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Another work of art from Jim at 2bular!

This Exhaust is the same as the system I’ll be fitting soon.  Lightweight system with a decat pipe.  My neighbours are going to love me...

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I was looking at these yesterday and wondered what the Ti tips looked like. 

Seeing as I never run my car with the flap closed, it's actually more of an annoying sound, the "lightweight" version made the most sense to me. I just wish he did 100mm Ti tips, but I'm sure I could persuade him haha

 

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I am now using dunlop dz03g semi slick tyres with some more camber and they feel good and are faster than the oem mpsc2 on a dry track

 

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2 hours ago, Maxi_z said:

I am now using dunlop dz03g semi slick tyres with some more camber and they feel good and are faster than the oem mpsc2 on a dry track

They're quite expensive!

Cup 2 next time for me, unless Pirelli get round to sending me the set of Trofeo R they owe me....

For now, winter tyres will go on :D

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They are expensive but good

on the 380 cup the rears are 285 and they don t make all semi slicks on that size

 

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On ‎19‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 10:46, RoflOnMyWaffle said:

I was looking at these yesterday and wondered what the Ti tips looked like. 

Seeing as I never run my car with the flap closed, it's actually more of an annoying sound, the "lightweight" version made the most sense to me. I just wish he did 100mm Ti tips, but I'm sure I could persuade him haha

 

Jim did those tips for me! They look great - really fill out the gap in the diffuser 

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23 hours ago, GFWilliams said:

2:25.57 and that was with traffic.  The ideal time was 2:23.80

Which is roughly 10s faster than totally stock Sport 350 with a good driver. :thumbup: Would be really interesting to find a way to decompose at least approximately what comes from more power and what from suspension.

And thank you for sharing!

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I unfortunately need to spend a load of money on kit for my business, so I’m going to offer my lovely big wing for sale with the Komo-tec uprights.   The end plates are currently liquid yellow, but they’re carbon underneath so any good body shop could strip off the yellow and re lacquer over bare carbon or paint them the colour of your car. 

I’m asking £1600 plus postage (collection preferred) which is less than I paid for the wing without the uprights, so I think it’s a great price for someone!

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On 15/11/2018 at 22:53, GFWilliams said:

I fancied a new look for winter... 

Just a test fit, but gives you an idea of how it’ll look.  I’ll fit them next week after the Silverstone day.

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Should be KCs, surely?

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1 hour ago, suffolk009 said:

Should be KCs, surely?

Ring Automotive are a client and I like to support clients where I can :)

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On 20/11/2018 at 08:26, GFWilliams said:

 

Some photos from my mate

Now that's done it's time to fit my rally lights :D 

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Newbie here... looked like a fun drive! Where can I find details on the digital dash? 

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Hi GF I was just watching some of your videos on youtube. I was watching one in particular at Silverstone where you were sliding it around and mentally thought "wow that's why I want a diff on my car" - then noted that in the comments it actually said you still had the open diff at that point.

The car looks incredibly composed and easy to slide. Maybe its because its on track - but my car isn't anywhere near that playful on the road. 

So I guess my question is if your car is that controllable on track why did you go for the diff? I'm thinking the diff will give me low speed oversteer on the road - but watching that video I'm thinking do I really need a diff given how immense it looks with an open diff?

Cheers!

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4 hours ago, Lo2zz said:

Hi GF I was just watching some of your videos on youtube. I was watching one in particular at Silverstone where you were sliding it around and mentally thought "wow that's why I want a diff on my car" - then noted that in the comments it actually said you still had the open diff at that point.

The car looks incredibly composed and easy to slide. Maybe its because its on track - but my car isn't anywhere near that playful on the road. 

So I guess my question is if your car is that controllable on track why did you go for the diff? I'm thinking the diff will give me low speed oversteer on the road - but watching that video I'm thinking do I really need a diff given how immense it looks with an open diff?

Cheers!

If that’s the recent video as in this year then he did have a proper LSD.

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5 hours ago, alias23 said:

If that’s the recent video as in this year then he did have a proper LSD.

It was this one

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13 hours ago, Lo2zz said:

Hi GF I was just watching some of your videos on youtube. I was watching one in particular at Silverstone where you were sliding it around and mentally thought "wow that's why I want a diff on my car" - then noted that in the comments it actually said you still had the open diff at that point.

The car looks incredibly composed and easy to slide. Maybe its because its on track - but my car isn't anywhere near that playful on the road. 

So I guess my question is if your car is that controllable on track why did you go for the diff? I'm thinking the diff will give me low speed oversteer on the road - but watching that video I'm thinking do I really need a diff given how immense it looks with an open diff?

Cheers!

The video you linked to was indeed with the original open diff, and it was sliding better than my most recent trip to Silverstone which I had the diff at.   There are a lot of factors which dictate if/how/when a car will slide, and the setup of the suspension and the tyres are just as important in this regard as the diff.

Anyone who says it's not possible to slide a car with an open diff is wrong, you just have to do it in a different way to the way you would do it if you had an LSD.  To get a car sliding with an LSD, you have to really throw the car to get it started, so the rear has lost enough traction to allow both rear wheels to spin.  If you think of how you would do oversteer in a front wheel drive car, this is very similar for a rwd car with an open diff.

When I recently went to Silverstone, I wasn't feeling confident in my setup and the car was a bit unpredictable in how it was sliding, regaining grip, etc, so even though I had the LSD, it wasn't sliding as nicely as when I had the open diff which was surprising.

If we talk about sliding in an environment like a road, it's very challenging with an open diff as you don't tend to start slides like that using momentum. You could maybe on a very large empty roundabout if you're brave/stupid enough, but an open diff will just spin the inside wheel and stop slides. An LSD powers up the inside wheel and will fire you out of the corner which can result in a slide.  If you want to slide on the road, an LSD is needed, but you do need to adjust the setup of the car.  My car will be going to Back on Track soon to get the setup fixed as it seems to be out recently.

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What diff did you fit?

I used the exige cup 380 on track with the open diff and then I fitted the quaife differential and even tought you are rigt that the car will still allow slides with the open diff It was still too easy to make one wheel spin when giving power at the exit of the curve and I some ways I almost felt that it would only powerslide If you trow the car in the curve while with the quaife it would just slide if braking hard enough steering a little too much and the using power so that s the other way around of what you felt.

But of course I think it really depends a lot on the track type of curve car setup driving style etc.

I found that with the quaife atf type of diff there were no real changes on how the car reacts just better everywhere but in some ways the car with the open diff on the track would be more easy to drive if you exagerate as it would just spin one wheel and not tend to do anything else a little bit as with a fwd lol.

If you fitted a clutch type lsd then from what I understand they are more suited for real motorsport use but could be more setup specific and are usually adjustable to get the reaction you want from it so better but with a narrower band of use.

 

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Pirelli Sotto Zero Winter tyres went on today.  Really impressed with how the car feels on them, very good turn in and lots of grip in greasy conditions. Rear end of the car is clearly less grip than the summer tyres due to less contact patch, but they give way in a lovely predictable way.  Quite happy to be running these, lets hope they last long enough to see some snow!

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Best winter tires for a performance car imho... I have them on my M4 and love them. I tired the Michelin Winter Performance Tires and they are horrible in comparrison... 

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Wing sold today, I do love the look without a wing at all, but I don't want people thinking I've got a roadster or an Elise, so the coupe wing will be refitted tomorrow...

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