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  1. I swapped my A048's for Avon ZZS as I didn't want to mess about having 2 sets of wheels. They are still a semi-slick tyre but so much better in the wet than A048's including standing water.

    No complaint on track back in march in cool wet, damp and dry conditions, Ultimate test will be a fully dry track day on a warm/hot day, Hopefully will be able to confirm after the LOT day at Blyton next weekend.

     

  2. I'll be there along with a good few from MLOC 👍

    Great little circuit with a mix of corners and low risk, only part to take extra caution on is the Wriggler chicane but never had a problem myself but seen 1 car in the barrier last year and they always mention this in the briefing.

    You can find some videos on my You Tube channel <HERE> Some of my S1 & Clio Cup.

    Andy.

     

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  3. On 22/02/2018 at 20:00, Colin67 said:

    Hi @BatMobile. I had Hangar 111 instal the Komo-Tec phase 3 upgrade. The Elise Cups use the Toyota Prius engine, which in original form is (I think) 1600 cc and comes with a very restricted exhaust system. Lotus increase the capacity to 1800cc but leave the exhaust for  homologisation reasons. So, what KT do is effectively uncork the engine. The mods are: 1) on the exhaust side: install much larger 4 into 1 manifold, change to a large 200 cell Cat and have you separately purchase a free flow sports exhaust. 2) on the inlet side they instal a TRD airbox and a smaller supercharger pulley and belt to increase supercharger boost. Then they remap the engine to take advantage of the new free flow characteristics. The upshot is the power increases from 217 bhp to about 260 bhp and the torque increases from 187 ft lbs to about 210 ft lbs. The revised torque characteristics are great, giving more early torque with a flatter curve over a much wider rev range. I'm not sure what the upgraded performance stats are but I've been on track with 250 Cups who's owners confessed they could not keep up accelerating out of corners. Mind you they are better drivers than me through the bends, where it matters, but in a drag race they'r toast. The stock S/220, 250 and 260 cup are all effectively the same torque. However, the last time I looked, the only derivative that KT provide upgrades for are the S/220 Cup. Attempts to upgrade the 250 Cups seem to put them in limp modes, which is a real shame because the chassis can handle so much more. Having said all that my car is relatively heavy at about 930 kg. I know of an owner of a new Elise sprint who is having the KT upgrade in March and his car only weighs about 860 kg, which will be really potent.                                     With regards June options Alastair the only thing I've booked is  Thruxton on 25th June. I'm not at home at the moment: currently in a hotel about 2 miles from Bedford Autodrome ready for track day tomorrow, (Friday) then travelling on Saturday to Brands Hatch for another trackday on Sunday. Goodwood on the 1st sounds good to me, but need to check with the boss and I'll get back to you. 

    I've been looking at this option and plan to upgrade my S Cup over next winter, Results sound great :thumbup:

  4. 9 hours ago, Kosmo said:

    To kick off the track day season a few of us MLOC folk are doing Bedford GT on Sat 10th March, It would be good to get a few more Lotus on the day as a mini gathering :thumbup:

    Its an MSV run event so should be policed well and its a great track for any 1st timers.

    Andy

    Just to confirm, this is Sat March 10th...... Not sure why I put Maarch & Feb in title :wallbash:

  5. To kick off the track day season a few of us MLOC folk are doing Bedford GT on Sat 10th March, It would be good to get a few more Lotus on the day as a mini gathering :thumbup:

    Its an MSV run event so should be policed well and its a great track for any 1st timers.

    Andy

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