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07-14-2012 08:28 AM
Notorious
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Originally Posted by Randy Chase View Post
Yes, around 220 were imported into the USA.

I eventually bought the Rossion Q1 and for a year had both cars, the Noble being the track/autocross car and the Rossion my street car. Sold the Noble and bought a crazy turbo MR2. Sold the Rossion and bought the Exige.
Must be nice to have both the Noble and Rossion. Heard the Rossion was finished way nicer but was slower due to more weight than the Noble, which was more raw.

You didn't happen to sell your Noble to some dude in L.A., did you?
07-14-2012 06:16 AM
Randy Chase Yes, around 220 were imported into the USA.

I eventually bought the Rossion Q1 and for a year had both cars, the Noble being the track/autocross car and the Rossion my street car. Sold the Noble and bought a crazy turbo MR2. Sold the Rossion and bought the Exige.
07-13-2012 09:30 PM
Notorious Sorry for the zombie thread resurrection, this was an awesome read and I appreciate your feedback and opinion on the Noble, especially compared to the Elise, as I am making that transition myself.

My friend has a M12GTR and took me for a ride not long ago... man... broke the tires loose on the freeway under acceleration, fishtailing everywhere at almost triple digit speeds... scary as all get out... so of course, being the sane type of guy I am, I went out and found a M400 of my own.

What is your count on these things? I heard somewhere around 220 in the country with 140 or so being the M400.
06-23-2008 04:30 PM
cdn_alien Sigh! (Note to self)

Must... save... more... money... for... Noble.
06-23-2008 11:38 AM
John Randy - welcome back. Definitely want to stop by at some point to check out your new toy...
06-23-2008 07:16 AM
Randy Chase
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Originally Posted by LotusFamily View Post
Randy are you running Yoko Ao48s on your car at the dragon? How did they hold up? We burnt down our Pirrelli P-0s in 4 days during the Hethel trip with only 1700 total miles on the cars. I really don't feel like we were pushing the Nobles that hard through the week (but maybe so). The rubber doesnt seem to be all it should have been.
A048s indeed. Seem to hold up, grip okay in the beginning of the trip. Towards the end, I felt like I had lost some grip due to the typical A048 heat cycling death. But once I got back to San Diego, they felt okay again so not so sure. That is alone almost 4000 miles and they look fine.
06-23-2008 07:14 AM
Randy Chase
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Originally Posted by noobified View Post
Are you able to make U-Turns in one turn, or do they end up being 3-point turns?
One turn
06-23-2008 02:15 AM
LotusFamily Randy are you running Yoko Ao48s on your car at the dragon? How did they hold up? We burnt down our Pirrelli P-0s in 4 days during the Hethel trip with only 1700 total miles on the cars. I really don't feel like we were pushing the Nobles that hard through the week (but maybe so). The rubber doesnt seem to be all it should have been.
06-23-2008 01:49 AM
BatmobileS240 Are you able to make U-Turns in one turn, or do they end up being 3-point turns?
06-22-2008 09:59 PM
Randy Chase Correct. No TC or ABS.
06-22-2008 09:35 PM
climb4fun .. And no traction control?
06-22-2008 09:14 PM
Randy Chase Not the case. It is all because of 500 pounds of torque compared to less than 140 pounds on the Elise.
06-22-2008 08:58 PM
climb4fun
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Yep. I had to watch my throttle input. Even with the wider and sticker 315 series Hoosiers, you can break them pretty easy. The tuner Troy said they were breaking the tires loose under full throttle at 125mph.
So, that's telling that Noble is not as balance car as Elise is, right?
06-22-2008 08:38 PM
Randy Chase
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Originally Posted by solar View Post
Wow! It's super easy for you to break those massive A048s loose.
Yep. I had to watch my throttle input. Even with the wider and sticker 315 series Hoosiers, you can break them pretty easy. The tuner Troy said they were breaking the tires loose under full throttle at 125mph.
06-22-2008 08:31 PM
solar A couple of photos I took...





Flickr
06-22-2008 02:54 PM
solar Wow! It's super easy for you to break those massive A048s loose.
06-21-2008 04:19 PM
Randy Chase It pulls that hard in higher gears too.... but it scares me more. So I don't press the gas down as much.

Yes, it is LOUD.

500 pounds of torque.
06-21-2008 04:07 PM
25psi_Elise_Killer Wow, your car pulls hard when you accelerate in 1st or 2nd gears.

You need a louder blow off valve though j/k
06-21-2008 02:56 PM
Randy Chase Finally put up some sampler video of Tail of the Dragon. Note, I was not trying to push the car too much, I kept asking the Elise guys to set the pace. I wanted to explore the car safely and there was too much traffic to go very fast for very long. We all did small spurts and got caught behind traffic. You can hear/see in the video that it was quite easy to break the tires loose and create oversteer. I was learning to modulate the throttle on corner exit.

<embed src="http://blip.tv/play/Ab6VSwA" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="720" height="510" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed>
06-19-2008 06:42 AM
evomind quality work, hilly, but
why relocate the battery when it would be much simpler to just run alternate terminals to a more accessible spot? seems that would be cleaner and easier.
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