XLR8 Automotive

Established in 2002, XLR8-Automotive specialise in the customisation of all vehicles to suit you or your companys needs.

Performance Vehicle Preparation (Race, rally, track etc), Emergency Vehicle Conversions, Fleet Tracking, Sat Nav Installations, Hands Free kits, Reversing Cameras, Auto Electrics, Fault Diagnostics & More!  Follow us on FACEBOOK

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205 GTI
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Peugeot 205 GTI
1.9 8V


Conversion to 57I Induction Kit.
Gold colour 15” Peugeot Alloys.
Grooved Disks.
3” Ashley Competition Exhaust system.
Polished & cleaned engine.
Pioneer CD head unit.
Base speaker custom mounted in parcel shelf.
Custom Fit Amp direct feed to bass speaker.
2 * pioneer 6*9” speakers.
Up-rated Oil cooler.


Later converted to a MI16 engine.
1.9 16V
Twin 45 Carbs.

(Car now used for track racing in Ireland! A top 5 car!!)

205 GTI Rally Car
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XLR8 Prepared 205 GTI Rally Spec:

Shell:
Standard 1.6 GTI Shell Converted for Rally use.
Sunroof Removed.
Bonnet Pins.
Boot Springs.
Safety Pull Cables.
Bonnet Vents
Rear Spoiler
Rear Wiper Removed.
Air Horns.
Re-sprayed & colour-coded in Blue.
100 Watt Main Beam Bulbs.
Wiring for twin 120W spotlights.
OMP Sump Guard.

Engine:
1580cc XU Block Completely Re-Built.
‘Puma Racing’ Big Valve Head-inc Large Ports-Gas flowed, 3 Angle Valves, Head Skimmed to Match Cam.
Piper Rally Camshaft.
Piper Vernier Pulley.
Converted to OMEX Mapable ECU- Distributor less Ignition system-Twin Coil.
Custom Crank Position Sensor using 36-1 Wheel.
Twin 45 Dellorto Carbs Conversion. Using Facet Fuel pump, Pressure Regulator & Twin Cable Linkage. Puma racing Ported Inlet Manifold.
Throttle Position Sensor.
ITG Twin Filters.
Oil Cooler.
OMP GRP N Exhaust System
Electric Power-Steering.
Up-rated Engine Mounts.
Quick shift gear Kit.

Brakes:
Grooved Discs.
Standard Callipers.
Rally Pads (ferrodo)
Front/Rear Bias Valve
Hydrolic Handbrake.
Fly-off Handbrake.
Dot 5.1 Fluid Conversion.

Transmission:
Peugeot Sport Close ratio gearbox (Top speed 105Mph).
Peugeot Sport Final Drive Crown Wheel & Pinion.
Alcon solid plate 4 Paddle clutch & Pressure Spring.
Quaffe ATB Limited Slip Differential.


Wheels & Tyres
1.9 GTI Rims In Gold.
195-45-15” Soft Compound Max Sport Intermediate Tyres.


Suspension Etc:
Front: AVO Coil-Overs & adjustable Dampers.
Rear: Bilstein Dampers.
Peugeot Sport Lowered rear beam & up rated torsion Bar + Poly Mounts
Omp-Upper & lower Strut Braces.

Interior:
OMP 8 Point Welded in Roll cage.
Stripped out from standard & fitted aluminium panels
Hand Held Extinguisher Mounted in front of drivers seat.
Plumbed In extinguisher to engine bay-Mounted in front of co-driver
Vertical Hydrolic Handbrake.
Fly-Off Handbrake.
OMP Side mounted Seats.
Sabelt 3” 5 point Harnesses.
Sparco Steering wheel with 2 switches.
Custom Made Dash & Internal Fuse & Switch Panel.
Custom Made gear linkage Gater.
Kill Switch.
Alloy Heal Pads & footrest.
Sparco Pedals.
Custom designed & Made Rev counters & Shift lights Inc Rev limiter.
Peltor Intercom.
Helmet Net fitted.
Map light.
Peugeot First aid Kit.
Custom Made Spare wheel holder.

