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NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Raceway Venray 07/14/2019

Visited the Raceway Venray last weekend to see the NASCAR Whelen Euro series. I always wanted to see NASCAR and I got lucky, as the Raceway Venray is only a 20 minute drive away from my home.

Enjoy this small compilation I created from that day. Filmed with a LG G5 smartphone. Image & sound have not been altered in any way.

Loris Hezemans claimed victory this day during the 9th race of the Euro series.

RacewayVenray.com > https://www.racewayvenray.com/nieuws/21298-1314-juli-nwes-supercup-national-hotrod-op-raceway-venray

Program > https://www.racewayvenray.com/files/1day-schedule-nwes-supercup-national-hotrod-14-jul-2019.pdf

Also check some of the pictures I shot that day. Full set here > https://www.flickr.com/photos/andyramdin/albums/72157709640539371

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Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Shift Gaiter

Replaced the tatty old shift gaiter with a new universal one. Lubed up the shifter mechanism, happy days 🙂

Forgot to take an result picture 🙁

Volvo S80 2.4T Replacing the Shift Gaiter


Volvo S80 2.4T Dirty vs New Airfilter

Replaced the air filter. This is what a dirty airfilter looks like.

Change it on time, so your car keeps performing at peak efficiency!

Volvo S80 2.4T Dirty vs New Airfilter


Volvo S80 2.4T Painting the Brake Calipers Daytona Yellow

Decided to paint the calipers for extra flair and to be honest it looks way better than that rusty brown color.

Bought some MHW Daytona Yellow paint and combined it with the yellow Prancing moose shield.

Volvo S80 2.4T Painting the Brake Calipers Daytona Yellow

Volvo S80 2.4T Painting the Brake Calipers Daytona Yellow

Volvo S80 2.4T Painting the Brake Calipers Daytona Yellow

Volvo S80 2.4T New Volvo Hubcap Stickers


Volvo S80 2.4T Prancing Moose Decal

Bought me some yellow Prancing Mooses / Moose decal as it’s a Volvo thing to do 🙂

In the meantime, they have been replaced by black “carbon” units, which look better. This will be shown in a later post.

Volvo S80 2.4T Prancing Moose Decal

Volvo S80 2.4T Prancing Moose Decal

Volvo S80 2.4T Prancing Moose Decal

Volvo S80 2.4T Prancing Moose Decal


Volvo S80 2.4T Status Quo 25-06-2018

My Volvo S80 2.4T Wasa Limited Edition as it sits per 25-06-2018 (which is already a little while ago!)

Looks different in the meantime, but I just wanted to share this shot.

Volvo S80 2.4T Status Quo 25-06-2018


Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer

When I had the OEM exhaust, I wanted to have the center silencer removed, as the OEM exhaust is very good in keeping the car silent. But this car needs to make a little noise, so I decided to modify the stock middle pipe.

Gives a little bit more sound, without being to loud.

Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer
Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer
Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer

Also weighed it, and it weighs a mere 6.7KG .

Volvo S80 2.4T Modified Center Silencer



Volvo S80 2.4T Hella Style Horns

Wanted to see if the Hella style horns would fit the S80. First I painted them white (they were green). Mounting them was easy, but the front looks messy with the horns mounted, so I decided to remove them again.

Volvo S80 2.4T Hella Horns mod (white)

Volvo S80 2.4T Hella Horns mod (white)

But this looks better to be honest…

Volvo S80 2.4T Front view



Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim

When I bought the S80, it was evident that the plastic trim had seen better days. So I decided to spend some time and repaint it black. As expected, it transformed the car tremendously. I highly recommend this!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!

Volvo S80 2.4T Repainting All The Trim!




Volvo S80 2.4T Trunk Spoiler

Upgraded the rear with a trunk spoiler (stick-on type) and it looks quite OEM, which I am very pleased with. Doubt it will give me any extra noticeable downforce, but it looks the parts 🙂

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BMW 140i M-Performance 370BHP / 590Nm Showcase

Teamed up with Driveaholic.nl to shoot some videos of his awesome daily driver, a BMW 140i M-Performance edition with a whopping 370BHP 590Nm (JD Engineering Dynaflow dyno proven, bone stock ECU and no modifications).

Car feels very planted with the wide Michelin Super Sport tyres wrapped around the black BMW 18″ wheels. Suspension and geometry feels good, the power delivery feels very smooth and it never feels dangerous or out of place.

