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WRC Great Britain pics
November 18, 2014 06:03PM
A few Volkswagen-themed pics from last weekend




The Seat Sport Spain-built VW works Golf R recce cars, plus a spare hack at the back:




Shakedown stage before the proper start, ludicrous slides threaded into.... narrow steel-posted gateway:




45 minutes daily service to tear them down, clean them and all back together:




Fancy low friction coating on the damper stem?




Polo sumpguard:




The competition can't catch these things - 12 wins out of 13 this year:




Suspension travel of all WRC-regulation cars takes some believing- front right down in gulley, back right compressed:




Compared with a Group N Lancer Evo's suspension, the difference is massive.


Great landscapes...




And keeping the whole thing real - a privateer LHD recce car:



Terratrip, forest tyres, sumpguard. Job done!





Maybe, just maybe, it’s down to the driver.

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Re: WRC Great Britain pics
November 18, 2014 07:13PM
Pretty cool piccies Chris.
The colour is Titanium Nitride. Slicker than shit out of a goose and harder than about anything but the DLC (Diamond Like Coating)...What's really nice is the coating is like 1/millionth (OK a smidge more) thick...You can do it post machining and really doesn't change dimensions...
And in an industrial scale, its inexpensive...

And its purdy, too.



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Re: WRC Great Britain pics
November 24, 2014 09:24AM
Thanks John, I get photos published every so often.

Cheers for clarifying the material thumbs up I did ask the PR guys, but they don't know the full detail.





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Re: WRC Great Britain pics
December 07, 2014 06:55AM
Sumpguard is interesting to say the least. I assume those risers are solid Al and butt up against hardpoints on the car?



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Re: WRC Great Britain pics
December 07, 2014 07:16AM
Here's a picture from last year showing the front right outer mount. The opposite outer mount will be the same.



I can't make sense of the next one inwards from the right which would be under the centre of the sump, but it is a bespoke non-production engine so they could have done anything with the sump design, or the subframe.





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