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  1. Yes, I did that on my old Movit installed on my Audi, but it is a very tedious and dirty work. Plus, if you do a track day you can't do until brakes are hot, and it is very impractical to do during the track day.
  2. Sorry if I post in the wrong place, but I could not find any discussion about the KT-490? Is there a thread? Did anyone in the forum tried it?
  3. Regarding toe, I have now 2.0 mm out (total) on the front, and 4.0 mm in (total) on the rear. This is similar to what Komotec also reccomend, as far as I know.
  4. Shims were all out, camber was maxed both on the front and the rear. I think it was -1.6 degree front, -2.1 degrees rear. Now my garage have milled the front and I have -2.4 there, but I have not tested the car since the modification. Regarding sway bars, I have it on soft at the front and on medium at the rear. What do you use?
  5. Indeed, this has been confirmed by Daniel Schwerfeld, who is a great coach and amazing driver (really!!!). I am not 100% sure, but in my opinion it is about the lightness of the car (particularly on the front) combined with the too small tires at the front (standard 215, now I have 225). In practice, the width of the tire is appropriate for the weight distribution, however when you brake hard you have too much pressure on them and they can't turn anymore. You can see this very well in the Nordschleife video when Daniel brake hard and turn at Hocheichen - the car understeer like crazy and he has to open and release the brake to turn. At Imola this issue was very evident, in practice you need to brake a bit earlier, enter in the turn with small/none brake, or in some cases even with already some gas. It takes some time to get used to it.
  6. Wow - this topic is still alive. I posted that message in January 2018.. more than two years later I have tried the car in race mode (actually I use mostly this mode now) and even without ESP (just once!). I can confirm that the car is very stable in RACE mode, and (in my opinion) the mechanical LSD is really not needed. I know that people who added LSD say it improves the drives, but (again in my opinion) this is very questionable, particularly if your engine is stock. Lotus has done a very good job on my CUP 380 and I do not feel the need of that. Clearly, if you start to add engine tuning (more power/more torque), different tyre size, etc... then the factory ESP might not work well anymore and then an LSD might help. So I would consider that only for that case. The only actual issue I have with my CUP 380 is trail braking. The car does not like brake hard and turning at the same time....
  7. Just fitted 225/45R17 & 295/30R18 TrofeoR on my Exige. Both fits!!! The front touches only when the steering wheel is turned fully to the left (really fully). But that was happening also with the Yokohama 215. Also, when fully turned, between the top of the wheel and the arch there is almost a finger - it seems not so different than the 215 to be honest. I will post some photos later.. so far happy! Just comparing the 295 Yokohama with the 295 TrofeoR I can tell you that the TrofeoR is 5-6 mm wider.
  8. Just fine. No spacer needed - consider that I have the 380 CUP model, so my rear wheels include a spacer by factory.
  9. I guess that 380 cup was mine.. at Tazio Nuvolari I saw another Exige (a 350, yellow) at Hockenheim with 225 & 295 Trofeo R mounted. It was using standard rims, so that size would fit.
  10. Thanks for the quick reply. Can perhaps anybody else confirm that those 4 sensors would work? Otherwise I am also considering to not fit them but in such case I would prefer to disable the light on the dashboard. Can this be done with OBD2, do you know the procedure? Thank you and Merry Christmas! PS: I also found these one that looks similar and in the note it says Lotus Exige
  11. Hi all, I am ordering a spare set of wheels from Seriously Lotus. On those I would like to fit the same TPMS sensors that I have on the stock one (I have a 380 Cup), but Dave told me he does not have them. Where can I order them on ebay/amazon/others? Is there any specific type of TPMS sensor compatible with Lotus dashboard - or are all the same? Or do you have any different suggestion? About wheel bolts: of course I can reuse the same I have already - however since I use the car only for Track day, do you think it make sense to replace bolts regularly? Many thanks for any help!
  12. 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).
  13. 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??
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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:
  18. 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..
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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?
  22. 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!
  23. 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...
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
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