- Mar 13th. 2015
- By CourtenaySport
This very clean low mileage VX220 2.2 came to us for some pre trackday checks and upgrades prior to its owner getting involved in doing some UK track days.
Apart from the obvious fluid changes; oil (5w-40 Fully Synthetic) and filter, brake fluid and gearbox oil (75w-90 Fully Synthetic), the spark plugs were also replaced with NGK platinum plugs. A thorough inspection identified a few other areas that required some work. The rear spring seats/damper collars were corroding quite badly, which is not unusual over time and so were replaced, both side engine mounts had separated and were replaced and an uprated polyurethane insert was fitted to the front engine mount to help reduce engine movement. The header tank had started to crack and degrade, again another quite common issue, so to prevent premature failure on track a new one was fitted.
The brakes pads were getting low and so M1155 brakes pads were fitted front and rear as a starting point. Further attention will be paid to the brakes and suspension as the driver finds his ‘track legs’, so to speak.
To improve performance the ecu was remapped and a K&N Induction kit fitted. One a rolling road set up was carried out we saw results of 156bhp and 163 lb ft torque.
Finally front a rear towing eyes were fitted (essential for trackday use) and a set of Team Dynamics pro Race 1.2 alloy wheels with some trackday tyres finished off the package.
This should prove to be a very good and enjoyable track day car.