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  1. As some have said, I was with Admiral when I first got my second car and they mirrored the NCB. Since departing from them I've kept separate policies and therefore separate NCB's as most insurers will tell you NCB can only be used on one car at a time. Having just renewed the policy on my 99 Impreza WRX, I'm starting to think I should flip my higher NCB from my 350Z to the WRX though I suspect they'd just find another reason to mug me off
  2. Depends on the car somewhat too. My 05 DE won't pass with HFCs, even when they are red hot. Tried both brand new Berks and second hand Cobras but no luck. My mechanic (Japex) said they've seen it before where some cars just won't get through with them and some will scrape through.
  3. I can see what they were going for. Looks really odd without a spoiler. I think the black/silver looks a lot nicer. Interior looks good imho
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  5. Finally managed to get a few laps in on the National circuit at Silverstone this Sunday (28th). Was booked to do two sessions but only ended up doing four laps on the first due to some very significant brake judder. Rather than be sorry later I pulled off track and noticed passenger front was significantly hotter than the drivers (binding perhaps?) but otherwise nothing wrong. Out for a couple more laps, same issue so came in and pulled the wheel off. Couldn't see anything wrong with the disc, caliper, or pads so put it down to 'warped' discs (http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/technical-white-papers/-warped-brake-disc-and-other-myths) caused by either the way I've driven it on the road or perhaps going too hard too quick in this session. Performed the bedding in process in a quiet bit of car park then parked up to wait for my next session. Session two was much more successful. There was a grand total of four cars on track and one decided to call it a day early so for the most part, myself, a Lotus Exige S, and a VXR220 had the run of it. I still had a bit of an issue with the brakes to begin with but after some hard braking this passed, further backing suggesting the cause was an uneven buildup of material on the disc surface. Other than the brake issue, the car behaved beautifully. I love the AD08R tyres and the Brembo HP Sport pads/DBA T3 discs worked a treat. Two things I have noticed: The stock seats don't hold me very well. Noticed I was using my leg to hold me in the seat. More noticeable on right hand turns as the electric seat controls dig into your leg... Understeer. Found that the car seems to understeer when pushed hard. I was expecting this but maybe not quite as much as I experienced. This could just be me getting used to driving the 350 on track but I suspect if you can dial out a bit of understeer you can balance the car better using the throttle without it wanting to understeer so much. Mark@Abbey has suggested upgrading just the rear ARB which should help but also running a square wheel/tyre should also make it more neutral. Rather than change alloys I may give your suggestion @350Butcher of using a 255 profile front when mine need replacing Anyway, here are a few pictures.
  6. How strong are these or are they just for show? Looking for a second for track days that's better looking than the OEM ones and more effective than this eBay nonsense
  7. I had mine, really impressed with your handy work! Just need to find some time to fit it now.
  8. Good work, got a notification for this
  9. Ditto. No notifications for PM's or subscribed topics. Nothing in spam, no changes to email address etc etc. Using an @gmail.com address
  10. I know you say your tyres aren't a problem but what size are you running front and rear?
  11. longsh07

    Coilover advice

    Would be keen to see how you find the Meister coilovers. I'd have gone with the GT1's personally though I'm considering KW V3's or Ohlin's for my 350Z. Just on the BC's, I have a 99 JDM Impreza WRX which I fitted a set of BC BR's to a few months ago and I'm honestly not all that Impressed. They did the job for what I needed (to replace the old knackered coilovers already on the car) but given I opted for a softer spring I honestly expected a bit more compliance form them. There is something about the damper valving that I dont like. It seems to me, in my non-expert opinion, that the compression and rebound curves aren't well matched. Full soft gives a pretty good ride and reasonable handling but there is a lot of body movement (back and forth) which is most noticeable after getting a full tank of fuel. Full hard is horrific. Even with 205/55/16 tyres, you can feel even the smallest of groves in the road. Body roll is reduced obviously but its not good to drive. 10 up from soft is my current preference, seems to be a happy medium but there is still more front/back motion that I'd like... 10 down from hard was manageable too. The body motion was gone but the ride became way to crashy... Going back to my 350Z's stock suspension made me realise just how good it is. Anyway, keen to hear how you get on with the Meister's
  12. I had one of these as track toy for a little while, great fun! TR Lane make decent roll bars in various styles that aren't too much of a pig to fit. They'll also do you a full cage if you want! - https://www.trlanefabs.co.uk/MX5-ROLL-BARS.html One other thing that I felt made a difference was delrin door bushes. May not have added much chassis stiffness as claimed but certainly took some movement out of the doors. I forget where i got mine but there are basically the same https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/bush-set-door-bushings-delrin-cobalt-pair-910-803.html



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