Been a little while since my last update!
Few changes to mention; I had the BOV replaced with a diverter valve to remove the unwanted noise.
I then visited Phillip Island for my first track day in the R - not the best quality photo, but, what a circuit!
I had tuition for the day, which was definitely worth the investment. Having someone next to me providing guidance on entry speed, turn in, then balancing the car on throttle, finding the apex and being able to exit properly was confidence inspiring. The car performed superbly, with the standard disks/pads feeling the punishment towards the end of the day. Amazing how much fuel I was burning through in a 25 minute session too!
Shortly after the track day, I decided to order an Integrated Engineering intercooler. Given the heat we get in Melbourne over summer, it makes complete sense to look after intake temps, and of course allowing for a potential turbo change in the future... 🙄
I'd also been researching new rubber. I contemplated a set of PSC2's, especially after speaking with a few people on the track day running them all year round without issue in the ever changing weather here. I also spent a fair bit of time searching on here/online/youtube before going down the sensible route and opting for the PS4S. Found a good deal online, but had to go pick them up...
I got the rear wheels re-painted too, freshening them up as they'd not been looked after too well by the previous owner.
I spent a few hours cleaning on Saturday in preparation for the Day of Volkswagen show yesterday. It was a good event, with a nice mixture of old and new. Not quite to the standard of some cars on display, but good to be amongst the community.
I've managed to fulfil quite a few plans with the car this year, with a couple of ideas for next, including more stopping power! But, that brings us up to speed for now! Thanks for reading if you got this far!