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  1. Jcx

    Morse Code...

    Give the marketing guys some credit. They are generating some gossip in our little world. All power to them.
  2. Jcx

    Morse Code...

    or Princess. are cars not 'she'? -- if a non-neutral pronoun is even a thing anymore :-)
  3. I find it a bit of a mate... so many drives are out of bounds. @alias23 sells a very useful kit to protect the underside from damage due to scrapes. But it won’t stop you catching the splitter.
  4. Yes i did a number of times. was very unnerving. Turns out these switches are very temperamental especially if you have tried to heel and toe - as i was told. They can cut power to the engine if the switch senses pressure on the brake. Not good for H&T. Also, they can quickly move out of tune to cause the total power loss. Happened on my new (130 mile) exige 350. Lotus were epic about it. Both Central Lotus (supplying dealer) in Nottingham and Lotus HQ/Warranty team were on it like flies and had the car back and sorted in a flash.
  5. I had the same behaviour on my 350 sport when new. Brake sensor switch was replaced and it never happened again. Good luck.
  6. The sport 410 is quicker round the same circuit that the 981 GT4 which was only available as a manual. Sure the 718 GT4 has more power so should be quicker but by how much? interestingly the 997 GT2 RS was slower than the 410 Sport too. That was also a manual only car but I doubt it was wearing the Cup 2 tyres that make such a difference.
  7. Incidentally I piqued my own interest so counted the great changes at 20 in the Exige lap. I suspect therefore that 0.5 secs per gear change is a bit long else it would have annihilated the other two. Still the manual box will be slower.
  8. I suspect the semi-auto box makes a big difference. That why porsche always fits the PDK to its GT cars for recording lap times. Not sure how much the PDK is worth but I suspect it could be 0.5 of a second per gear change which is reflected in Porsche’s own 0-62 times for its manual and PDK GT cars. I didn’t count the number of gear changes in that lap but assuming it is 6 or more then some of the disparity can be reasoned. In summary I’d happily have all three of those cars in my collection and I can imagine I’d get good use from them all.
  9. Congrats! Fire Red is a stunning choice. Ah the wait is murder!
  10. That would kill any desire i might have to change my 2019 410 for a Final Edition 420/430. The noise is so much of the experience for me and to my ears it is perfect. Good luck sorting it out.
  11. @JackandCokeseems crazy doesnt it?! Here's the thing, the brake sensor cuts throttle signal when it thinks you are trying to slow the car. It is a very sensitive item that can easily be tuned by those with the skill and tools/tech. So, in simple terms, if your accelerator is erratic or inconsistent, then it is possible that your foot pressure is being ignored and even curtailed when the brake sensor tells the ecu that your plan is to slow not speed. It was a very good suggestion and one to check.
  12. LOVE your red mats and red piping to the seats. Cracking job! Really lifts it. 👍
  13. that looks lovely well done. get some miles on it - even if at lower revs - to learn about its handing characteristics. they are truly epic when you get it dialled in and you are dialled into it.
  14. Lovely car. How are you enjoying it?
  15. Thats great to know about your rebound settings changes. If i dont cure my issue with the changes to the front i may try the rebound too.
  16. @nordschleife666I so wish i was more knowledgeable about this. I *think* that firming up the front HS Compression has reduced the car's want to rotate (rear over front) in much the same way that a child might do a forward roll (bum over head). So, if the front can't dip or tuck in like it did, the rear can't rise or hop like it did. That is my theory. Likewise if a child can't tuck his head in low, he can't rotate his bum off the ground to do his roll. I have lost count what my absolute settings are. there are two bits of road that are the worst for the hop. i drove one on saturday
  17. Yes, you do understand correctly. I tweaked the front high-speed compression settings by first one + click on Saturday and then another + click on Sunday. I subsequently tested the results on a couple of client visits. I *think* it was improved after the first but not fixed hence the second click. I think the latter did cure/all but cure the problem. It was certainly more glued at the front over very uneven surfaces with some subsidence. and I suspect by keeping better balance at the front, the rear is less able to rotate (up and down rather than side to side) about the front axle. Net-
  18. Sounds like rotten luck. Hope your exchange is trouble free. Your diary of mods is inspiring and your approach always seems to be thorough. Perhaps just rotten luck this time. have you settled on headlight bulbs you are sticking with?
  19. I was hoping that the ‘rebound’ (the awkward one!) setting was probably the answer too! 🙂 I suspect the phenomena is also somewhat consistent in cars with engines towards the back as this layout necessitates a firmer spring at the back.
  20. Hoping I have phrased the title correctly. On occasion, when pressing-on a little the rear end will 'hop' when the road surface has a small 'crest' before a 'dip' in the road. I notice it locally in a couple of places. My Golf GTI glides over the same sections. My 911 Turbo used to hop (to a lesser degree) over the same crests/dips. What needs to be adjusted to compensate for this? Is it the rebound settings on the Nitron 3-ways? Or should the springs have more travel to be able to be able to ‘fill the void’ between u/s tyre and road surface in dip? *Note this is not a bump sto
  21. That silver-grey colour is lovely!! @petewhat is it called? 👌
  22. Indeed. Also making adjustments in a warm engine bay was a cause for minor discomfort.
  23. Hold one to stop it moving while adjusting the other.
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