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Here's to a new year, lets hope 2022 leaves 2021 in its smoke! To start the year off we at EBC Brakes would like to give you car enthusiasts the chance of winning one free set of pads (front or rear) for any vehicle of your choice. One randomly selected forum member can choose any pad from our entire range.

To enter for your chance to win, I would like you to share with us what you believe has been the number one mod/upgrade you have made to your vehicle that everyone should do?

The lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced within a few days after the closing date of 1st February 2022 and details will be posted on this forum within a few days of the closing date.

Please be aware that this thread may appear in more than one section on the forum and one winner will be selected from the whole forum, not a winner per thread.
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#1 mod: EBC Brake Pads. Just kidding; trying to win some pads...

For me it is probably aftermarket dampers. I went with Penske DA, but really anything is probably better than the undersprung/overdamped stock stuff. Lotus engineers don't know about handling, right?

For a cheap mod, my favorite is probably a rear engine mount insert.
 

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Going to second the above (though I'm installing Penske shocks soon, so that might take it). Engine mount inserts are a game changer. I did front and back inserts and it completely changed the shifting of the car for the better. Not too difficult to do and pretty cheap (50 to 100 bucks or so), very little extra vibration at idle, but so much smoother shifts and reduces the violent engine shifting during shifts. It really transformed the shifting for me so much, and my car only had 30000 miles on it when I did it but the difference was night and day.

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Tighten the loose nut behind the wheel.

I know - corny, but taking some coaching at HPDE, and learning to push the car has been amazing.

As for a real mod - proper corner balance transforms the driving experience.
 

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I’ve done many mods to my car, but the one that changed my car significantly is using a BOE rear mounted oil cooler instead of the OEM dual oil coolers upfront. How did it change my car?
1. Warm up to optimum oil temperature is less. With the dual coolers, it would take at least 15 minutes or more to get to a temperature where you can safely engage the second cams. The time to warm up with the rear cooler is less than 10 minutes. Now I can be in the second cam a lot sooner than before. And who really wants to wait 15 minutes or more to drive spiritedly?
2. When it’s about 40 degrees Fahrenheit outside my oil temperature maxed out at 170 degrees with the OEM setup. With the rear cooler, my oil can reach 225 degrees Fahrenheit in the same ambient temperature I didn’t feel safe revving my car high in such low ambient temperatures. I would always be scared of wiping out a cam, but now with my current setup I can drive more spiritedly.
3. And the last added bonus is I’m adding lightness!

Overall, the installation wasn’t bad. I’m no mechanic by any means, but I was able to do everything by myself with a little help from my wife carrying the front clam and tilting my rear clam.
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I also love my rear cooler.

But what caught my eye... The rubber at your gas filler! I assume that protects paint while filling. Where'd you get it?
I believe I bought one giant roll on Amazon. It’s actually used for lining garage cabinet drawers so your tools don’t slip. I had extra after lining my drawers so I just cut a piece to size with a hole that fits snugly around the gas filler.
 
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