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Alex B

The Next Chapter...

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Well, you went for it then? It looks like a good choice.

 

When do you pick it up?

Yes Alan I decided to go for it.

Just gotta wait for him to get the v5 back from having the engine numbers swapped over. Shouldn't take more than a couple of weeks.

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Nice, someone has spent a lot on that. Ideal for a track car and weekend special.

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Nice, someone has spent a lot on that. Ideal for a track car and weekend special.

 

That's the plan Martin, fingers crossed it all goes to plan, and I should be able to get a run about in the next few weeks.

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Alex, I am being deadly serious now, if you ever want to part with that s1 will you let me know? It is right up my street. Great spec - it will absolutely fly on track.

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Alex, I am being deadly serious now, if you ever want to part with that s1 will you let me know? It is right up my street. Great spec - it will absolutely fly on track.

Hopefully I'll be keeping this one for some time.

It might fly on track if I knew how to drive...

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Hopefully I'll be keeping this one for some time.It might fly on track if I knew how to drive...

You best get Cadwell booked, we can try it out there....

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I remember the current owner modifying that car for the exact reason you want to buy it (track days) - I bought his performance box off him when he was upgrading to a data logging system - it's a well put together car and definitely a good purchase! Enjoy smile.png

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You best get Cadwell booked, we can try it out there....

Suppose I better do.

I remember the current owner modifying that car for the exact reason you want to buy it (track days) - I bought his performance box off him when he was upgrading to a data logging system - it's a well put together car and definitely a good purchase! Enjoy smile.png

 

He didn't manage many after he had the conversion done. It seems to have all the right things done to it.

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That looks superb Alex, great colour too.

I'm with Simon, very nice car indeed, well done Alex.

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If you want to soften the spring, you might be better swapping the full kit as the damper are valved to match the spring rate. Std trackday nitron are 400/475.

A jump of 100 and 200 may be be to big.

 

Careful with modded S1, you start with a good sportscar and you end up with a track focus car if not a race one... :)

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If you want to soften the spring, you might be better swapping the full kit as the damper are valved to match the spring rate. Std trackday nitron are 400/475.

A jump of 100 and 200 may be be to big.

 

Careful with modded S1, you start with a good sportscar and you end up with a track focus car if not a race one... :)

 

I was gonna ring nitron up about spring ratings actually, to see what they advise with regards spring rates n valving .

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Nitron told me that the dampers are very tolerant to changing the springs and keeping the same valves. That was when I wussed out of the track spring rates on my S1 exige and went for something a lot softer. No idea if they would be better with different valves as I have not tried them.

 

Btw, I am sure you know that even mildly tuned s1 Elise's can bite very hard. It will need much more respect than your S2. I know you have had an s1 before but an extra 20hp in an s1 makes a big difference.

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