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by winthattt
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: Jonny's S1 Exige Thread. Again!
Replies: 303
Views: 81329

Re: Jonny's S1 Exige Thread. Again!

I hankered after a AMV for a few years, it would have been my replacement if I had sold the S1. I know they are not the best to drive but I’m not the best driver and they look so good. You should do it.
by winthattt
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Non Lotus Talk
Topic: Track day car for tall son...
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Track day car for tall son...

Did some fitting for size today. Too tall for an Mx-5 with the hood up, even without a crash helmet. Fits in a gt86 with about 5mm to spare. Plenty of room in Cayman but the woes of the 3.4 engine put me off.
by winthattt
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non Lotus Talk
Topic: Track day car for tall son...
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Track day car for tall son...

I drove Minis, the old sort for years, Golf Gtis and the usual suspects. For normal road use I think fwd is much more sensible and a better packaging option. I just think that RWD is more fun on track because you have to be more careful and controlled, especially in the wet. I did try a BMW Mini at ...
by winthattt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Non Lotus Talk
Topic: Track day car for tall son...
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Track day car for tall son...

My son wants to do more track days, he’s 6ft 4 and growing and does not fit an Exige or Elise. He has been driving my a Caterham but has to sit like a pen knife. I’m going to look at a bag seat for him but even then his head may be too close to the roll cage. We would also like a car that we can dri...
by winthattt
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: 211 or Caterham
Replies: 20
Views: 4374

Re: 211 or Caterham

Nothing wrong with the bmw diff, just not lsd. Caterham’s tend to spin a rear wheel on slow exits so an lsd is a fix but not allowed in many race series. Academy lap record Is 1:54 on Donny gp, it’s 1:40 for a 420r (Duratech) so it is much slower. ECU change and you can make a Sigma a 310r which is ...
by winthattt
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: 211 or Caterham
Replies: 20
Views: 4374

Re: 211 or Caterham

Hi Keith seems quite a while ago since we last met at Croft, that was the last T/D that I did in my Red Exige V6. I hope you are keeping well 👍 Thanks for the info regarding a Sigma I didn't know they had a Mazda gearbox, do you know what diff they use? I presume the one I have been looking at has ...
by winthattt
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: 211 or Caterham
Replies: 20
Views: 4374

Re: 211 or Caterham

Peter, I’ve only just seen this thread. I have a Caterham Academy Sigma and my son has just done his first full track day following a few laps shared with me a couple of months ago. He loved it and car was great and he was very brisk. An academy car is slow with only 125hp but it’s still fun. The Si...
by winthattt
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: S2 Specific Topics
Topic: A/C condenser
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: A/C condenser

Can I hijack slightly? Taking clam off soon to sort radiator/tow post/all that jazz. Last time I did this it was on a non-AC car, but my Exige now has AC. Should I take it to get the system drained whilst the car is still roadworthy or can I swap the radiator & Co without touching the AC condenser?...
by winthattt
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Meets + Track Day Reports
Topic: Exiges.com Trackday 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 7511

Re: Exiges.com Trackday 2020

https://www.nantyrodyn.co.uk/

I always stay at the above. Big car park and excellent food and beer. I’d not arrive late as the car park fills up as the locals fill the restaurant. Very friendly as well.

Keith
by winthattt
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Exige Factory Build Spec - Top Trumps
Replies: 10
Views: 2337

Re: Exige Factory Build Spec - Top Trumps

What did the ‘Alcantara Trim Pack’ consist of? Apparently it came with this, but no sign of Alcantara anywhere! I assume it’s just the door cards and sill trim, or does it also include the dash inserts? My car had the alcantara pack. Seat centres, door panels and sill pads, may have include the ste...