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    Evora 400
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    Lithium battery, KW V3s, KW HLS, cup holder!
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    Leicestershire

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  1. That's impressive dyno run for an IPS car, as they tend to not play as nicely on the Dyno as the manuals. Have you noticed any issues with the IPS and the extra power? Did you upgrade the IPS with the BoE Shift Tek kit? I have one of Jokerz 2.9" supercharger pulleys, Ti exhaust, and headers and airbox to go on my 400 IPS soon. I'm slightly nervous of the gearbox so any reassurance you can offer would be good!
  2. I'm running SportContact7s on 19/20s on my 400 and haven't had any of the issues you describe, I'm only about 2000 miles and 1x trackday on them so far though. I'm running mine at nowhere near those pressures. 31-32psi (hot) all round feels good to me. I agree the car feels skittish with the pressures anything above 34...
  3. Probably, think it's in the US where they're probably a bit more relaxed. https://www.instagram.com/p/CqLOfFou5z4/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== There's another chap running around with one on in the US too, he doesn't seem to be having any issues either. The bars are rated for 75kg or so but I can't see me putting more than 25-30kg worth of stuff up there tops. I got the box and bars on eBay and gave it a fresh coat of paint. Pretty cheap mod really and it all goes on and off in under 5 minutes. Would be good for Skis too! πŸ‘πŸΌ
  4. Already driven it at 70, it's fine. There's YouTube videos of Lamborghini's going 165mph with these suction mounts and they don't come off. I guess none of you have seen this chap either: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/adventure/red-line/testing-a-roof-rack-at-230-kmh-it-really-sucks-and-thats-a-good-thing/article32620641/ But keep on keyboard warrioring. βš”οΈπŸ˜†πŸ‘πŸΌ
  5. Ready for a Scottish roadtrip with my wife and two daughters. 320 litre MontBlanc roof box on Whispbar aerobars and RockBros suction mounts. Pram and backpack for carrying our one year old fit in nicely. πŸ˜„
  6. useful thread thanks. The only thing I can add from a cost/mass saving point of view I found these: https://www.nonstoptuning.co/store/p223/2010-2020LotusEvoraPulleyKitNST92010K.html Personally, I want to do a modification to upsize my main crank pulley this would be rather than decrease the pully size on the S/C to speed it up (which doesn't seem great from a belt routing point of view. Mine is an IPS 400 which as we all know won't rev out to 7200rpm like the manuals. Therefore I figure I can overspeed everything on the belt by ~10% without too much risk. Should actually aid cooling for a given engine speed by speeding up the waterpump a bit. I can't find anything on the market to do this, but I have found a couple of places that look like they might be able to make me something. https://powerhouse.uk/supercharger-performance-upgrade-pulleys/range-rover-5-0-upper-pulleys/
  7. There's 24 Evora's on Pistonheads though. Evora is one of the few cars where Pistonheads listings actually outnumber Autotrader. (Similar with some Ferrari models). We've also reached the point where Evora halo model (GT430) is consistently sitting around Β£100k when they come up for sale.
  8. Thanks! The KW's are great. I installed their hydraulic lift kit on the front axle too so I can get away with running it lower for track. I didn't go anywhere near as stiff as you though, 450/560 lb-in rates, I still use it 50/50% on the road and I do Nurburgring where you want it a bit softer than other tracks really. πŸ‘πŸΌ
  9. Great progress #84! Going all the way back to the first post in the thread... can you elaborate which Hardrace adjustable ARB drop links you used? as I can't see an Evora kit on their website. I've dropped mine quite a lot on KW V3 coilovers and I need something similar.
  10. I bought them from fifteen52 direct so from California! a few people have asked me about the weights of the mods. It's there or thereabouts. The wheels were marginally heavier on the front axle but slightly lighter on the rear axle than the factory forged 400 rims. The KW V3s and hydraulic lift kit ended up adding 0.2kg overall to the car, however unsprung mass went down by about 1kg/corner. Driving it you certainly perceive a lot less body roll than standard. I didn't agree with KW's proposed spring rates so did my own. I've gone 448/600 lbs/in (front/rear). KW would have been 348/685. First impressions are I've got it bang on, just set it to mid point on all the bump and rebound settings for now. Needs taking to PJS sportscars for an alignment before I can get it back on a trackday to properly assess. Being able to raise the nose as you are going along when you spot a particularly nasty looking sleeping policeman is a neat trick!!
  11. KW V3s are on and the hydraulic axle lift on the front axle now. (Video in the Facebook group). I should do a write up at some point. So far very impressed with the KWs, needs to go for an alignment now they've bedded in. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Ž
  12. Interesting on the RC+'s, thanks for the Heads-up! I track my 400 and I did have my eye on them as the next pad when my OEM ones give up. But now I might re-consider and go with Pagid based on your experience. I've used both Pagid and Performance Friction on other track cars and been very impressed. Let us know what you go with next and which compound 😎
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