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  1. A 295/30/18 works perfectly well particularly AR1’s and AO52’s but not so good in damp conditions
  2. I have a brand new set with stickers on etc. They are a late 2021 manufacture and I purchased them in Feb this year I have switched to Nankang AR1’s on my track wheels so will probably not go back to Cup 2’s If interested let me know
  3. I had something similar on mine but the red redline lights came on simultaneously at 4,000rpm and wouldn’t let me rev higher. Fortunately at Silverstone and Ben got it in straight away to do diagnostics, but nothing came up. He wasn’t sure why and it’s never done it since.
  4. You can do Anglesey, with no issue, Silverstone and Donington are ok so long as you short shift by the noise meters.. There are others but will need to be driveby as unlikely to pass any static tests unless a loud day
  5. As stated this was in no way any criticism levelled at you and more directed at some of the folks who gave opinions as they are entitled to do but without perhaps fully understanding the situation imo. With social media you can be judged guilty unfortunately
  6. Interesting read from Jim. I did think there may be more to the story than that posted on Eddies thread. I have every sympathy with what happened to his car, and it must have been a terrific shock for him. Although it does appear the back box which failed had been previously fitted to a written off car ?. If this is correct then while Jim may use strong language which not everyone agrees with he does have valid points. I feel for Eddie, however Jim runs a business and if these are the facts then he has every right to be heard and to defend himself. I for one do not wish in any way to criticise Eddie, but some of the folks who posted on his fb thread without knowing the potential facts
  7. The biggest ongoing issue is when you take exhaust off and on a few times. The hanger bracket bolts screw to a very dubiously allegedly welded plate that has the 2 nuts on. The plate will eventually part company with the chassis and is them a right pita to line up
  8. Good numbers, what about the Torque ? I had mine dynoed yesterday and it’s a bit of a lottery really with all the different variables, however the Torque was 389lbs ft which was better than I expected. Forged will add some longevity, good luck
  9. What dyno numbers did you get on your car Matt ?
  10. Minimum seems to be around £80-£85k The car came fully loaded but options I think worth having are : Sound deadening, Carpets, Harness Bar, Barge Boards and AC
  11. I did all this research last year for my Cup430. Went for the Tubular Quiet system with rear cans. Then simple swap out of back box when not tracking it
  12. I expect very few owners, me included who will sell in the short term but like everything, at the right price you can buy anything. Good Luck
  13. The official line is this ”With ESP deactivated only the ABS and HBA ( Hydraulic Brake Assist ) system are still active However with the Cup430 you also have the additional Lotus VTC which has 6 settings, 1 of which is off. With ESP and Traction Control off there should be no electronic intervention.
  14. I know the feeling. The rubber is held on with plastic grommet screws and 3M tape as presumably it is anticipated it will catch and therefore be ripped off without damaging the carbon splitter
  15. I think on mine it may rub, as 10mm lower at front although since having a full track Geo done the front is far more secure in the corners..
  16. After too much deliberation I ordered Nankang AR’1s to use as my track tyres. Went with 215 up front but 295 rears as unable to get them in 285’s, although they are not really any wider than the Cup 2’s. They are an aggressive warm weather track tyre but not so good in cold or damp conditions. I will keep with the Cup 2’s for road use however as still little choice for road only tyres in OEM sizes The AR1’s are heavier though so will see if there is any noticeable difference. On a separate note I have not seen any aftermarket spacers for the rear wheels advertised although the Lotus wheels seem to come with the fitting holes pre-drilled.
  17. Would only use them for to and from track day on road as have an additional road set of wheels/tyres
  18. Interested to hear you are running 225 fronts. What car is that on and any mods to allow this. I have a Cup430 and after seeing a friend running his M2 on AR1’s and how much better they were compared to the Cup 2’s he ran before I will switch out to AR1’s once Cup 2’s are done. You can’t get AR1’s in OEM for rear so would need to be 295’s which will fit fine. They do OEM fronts in 215 but 225 if fits without fouling then this would complement the rears better imo.
  19. The 570s was my first Mac Gordon and so was a bit special but sold it in haste and on rebound bought a 600LT which did not really complement my Lotus. They were too close in comfort, and dynamics, although the 600LT was overall an easier road package. I think though, had it been Napier Green I would probably have kept it. I think regular track folks would find the 600LT a better buy and some prefer the more aural noise it makes but anyone who has a Cup430 knows it can’t compete with the Lotus Ti exhaust The 570s is an excellent car which offers daily driving and of course some track days if required
  20. A well trodden and logical step as so much Lotus DNA in McLarens which is partly what Ron Dennis wanted. I did similar but have managed to hold onto my 430Cup. My 570s was a Track Pack but moved to a 600LT , then 720s. The 570s was imo the most rounded and I enjoyed it more. Hopefully you will to
  21. Yes they are held on by 3 small screws. I would post a picture but don’t seem able to at the moment. Just toying with the idea of using 295 Nankangs but with 215’s up front , 225’s would be better if they fit though
  22. What offset are the KT ones ? Also the 430 wheels come with a 3mm spacer fitted to the wheels, don’t think the 410 ones do though
  23. Yes a much better solution, Will give it a try next time I swap out the back box although looks like it may not be too easy to access
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