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MartinT

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About MartinT

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  • Birthday October 21

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    Basingstoke
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    Music and hi-fi enthusiast, IT geek at work.
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    White BRZ

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  1. MartinT

    Fensport vs Tuning Developments

    I had a Sprintex supercharger previously (and several turbo cars) and preferred the progressive, more predictable and 'big engine' feel of a supercharger. The Harrop is a more grown-up supercharger with its Eaton core and intercooling over the Sprintex and is much quieter in operation (no whine). It also has no lag so, together with the excellent tune from Abbey, responses are lightning fast. There is some parasitic load but it doesn't affect responses and power is up by 50% to just over 300bhp which is plenty. To be honest, it just feels like it's a 3.0l engine. The combination of the excellent OEM feel of the Harrop kit and Abbey's attention to detail in the installation are just what I wanted for a car that is my daily all-season driver.
  2. MartinT

    Reyland brake kit

    Thanks. They're probably not a good choice for track use, then, whereas they're good for road use where deep heat cycles are nowhere near as punishing.
  3. MartinT

    Reyland brake kit

    What didn't you like about them? I don't have a BBK but I did replace the front discs with something better. Braking seems better than stock (I also have Cosworth Streetmasters on the rears).
  4. MartinT

    Reyland brake kit

    I have found PFC Z rated really good for road use. Sent from my LG-G7 using Tapatalk
  5. MartinT

    Fensport vs Tuning Developments

    It doesn't matter - if you want 230whp (which translates to around 270bhp) then you can stay with the stock manifold and exhaust. However, pushing 300bhp (which I am just over) does need those things if you want an efficient system with a modicum of good fuel economy thrown in.
  6. MartinT

    Fensport vs Tuning Developments

    Some people have said that if you have boost, the stock manifold and exhaust don't matter. This is wrong. Not only does a good manifold flow a lot better, but I have had differences between them with dyno graphs to prove it. For instance, my Rogue manifold gives better performance than the TD one I used to have. I do have the TD exhaust, though, which flows well. Sent from my LG-G7 using Tapatalk
  7. MartinT

    Fensport vs Tuning Developments

    All-in, including installation by Abbey and dyno tuning, just over £5k. About 30k miles. I've had it for 16 months. No issues with it at all, it's a superb bit of kit.
  8. MartinT

    How do we report a user

    I have marked one of these senders as a spammer. Other Mods have done the same with others.
  9. MartinT

    Fensport vs Tuning Developments

    I can thoroughly recommend the Harrop kit. It feels like a bigger engine and is not like a turbo, which to me is a benefit.
  10. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    It's been interesting commuting to work on the motorway these last two weeks, in damp to fully wet and cold conditions. Dropping to 5th to overtake, I've several times heard it over-rev as traction breaks, just backing off the pedal a little to regain grip. It's actually done it in 6th a couple of times, too. The BRZ is incredibly stable and hasn't wagged its tail at all. The 235/40 PS4s are very predictable, too. Got to be careful with the supercharger sometimes!
  11. MartinT

    Bonnet alarm sensor

    I'm thinking of doing the same thing as that bracket is a pain.
  12. MartinT

    Bonnet alarm sensor

    To be fair, the immobiliser is not original equipment, it's UK installed.
  13. MartinT

    BRZ mud guard

    @SimonG68 has some nice mudflaps fitted. Worth asking him.
  14. MartinT

    How do we report a user

    I guess I wasn't included. Good luck chaps! Sent from my LG-G7 using Tapatalk
  15. MartinT

    How do we report a user

    If the moderation duties could be shared, I would volunteer. However, I administer a hi-fi forum and it can be quite demanding of my time. What I'm saying is, I would be glad to help but only if another 2-3 also volunteer so that the pressure is not too intense on one alone.
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