Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Tail of the Dragon
I hesitate to get involved and make more enemies with certain vendors.. but I have even had one vendor tell me that the dyno they posted and reference, is what they got when they bolted a CAI on the car (presumably because it makes the engine initially run lean...so more power).
But they then ran a dyno a week later and found they had lost horsepower from stock.
I can tell you that my engine air-fuel maps were pretty screwed up after running an intake on the car for some time. I can tell you that I dynoed my car with some different intake solutions and I trust the results I got. I am not selling an intake. But, your mileage may vary. In the end, I took off the aftermarket intake because that was the best results on the dyno I could get. With spending THOUSANDS of dollars chasing very little gains on this car, I am going to run the best solution I could... and that solution ended up being the stock airbox.
My findings were backed up in a discussion with someone at Lotus, and they did a lot of testing on the car.
In the end... for me... stock air box, green filter, removed snorkle, disabled air flap.
I have seen the Lotus Stage 3 intake... and I think this will also be a good solution... when it finally gets released.
#somethingwickedthiswaycomes... the new Origin Noble M and the Origin 7
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There are some very shady dealers in the Lotus business.
2005 Lotus Elise, 1993 MR2, 1995 MR2, 125cc Shifter Kart, Toniq (in build), 2018 Origin 7 (waiting), 2018 Origin Noble M (waiting)