Car phone installations..
(2 Images)

Various hands free installations...

Corsa Rally Car
(9 Images)

XLR8 Prepared Corsa B Rally Spec:

Shell:
Standard GSI Shell Converted for Rally use.
10 Point Multi Cage With addition on engine bay Brace.
Fast clearing front heated window.
Bonnet Pins.
Boot Springs.
Safety Pull Cables.
Bonnet Vents & provision for bonnet pod.
Rear Wiper Removed.
Air Horns.
100 Watt Main Beam Bulbs.
Wiring for twin 120W spotlights.
Custom Made Sump Guard.

Engine:
1.4 Suzuki Swift engine.
Converted to run on Bike Throttle Bodys.
Converted to Megasquirt Mapable ECU- Distributor less Ignition system-Twin Coil.
Twin 45 Dellorto Carbs Conversion. Using Facet Fuel pump, Regulator & Twin Cable Linkage.
Throttle Position Sensor.
Piper X Filters
Ashley 3” exhaust system Inc 4 branch manifold.
Up-rated Engine Mounts.

Brakes:
Up graded Astra Grooved Discs.
Larger Calipers.
Rally Pads (Mintex)
Goodridge Braided hoses.
Brake pipes moved in side car.
Dot 5.1 Fluid Conversion.
Hydraulic Handbrake mounted next to steering wheel.
Brake Bias Valve Front/Rear.

Transmission:
Quaife Close ratio ‘straight cut’ gearbox (Top speed 105Mph).
Quaife Final Drive Crown Wheel & Pinion.
Helix Paddle clutch & Heavy duty Pressure Plate.
Tran-X 90% Limited Slip Differential.

Suspension Etc:
Front: FK Coil-Overs & Dampers.
Rear: Converted to use strut coilovers.
Omp-Upper Strut Brace.

Interior:
Safety Devices 10 Point Welded in Roll cage.
Stripped out from standard & completely re-wired + Heater removed.
Hand Held Extinguisher Mounted in front of passengers seat.
Plumbed In extinguisher to engine bay-Mounted behind drivers seat.
Hydraulic ‘dash mounted’ handbrake.
Cobra Seats.
3” 4 point Harnesses.
Racing Steering wheel Inc 2 buttons for launch control.
Custom Made Dash & Internal Fuse/ Switch Panel.
Kill Switch.
Alloy footrest.
Sparco Pedals.
Peltor Intercom.
Custom Made Spare wheel holder.

Covert tracker installation
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Covert tracker installed behind BMW dash..

Emergency service vehicle installs
(17 Images)

Various emergency service conversions & installations...

EVO 1
(6 Images)

Mitsubishi Evolution 1
2L Turbo 16V

Spec Unknown

XlR8 Modifications:
Turbo Timer Inc Handbrake ‘Cut-off’.

Fiesta Rally Car
(6 Images)

This was one of XLR8's First rally cars- A Fiesta XR2,This cars Spec Included:
Twin Carbs.
Rally Camshaft.
Gas flowed Big Valve head.
Lightend and balanced fly wheel.
knife edged crank.
RS Turbo gearbox.
This car came first in class and 11th overall out of 50!.

Honda CRX
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Honda CRX
1.6 16V

XLR8 Modifications:
Piper X Induction kit & cold feed.
Magnex Twin pipe exhaust system.
TSW 15” Alloys.
Pioneer Head Unit & 6 Disc Multi Changer.
CD steering remote.
Custom designed & made gear knob.

Impreza Type R
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Subaru Impreza STI Type R
2L Turbo.

XLR8 Modifications.
Repaired rear window mount.
Up-rated Discs & pads.
Service.



