Thursday, January 29, 2009
Look what has just arrived. Our Exige is getting some new legs. The Nitron Sport Pro will now get swapped out. This kit has been put to the test by several race teams around the world. Here is Nitron's description:
This kit is designed for serious race use, and as such incorporates high and low speed bump control valves for further chassis fine tuning. As with the NTR Track, this 3-way adjustable kit features remote cannisters that are mounted by 360deg swivelling hoses onto the main shock body.We've run the Nitron Track(doubles) before on our Exige. Going to employ a professional driver to help set these up. In fact we'll test these against the Sport kit on track. Gotta love CA weather....
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Randy's car ran great on track with the new fan configuration. As a result, we've decided to release the Chargecooler. You can find it on our website now for $2600. The British Pound remains weak so we have been able to price this kit quite attractively.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Just got an email from Randy our client who is testing the ProAlloy Chargecooler. We just had Paladin install the puller fan conversion on his kit to combat the high water temps. Here are his quick thoughts:
So I picked up the car today, drove home in a lot of stop and go traffic with outide air temps around 73...it never got above 198 and that was with the ac on. At freeway speeds it ran in the mid 180's. So far, so good. Now it's on to the track!He will be running at the LCS race on Friday. I've got my fingers crossed! I think we will be launching the ProAlloy kit shortly....
Monday, January 19, 2009
It has been a while since we put the Exige on our scales. We've added a few more light bits like the rear CF hatch and roof. So we put her on the scales and discovered that she is down to 1954lbs with a full tank of fuel. Not bad - I think a stock 'S' is in the 2150+lb range.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Steve from Aerosim's latest design for the Atom rear wing uprights. Aerodynamically designed - note the solid design and knife edge along the trailing portion of the vertical uprights. They've been machined out a bit since the Atom is really too heavy...8^)
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
We've fit the new affordable H3R fire extinguisher to our Exige with our new FXbracket. This $150 extinguisher uses class leading Halotron as its extinguishing agent (actually it is a chemical blend of HCFC-123 and a proprietary mixture of 2 inert gases. It is a UL listed for B & C types of fires which is most appropriate for auto application. Since it is a gas, it leaves no messy residue on the charred remains of your...
The extinguisher is stuffed with 2.5lb of agent. It just barely fits in front of the passenger seat. In fact you have to orient it with the head facing outboard. This is the minimum size most Track Day are requiring.
The nozzle is a cool design with a 6-10ft range.
We recommend this for street driven cars as well. A shocking # of cars(250k) catch fire each year.
Friday, January 9, 2009
I reviewed the new seat bracket's for the Cobra. This picture shows the bracketry that will allow us to bolt to the stock sliders. It incorporates a double shear for the waist belt. We should have a small batch of them next week - powder coated black.
You can't see it but there are 2 holes in the front and rear seat mounting that allow for some height and tilt/rake adjustability.
The fixed seat brackets are coming next week...