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TWPaul

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  • Birthday 15/07/1962

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  1. Ah, didn’t realise you were down under! You should touch base with Eric on here, he’s very near the track, I’ve been trying to push him into getting out there and he’s just bought some upgraded brakes.... Weather not the best just yet for us [emoji2957] Enjoy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Where and where are you planning on going? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Ah, preaching to the converted as they say...... [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hi Ben Yup, I’m down the road in Tunbridge Wells and absolutely, will pm you when I get something booked in. Brands is an awesome track, whether on the full GP circuit or (as most track days there are) the short Indy. I’m thinking sometime around mid March but will have to see how ‘things’ pan out. You gotta get on track though. Guarantee you’ll enjoy yourself, you don’t have to go mad to have fun. Cheers Paul Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Good luck with that, once bitten...... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi Eric That is very funny...... which rotors you planning on? Let us know how you get on at the speedway.... you know you want to.... [emoji48] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. My St2 came with full Milltek system, including sports cat, but non res and non valved. Sounded great when larking about but godawful drone at motorway speeds. I mean brain-numbingly horrible. Very first job was getting the Milltek resonator fitted. Best £400 I’ve spent in a while. Still sounds great when I want it to but far more bearable on motorway. I won’t say it’s drone-free but it’s perfectly acceptable to me. I’d guess if you got the valved version it would be just about perfect blend. Having never looked under my car properly it makes me laugh each time I walk past the res delete pipe sitting in garage. Looks like a frigging drainpipe. Not on some fire breathing muscle car but my little hatchback. Just tickles me.... I have the black tipped version and again those 4 sodding big pipes at the back looking low-key yet a bit menacing.... [emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks Pat, will investigate! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Seem to have lost a few hours in their Project Blueberry blog..... [emoji23] so thanks for that BlondeFella!! Really interesting how each BBK change seems to have brought about a big improvement over the last. In essence, starting with Tarox, then Stoptech and then apparently a big improvement with Sparta, who I had never heard of before. I only want to do this once, so a call to Regal/Sparta is inevitable now methinks..... [emoji48] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I think that’s the way I’m heading, albeit maybe with the 390 discs.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thanks Dan. Are they the Radical 1 or 2 calipers? And would you consider you really pushed them really hard on track and no fade? Cheers Paul
  12. Yup, fully agree with all you’ve said. Am leaning towards 380/390mm disc plus AP 6 pot Radical 2 setup at the moment. If anyone has a reason why that wouldn’t be a great track solution please shout!
  13. Ah, to be fair, my car is running a fairly aggressive Stage 2 R-Tech engine tune (came with that) and Stage 3 TVS tcu tune (added during my short ownership to sort a clutch slip issue). But I was planning on going there anyway. But yes, I do appreciate that if I head out on track now all I would do would be to cook my standard brakes and get incredibly frustrated. I’ve done a lot of track days in the past (including in a Mk1 Exige, what a track weapon that was, even standard) so I do appreciate what I’m up against in the R. The R however is a great daily driver, my wife is happy tootling about in it and I can get our dog in the boot, not something I can level at a Lotus unfortunately! I’m not far off pension age myself, well, 59 this year, but that doesn’t stop me behaving like a hooligan when conditions allow (on track). I know what I’m letting myself in for..... 🙂
  14. At the moment if I just gun it (not launch) from start I tend to get a bit of wheel hop which sounds just SO bloody horrible... so until I get a dogbone fitted (which will hopefully lessen that issue) any real hard starts are off the menu. Probably. Almost certainly. 😈
  15. It really is enormous fun Eric, if rather addictive. I've found that the occassional track day makes me both a better driver and less likely to get in trouble on the road.... Track day near you? go on.... you know you want to.... https://www.adrenaline.com.au/melbourne/stunt-driving/ultimate-track-day-sandown-raceway/?gclid=CjwKCAiAouD_BRBIEiwALhJH6HcaKgmwp34h4MpYcT0c5tzmt_UQXOSwtrMpvkngJhAeqKKS2Jz7EhoCZIEQAvD_BwE
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