The Lotus Cars Community banner

1 - 20 of 21 Posts

·
Disingenuous Minion
Joined
·
637 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
So having had my car for 4 weeks, I experienced the proverbial "second cam" on the way to work yesterday.

I thought it was a myth. Crusty old-timers messing with us newbies. But no, it is real and it is spectacular.

I have been de-flowered.
 

·
www.theapexinn.com
Joined
·
11,688 Posts
heh...heh....I just LOVE hearing these stories ! :crazyeyes
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
389 Posts
I'm sorry, I must have missed something. Is there a first cam?? :D

:shift:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
I recently had the same experience. My brain just couldn't be convinced to not shift beyond 4k or so lol. So after a few months of owning my Elise and not getting it up to high enough RPM, I took it out late at night, warmed it up, and revved it up. It was unbelievable, I had discovered what this car was all about lol

It's addicting though, now I'm always looking for an excuse to get it in 2nd cam :shift:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
912 Posts
Just don't let your wife find out about it. Some other guys wife discovered it, and he couldn't keep her from taking the car out all the time.

:panic:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65 Posts
Mmmkay, everybody else who is not regularly taking their cars into the 2nd cam range (assuming your car is broken in) needs to go ahead and hand over their keys to someone more deserving. This is ridiculous. ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,983 Posts
try riding something like a suzuki 400 bandit. it comes on about 8k and goes to 14k. (motorcycle)
sam
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,130 Posts
What you need to try now is to cruise along in 6th at about 60 mph. THEN downshift to 3rd, and blast up to 90 on the second cam. Very effective way of passing someone when needed. Must rev match when doing so though... :D
Cheers,
Skottoman
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,731 Posts
...i miss my second cam - stupid stuck thermostat rarely lets the engine warm up enough to rev that high...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
526 Posts
Just don't let your wife find out about it. Some other guys wife discovered it, and he couldn't keep her from taking the car out all the time.

:panic:
When my wife drives the car she doesn't like to bring it into the 2nd cam, she said it sounds like it is going to blow up. :confused:

At least I wont have to worry about her ruining the engine.... ....except when she downshifts and puts it in 1st instead of 3rd. -eek-

She has gotten much better with that however. :rolleyes:
 

·
Disingenuous Minion
Joined
·
637 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
My wife is 5'-2" 90lbs and can't reach the pedals or see over the dash. I have the Lotus ALL to myself.

God bless Lotus, the 2nd cam and the infinite wisdom of no vertical seat adjustment. (I'm getting all choked up.)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,393 Posts
I hit the 2nd cam when I took it for a test drive with the dealer -- I was sold!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,137 Posts
Last weekend, I was driving through the canyons with my old friends driving ten Miatas. Since I was driving the Elise, I took the last car position.
A straight away, I passed the Miatas and stopped at a light, even with the leader. I wanted to find out what his supercharger sounded in his Miata. We accelerated slowly and then he floored it and I heard the whine of the S/C, but it was short lived. My Elise's 2nd can kicked :p in and I left the S/C Miata shrinking in my rear mirror.:eek: From that point on, I led the group.;)

--Hal
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,981 Posts
You guys are weird. You actually like missing out on some torque? That kick in the pants you are all so excited about is a sign that the torque was falling off before it happened.

I'll probably get stoned now for ruining the party.

xtn
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,731 Posts
You actually like missing out on some torque? That kick in the pants you are all so excited about is a sign that the torque was falling off before it happened.
++

...a gotham retune or lotus sport ECU are definitely in my future, unless i end up saving enough to go forced injection first - honestly, it should have come that way from the factory, marketing be damned...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,498 Posts
You guys are weird. You actually like missing out on some torque? That kick in the pants you are all so excited about is a sign that the torque was falling off before it happened.

I'll probably get stoned now for ruining the party.

xtn
I get a kick in the pants at 2k and it doesn't stop kicking till 8k. :D
 
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
Top