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  1. Can't help thinking the newly announced Aston Martin engine would fit the Evora/Exige platform perfectly. They will have spent a tonne developing and testing, so Lotus could do something similar to Aston did with the Merc V8's. Would be nice to have a UK developed and built engine instead of a modified Volvo unit.
  2. This year I have decided to go racing. I will be competing in most if not all of the C1 events (work permitting). The highlights will be the Silverstone 24hr and the Spa 24hr! I will narrate it all here including costs along the way. Doing my initial research when looking into 'going racing' there was very little info on costs and how to do it, so thought it might be useful for others considering the same. Initially we were going to buy a road going C1 and do some spannering ourselves to make it race ready. However owing to work commitments from all drivers we have decided to just pay-as-you-go each event, which is probably more expensive but much easier. First step is getting the ARDS test done which I have booked to do at Goodwood on the 20th March. At £389 it's a bit more than some but you do get three 15 minute track sessions. More to follow.....
  3. It appears a good system, however there seem to be lots of different parts bolted together - would only need a small failure in one for it to cause real problems. Most people seem to run modified back plates (some metal some carbon) with success. Seems like a job for @alias23
  4. Looks like funnel and pipe (not included) from underside of the car. Any idea how much each unit weighs?
  5. The 1320 is a bit small to make much more power efficiently, without generating too much heat, the 1900 is more suited to 4.0l plus engines. The 1740 is basically the sweet spot, both in terms of operating efficiency window and packaging with a charge cooler. The EX490 kit uses the factory 430 Charger and cooler combined with proprietary intake and headers. Hoping to get mine installed in the coming months.....
  6. Nice bit of kit. Likewise have been impressed by my Solo2DL, would be nice to pair it with the SmartyCam but the price of the thing! And will likely be worthless when they bring the next gen out. Presumably this would be compatible with a 3rd party ECU?
  7. When I enquired end of last year with SSC and Harrop regarding their charge cooled setup, SSC just pushed me towards Hoffman's but Harrop would sell directly to me. Shipping wasn't too bad if I remember correctly, never got as far shipping so can't comment on import taxes.
  8. I spoke to someone from Lotus HQ who told me there will be one or two special editions to celebrate upcoming anniversaries for the Elise and Exige.
  9. I thought it might be gear linkage but I think 3rd and 5th are on the same link and 3rd is fine. With 5th it's as if I haven't depressed the clutch all the way. Do Back on Track have much experience with the gearboxes/gear linkage? They are not far from me in Guildford.
  10. Anyone else had issues with 5th gear crunching when going in?Especially when on track? Every other gear is smooth (thanks to Redline MT90).
  11. As said above. Turning in too early, which is pushing you wide of the apex, you are then coming off gas which is causing the front to bite and the rear go light, then turning again to hit the apex. By the time you exit and are back on the gas the car is not balanced, the weight is in the wrong place and you light up the rears.
  12. Anyone else going to Castle Combe on 10/10/2019?
  13. Has anyone gone for larger rear discs - and noticed any increase in braking performance. I’m still on the stock single piece rear discs but they are almost done. Will go fully float from Seriously Lotus. Just not sure if the bigger discs are worth it on the rear.
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