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Encouraging to hear but for some reason I liked the 40's on back better than the 35's. Turn in seemed crisper and I figured it was the rake angle allowing this. Rear traction always my limiter for what it is worth and I am down to 31/32 pressures which is fabulous. Forget the 3 lb stagger! Maybe it is time to revisit a pair of 275/35R18's?? But I do see an extra set of wheels in my future!

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. Because at up to $1,900 per wheel why risk it getting bent in an off track.
Isnít it safer to have a higher quality wheel that yea, could be damaged in a off-road excursion while a cheaper wheel that canít take close to the loads/impact might fail in a way causing more damage to the vehicle?

Kinda like scratching the powder coating or bending part of the rim vs a complete rim failure?
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. Because at up to $1,900 per wheel why risk it getting bent in an off track.
Isn’t it safer to have a higher quality wheel that yea, could be damaged in a off-road excursion while a cheaper wheel that can’t take close to the loads/impact might fail in a way causing more damage to the vehicle?

Kinda like scratching the powder coating or bending part of the rim vs a complete rim failure?
Another line of thought I shared...
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The Forgestars donour steered me to look sweet, but they have sizing issues in the model I was steered towards. Will see how it plays out and I have give them the WIKI details on our wheels. I do not want any more 18/18 or 18/19's as I plan on migrating things over to a newer Lotus someday.

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Isn’t it safer to have a higher quality wheel that yea, could be damaged in a off-road excursion while a cheaper wheel that can’t take close to the loads/impact might fail in a way causing more damage to the vehicle?

Kinda like scratching the powder coating or bending part of the rim vs a complete rim failure?
Price does not all equate to quality and I could purchase a lot of equivalant strong, light wheels for under the $7500 replacement price of my factory wheels. Car manufactures can charge a premium for their special finish wheels and in fact the Evora Sport Lwt wheels are not approved for the extra landing due to +2 passengers or the 500+ lbs down force of the GT430 wing, while the cheaper Team Dynamic wheels are made for racing.

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I"ve tracked my Evora 400 once. It's a better car than I am a driver. Had one of the Porsche instructors do a few laps in it, with me riding shotgun. Car is simply amazing on the track.
I did nothing special: lower tire pressure is about all. 90 minutes to the track, drive for 5-7x 20 min sessions, then drive 90 mins home.
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Price does not all equate to quality and I could purchase a lot of equivalant strong, light wheels for under the $7500 replacement price of my factory wheels. Car manufactures can charge a premium for their special finish wheels and in fact the Evora Sport Lwt wheels are not approved for the extra landing due to +2 passengers or the 500+ lbs down force of the GT430 wing, while the cheaper Team Dynamic wheels are made for racing.
Agree, price doesnít equal quality and also the oem wheels seem overpriced for what they are for exactly the reasons you mentioned. The evora is I guess a bit different then most cars, due to the lack of wheel options. There probably arenít any ďcheapĒ aftermarket wheels available for the car that arenít designed for track use? And as you mentioned a quality aftermarket wheel designed for track use can be less or similar money vs oem while being substantially stronger.
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A great uber thread would be for all the wheel options we have available. I know there are a few members that have gone the custom route. I'm just going to keep my eyes open for a set of curb rashed wheels that I can refinish and repaint for track use, unless I get lucky.
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picked up my 2012 evora s last week, taking it to track saturday, any suggestions for cold tire pressures to start the day off at would be great! thanks!
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picked up my 2012 evora s last week, taking it to track saturday, any suggestions for cold tire pressures to start the day off at would be great! thanks!
Do you have the 18/19 or 19/20 inch wheels and what tires are you on?

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I daily and track mine, '14 NA manual.
Off topic, did you buy this on BAT in 2017?
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Do you have the 18/19 or 19/20 inch wheels and what tires are you on?
19 and 20" wheels with michelin pilot sport 4s
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Try 29 psi front, 32 rear to start, then bleed back to that when warm after a lap.

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Try 29 psi front, 32 rear to start, then bleed back to that when warm after a lap.
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Off topic, did you buy this on BAT in 2017?
Paul, Aye. Good memory!
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I highly recommend that you donít start!
These cars are just too good on track.
Once you catch up to the ability of the car its too late, your a Mod-a-Holic!
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I highly recommend that you don’t start!
These cars are just too good on track.
Once you catch up to the ability of the car its too late, your a Mod-a-Holic!
Wait... what’s on the roof?
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I highly recommend that you don’t start!
These cars are just too good on track.
Once you catch up to the ability of the car its too late, your a Mod-a-Holic!
Wait... what’s on the roof?
That’s a roof scoop to provide some ventilation to the driver.

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