free hit
Maxi_z - The Lotus Forums #ForTheOwners Jump to content


Basic Account
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

106 Excellent

1 Follower

About Maxi_z

  • Rank

More Info

  • Name
  • Car
    Exige 380 cup - Exige V6 cup R

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. On the 430 cup there is already fitted the red baffled oil pan as standard... Other than that I can argue about the oem pistons not consistent quality I had an engine failure on track on my 380 cup and after replacement with a new engine ( with some mods ) I had a piston failure that didn t make any engine damage. the standard pistons arent exactly built for track use with that power so I fitted forged pistons and conrods. Wiseco even recently revised it s forged piston design ( that was probably already ok ) for the toyota v6 to give more space between the segments as that
  2. Hello Jack After installing the bosch abs what benefit did you find by removing the brake booster and fitting that BOE parts? Do you think you are faster without brake booster or just prefer the feeling? Of course I understand clearly the benefit of the bias adjuster in case you want to fine tune that... My Friend racing in the Lotus cup Italy that also own a cup R thinks without brake booster there is better modulation and while of course I m sure it s technically true I am used to drive aggressively on track fast cars but still with brake booster and in some way I li
  3. I use Redline MT 90 on my exige 380 cup and it s much better Those oils are specifically formulated to make synchronizers work better and that s what s effective in that kind of gearbox Frome Redline you can choose between MTL MT 85 or MT 90 depending on the use ( street or track ) and the outside temperatures This gearbox was not really intended for a sport car use so it s difficult to know what will be better for track use I still noticed after using the Redline MT 90 that after many aggressive laps on track it so at higher temperatures it once slightly crunched when shif
  4. Hello Jack I have fitted the Komotec manifolds ( with their y pipe sports catalyzer and ecu remap ) on my exige cup 380 ( that already have oem bigger y pipe and muffler ). My v6 cup R was already fitted with some upgraded manifolds custom made by team santilli in Italy ( the ones that prepared that yellow and green wide time attack exige cup r ) the tvs1900 non watercooled supercharger and a custom remap of the oem ecu. With those mods and a conservative remap made for pump gas it was 430 hp ( engine ) I am actually upgrading the cup r to the watercooled SSC tvs 1900 super
  5. Front 8x17 ET24 5x110 Rear 10x18 ET30 5x114.3 actually fitted with 225 and 265 trofeo R tyres And on track with some friend cup R also fitted with BC Forged RZ 39 in matte bronze
  6. I fitted the innovative engine mounts on my 380 cup and when they arrived the Lotus dealer noticed that as suggested that only the front and rear would fit but not the left and right as the OEM parts are different than on the older exige v6 I think you can order them individually from innovative and I bought them in 75A stiffness With the front and rear innovative 75A and of course left and right std ones I could feel slightly more vibration at idle when just fitted and a slight better throttle response and shifting but after a few days I would not notice anymore the slight idle vibr
  7. I was using dunlop dz03g on the wider 380 cup rims in 215 and 285 and the sizing was really good but they stopped making the rear 285 I used then trofeo r tyres on the 380 cup and on the v6 cup r and used different combinations ( but never used a 295 rear tyre ) On the 380 cup I used 225 front and 265 rear ( the rear 265 trofeo r is wider than other 265 tyres and I think that 295 could be too wide ) No problem with the 225 front except on some rare full lock really really slight rubbing but the tyre side is taller and makes the front sit a bit less low. On the v6 cup r I us
  8. I ordered different times tyres at Renn Reifen including the DUNLOP DZ03G when they used to be available in 285 They are not really fast to reply emails etc and when I wanted to order some Hankook they then wrote that they were out of stock and I asked about Federal ant they were again out of stock and ordered the Trofeo R but after that they did not update their website so either some of the tyres are available or they just do not update the website I think that the dunlop is not available anymore in 285 The Michelin pilot sport cup 2 is an excellent all around tyre
  9. I used the MPSC2 the DUNLOP DZ03G and the TROFEO R on the 380 cup I really liked the Dunlop DZ03G they are really good and even if they feel different I think almost as good as the trofeo r (maybe less good on wet) The problem is that they are not available anymore in 285 and I can only find them in 295 and as they are quiet a wide tyre I think they might be a little too wide Does someone know where to find them in 285? I saw a 380 cup fitted with A052 in 215 and 295 and the rear tyre look just a little too wide but I would think really acceptable and they should be
  10. Ok but let s say you get somehow access to position C Where would you fit the rubber pucks for the front in position B ? In that case the problem is that for the common size scissor lift the B raising points are too inwards and not reachable.... or you would have to make some custom center bar Or would you suggest to use C and A even if they are close? Is it possible to use those alloy cylinder pucks sold in usa to fit them on the car to extend the C raising points? I know they are made for the exige s2 and don t know if they would work on the s3 Thanks
  11. I fitted on my 380 cup some trofeo R in 225 front and 265 rear The 225 front is fine even during track use but is a bit taller and will slightly rub at low speed if you are at full lock BTW I have -2.2 front camber The trofeo R at rear in 265 is wider than others 265 so it s ok and I think the trofeo R in 295 would be a little too wide on standard rims and it s better to have a look at the specific tyre spec I saw another 380 cup fitted with the yokohama a052 at the rear in 295 and they are just a little wide on the rim but I think acceptable 215 front and 285 rear is
  12. Something really useful would be if someone who fitted a KT 460 kit and had the dyno made at their shop would then make a comparaison run on another dyno... They seem to all have near 460 at their shop dyno... I m not saying that the KT power kits do not make the expected difference... when fitting the 430 kit my car was running fast and it made 40 bhp more on the dyno... But I m really questioning Lotus oem power output especially on the 380 versions... My 380 cup was around 345 bhp on the dyno and 385 bhp with the KT 430 kit on the same dyno... After that I fitted th
  13. Exige V6 CUP R with tvs 1900 on track
  14. If you talk about a scissor lift with full length arms where the car wheels are on lift or one with extendable arms or by somehow removing the rear panel and reaching the rear lifting points maybe... But with a normal scissor lift with ramps between the wheels as in the link and as described yoy can t just park the car use 4 pucks and lift it as you would do with another car... You can do that I think with a 4 cylinders but not a V6 But to understand what you mean post a picture of a V6 on a lift
  • Create New...