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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Evora S Build

Good Afternoon Friends!

I have some ideas that I’d like to bounce off of the brilliant and talented, if not sometimes twisted minds here on the forum.

In a nutshell, I want to take my 2011 stock Evora S and drop-in a MWR 2GR fully-built unit with stage 2 cams, then integrate the BOE TVS kit. I heard that BOE is working on a kit that boosts their existing TVS offering, but is not suitable for the 2GR stock internals.

Overall plan:

MWR 2GR 3.7L
BOE Headers w/cat
CAI
BOE TVS 1900 kit
Cooling Undertray
Stage 2 Clutch
TVS 1900 “upgrade” when it comes (pulley downsize?)

Looking for insight on the usefulness of Fastworks to tune the new engine. Should I go with E85 to keep heat down?

I’m in the LA/OC area if there are any shop recommendations. I intend to do as much of the wrenching as possible, but I will no doubt need a very talented tuner familiar with Lotus.

Thanks all for your invaluable insight! The knowledge on here is beyond compare!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 05:04 PM
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I have no experience with this, but sure look forward to following this project. Please keep us informed!

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This sounds like a very fun build, but have you thought about the trans?

I'm not sure what the maximum torque it can handle, I know the IPS has been proven to handle more torque. I just find it suspicious that everything Lotus makes with that manual trans, they always make less than 320lb-ft. of torque.

If you wanted a beefier trans, I'd be looking into the E153 trans the MR2 guys use, yes it's a 5 speed, but it'll grind rocks.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Havenít looked into other tranny options. I did have the idea for the build, but I wouldnít be the brains behind making it happen. Iím definitely relying on the likes of MWR, BOE, and input from here. Iím trying to avoid things becoming too ďFrankensteinís monsterĒ, as I do like everything to fit into the stock footprint. Just a spec tweak here and there.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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The lack of input here is disappointing. Furthermore, I canít even get calls or emails back from any shops. Perhaps I should try AGX, Sheepey, or Inokinetic. I think the project would be a lot of fun!
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Just curious, why was Inokinetic not one of your first calls given your location?

BOE are notoriously difficult to get in touch with, but you're a long way from them either way.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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It was a random listing, really. My first choice, by geography and a Lotus OC recommendation, was DRS in La Habra. They havenít called back. Inokinetic would be my second choice for sure. I think AGX and Sheepey primarily deal in higher-end Italian stuff.

Iím trying to do most of the wrenching myself, but lack a tuning capability.
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Well, in that case you're going to need to just talk to BOE. I don't think anyone else is going to be able to do a tune for you with their SC kit, and there aren't many tuning options available. Inokinetic has a tuning option but I don't know if it's customizable. I've never seen any of the rest of the places you mentioned here, but you can try to find @shinoo or @turbophil here. Your other option for tuning likely involves trying to call Komo-Tec.
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I think youíre right. BOE has done so much legwork, with data to go from a known start point to a known finish. As much as I am intrigued by going down some unknown, Frankensteinís-monster-Build rabbit hole, it is much safer and cost-effective to stick with their nearly PnP setups.
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