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  1. If I had the money, i would go for the sequential box. Lighter, more engaging ... and that noise - just wow! Plus still 3 pedals 😉

    From the practical point the DCT gearbox might be more efficient. But for what if not engagement and rawness buy a lotus then, if not for emotion?

    So if u look at this aspect - the best decision from a rational and unemotional point of view would be to go for a 911 or Audi TT RS. 

     

  2. Hi Zam,

    a tuner close to Munich in Germany called Laptime Performance did it with a project car in 2018- was an Exige 380. They did put on 235 on the front and changed camber to -3° on the front and -2° on the rear by milling + minor changes (what exactly i don´t know).

    225 on the front works on normal driving. 

     

    Here´s a vid with their project car from the Nordschleife chasing GT3´s 😉

     

    https://www.laptime-performance.de/projekte/lotus-exige-380/

    They ended the Lotus project after 2018, but i guess still do some service things.

     

    Another and more Lotus expierienced place to go is Komo-Tec in Mendig Germany they helped me with the 225 on front in combination with 295 on the rear.

     

    Hope this is some help.

     

    Regards 

    Suto  

  3. Yep, same target pressure of 2 bar for front and rear tyres on track.

    Went to Bilster Berg a few days ago. It's a quite twisty little track with 4.2 km length in northern Germany. Some call it the small Nordschleife, because it got a lot of up and downs and some blind corners.

    While driving continuously a bit faster for about 30 min and starting with warmed up tyres at 2 bar the Trofeo R did increase in pressure to 2,3 bar max. Lost about 1,5 mm of profile depth on the rear tyres in about 2,5 hours of driving on that day. 

  4. 5 hours ago, Doc Rock said:

    Suto, what tyre pressures do you find best for the Trefeo’s? ... similar to the cup 2’s with 29 front and 32 rear??

    On Track - if the tyres are warmed up - 2 bar or 29 psi for front and rear tyres. Street driving i go for 2.1 bar (30 psi) front and 2.3 bar (33 psi) rear.  

    Hasta ahora yo no útilizo espaciadores para usar Trofeo R en 295

    3 hours ago, Joseph Antabi said:

     

    ¿Utiliza espaciadores para Trofeo R 295?

     

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  5. I use Trofeo R with 225 on front and 295 on the rear since autumn last year. They work fine on track and are to my opinion more predictable than toyo R888R for example. lap time-performance even used 235 on the front for driving on the Nürburgring Nordschleife with an Exige 380. Usually the 225 / 295 combination doesn't rub while driving on the streets.   

    A pro racing driver told me recently, that 1 cm more tyre width means about 1 sec lap time on a circuit about 5 km length.

    In comparison to the Michelin Cup 2 the Trofeo R is quite expensive, but personally i think it's got a slightly higher grip level. It's up to ur own if u think it's worth the higher price.

  6. On 13/03/2020 at 20:33, paul lodey said:

    When you changed to forged wheels and Nitron one way did you change tyres?

    Is there a reason to go to the Nitron three way?

    Hi Paul, 

    yes, when i changed to forged wheels + Nitron 1 way i did go for Toyo Proxes R888R. Until now i tested the P Zero corsas, Michelin PS4, Toyos R888R, Nankang AR1 and Pirelli Trofeo R.  From these i got the most confidence in Trofeo R.  

    Michelin Cup 2 i didn't try until now, mainly because i was told it works better on heavier cars + on a few trackdays i did see several cases of minor damage to the tire topping if driven seriously on lighter cars like an Alfa 4C or a seriously tuned Subaru Impreza for example.  

    The reason for Nitron 3 way is the hope for slightly higher limit in corners - kind of a security aspect 😉

  7. 4 hours ago, Wilbert Camshaft said:

    when my 3rd gear started popping I asked KomoTec for help and it turned out that this is a well known issue - they overhauled the gear box (amongst others a shifting claw had to be replaced) charged 2.600 Euro and everything was fine, compared to what i would have been charged by Porsche in a similar case a real bargain.

    Thx for this Information Wilbert. Until now gears don't pop out in my 5 year old Exige V6 with > 50k km, but 1. and 2. gear make a squeaking noise, when selected. Komo-Tec told me similar. Could be that parts of the gearbox might be worn out (claws - was told they are out of softer material and not made for engaging gear in higher revs). 

  8. Did upgrade the suspension of my standard V6S about 2 years ago to Nitron 1 ways in combination with the forged wheels from team dynamics, who produce the lotus stock forged wheels.

    It was quite an experience. The turning in to the curves was telepathic compared to the standard suspension and the reaction to the gas was more immediate. No more understeer. However didn't do any measurements to get numbers for acceleration.

    At higher speeds at the autobahn the car is a bit more nervous, especially under braking if the road has a bad surface/tarmac. 

    At the moment im going to change to 3-way Nitrons.

  9. On 12/12/2019 at 21:35, Seriouslylotus said:

    Took less than an hour to install. It truly is Plug and play.

    It just needs the Time, Date, MPH/KPH, C or F Setting and then the dash putting into learn mode for the gear change to set itself on a road test.

    All this is done from the 4 external buttons on the new binnacle

    Sorry cant post pictures

    Dave, do u know if it´s possible to add a second camera additional to a front facing smartycam to the AIM MX2E dash, which will record another view - for example rear view or driver? Goal would be to get a picture in picture video like in circuit tools with VBOX HD2.

  10. Not sure if i capture this thread by this comment or change the topic, but with the release of the AIM MX2E dash logger i started to think about alternatives for predictive laptiming as a tool for fine-/tuning my butt 😉, which is included in the MX2E. 

    From other companies i found VBOX OLED black/blue, for example. 

    and Apex Pro Digital Driving Coach https://apextrackcoach.com ,which tries to show u grip-lvl´s by a horizontal led in green and red - red lights should be the remaining unused grip while cornering. 

    Guys from rennlist discussed it vs the AIM solodl2 in this thread, but im still not convinced ...  https://rennlist.com/forums/data-acquisition-and-analysis-for-racing-and-de/1144551-help-me-decide-upgrade-to-solodl2-or-apex-pro-2.html

    I would be interested in ur opinion, how useful u think it might be in becoming a better driver?

  11. A dream would be the AIM MX2E with rearview camera in combination with the picture quality of a gopro for at least 1 camera pointing to the front of a total of 4, paired with the reliability and self start mechanism of VBOX/AIM and working with an intuitive software like circuit tools from VBOX ... 

    So less or no cables lying around indoor + less of a mess fixing, overlaying and analyzing vids.

  12. 10 minutes ago, alias23 said:

    I think it becomes more challenging given Komotec can now offer the same charger/cooler setup as the 430 and it’s well proven the shifter can also be installed on the earlier cars. 

    ... with 490 hp and 520 nm in combination with standard gearbox ... ok, still not officially released.

     

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  13. 5 hours ago, The Pits said:

    Total 430 production number will be tiny in any event. Even among those interested in the Exige, most opt to give their money to Komotec rather than Lotus. Factory 430 would be my preference. I’m not convinced a Komotec 460 is actually much quicker.

    Maybe because the aftersale product does´nt understeer this much, got no ceramic catalysts ( https://www.2bular.co.uk/engine-protection-kit ), is a little bit faster on the straits, costs u less ( if u start with a 350 ), got a less unsprung mass ... 

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