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jeffw

615 posts

114 months

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Friday 9th March 2012 quote quote all
looks great...

This is my supercharged Zetec in a Phoenix




jeffw

615 posts

114 months

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Saturday 10th March 2012 quote quote all
when it is finally mapped it should be around 340BHP.

Wheelrepairit

2,123 posts

90 months

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Saturday 10th March 2012 quote quote all
Jesus, I can't even imagine that amount of hp in a striker.

I've just an 1800 pinto in mine with twin carbs and it's enough for me, 330hp is just bonkers.

jeffw

615 posts

114 months

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Saturday 10th March 2012 quote quote all
lol, no. Strangely RAW have a Hi-Boost Superchargered Zetec engined Phoenix as well. We are in a bit of a race to be the first to finish. They are both Omex kits but mine is a Sylva Phoenix and it has had head and cams whereas theirs is new and has a sequential box. There are pictures of my car on the Phoenix advertising material.

jeffw

615 posts

114 months

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Sunday 11th March 2012 quote quote all
You will enjoy it...just make sure you use it and not leave it in the garage smile
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Wheelrepairit

2,123 posts

90 months

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Sunday 11th March 2012 quote quote all
Damm you lot, I now find myself on the raw website looking at engine upgrades.


jeffw

615 posts

114 months

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Sunday 11th March 2012 quote quote all
Just don't go to the Omex site then lol

emwmarine

27 posts

53 months

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Wednesday 21st March 2012 quote quote all
jeffw said:
looks great...

This is my supercharged Zetec in a Phoenix



There looks like a long travel from the supercharger through the intercooler and back to the inlet manifold. Does that give any lag type issues?

jeffw

615 posts

114 months

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Wednesday 21st March 2012 quote quote all
It is a Rotrex system and doesn't have lag in the same way a turbo system would.

andypg

35 posts

49 months

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Wednesday 21st March 2012 quote quote all
i have a striker which i've painted in porsche riviera blue,with black arches and white wheels.check out my profile to see what it looks like.great colour for a kitcar....just a thought!!

p1doc

1,981 posts

70 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
nice exhaust manifolds look superb
martin

timrw81

244 posts

74 months

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Tuesday 23rd October 2012 quote quote all
So???? How does it drive? I trust it's not TOO boring?

(more pictures would be good too smile )

timrw81

244 posts

74 months

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 quote quote all
Nice one. Looks great in black with the anthracite wheels. Your car is my dream spec. Thanks for the pictures, and do report back if/when you do your track day or some spirited road driving. .

Tim

rhinochopig

17,061 posts

84 months

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 quote quote all
It'll blow you away on track compared to the Evo. I went the other way - Megabird race spec car - to an VIIRS as I needed something that I could use for the nursery run as well.

Whilst an Evo is a sledgehammer to crack a nut, a seven is a scalpel. If you're going to use it mainly on track though I would recommend a set of 13" wheels and a full cage rather than just the RAC spec version. 13" wheels make a massive difference to the handling and the tyres tend to be cheaper too.

Make sure you do an MLR day and enjoy passing everyone with ease for a 10th the cost. hehe

jeffw

615 posts

114 months

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Thursday 25th October 2012 quote quote all
lol....like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wy9NQgu9eA&lis...

when the Phoenix was NA.

lchris21

21 posts

136 months

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Sunday 11th November 2012 quote quote all
nice wheelset, whats the spec? dia,offset, supplier etc?? might get a set for my striker rebuild

rhinochopig

17,061 posts

84 months

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Wednesday 14th November 2012 quote quote all
Timbuk2 said:
rhinochopig said:
If you're going to use it mainly on track though I would recommend a set of 13" wheels and a full cage rather than just the RAC spec version. 13" wheels make a massive difference to the handling and the tyres tend to be cheaper too.

Make sure you do an MLR day and enjoy passing everyone with ease for a 10th the cost. hehe
I think I am going to get a full cage fitted now after my track day the other day and feeling quite exposed! I wouldn't fancy a high speed crash with such little protection!
Why do you say 13" wheels will handle better? Surely there's more give in the tyre walls. I did ask about that at RAW and they said 15" will handle better.



lchris21 said:
nice wheelset, whats the spec? dia,offset, supplier etc?? might get a set for my striker rebuild
Thanks, the wheels are 15" Team Dynamics Pro Race ( WEBSITE ). I'm not sure about the offset, but they were new with the car when I ordered it from RAW. I can find out the exact spec/price if you want.
Simply that 13" wheels + tyres are usually lighter than 15" wheels + tyres. Lower mass confers several benefits, namely: better suspension control, and better acceleration and deceleration - the wheels are essentially flywheels, heavier flywheel = slower revving. The other thing is 13" tyres are generally cheaper.

Whilst there is more give in the sidewall, the mass of the car isn't enough for it to be a problem, and the extra depth of sidewall gives a more compliant ride.

Out of interest what reasons did RAW give and do they run 13s on their race cars?


Edited by rhinochopig on Thursday 15th November 08:40

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