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Just wanted to post up a video from my weekends track session at Laguna Seca. It was my second time at Laguna Seca in my 2006 Exige


Took this gem of a picture at the end of the day showing the need for more negative camber on the front. I was maxed out on stock steering arms at 1.1 degrees.



I posted in a previous thread about running my 2006 Exige in SCCA's T3 class. I decided against it because I couldn't bring myself to tear up such a beautiful car with a cage and run it bumper to bumper with others. Instead I've gone down the formula car route. However, doing some research today I found out that I would have taken the current T3 class lap record by 2 seconds with this lap! Somebody needs to go win the runoffs with a Lotus next year........
 

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WOW that looks like fun!!!!
 

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Great driving. I have the impression production class elises do about 1.42 1.43 with ao48s in the lotus cup time trials. That is the fastest I have heard anyone do on a stock car.

What tires are those? RA1?

By the way, I found a local store in Santa Clara that can flip tires for $10 each. The local drifters use that store a lot. I am using this solution for even wear until I get a better front camber solution.
 

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By the way, I found a local store in Santa Clara that can flip tires for $10 each. The local drifters use that store a lot. I am using this solution for even wear until I get a better front camber solution.
And... Who would that be?
Bring wheels & tires in loose, or do they remove & reinstall the wheels for that price?
 

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And... Who would that be?
Bring wheels & tires in loose, or do they remove & reinstall the wheels for that price?
This store:
Welcome to VEX Motorsports - Form + Function All In One

I drop off the wheels to them and pick them up later or the next day. No tires are needed for flipping the wheels. And their best price is the cash only price. I do not trust anyone who is not a lotus specialist to touch the car. But the lotus specialist wanted close to $40 per tire. So I figured, they are just tires, other shops should be able to do them, in particular shops that work with drifters. I have used these guys a few times with my trf1 wheels and toyo r888 and I see no vibration on the wheel and no issue I can detect. So I am happy. I double check the installation every time because once they did not flip a tire and they had to redo it. If you want new tires you can also talk to them, or get them from tirerack and bring them there (I have done both).
 

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Wow excellent time. It looks like you may have even cut a little off that if you weren't held up momentarily by that 350Z.
Yeah, looking through my gps logs and times I think that 350Z cost about half a second. Turn 9 is a tricky one to get right at the best of times!

@MontinolaRacing Lotus Cup is a little out of my price range I'm afraid :(
 

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1:43 is an excellent lap time -- good job! :clap:
 

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Well I went back to Laguna a few weeks ago and managed to shave 14 seconds of my laptime. There was a bit of cheating however; The car went on slicks, had a sequential box, passenger seat removed, roof taken off, windshield removed, bodywork shrunk down, engine rotated 90 degrees and wings added....... ehm

Enjoy!


you can follow my progress throughout the season via

www.facebook.com/robinshuteracing

and my blog

Robin Shute Racing | Chasing the Dream
 
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