trimmed out the plastic cowling in the end (only £13 for a replacement one).



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So a set of these turned up today...

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At 6.8kg a wheel and ET37 they're spot on. Need to decide on what type of tyres to fit now.



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So a set of these turned up today...

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At 6.8kg a wheel and ET37 they're spot on. Need to decide on what type of tyres to fit now.


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I saw a set of these for sale and was soooooo tempted but unfortunately I didn't quite have all the money that was being asked.

Are these going to be your new summer wheels ?

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It's certainly been a while since I posted on here, apologies for being quiet.

Dragged into the family business means I've no time for anything at the moment and I can't see it changing much in the near future.

On the back of this, it's time the R56 is moved on... its not getting used, not even for the track days I've had planned!

If anyone is interested in buying then please let me know. It's got quite a spec and an even bigger list of spares that will come with it.

Here's a couple of photos of its current condition and I'll get a for sale post up soon.

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