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    Steve Walters
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  1. As a fellow 410 owner (4 months in only), who is still a novice when it comes to understanding suspension, geo, etc., can I ask what impact the relative camber has on the behaviour of the car on the road (or track)? I ask, because I experience a 'skipping' back end on anything other than reasonable quality roads with the standard suspension/geo set up ... guessing there's a thread as I write this but thought it may be a relevant question for those looking at this too. Thank you.
  2. Such enthusiasm from young and old ... not many brands create that level if goodwill. It adds a little to owning these lovely cars 😌
  3. That’s logical. My car will be in a a week or two for oil change at 1200 miles, I’ll see what I can find out and report back.
  4. When discussing 410’s with Hoffman’s before buying, the comments were that they felt the standard factory set up on the rear was perhaps a little skittish and I would agree. I played with easy to get at top two setting adjustments and found that when softening, it actually added to the sensation and hardening didn’t really have the desired affect (front end just felt solid rather than nimble) much as you describe with the springs not able to do what was needed. I am lead to believe that Chris at Hoffman’s is very well versed on how to help this phenomenon, but I haven’t asked the question yet, but my thoughts were the ‘rebound’ (the awkward one!) setting is probably what needs attention too.
  5. May I ask, what you’re aiming for... road manners or track focus?
  6. Pretty sure you have ensure rotation of high and low speed controls should be independent. Tears are awkward, so practice on the fronts?
  7. Yup, agree. Regular ‘dropped jaws’ as the Italian Flag Green 410 trundles, growls, or indeed howls by 😀 I agree, universal enjoyment of the brand too.
  8. Having now run the first 600 miles in the 410, I am so glad I went this route. The focus and urgency even whilst running in has been brilliant. Having to be more conservative due to both road conditions and the bedding in process actually gives a good chance to begin to get under the skin of the car. The B-roads nearby are poor, but the car simply copes and seems more poised, balanced and stronger than I would have hoped/expected. As confidence grows in line with both the engine opening up and road conditions improving, 2021 has a lot to offer ... now which track day first?!
  9. Thank you - nice and clear for me to work with. Having driven only 534 miles so far in the car, the main comment is not when pushing in, but more the 35/45mph that we all end up driving at so much of the time when travelling distances, so I’ll report back. Again, nicely presented JCX.
  10. Evening all ... guessing this may have been covered a fair bit, but wondering what owners who want to find a more GT approach for ‘her indoors’ for the longer journeys in the 410 have changed from factory settings? I have no real experience so any guidance very welcome.
  11. So just to add an update ... got really close to a 380 purchase, but in the end, the 410’s ‘430 heritage’ was too much to resist and the deal I was offered was ‘just too good to miss’, honest 🤪. The principle of Nitron adjustability, remarkable engine response, and the way it sits on the road (tracks will be superb I am sure), it just feels like what I always hoped my garage car would offer. Oh and the wife loved the colour too, so it was a no brainer!
  12. Thanks to all of you ... 410 is the most accomplished car, with the 430 heritage vs the 380 having the 350 heritage which is the more modest approach and being 2/3 years old, offering a vfm proposition ...
  13. Would anyone like to put a case for 410 over the 380 for predominantly road use perhaps?
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