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      11-25-2009 09:00 AM #1
      Mark smith here...I am the owner of factory five racing and figured it was time to share my latest project and company Smyth Performance with the main stream vw crowd on this forum. Over on www.tdiclub.com in the tdi conversions section, we have been finishing up a concept mid engine kit car based on the vw golf/jetta mark4.

      What I started as a discussion on www.ffcobra.com (thread is called "mark smith, time to talk") which is an independent discussion forum that mainly talks about factory five racing products and builds, has evolved into a new company that will be manufacturing this kit. Soooo...I am done positioning the tdi powerplant in a mid engine layout and am doing the 1.8T/vr6 powered version next week...here is where we need the help. I need to make sure that the aftermarket turbo kits fit in the new position. What kits are you using and how do you like them?
      If forum members with experience and interest with the various kits could let us know their likes and dislikes...especially of the cheaper 800 dollar kits on ebay..I will buy one and engineer the room for it in the car.
      Project can be followed on http://www.ffcobra.com http://www.tdiclub.com or http://smythperformance.blogspot.com/
      Let me know what you think and thanks ahead of time.
      mark smith
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      Modified by StormChaser at 11:27 AM 11-25-2009
      Last edited by XFact5; 06-23-2011 at 08:31 AM.
      Updates on the smyth vw kit car are here at www.facebook.com/smythperformance

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      11-25-2009 09:12 AM #2
      How about links to the actual threads?
      Oh, and this is likely going to get locked, as it could be seen as advertising from a non-forum sponsor. But I hope it does not.


      Modified by Hannebauer at 6:38 AM 11-25-2009

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      11-25-2009 09:16 AM #3
      I hope it doesnt get locked as it is still an idea that is not for sale. I am looking for input as I design the car...not selling anything yet.
      mark
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      11-25-2009 09:28 AM #4
      wait
      you're THE Mark Smith of Factory Five?
      Quote Originally Posted by Das Borgen
      VR6s should sound like Chewbacca getting raped
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      11-25-2009 09:32 AM #5
      Yes..down the street from ffr working on this little beauty
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      11-25-2009 09:33 AM #6
      Mark,
      I honestly hope to purchase your '33 kit someday.
      That's all.
      Cheers
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      11-25-2009 09:33 AM #7
      interesting!
      Carz: allpic My 3 C's- Challenger, Camaro & Corrado -*Dusk Edition SS-*Group-*Challenger RT
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      11-25-2009 09:34 AM #8
      My wife is in hysterics at the "THE mark smith line" thanks for that...
      Updates on the smyth vw kit car are here at www.facebook.com/smythperformance

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    10. 11-25-2009 09:34 AM #9
      Hi Mark,
      Each VW engine has its own technical subforum on vwvortex. The main heading where you can find them is https://forums.vwvortex.com/zeromain?id=3
      Within those specific forums you'll find a lot more information on aftermarket turbo kits than you will here in TCL, where it's more of a general automotive interest forum.
      Good luck with your project, I really want a '33 Coupe!

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      11-25-2009 09:36 AM #10
      Carz: allpic My 3 C's- Challenger, Camaro & Corrado -*Dusk Edition SS-*Group-*Challenger RT
      Quote Originally Posted by 20aeman View Post
      Yep, when I see andlf as the thread starter, it's a mandatory click now.
      G stands for GRENADE, 60 stands for what the tach says when it happens! ..."Here"

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      11-25-2009 09:38 AM #11
      good day sir, i am currently saving for a cobra.

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      11-25-2009 09:47 AM #12
      hello there, I really want a type 65 coupe, that is all
      get back to work

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      11-25-2009 09:50 AM #13
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      11-25-2009 09:53 AM #14
      Love the GTM

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      11-25-2009 09:57 AM #15

      Quote Originally Posted by phryxis View Post
      sprayed it on, waited some time, and proceeded to go at it with a scraper, some pliers, and a lot of f-ing hard work.

    17. 11-25-2009 10:02 AM #16
      This is the car he's talking about:

      Shooting for a $10k kit price...color me interested!

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      11-25-2009 10:04 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by fact5 »
      My wife is in hysterics at the "THE mark smith line" thanks for that...

      glad I could be the cause of you getting some action later
      in regards to your question about Forced Induction in the vr6, are you using a 12v vr6 (91-2002 corrado, mk3, early mk4) or a 24v vr6 (03-.... TT, late mk4)?

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/zeroforum?id=113
      word of advice. Be sure to clearly state who you are and you know nothing of VWs. Vwvortex is notorious for telling people to go search and being generally annoying
      I know for a fact the 12v vr6 is pretty robust. you can easily run 10-12 psi on a stock longblock and not worry about blowing anything up. Trannies can hold around 400whp no problem too as well as the clutch but uprating the parts is not a bad idea. Also advise to do the timing chains and guides
      Cheers [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by Das Borgen at 9:12 AM 11-25-2009
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      11-25-2009 10:36 AM #18
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      11-25-2009 10:49 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by DIAF »
      This is the car he's talking about:

      Shooting for a $10k kit price...color me interested!

      no can see hotlink. so...

      me want! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Carz: allpic My 3 C's- Challenger, Camaro & Corrado -*Dusk Edition SS-*Group-*Challenger RT
      Quote Originally Posted by 20aeman View Post
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      G stands for GRENADE, 60 stands for what the tach says when it happens! ..."Here"

    21. 11-25-2009 10:50 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by andlf »
      no can see hotlink. so...

      me want! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Thanks for fixing my fail [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      11-25-2009 10:57 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by fact5 »
      12v

      I have no personal experience with it, but the kinetic turbo kit seems pretty popular: http://www.kineticmotorsport.c....html
      I used to have a VR6 swapped mark 2 Jetta gli, and I would have probably gone with this kit if I had had the money to turbo it
      Hope this helps. btw, tha car ^^^^ looks UH-mazing!
      get back to work

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      11-25-2009 11:00 AM #22
      And let me just say, with the falling prices of MKIVs these days, a $10k kit sounds extremely appealing if it comes out looking anything like what is posted above. Id love to build one.
      get back to work

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      11-25-2009 11:02 AM #23
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      Welcome to our forums - we are very glad to have you here!
      We do have advertising regulations and such that prohibit businesses from selling products without registering, but we are also always very glad to have industry folks like yourself here. As long as you're not marketing anything, I'd think that everything would be fine. I'll pass word that you're here on to our staff to let them know.
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    25. 11-25-2009 11:11 AM #24
      Mark, you're kits are amazing! Saw a GTM in person this summer and it blew my mind. Hard to believe you're now a part of this forum.

    26. 11-25-2009 11:19 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by andlf »

      That's just a photoshopped picture of the GTM.

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