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    Ricspeedsix
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    Evora S
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  1. I'm running cup2 on my tuned Evora S in the GT430 sizes. I don't use my car as a daily so I was willing to accept some compromise when I made the decision Vs ps4s. Positives: - Super sticky and great for track - Sidewalls much stiffer so more responsive and less damage to edges if you use on track Negatives: - Grip is definitely compromised in cold or wet conditions - Wear rate is much higher IMHO. I wouldn't be suprised to get as little as 3000 miles from a set. The fact that the initial tread depth is much less to start with probably doesn't help. - P
  2. My car wasn't entirely stock when I got it as it already had a full performance aftermarket exhaust system (including headers and cat). I've also ended up somewhere between the 390 and 430 setup as currently have the 390 kit but also with the full CF airbox. So essentially the 430 kit without the smaller supercharger pulley (but with the 390 map) - estimate this is circa 400bhp. The performance increase was certainly noticeable and so far not experienced any negatives or excess heat etc. Noise wise it's hard to compare as my old exhaust system sounded great but was far too loud. The
  3. What size are the front and rears and what pads are you using in combination?
  4. Agree with other poster. I had this problem exactly the same. Replaced the brake switch and solved. It's an easy fix and doesn't require any mechanical experience or tools, just a bit of body contortion to get into the drivers footwell! Switch is a generic part and costs only a few £ - don't pay the Lotus tax. Just search on here and you should be able to find thread with all the details and part you need to buy. Good luck
  5. My own limited experience I would say that the Evora feels pretty sensitive to tyres especially on the limit. I've had the different sets over the last 6 months on road and track. Contis, P Zero Corsas and now Cup 2s. Personally I wouldn't mix tyres anyway least of all on the Evora. Sticking newer, higher performing tyres on the front at a time of year when the roads are cold and wet sounds like a recipe to swap ends to me. Your going to have to buy them anyway so how much are your saving eeking the last bit of rubber from your old rears?
  6. From what I can tell there's not a front in Merc fit or rear in the Porsche size so only option (unless you go for the BMW rear spec). Out of interest what is the factory fit on the Evora 410/430 when taking Cup 2s? Anyone able to confirm?
  7. HI Bruss - Did you go for the BMW spec rear Cup2s? One of the reviews I read about the 430 said Lotus used the NO (Porsche) spec cup 2s but I can't find these in 285s anywhere. Same question on the fronts - did you go for the regular version or the NO?
  8. Did you try the cup 2s on standard geo settings on track or did u change both at the same time? I read somewhere else that Cup 2s prefer certain camber settings to work properly. Not an expert on tyres or chassis dynamics to understand whether that is or not.
  9. I just fitted a connector for the battery conditioner to the terminals on the battery and ran the lead out of the edge of the battery cover. More reliable connector than the 12v in the boot with no Fuse to blow and tucks away neatly in the cargo net in the boot when not in use.
  10. I understood that the MPS4S was replacing and improves on the super sport. Am I wrong?
  11. Hi All Sorry I know there have been a few threads on tyres already - I think I've read them all but still have some questions! Having just finished off my old Conti tyres on a carlimits day today in style (see pic) I'm in the market for some replacements. I have an Evora SR with Komotek Stage 2. I have the option 19 front and 20 rear inch wheels. It's a weekend toy rather than a daily driver so my usage is usually fair weather weekend jaunts or occasional European driving trips. I'm starting to get into doing more trackdays and performance driving training etc. I'm consider
  12. Thanks. No worries. Thought it was a bit of a stretch! Been so busy and just suddenly remembered if forgotten to buy ?
  13. Is it still possible to get tickets on the gate and park up with all the other Lotuses? Have an Evora SR.
  14. Thanks for tip. Out of interest where did you mount it. On the glass itself or hidden under a pillar or similar?
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