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  1. Forgot to also mention that I fitted some new rear lights from Greg in the states and a half decent number plate too.
  2. Yes I thought about that but tbh I managed to buy my 380 with the TVS1900 and a 2bular decat manifold already fitted for a really good price. I particularly wanted a used 380 as they tended to all be fully loaded with every carbon extra (a la 430 cup) but without the massive £90k price tag. Mine was cheap because it wasn't running right as some wally at either Murray Lotus or Lotus Silverstone had flashed the OEM 380 map on it and the dealer selling the car hadn't taken the time to research it, figure it out and fix it. The chargecooler kit from komotec was really good value too so overall I c
  3. Just wanted to give the OP another option. If you haven't read my project thread, my 380 Sport was fitted with the original, non-chargecooled TVS1900 kit from SSC by the previous owner. I have since bought the EX500 chargecooler kit made for the TVS1900 from Komotec and will be getting it fitted in October. I'm not sure of the cost differences but it might prove to be more economical going down this route instead of buying the complete chargecooled TVS1900 from SSC. I'm hoping to beat Matt's numbers by 1 bhp just for the hell of it!
  4. Another slooooow update. Finally got my 2bular big bore downpipe and decat silencer fitted. The car is a bit quieter, not much, but definitely more bearable. Its gone from trombone on steroids to angry trumpet. Next on the shopping list is one of Jim's track backbox silencers I think. In other news I've booked the car into 24-7 Motorsport for October to get my EX500 Komotec charge cooler kit fitted to my currently non cooled, standard SSC TVS1900. They are just down the road from SCS Delta , who will fit their ECU and map the car on their dyno, with both firms attending a final shake down
  5. Thanks for the photo's and info, really appreciate it. I dont EVER do my own spanner work so I'm more than a bit daunted by the prospect of doing this! Looking at your last photo I'm guessing I have to remove the rear grill and then the exhaust back box/silencer entirely in order to replicate your last pic? I cant quite see the other end of your Sports cat S pipe but do you think I will be able to connect my silenced S pipe up to the Y pipe with the rear grill and backbox off, or will I also need to remove the undertray, etc? One last thing, I'm guessing all the exisiting hardware (b
  6. Quick update as I've been very quiet since my last post. I haven't had the charge cooler fitted or even bought the engine parts I was planning on. Now we're all in lockdown everything is on stop apart from me having a go at fitting the silencer in place of my decat manifold (where the a sports cat would normally be fitted i have a straight pipe hence the awful ear bleeding racket). Has any one attempted to fit one of these or a sports cat themselves? I cannot wait for lockdown to end so fancy trying it myself....unless of course its a tough task. What do we think guys, do'able??
  7. I cant say what my 380 was like before as I bought it already with the TVS fitted, but it definitely spins up quickly and doesn't feel at all bogged down or lazy. With your Masterblack ECU I dare say you'll see a significant power increase over the SSC oem ecu reflash.
  8. Stage 1: Fit the cheaper TVS1900 kit to achieve 410. Fun for a while until u get used to it and realise it can deliver so much more, so then: Stage 2: chargecool the above for 500+. As above, then: Stage 3: rods, pistons and ECU for god knows what. Start a trust fund to find a gearbox solution. Makes perfect sense on the holy upgrade path to enlightenment.
  9. ARP headbolts too but will also give some thought to the valvetrain whilst the engine is out. These engines seem to struggle making enough revs to achieve the most of the readily available power around the 6.5k to 7.5k rpm band. Mines stops at 6800rpm which is just in the sweet spot and feels very abrupt. If I'm going aftermarket ECU I can set the rev limit where it needs to be so It makes sense to look at the rockers and springs too. Oh and maybe cams....the slippery slope slides ever on....
  10. Simple...I quite like remaining married to the wife. The Komotec ex500 price is, ahem, rather pricey.
  11. It should be ok as mines not a track car. Ultimately it is knock that kills these engines. The OEM ECU calculates temps before combustion with the MAF, monitoring knock and O2 sensor readings in the exhaust and EGTs to determine optimal fuel delivery and timing advance/retard on the fly. Heatsoak hugely affects the readings and the ECU compensates as hot air increases knock/detonation which is potentially damaging and also means retarded ignition timing and less power. A chargecooler working with the OEM ecu massively helps get more power (as per the Komotec EX460 kit) plus it hugely re
  12. So, after enjoying the TVS1900 for the past couple of months I'm getting a bit too used to its performance. I always knew I'd tinker with it, and after owning 2 previous S2 Exiges and mod'ing the bejeezus out of them it was only a matter of time. 1st set of mods have been bought: Larger, carbon side scoops from Imran - these look gorgeous from the pics and will go with my carbon roof, wing, sills, spoiler, etc. The problem with buying a car with carbon parts already on it means you have to go ££ carbon parts thereafter! Bigger bore exhaust downpipe and matching silencer from Jim
  13. interesting reading and some good numbers from owners. Quick question: can someone confirm if Vone Racing tune the OEM ECU ??
  14. I'd love to get my 380 as super shiny as yours...stunning! Any recommendations on products or firms to use to apply something like a ceramic coat, etc?
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