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I am about to start a new project applied on the brand new 208 GTi (photos will be attached early next week)Car is at dealer premises at the moment ...
... but tuning is already underway


So this is the list of parts already purchased, to be installed onto the car the moment I will drive away from dealer (I know 'warranty, warranty, warranty' ...);

- Scorpion resonated cat-back exhaust system (demon-tweeks.com)
- Eibach Lowering Springs Kit 25mm (ebay from Germany)
- H&R wheel spacers 10mm (demon-tweeks.com)
- M-Tech short shifter (208gtishop.nl)
- GFB DV+ diverted valve (ebay, mrt performance)
- K&N free flow filter (ebay, from UK)
- Alpine SXE-1325S rear speakers
- Alpine SXE-1750S front speakers
- Brake caliper decals Peugeot Sport (ebay, from UK)
- Linear Logic ScanGauge II ODB data monitor (telematica.gr)

we will be in touch, photos and updates will follow
 

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mello said:
Whats the scan guage about, and what exhaust is that ?
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ScanGaugeII is a very nice and reliable ODB2 data monitor ...

I have used it in past cars (Impreza WRX STi) and it is really handy

personally, amongst other functions, I do like the following;

- ignition (advance / retard)
- battery volts
- boost pressure
- intake temperature (very critical in south Europe, especially in the summer!)
- fault codes reading and reset
- trip computer (much more advanced compared to the one on the car)

you may find info at http://www.scangauge.com/

I have purchased the unit from Greece, at www.telematica.com (154‚¬ + shipment)

exhaust is Scorpion cat-back system

I have purchased through www.demon-tweeks.com, link at

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/exhaust-systems/car/peugeot/208-gti/2013/1-6-turbo

also at

http://www.scorpionexhaust.co.uk/scorpion-exhaust-peugeot-208-gti-16t-cat-back-system-2821-p.asp

thanks
 

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Thanks very detailed reply!

About the Gauge thingy, i was looking for a devise like the subaru/evo have that you can connect it to your personal laptop to see car performance and such (not sure if this type of thing is available for the peugeot)

About the exhust, do you have any picture of the cat ?

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I am just back from workshop ...I have installed Hertz DSK 165.3 front speakers ...



No comparison to factory OEM crap ... Very good upgrade!

Tomorrow it is the big day ... from 9am until ??? we will install;

- exhaust
- filter
- quick shift
- springs
- wheel spacers
- ScanGauge II data monitor

I am still waiting the GFB DV+ from Australia ...

I will post photos from the workshop ...
 

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Hi Steve, interested to see where this goes,
where did you put the tweeters for the speakers?
 

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hi,
I am back from a long day at the workshop ...

Today we have installed;

- Scorpion cat-back exhaust (63.5mm vs 50mm OEM, excellent quality, very nice sound, only 30 minutes labor)
- K&N filter (5 minutes labor, 3 bolts and removal of induction pipe, no silly check engine lights or whatever, nice sound when accelerating)
- M-Tech short shifter (1 hour labor, we did not remove the shifter unit at all, instead we did remove induction and battery to make space, but except that everything is easy to perform. It is really grate, massively reduced shifting, mechanical feeling, like good made in Japan gearbox units)
- Eibach springs (3 hours labor, very difficult to install on the front, very easy on the rear axle. Ideal lowering level, very nice looking, excellent integration with OEM absorbers, good ride. At the same time camber angles are more negative both front and rear axle, meaning a sportier feeling)
- ScanGauge II data monitor (10 minutes labor, we have tested various location around the dashboard, finally we have located the unit in from of the steering wheel)

Remaining items;

- GDB DV+ diverted valve (still traveling from Australia to Greece)
- H&R spacers installation (check post http://www.208ownersclub.co.uk/forum/wheel-spacers_topic1773.html)

photo will follow ...
 

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Looks smart. Want a new exhaust on my intuitive but no got the £120+ spare want that nice little raw. Plans I want to make but don't think any of it will happen.

What else you got planned? What's next.
 

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How much negative camber is it now? Did you redo the toe in out?
Also interested in the short shift. Mechanical feel sounds great.
 

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hi,
Because the car now seats 20mm lower the geometry has changed, meaning that camber is more negative

On the rear axle there is nothing you can do, due the fact that Peugeot uses a torsion bar, not a multilink suspension

On the front axle you way restore factory settings

At the moment I will leave it as is, toe in / out not changed

In the next few days I will get the custom made wheel bolts to install the H&R spacers and we will measure current camber and toe angles

I will keep you updated
 

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hi,
for those interested, Powerflex lower engine rear mount is available with code PFLEX-PFF50-509

same part number like 207 GTi

I have done it today
, based on previous experience on Impreza WRX STi, significantly reduces power train movement under hard acceleration or braking

You should try!
 
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