Exige S2 Slick Recommendation

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TwoCommaPauper
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Hi Guys;

New member here, hope everyone is doing great :)

I'm looking for a set of slicks for my time attack S2. It's still road legal (so ~900KG) but has ~400 RWHP and a pretty decent aero setup.

I race in southern Italy, so on warm abrasive surfaces. I'd like them to last 2 events if possible.

Ideally I'd go for Michelin or Pirelli's, but have hit a brick wall when it comes to the fronts. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!

TCP
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Phew! Sounds a bit of a monster. Sadly I can’t help but keep posting. Some pics would be good👍
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Dohh, where are my manners...

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Excuse the filthy interior shot, this was taken in the workshop:

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Dyno run (road calibration, we haven't gotten around to the track one yet, hopefully will have it sorted when I'm back home for Xmas):








The full spec is:

Charged Cooled TVS Super Charger, Direct Port Methanol Injection, Custom Syvecs ECU with Custom Loom & and ancillary sensors with 12 position on the fly map selector, Mahle Forged pistons, Carillo ultralight rods, Ferrea titanium Valves/springs/retainers, MWR Stage 3 Camshafts, Darton sleeves, Balanced crank/rods/pistons/flywheel, uprated oil pump gear + pickup pipe, fully blueprinted engine, Kaaz close ratio gear kit, uprated Syncro, selector forks, 4.3 final drive, 60l endurance race tank, 255lph walbro fuel pump, Roll over valve, fuel pressure sensor + braided fuel lines, Uprated front oil coolers and braided pipes, LSD, Nitrons, Clam Hinge, Quick release Front Clam, Custom titanium 2ubular Manifold, 2ubular Titanium Skinned Back Box, ACT 3 paddle Clutch, MWR ultralight flywheel, Volk Rays TE37s, AP 4 Pots + 308mm Alloy Belled Discs & CL pads on front, Front Callipers Moved to rear, lightweight clams, APR Carbon Wing, APR carbon Canards, Adjustable Roll Bar, Triple Pass Pro-Alloy Rad, Uprated A/C system, Stainless Steel braided lines, Carbon Everything, AIM data logger.


Pending items include:
  • Carbon roof
  • Carbon engine cover
  • Tillet seats
  • Improved rear clam removal. It currently has a clam hinge, however I'd like to have a system that allows me to just lift it off similar to my front clam
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matt447
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Good lord in heaven above!!! That thing looks a bit saucy! :o

Possibly the least interesting question you'll get, but can I ask where you got your dashboard top from? I like the quilted pattern and mine is looking like it's failing...
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matt447 wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:48 am Good lord in heaven above!!! That thing looks a bit saucy! :o

Possibly the least interesting question you'll get, but can I ask where you got your dashboard top from? I like the quilted pattern and mine is looking like it's failing...
It was custom made with matching door panels. Yellow diamond stitch on alcantara.

The rest was molded from the OEM parts and reproduced in carbon.
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Allon White can do duvet trim panels, see their s1 Elise.
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winthattt wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:21 pm Allon White can do duvet trim panels, see their s1 Elise.
Apparently Dunelm do some nice duvet sets too...but being a strictly sheets-and-blankets man, what would I know?
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Pirelli do them, you'll only find a medium hard/hard though.

Problem you may encounter is your abs system. It's tuned for road tyres not slicks and will want to intervene when the slicks still have more braking to give.

You'd be better off going with a soft semi slick. Think it is Kumho v5 that have a range of different compounds to choose from.
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TarmacTerrorist wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:59 am Problem you may encounter is your abs system. It's tuned for road tyres not slicks and will want to intervene when the slicks still have more braking to give.
Interesting, how's that? I assumed ABS worked on looking out for wheel speed anomalies across the four corners so if they're all slowing down at the same rate, ABS won't intervene. Or does the 'rate' have a ceiling on a road-going ABS system which the bonkers grip of the slicks exceeds?
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TarmacTerrorist wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:59 am Pirelli do them, you'll only find a medium hard/hard though.

Problem you may encounter is your abs system. It's tuned for road tyres not slicks and will want to intervene when the slicks still have more braking to give.

You'd be better off going with a soft semi slick. Think it is Kumho v5 that have a range of different compounds to choose from.

Thanks for the lead. Will checkout the Kumhos. Also came across Yohohamas, not sure if there's any feedback on them.

My ABS disconnected already as it was interfering with threshold breaking. The climate here is good enough that the car has never seen rain, so it's pretty much redundant.
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