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Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:28 am PostPost subject:
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mananged to watch a wee bitty, isnt it just him being a bit shit on the brakes?

He seems to take multiple stabs at the brakes, then again during turn in on the corners it kicks out.

Yup, it does look a little snappy though :O
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mananged to watch a wee bitty, isnt it just him being a bit shit on the brakes?

He seems to take multiple stabs at the brakes, then again during turn in on the corners it kicks out.

Yup, it does look a little snappy though :O


Aye, he's hard on the brakes when turning in.

There are clearly some major set-up/balance issues.
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Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:40 am PostPost subject:
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From my experience you dont want to do that with a rear weight biased car Laughing
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From my experience you dont want to do that with a rear weight biased car Laughing


First line of the textbook...
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he looked a little agitated & nervous so maybe it was his his 1st outing or two & finding things out, but it did warn him on enrty previously Laughing
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any elise based car is a snappy little bugger of a thing, unless you learn them and know what will happen once they have gone its too late..

His turbo cost him 120 quid, a china special, surprised it lasted as long as it did, also all that aero he was hitting top speeds slower than 140bhp S1 elise racecars.

to have all that aero downforce ie "drag" you need some pretty serious bhp Smile
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Havent driven yours, but sure i'll get a shotty soon Razz HH on the 12th Oct...

Boyner's Exige was a lot liek my 911 but a little more forgiving at the 'snap' moment. I found McIntyres quite interesting.... Laughing entry front just washing out then snap.

911 is just normal normal normal light gone as the rear fancies a go at being in front
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that looks a dog, no rear wheel drive car should handle like that, it must have a terrible geometry set up as he isn't going half as fast as my Noble can take those corners with not a hint of oversteer.

Braking being the most frustrating part to watch but his lines are way off too.
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He's on and off the throttle like a yoyo - must like the dump valve too much.
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He's on and off the throttle like a yoyo - must like the dump valve too much.


I did think that tbh, Laughing
If he does time attack he might struggle Wink
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Havent driven yours, but sure i'll get a shotty soon Razz HH on the 12th Oct...

Boyner's Exige was a lot liek my 911 but a little more forgiving at the 'snap' moment. I found McIntyres quite interesting.... Laughing entry front just washing out then snap.

911 is just normal normal normal light gone as the rear fancies a go at being in front


Fancy the 12th? Going to use it as a shakedown before your next day..
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Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:46 am PostPost subject:
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Aye, I can make that Smile

Pull your finger out and get it ready Smile
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From my experience you dont want to do that with a rear weight biased car Laughing


First line of the textbook...


My experience of Elise/VX220 ownership says you do need to turn in on the brakes to stop understeer with the front end being so light Wink

Obviously depends on setup.
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AK wrote:
Aye, I can make that Smile

Pull your finger out and get it ready Smile


Aye, the splitter, the cooling pods, an oil change and a couple of other minor bite and pieces and it's sorted Shocked
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"How to wreck a Lotus Elise"

How apt:
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