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I checked camber at the same time and it is -.9 degree LF, -1 degree RF, -1.3degree LR, and -1.5 degree RR.
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post #142 of 164 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 05:37 PM
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My manual did not come with the additional information for the Track Pack. Did any of you guys have it included with your manual?

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No one has this in their manual??

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No one has this in their manual??
Ara,
Mine did not have the info either
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Mine did not have the info either
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oh really, I guess no one got it then. I'll talk to Abe and see if he knows anything.

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Does anyone have the track setting for the 07 Exige S with Track Pack? Are the settings the same as the 06 n/a Exige with track pack? I didn’t receive a supplemental in my manual and I want to get my car set up for some upcoming track events.

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Does anyone have the track setting for the 07 Exige S with Track Pack? Are the settings the same as the 06 n/a Exige with track pack? I didnít receive a supplemental in my manual and I want to get my car set up for some upcoming track events.
settings are the same AFAIK. i know the shocks are for sure. I forgot to call my dealer to see if I can get a supplemental.

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settings are the same AFAIK. i know the shocks are for sure. I forgot to call my dealer to see if I can get a supplemental.
Why would they be any different. The weight and the power increase is nomimal for the most part.
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On my previous car, the height setting recommendations were based on number of turns which could then easily be checked by counting the number of threads above the collar. Does anybody else use this method and know what it should be on the factory track pack suspension? I tried using a ruler to check the height using the 110mm recommendation but I found it difficult trying to guess where the center of the top bolt is.
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On my previous car, the height setting recommendations were based on number of turns which could then easily be checked by counting the number of threads above the collar. Does anybody else use this method and know what it should be on the factory track pack suspension? I tried using a ruler to check the height using the 110mm recommendation but I found it difficult trying to guess where the center of the top bolt is.
Nobody else here uses this method?
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If you know someone with scales, I highly recommend utilizing them to set the corner weight. If you lower the car just by turns, you may end up with a setup that handles better in one direction than the other. It was kinda cool that my car, with dummy weight = to me, was cross weighted at exactly 50% before we lowered it!
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I found this link on another site. It's not Elise/Exige specific, but seems like pretty good info none the less:

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Is the track pack ('06+) legal for an '05 Elise for SS as long as you retain the original ride height (not sure if all track packs have external reservoirs), spring rate (or use the springs with the track pack) using original mounting points? Thinking of going this route.

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post #154 of 164 (permalink) Old 04-09-2010, 08:26 PM
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Lotus track pack brace toe link torque

Correct torque on the toe link bolts for the track pack Exige with Lotus reinforcement? I thought 60 N-m = 44 Ft-lb, but dealer told me 45 N-m (which would explain why I thought they were loose). If I'm right I almost went out with loose bolts.

Help appreciated before tracking tomorrow!

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it's 45 ftlb or 60nm

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Has anyone increased front or rear sway bar settings to stiffen the track pack set up for autox? Thanks.

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Angry Over-torqued toe link bolts

Took the '08 Exige with Track Pack to the dealer for 9000 mi. service (still protecting warranty - titled in 2010).

All the little 8mm drive bolts were so tight I had to use a 3/8" drive socket with an adapter to loosen them to remove. I usually just use a screwdriver-type handle on the socket to remove them. Aggravating, but not critical load-bearing bolts.

I always recheck the toe link bolts before a track day and noted them torqued to at least 140 ft-lb. It took everything I had with a long 1/2" drive wrench to loosen the nuts. At the prior service for 1000 mi. they were too loose (mechanic told me 45 n-m was spec (approx 30 ft-lb).

The nuts had metal shavings falling out of them and the nut and bolt threads appear to be shaved off a bit. I think these bolts and nuts must now be replaced.
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Does anyone know what the rates are on the Track Pack sway bar?
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JBH, that is frustrating. Its hard to trust anybody these days. Of course you certainly want to replace that hardware. I am not too analy about this sort of thing and normally if the bolts looked OK and there is no stretch or necking I would consider reusing.

HOWEVER, NO WAy woulD I reuse such drastically overtorqued hardware from such a critical component that is known to be a weak link. Spend the 10$ or so to get some nw quality hardware and torque them yourself.

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My conclusion after reading most of this thread is the track pack in ANY setting is designed to roll quite a lot and it cannot really be reduced much. Right?

I had an Elise with Nitron singles (525/650 non-progressive rates) that had almost no roll especially with a firmer ARB setting. (BWR) It oversteered which I like, especially with a softer ARB.
I currently have a 2008 Exige S240 with track pack and I don't like the excessive roll as compared to Nitron singles. Can roll be reduced with track pack or is this purely a function of softer springs. I received the Exige with 2F/2R damper settings and adjusted them to full hard (10/10) just to get an idea of the difference. The ARB is at 3 (standard). Roll was reduced, turn in was less dramatic and immediate, but it was understandably more lively over bumpy patches and it still felt "floaty" in general. Overall I enjoyed the ride over the softer settings but it is too unsettling over bumps.
Will I never be satisfied with the track pack if I came from stiff spring Nitrons? I have been tinkering with the track pack to make them react more like the Nitrons. Is this a futile process? Should I just put the Nitron singles on?
What are the track pack spring rates btw. I would guess 325/425

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