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Old 28-04-2018, 07:56 PM   #11
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On both my A5 with Phantom Black paint, and my S5 with Sepang Blue paint, the Meguiars MicroFibre cutting pads and Meguiars MicroFibre cutting compound have done a great job on cutting out the swirls. It also doesn’t finish bad either and is great to work with.

I personally wouldn’t use anything else on hard German paints

Although worth noting they are designed for DA machines. Sort of bridges the gap between the fast cutting rotary and good finishing of a DA.

Lovely S5 BTW! Knew a few guys who supercharged their V8 versions abd they were pretty astounding!
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On both my A5 with Phantom Black paint, and my S5 with Sepang Blue paint, the Meguiars MicroFibre cutting pads and Meguiars MicroFibre cutting compound have done a great job on cutting out the swirls. It also doesn’t finish bad either and is great to work with.

I personally wouldn’t use anything else on hard German paints

Although worth noting they are designed for DA machines. Sort of bridges the gap between the fast cutting rotary and good finishing of a DA.

Lovely S5 BTW! Knew a few guys who supercharged their V8 versions abd they were pretty astounding!
Thank you for the reply... All good points.

Yes, the thought is burning a hole in my mind about supercharging it... But there are other supporting mods needed first, race cats, larger downpipes, larger free flowing exhaust etc...
I'm already starting to accumulate parts to make the replacement exhaust system.
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You had an Ur-Quattro? Should have kept and maintained it :-)
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You had an Ur-Quattro? Should have kept and maintained it :-)
lol, it was back in the day... and she was very well maintained, was a bloody money pit though but then aren't all fun cars
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Although worth noting they are designed for DA machines. Sort of bridges the gap between the fast cutting rotary and good finishing of a DA.
So are the not suitable on my rotary then?
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Old 30-04-2018, 01:17 PM   #16
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I had an S5 before my current R35, the cost of supercharging was about £12k IIRC, not worth the relatively minimal power upgrade it delivered. One of the reasons why I got rid.

the other thing to watch out for is you will often have more grip than clutch bite so it is fairly easy to smoke the clutch, especially so if you run better tyres than the oem bridgestones.

other than that a lovely car to cover lots of miles in with great comfort
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So are the not suitable on my rotary then?
No designed for DA. No idea if it can be used for rotary, but certainly wasn’t designed for it.
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I had an S5 before my current R35, the cost of supercharging was about £12k IIRC, not worth the relatively minimal power upgrade it delivered. One of the reasons why I got rid.

the other thing to watch out for is you will often have more grip than clutch bite so it is fairly easy to smoke the clutch, especially so if you run better tyres than the oem bridgestones.

other than that a lovely car to cover lots of miles in with great comfort
Minimal...?!

It pushes the Peak BHP from about 350 to just under 600....if that’s minimal, what do you consider large??
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This was probably 5 years ago when I had mine, IIRC power was only upped to 450-500bhp then, seems like things have moved on.

though I do drive an R35 GTR now so high bhp has a very different meaning!
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Like most tuning, all you are doing is finding the next week link.... when getting close to 600bhp then the stock S5 clutch will be that weak link.
but even with only 450-500bhp that is still better than 350bhp lol.... and who doesn't like a V8 sound with a supercharger added....?

simonharris, what kit did you have fitted?
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