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Mr_Shaggy
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[quote=jonnyfox]http://classifieds.seloc.org/ads/ohlins-dampeners/ [/quote]

So, before the other half spends all our money on a new kitchen etc - are the 46mm worth the extra over these? If so, do I need to specify anything specific (spring rates, valving etc)?
SeanB
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I would say yes they are fine. The 46mm ones are better, but, a re-valved and sprung set of 36's is better than anything on the market apart from the 46mm Ohlins in my opinion. Give John at JSR a call regarding springs and valving, he will always help.
Mr_Shaggy
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Thanks Sean. I'll make some enquires tomorrow - hopefully Santa can place them under the tree in time...
Porkie
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[quote=jfk]With standard ic there Is a noticeable lag between gear changes.
With the forge it disappears.
This phenomenon is explained very well on one of the American forums.

I'm not asking for anyone's agreement just sharing what I've found to 'work '
And I wouldn't describe the difference as subtle either !

...you pays your money etc...
Regards [/quote]

You pays your money and are now trying to convince yourself it wasn't a waste even though tests proved it was??

was that how you were going to finish your sentance? ;)
jfk
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Porkie
I didn't actually pay a penny for it ..
;-)
Looks like you're suggesting that every updated ic owner has been duped ?

The difference was very very noticeable FACT.
Suggest we agree to disagree !
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JDS
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[quote=jfk]Porkie
I didn't actually pay a penny for it ..
;-)
Looks like you're suggesting that every updated ic owner has been duped ?

The difference was very very noticeable FACT.
Suggest we agree to disagree !
[/quote]

You stole it? :o
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moomin
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[quote=Porkie][quote=jfk]With standard ic there Is a noticeable lag between gear changes.
With the forge it disappears.
This phenomenon is explained very well on one of the American forums.

I'm not asking for anyone's agreement just sharing what I've found to 'work '
And I wouldn't describe the difference as subtle either !

...you pays your money etc...
Regards [/quote]
You pays your money and are now trying to convince yourself it wasn't a waste even though tests proved it was??

was that how you were going to finish your sentance? ;)




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A noticeable difference with my intercooler also , real world & dyno at EA , mostly from a better charge flow for better throttle response , I can't explain the test IAT results on that day but I think 661 has well over 300hp in his track weapon Exige now with the same intercooler as me and I'm not sure that would be achievable with the standard IC , I'm also running about 280hp with no problem with it . Let's not make this another Intercooler thread , don't think I could take that again lol . :)
ade
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I feel there is always the bum dyno feeling when something is better, as Sean's testing related to intake temps and ability to remove heat then it would not be overly telling on if the car felt better or not.
Anyway why do I care I have a charge cooler anyway, which as we all know is better :whistle: ;)
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Reason: spelling....
SeanB
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I have to say, without getting into a battle, the figures in our tests spoke for themselves and my 'bum' dyno felt zero difference.
jfk
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Maybe your bum needs a reboot !
Too many baltis ;)
Bout time we all visited Lye again soon ?

We,ll probably be fed up of turkey by the 27th
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