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A few people have asked what I have in my 2006 Elise, affectionally known as the Dragon. (its green and shoots flames) This is what I can think off the top of my head. I will add more as I remember.

Engine:

VF2 with hump hose connectors,
2bular header and decat,
Radium surge tank, FPR, fuel rail, catch cans and coolant tank
Fidanza flywheel & APR bolts
ACT HDSS clutch
BOE ST exhaust
Gpan 3
Manlys motor mount inserts

Suspension:

BWR Penske shocks
BWR Swaybar
Sector111's V2 arms
RTD2brace
SubStiffy
Monoball bushings
Bullet wheel studs
R888's on LSS wheels
Custom Alignment spec's from TJ and lowered to 116mm/119mm and corner balanced

Brakes:

Ultra Disks
BOE vented SS brake pistons
SS brake lines
CL RC5+ for street, CL6 for track


Aero:

Kevin's Race Splitter
APR wing, side skirts and canards
Difflow flat race diffuser,
Custom anti drag aids as L brackets in front of front and rear wheel openings
Fast Toys carbon side scoops

Interior:

Vforce harness bar
Schroth Profi 2 harnesses
DBW Pedals
Micro Mirror
Innovate gauges

Other:
One of Pooters custom tow rings
BBhook
Gold foil firewall
Kevins mesh kit
Soon to have Pro rad radiator
 

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As a reference, Kim's Pumpkin set up is as followed

BWR Swaybar and Self-Lubricating Bushings, Ohlin DA shocks, Gut Splitter, Factory SC wing. Difflow Railer diffuser, Sector111's V2 arms, Gpan3, DBW Pedals, Bullet wheel studs, Micro Mirror, and motor mount inserts, ProRad FP radiator, BOE toe-links and vented SS brake pistons, CL RC5+, DBA4000 rotors, One of Pooters custom tow rings, R888's on LSS wheels, Custom Alignment from TJ and lowered to 116mm/119mm and corner balanced. Soon to be installed VF2 with hump hose connectors, Fidanza flywheel, Fidanza clutch, APR bolts, surge tank and Radium catch cans
 

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I'm going to suggest that instead of providing a straight up listing of parts, you create some sections to organize things (engine, suspension, aero, etc). :)
 

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What do your wheel brackets look like? I have an LT splitter now, but I'd really like to get those front wheels shrouded. You have tire flicks also?
 

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Now learn how to drive it. Videos of other people driving it don't count. Getting beat by unmodified cars is...... embarrassing.
ouch.
 

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What do your wheel brackets look like? I have an LT splitter now, but I'd really like to get those front wheels shrouded. You have tire flicks also?
I am currently in Afghanistan on deployment and do not have those pics with me. I will be home at the end of December and will do my best to get those pics as I head back to Afghanistan in February but will be home in June for track season.

I have Kevins race splitter which has built in aero plate underneath around the front wheel wells so I just have a 9 inch, 1.5 inch square aluminum angle iron across the opening in front of the tire, same on the rear tires. My alignment guy is a long time racer told me to do this and helped me position these. He wants me to put another piece from front to back on the inside of the front wheel cutouts to help straighten the air. I have not got this done as of yet.

The splitter also has built in tire flicks. I will try to find a better pic to show this.
 

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Now learn how to drive it. Videos of other people driving it don't count. Getting beat by unmodified cars is...... embarrassing.
Yup, I am really enjoying learning to drive it on track, very different dynamics from street racing as on a track its the same every lap.

I guess I will take down my vid of my instructor spinning my car at 120+ on my first track day. Honestly it was not as exciting as my few trips through fields at 80 + or launching off a off cambered hill/corner and landing in the opposite ditch at 90 and just driving back on the road and continuing. And definitely less exciting as catching big air off some hills back where I used to live.

I would love to find a track in my area with big elevation changes as those are my favorites and are truly challenging

If I worried about being embarrassed, I would never leave my room, and my buddy with his Exige constantly beats be, but he not only has years of track time on me, but is a very fast driver. But I am catching him and after one year of track time I am enjoying having someone to play follow the leader with. Hopefully this track year I won't get pulled to head back out to a war zone and can spend some quality track time with my girlfriend and her Lotus and the group of track people that I am slowly being able to call friends. They are a great group of people and have gone above and beyond to make me feel welcome and are always there when I need help or pointers.

They say I drive like I get shot at for a living. It just so happens that I do
 

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You want embarrassing


My last track day of the year and it was at Blackhawk Farms. One lap is a 1:22.7 which is my fastest time and a 1:23.5. Decent times in its own right but my god, a drunk monkey would have better throttle control and I am sooooo late on power.

My only saving grace was I was the fastest car there so I got bumped to expert which only had 5 cars in it so I got lots of open track

But to me, these laps are quite embarrassing. Im not to the level of worrying about other people embarrassing me yet

Ugh, just watched this yet again. Just terrible. More mistakes and technique problems than I can list
 

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All I know is I see it passing me a lot at RA! But then again everyone passes me!
 
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