Exige S2 with added supercharger

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lotuslee wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:14 pm
andybond wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:22 pmPassed.
Was this your MOT man 😂😂😂

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Cheeky so and so.

What are you trying to say about the state of my cars :shock: :mrgreen:
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Good news Andy :thumbup:
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andybond wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:26 pm
lotuslee wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:14 pm
andybond wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:22 pmPassed.
Was this your MOT man 😂😂😂

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Cheeky so and so.

What are you trying to say about the state of my cars :shock: :mrgreen:
Nar you have a beautiful car ❤
I will get my coat 😂😂😂
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I still think it’s such a pretty car. When I stop looking back at a car I know it’s time to sell.

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:thumbup: :thumbup:

Likewise, they're stonking looking cars.
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Not a great deal to report here.
The very helpful chaps over at SeriouslyLotus changed over my moroso sump to a pro alloy one. I am feeling I perhaps should have tried to buy pro alloy rather than buy all the parts as it might have been cheaper in the long run. However the weeping has stopped as Dave spotted a snapped sump stud in the block and John taught me some new swear words when he rectified the situation. These chaps really are mustard at sorting out difficult rectification tasks.

I think my AD08R are ready for replacement. Last trackday I noted a distinct lack of grip ( not due to heat ) and on the road I have squirm all the time. I think Ill talk to Dave and get some 052s on in the new year.

I have also noted that the rattling baffles in the exhaust are really starting to zing. I must change this in the new year. There appears to be a dearth of data though for decent backboxes in the exige world. Only anicdotal info.

The car hasnt been out for a few weeks, so went into the garage tonight for a bit of quick detailer love and check the thing was still there.

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I have completed my last trackday of '21 at Bedford autodrome.

Compulsory stopped for fuel before trackday picture :

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The weather forcast didnt look upto much, and sadly it was right. Single digit figures and a slightly damp track initially followed by rain led to a circuit with about as much grip as teflon. You could tell which parts of the circuit were not used much as the grip really disappeared.

0830 weather :

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I enjoyed the full GT circuit. All 4.2mi of it. Its a good range of slow and quick, twists and straights. I felt I got a lot from the conditions such as learning the cars behaviour when low speed provoking the back end ( once too far and did a 180, dipped the clutch and didnt stall. ). I also learnt that accelerating hard to reach a vmax on a damp then wet circuit is quite nerve racking. The car is happy to wiggle hard under load. I suspect some of this was due to an aging set of AD08R. Ill refresh in the new year.

Was delighted that another chap and friend was attending so @Fonzey and myself mused about multiple 2zz conundrums, limits and future plans. Always good to bounce technical ideas off people based on fact.

Garage friends :

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The rain situation :

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To summarise ; '21 has been a year of discovery on track for me. I have been learning about the suspension setup, the damping settings, the tyre pressures and tweaking those resulting in what I think I want from a car. I havent done many mods , namely the seats and the wheel. In '22 Ill change the induction and the exhaust ( the rear box I think is failing and blocking ) and then get more trackdays booked!
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:thumbup:

Great way to round out the year. Perfect circuit for exploring such conditions, car looked/went great.
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Who'd have expected a track day report in early December? Sounds like a fun day. Thanks for the write-up :thumbup:
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In the quest to liberate more horsepowers and torques I have followed Fonzey’s ITG route on the air box.

I did have a OE box with TRD bit on it. I note that the outlet of the TRD/Oe Box is significant smaller (70mm) than the throttle body (76mm)

The ITG is 76mm mated to the body 76mm.

Will this make a lot of power difference? Doubtful, however worth investigation.

I am also looking to get a new back box made up. Details to follow once done.

Some pictures..

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