Saturday 29 October 2011

The Full Monty!

Well it had to be done unfortunately the whole dash had to be removed to fit the roll cage properly!

The heating system was a bitch to remove as it was secured by three hidden bolts inside the engine compartment. rather than take the engine out it was removed using excessive force!

Monday 10 October 2011

Off with the dash!

Dash removed in preparation for the roll cage fitting

Thursday 6 October 2011

Roll Cage Fitting

I have the roll cage now from Custom Cages. This comes all pre-cut with good instructions and photos.

Here are some photos that Custom Cages sent to help with the installation:

Looking at the photos and instructions it seem fairly straight forward apart from the dash tubes. It looks like I will have to totally remove the dash to fit these tubes :(

Wheels Arrive

The new 18" wheels have arrived as have the race tyres:  Yokohama Advan A048 225 R18.

I hope they drive as good as they look!


Just need to lower the suspension to stop it looking like a 4x4

Sunday 25 September 2011

TT Striptease

This morning I stripped out the TT, what a satisfying job it was too!

For now I've left the door cards in as you need these to conform with MSA regulations.

New seats and steering wheel are on order as is the Custom Cages weld in roll cage!

Monday 19 September 2011

Donor Audi TT Car arrives!

The Big Day has arrived, we managed to get an 2000 Audit TT (225) from ebay for just 3000 pounds!

It's a bit run down but that's what we wanted as we are upgrading most of the running gear so if it was in tip top condition it would have cost a lot more.

The main thing is it's relatively low mileage at 99K (most are more like 150K for this price), and the engine and gear box are sweet!

The other thing was the interior was Blue which also helped keep the price down as Black sells much better.

Friday 2 September 2011

Anti Roll Bars

Since we will be lowering the TT with race suspension we will also need new ARB's so that they don't hit the drive shafts.

So far the H+H ARB set looks the best:

These are stronger than the OEM ones so will also help reducing the under steer!

Race Haldex

Having read a few posts about the transmission, it looks like we will also need a Haldex upgrade. This is the device that controls how much of the torque is diverted to the rear wheels during acceleration and breaking.

The main difference between the standard Haldex and the race version, apart from a quicker response, is the fact that it keeps the rear wheels connected to the drivetrain during breaking. This not only aids the breaking but also helps balance the car as the rear differential remains connected through braking and acceleration.

for more details see:


Sunday 28 August 2011

Project Budget

It's easy to get carried away when looking at the hundreds of race mods one can make.

I've set my initial budget at 15K for the car and race modifications + 4K for everything else ie. race ware + trailer etc.

Tuning Parts

Having contacted just about all of the Audi TT tuning companies, one seems to rise to the top!

That is 'The TT Shop' :

They definitely have on of the best websites and can also fit the parts if necessary!

T - 2 weeks to launch!

Our Audi TT race car project will be starting in about two weeks. We have a long list of things to do but first of all we need to get a donor car!

We will be souring the auto ads for a silver (most common colour in case we crash it!) Mk 1Audi TT 225 Bhp Quattro. Looking right now we should be able to get something suitable for around £3000.

The best prices seem to be on AutoTrader :