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  1. This helps a lot: thank you! I am quite oriented on the Komo-tec one at the moment, since I saw so many lotus with it. I will ask a few more information before getting it. Point 3) is actually fundamental! Another advantage of the KT kit would be that front and rear disks and pads will be fully identical, and it will be easier to manage replacements later. I measured: the front is 30 mm (so lost 2mm and should be replaced also because of that). The rear is at 25 mm (lost 1 mm, however probably will replace also it).
  2. I just bought a trailer to tow my Cup 380 to the race track instead of driving it. I was surprised that although I locked the car with the remote key, the car didn't made any noise / alarm while towed... no anti lifting alarm??
  3. On my Cup 380 I recently fitted 295/30R18 Yokohama on the rear withoit modifications/issues. Now the question is: would 225/45R17 fit on the front? Any experience? I have standard forged rims.
  4. Thanks to all for the suggestion. Next question is: do you recommend to replace them with a set of original disks from AP Racing or perhaps switch to Komo-tec kit? From what I see on Komotec website, a complete set would cost around 3700 Euro (including pads). Given that the pads are around 500-600 Euro, the 4 disks are at 3100 Euro. Do you know how much the original disks cost for comparison? And foremost, which one is better/last longer? I am happy with the original AP Racing disks, they lasted long and always delivered good braking, but I don't mind to switch to Komo-tec if they guarantee longer duration and same or better performance. As a note: I already use the PF08 pads on these disks - which is the same Komo-tec uses.
  5. I haven't measured the thickness - will do that over the weekend. However, the thickness should be OK (less than 2mm consumed - and you can see that the lines on the grooved disks are well visible). Cracks are there since a while, and are just getting more and more visible. I think on the front will replace the disk for sure. The rear however could potentially handle another set, also considering that they absorb only 30% of braking power.
  6. Hi everyone, I need an advise on my set of disks. My car is an Exige 380 Cup, and I still mount the original AP-Racing disks. The disk have nearly finished a second set of PF-08 pads (rear pads at 3-4 mm, front pads at 6-7 mm). See the picture below (they have a lot of track days on them!!). I think the front disk needs to be replaced at the end of this set of pads (so in around 1-2, max 3 track days), while the rear disk perhaps can go for a third set of PF-08 before being replaced. What do you think? Generally how many pads vs disks you consume before replacing the disks? FRONT DISK: REAR DISK:
  7. Totally agree. I said that's the way to go, not the way I would go.. 3500 per set is really too much, but so far that's only for GT2 RS and GT3 RS, so I can understand..
  8. At that price, the way to go is: 2 sets, 1 normal to practice and heat up, then over last session of the day you put the Cup 2R and try to make lap time over few laps only. This way they can last 5-6 track days.
  9. After having abused my first set of Cup 2 tyres I tried the Trofeo R and got very positively impressed. However, due to an issue with rear left tyre (loses a bit of air under track use!) I am going to change again. Did you tried the A052, and how do they compare with Cup2 and Trofeo for track use mainly. Thanks!
  10. One question: during a service, a part from the above do they do something else? Since I use the car on track I actually follow shorter intervals for oil change (3000-4000 km), and brake oil every year. What about the rest.. should I also do more frequent? And what?
  11. Hi again, I am considering to buy 2 very cheap rims just to perform the left-right tyre swap operation. I found these two on Amazon at 50 Euro total: Momo MOMWK2S75730065 – 7.5x17 ET30 5x110 Momo wk2b80845514 – 8x18 ET45 5x114,3 Do you think they will work? Any detail I am not considering? The rear one might be too small to fit brake caliper, however if I use some 20mm spacer plus longer bolts, it should solve the issue. Just to clarify: I will not drive on these rims! I will only use as temporary rims to sustain the car weight statically while performing the swap, as I do not have a winter tires. Thank you!
  12. Fortunately this is covered by the glass insurance, HOWEVER, I kind of feel bad for them. This work costed more than what I pay to cover two cars with full casco for a year... Switzerland...
  13. Total work in Switzerland 4300 CHF, around 3300 GBP. I am wondering how it can cost that much.. the glass of my Audi was 450 CHF, around 1000 with the work.
  14. Hi, Could you please tell me what is on average the replacement cost (part + installation) of a front windshield for a Lotus Exige 380 CUP (I guess is the same for any S3 Lotus Exige - right?). I got a stone chip, covered by my insurance - however I believe they really asked too much money for that work - way too much... I am curious what is the actual cost in UK or other countries (outside Switzerland). Thank you!
  15. Looks good. I did around 2000km on track and I still have 40% of the pad. So if PF08 past similar I will be very happy!
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