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  1. I think it's luck of the draw regarding how many rev's you're asked for. The last test I had, I was asked for "Four and half please". So I gave them 4, which in hindsight and looking at the graph below, was not so clever I still failed by a HUGE margin (105db versus a limit of 100db). I suspect my Quicksilver muffler which has been on the car for an indeterminate length of time (it was on when I purchased the car) may be suffering from a certain amount of packing deterioration! I had checked the Quicksilver website before booking the trackday, and my muffler is stated as emitting a m
  2. Hang on a minute - no one mentioned any part of the circuit being notorious before I booked this! Oh well, better just hope that my brakes work..
  3. Welcome Ray! Your real name wouldn't happen to be Bruce Wayne would it?
  4. I'm up for Combe on the 11th. I dithered too long for Rockingham on Monday, and it now looks full..besides it's notoriously slippery in the wet!
  5. Looks fantastic Imran. I'm tempted by Castle Combe as it's reasonably local and I've never been round it. What are your impressions? BTW - you got mail (or at least should have...)
  6. It's also worth mentioning that Hofmanns use a different piston to the factory Nitron setup, and also employ bespoke valving. I have no affiliation with Hofmanns BTW, but that's where I'll be heading. Shortly.
  7. Phew. Must say, your car looks great. Are those dive-planes from Reverie?
  8. I'm intrigued....elaboration most definitely required.
  9. Some fantastic pictures in that album! Completely agree regarding the ride height - the stance looks spot-on.
  10. Hi Chris - I made an enquiry via the Hoffmans web-site function. Must be a hitch somewhere... I'll contact you directly.
  11. Thanks Imran, I had read that on the other thread. And a big thanks for the PM's on the same subject. Without wanting to hijack this thread: I've chatted at length with Nitron sales but it seems with Pat leaving some of the V6 knowledge/history has done likewise. I've emailed Hoffmans with a general enquiry in the hope that ultimately Pat will be able to get involved but as yet I've had no response. I'll pick up the phone tomorrow... One thing I've been unable to ascertain is how the road manners of your car have suffered, if at all. I must admit, for the avoidance of any trial
  12. Hi Norbert - Not sure if it's a common occurrence or not but a quick trawl turned another instance up... http://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/forum/topic/64612-exige-v6-brake-fluid/ For the removal of any doubt, it's a relatively inexpensive insurance policy to just get some SRF in the system before you head out on track.
  13. Good news indeed. I've been considering a damper upgrade for some time now but cannot decide which one, and who to entrust with the geo'. Nitron? Ohlins? JRZ? I'm painfully aware that a cars suspension system is one of the most compromised attributes, but I don't want to completely destroy the on-road manners (although I suspect the rear-end could benefit from some additional rebound damping on the road anyhow) for the benefit of better track performance. It's really difficult to get non-biased opinions, as most have generally had to shell-out a considerable amount of money on t
  14. Yes. I removed the roof last year (only once mind) and I'm fairly sure I died. There's probably a line in the manual somewhere that says "Caution! - may contain nuts." such is the fear generated by the litigious society which we have created. For what it's worth I too have taken my son out in the Exige in both a forward facing seat (Recaro Monza), and more recently on a booster seat (£10 Argos special). The problem is, I can't tell you whether either option is safe as I somehow managed to avoid crashing into anything. Despite being dead.
  15. Definitely sounds like boiled fluid Nathan. This would have produced gas - which is readily compressible - hence the pedal. I've run SRF on track in my M3 CSL, Carrera, and GT-R (which produced a ridiculous amount of heat!) without issues - it's very good fluid indeed, and will be going in my Exige once all of the salt has vanished from the roads, and it can safely venture out of hibernation.. Really looking forward to getting the Exige on track, despite the "upgrades" (compromises) that will inevitably creep in as a result.
  16. Uneven pad transfer is usually quite visually obvious - the surface of the disc does not have a uniform appearance - it appears blotchy. I recently had a bad case of this on my GT-R, again having fitted Pagids (RS29's) after DS2500's, with insufficient time to bed them in properly before a track day (so I didn't get chance to remove all of the old compound off the disc surface before adding new compound) . In order to remove the uneven deposits I had to drive at normal road speeds and brake sympathetically without getting the pads too hot, effectively keeping them abrasive and below the beddin
  17. Looks great Danny. I did this to mine recently too, but resorted to a slightly smaller plate (and cut-down bracket) to keep things neat. Wait until you do the rear one - took me 8 hours!
  18. I've been following this quietly for a while, and can see no reason whatsoever for being unable to fit the forged wheels while maintaining your current geo-settings (assuming they're available). Therefore enabling you to swap wheel/tyres as the whim and/or application takes you. The only thing you'll be doing is changing the sidewall's angle of incidence to the ground (on both sides of the tyre's section) due to the bigger stretch associated with 12mm wider rims. The contact patch will remain the same to all intents and purposes. This assumes it's still possible to fit the regular cast wheels
  19. To the best of my knowledge my car's ECU software was not updated while it was in for a service in September, but I'll phone the dealer and find out what's what.. I hadn't realised that Lotus check for "over-rev's" either, but any that I may have inflicted have been directly related to the inconsistencies , and sometimes baulky nature of the gear-shift towards the upper reaches of the rev-range. Not my lack of hand/foot coordination, or my ham fists. Honest. It was the same with my Porsche.
  20. Any idea when this latest software went live at the dealers? I Had my car serviced in September, so it looks like I Just missed out, but if the results are as noticeable as they sound it's worth booking it in just for the ECU software update...
  21. Completely agree with Jonny on this. I wanted a GT4 really quite badly, but having spent years rev-matching for myself, I hate auto-blip with a vengeance, and if this function cannot be de-activated in Sport mode it would cross the GT4 off my shopping list. Learning to heel and toe should be a fundamental part of driving a manual car, and not being able to do it would be a serious loss of fun and ultimate control. It's almost as bad as having a bloody PDK!
  22. This is all relative. For those who say an Exige V6 is expensive to track, they should try an R35 GT-R!
  23. That's exactly what I paid earlier this month for my yr2 service with brake/clutch fluid change.
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