The video shows:

  • small showcase (inc dyno figures)
  • Idle / tickover sound -Revving (pop & bangs)
  • Launch Control (0-60mph / 0-100kmh in 4.6s!)
  • Fast driveby -U-Turn fast cornering (light shake)
  • Driveby – Fast roundabout
  • German Autobahn – Encounter with a Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2D AWD Veloce

Thanks to Driveaholic.nl for a wonderfull day 🙂

Equipment used:

  • Nikon D5100
  • Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 AF-S DX
  • Rode VideoMic Pro



Volvo S80 2.4T, time for a change…

The Golf MK3 GTI showed some big signs of rust, which jeopardized my APK (MOT) status for this year. Simply put, I had 2 choices,

  • Invest quite some money in the Golf MK3 GTI for solving the rust issues and keep driving
  • Swap/sell it straightaway and drive something else

Wishlist

I have chosen for the latter as the title already suggests. But what is a proper replacement for the Golf MK3 GTI which also falls into budget? Needles to say, I needed a wishlist to get to some conclusion…I ended up with this:

  1. More than 4 cilinders
  2. More power than the GTI
  3. No VAG car
  4. More luxury than the GTI
  5. Bigger than the GTI
  6. Optional: automatic gearbox

Result

I ended up with a Volvo S80 from 2001 with a 5 cilinder (2.4 liters) turbocharged engine. It ticks all the boxes, except for my optional item (#6), as it has stick shift. It isn’t bad, but a automatic gearbox would complement the car even more. Let the pictures speak for itself!

Volvo S80 2.4T on driveway

Volvo S80 2.4T side view

Volvo S80 2.4T rear view

Volvo S80 2.4T cockpit side view

Volvo S80 2.4T roof window

Volvo S80 2.4T backseat view

Volvo S80 2.4T cockpit view

Volvo S80 2.4T Engine bay




Toyota Aygo Moustache

Added a little personal flair to the Aygo in the form of a white/silvery moustache. Also did this little mod on the Seat Leon.

Toyota Aygo Moustache




Toyota Aygo Speaker Upgrade

Als kerstcadeautje had ik mezelf nog getrakteerd op een nieuwe speakersetje voor in de Aygo. De voorste 10cm speakers bij het raam zijn vervangen met een mooie coaxiale MTX RTC40 set. 50Watt RMS vermogen en 200 Watt piekvermogen zou meer dan zat moeten zijn voor mn beginners setup. Het geluid is zoveel verbeterd dat de 16cm speakers in de deur lekker blijven zitten voor nu.

Al met al een mooie upgrade voor +- 40 euro! URL: MTX RTC40 @ Pimtensen.nl
Stock speaker

Uprated MTX speaker




Carbon motorkap, Cobra Catback, Cold Side DV kit en HD filmen

Ik heb in de tussentijd niet stilgezeten m.b.t. het upgraden van mn nieuwe auto (Seat Leon 1.8T 20VT), zo was mn einddemper lek en is er na veel reviews lezen, foto’s en video’s kijken gekozen voor een Cobrasport RVS Catback systeem (2.75″ diameter), met 3″ ovalen sierstuk. Voor een fractie van de prijs van een Milltek en vergelijkbare systemen, krijg je een hoge kwaliteits uitlaat, de lasnaden zien er erg goed uit en het geluid wat eruit komt is oorstrelend. Ahhhh 🙂

Cobra Exhaust back view

Cobra Exhaust side view

Een filmpje kan niet ontbreken!

Daarnaast heb ik via marktplaats een mooie deal kunnen sluiten en had ik opeens een Carbon motorkap. Paste nog maar net in de auto, heb ongeveer een kleine anderhalf uur opgevouwen gezeten om het spul naar Cromvoirt te krijgen. Winst: 5kg minder aan dood gewicht en luchtin- en uitlaten. Ben in ieder geval een apartere verschijning 😉

Carbon bonnet features

Carbon bonnet top view

Carbon bonnet overview

En zo stond ik nog even naast een “broertje”.

Two Brothers

Om de respons van de DV (Diverter Valve) te verhogen en de inkomende lucht te koelen, heb ik ervoor gekozen om een zogenaamde Cold Side DV relocation kit te kopen van de heren van Creations Motorsport. Hoge kwaliteits siliconenslang en nette, complete levering inc slangklemmen en 90 graden bocht. Zie hieronder de voor en na foto’s. Heb er nog te weinig mee gereden om het echte verschil te merken.

Creations Motorsport Cold Side DV Relocation kit

Before Cold Side DV Relocation kit

After Cold Side DV Relocation kit

Het idee vond ik op Reddit, waarbij het in bepaalde landen heel normaal is om een camera in de auto te hebben (bewijs voor verzekerig etc). Na een lange zoektocht op eBay heb ik uiteindelijk gekozen voor onderstaand model, die leek mij het meest geschikt. Zoek maar eens op eBay met de termen: “car cam dash dvr”, veel succes! De camera kan in 1080i en 720p opneme, bij 720p kan de camera op 30fps filmen. Eerste indrukken zijn goed, audiokwaliteit kan beter, maar ben vooralsnog erg positief.

Full HD Carcam package contents

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Info:
Camera: Nikon D5100 + Nikkor 17-55mm AF-S / D300 + Nikkor 17-55mm AF-S / Apple iPhone 4