Impreza WRX Black
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Subaru Impreza WRX
2L 16v Turbo

XLR8 Modifications:
HKS Strut Brace.
HKS Atmospheric dump Valve.
Up-graded spark Plugs.
Delimited Speedo cable conversion to MPH.
HKS Exhaust system
K&N induction kit.
Lowered by 80mm
Race shockers

Custom mounted ‘A’ pillar Boost gauge.
‘Custom Mounted’ Pioneer CD Head Unit + Steering remote control.
Custom mounted rear 6*9 Speakers.
Alloy Gear Knob.
HKS Pedals.

Race steering wheel.
Custom Made WRX Embroider mats & alloy heal pad.
EVO rear wing.
Custom coloured Callipers.
Turbo Timer Custom Mounted

Impreza WRX Silver
(3 Images)

Subaru Impreza WRX

2L 16v Turbo (.9Bar)

XLR8 Modifications:
Boost Pressure set to .95 Bar.
Sparco Strut Brace.
Bailey Piston Atmospheric dump Valve.
Up-graded spark Plugs.
Delimited-Speedo cable conversion to MPH.
Custom mounted Boost gauge.
Custom Mounted Air/Fuel Display.
Pioneer CD Head Unit + Steering remote control
Conversion to ‘Momo’ leather gear gaiter & knob
Momo Handbrake handle & leather Gaiter.
Custom Made WRX Embroider mats & alloy heal pad.
White Dials Conversion.
OMP Pedals
De-cat & up-rated exhaust.
Custom coloured Callipers.
Custom mounted Turbo Timer
K&N induction Kit.
Lowered by 30mm
‘Blue I badge’.
Alloy WRX Badge.


Integra Type R
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Integra Type ‘R’
1.8 16V VTEC

Spec: Standard.

XLR8 Modifications:
Replaced & up rated Auxiliary drive belt.
Up rated Engine ‘Earth Cables’.
Pioneer CD Head Unit + Boot Mounted Multi changer.

Mini Van
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A min van that we fully stripped to the bare chassis ready for a full refurb!

Mini!
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MINI.

XLR8 Modifications:
Full Stage 2 Conversion Comprising –RC40 exhaust system- K&N Induction Kit – Up rated Carburettor needle.
Full Re-spray in ‘one-off’ Pearl-met Red’ (White roof)
Chrome trim all over.
New badges.
Bonnet Stripes.
New rear sub-frame & brake Pipes.
Pioneer CD Head Unit.
Sports Steering Wheel.
New Carpet & gear Knob.
New Front Seats (half leather-Special edition).

Mobile Data Terminal
(1 Image)

A typical Mobile Data Terminal...

MR2 GTI 16
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Toyota MR2
2L 16V T-Bar.

XLR8 Modifications:
Pioneer CD head unit.
Custom-Fit 6 * 9 Pioneer speakers.
Custom Fitted Amplifier powering 6*9’s.
17” FOX Alloy wheels & low Profile tyres.
Alloy gear knob.
Spax lowering Kit.
Spax Dampers.
K & N 57I Induction Kit.
Custom fitted Mats with MR2 Logo.

P1 Impreza
(4 Images)

XLR8 Modifications:
Dump Valve,
Induction Kit,
Custom fit mats,
CD player installation

R1 Mini
(47 Images)

A standard mini that we fully converted & fabricated everything to convert it to a rear engined RWD R1 powered mini!..... The pics speak for themselves!

Rib Boat- Console Design
(13 Images)

Rib Boat- Rewire all electrics, custom fit sat nav into console & custom build a 'dial pod' to house 2 marine dials etc...

RX7 Show Car
(7 Images)

Mazda RX7.
2.6 Twin Rotor Turbo.

XLR8 Modifications:
Up-grade to ‘performance oil & oil filter.
CD Head Unit Install.
Door Speakers Install.
2 * Phoenix Gold’ Amp Kits installed.
Full Rear ‘Custom display install’ of Amps-Bass Speakers etc)- Designed by customer, created By XLR8. (Pictures due soon!!)
Many future modifications planned by customer!
    

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