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#1 TheRealVXed

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:33 PM

So as some of you know I have had the VX for a number of years now.  Done a few mods, lightened flywheel, gaz, etc but now I thought I would document the big one.  Just as she ticks round 90,000 miles, on goes a supercharger.  Progress so far is I have removed the rear clam, and all the relevant engine components ready to fit at that end.  Next job is the front end.

 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:49 PM

Welcome to the world of sc.. I'm happy with the change

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:28 AM

Nice, though that large roll of toilet paper makes me wonder if you should really be dumping on your engine !


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:42 AM

thumbsup enjoy

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:31 AM

I've just gone through the same. Did brakes, suspension clutch and flywheel first. Supercharger has just gone on. Will be moving it for the first time since September under it's own power at the weekend. Going dutch I pressume?

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:43 AM

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:09 AM

Nice, though that large roll of toilet paper makes me wonder if you should really be dumping on your engine !

 

 

:lol: well you know.  If I leave the garage I have to fight my way back :lol:

 

I've just gone through the same. Did brakes, suspension clutch and flywheel first. Supercharger has just gone on. Will be moving it for the first time since September under it's own power at the weekend. Going dutch I pressume?

 

Indeed I am going dutch.  Can't see any reason to go any other way these days!



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:57 PM

Any progress on this, or has that little flood warning been giving you sleepless nights ?!



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:07 PM

Soooo quick update (thanks Nev :) )

 

I completed this a couple of weekends ago, but what with holidays and work haven't had a chance to update.

 

Initial thoughts are... POWEERRRRR!!! Dutch ECU is perfect plug-and-play.  Haven't had to make any tweeks to take the car out initially.  Only point would be that it is very harsh transition coming off the throttle even a little bit, so need to have a look at the throttle mapping to solve this I think.  I have a bunch more other pics (which I'll put up later), plus a couple of other bits I did while I was messing about with clams off etc... :)

 

In short.  I love the new power.  Feels like the VX genuinely deserves it!  And I can confirm, having owned an NA, and Stage 2 Turbo and now a SC, the SC's power delivery is far superior.  It also feels a lot more usable that the turbo and much more predictable :)

 

 



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:09 PM

Mapping should sort out your off throttle response, however if it doesn't then look at your bypass valve - it might not be opening.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:44 AM

Yep 250 SC is the sweet spot :wub:



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:08 AM

Mapping should sort out your off throttle response, however if it doesn't then look at your bypass valve - it might not be opening.

 

I'll have a look at that this weekend.  And good way to test it? (I am assuming this is the little black cylinder just after the TB?)



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:28 PM

 

Mapping should sort out your off throttle response, however if it doesn't then look at your bypass valve - it might not be opening.

 

I'll have a look at that this weekend.  And good way to test it? (I am assuming this is the little black cylinder just after the TB?)

 

 

Get someone to watch it as you blip the throttle, the lever should move.

 

that's assuming it's got the vacuum line attached properly



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:48 PM

Mapping should sort out your off throttle response, however if it doesn't then look at your bypass valve - it might not be opening.

  I'll have a look at that this weekend.  And good way to test it? (I am assuming this is the little black cylinder just after the TB?)

  Get someone to watch it as you blip the throttle, the lever should move.   that's assuming it's got the vacuum line attached properly

Better watch it while you start the car; It's spring closed with engine-off and opens by the vacuum after the closed throttlebody on a running engine...

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

Seems to be fine now.  Thanks Tom.  Maybe it was just a bit sticky.... I blame Joe ;)



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 03:54 PM

Holy project resurrection!!

 

This winter, more mods are happening. On the list...

 

EP big brake conversion (4pot front with 308mm discs, 2pot rear) (Newly released EP front calipers rather then AP which give piston size choices 34/36mm or 36/40mm and internal crosspipes rather than exposed ones)

Coupe conversion, quick release clams + aero

Re-spray

Interior mods

 

Hoping to have it finished by spring 2019 :)  I will be uploading pics along the way



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Posted 11 November 2018 - 02:33 AM

i have the ep 4 pots, soooo light :wub:



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:33 PM

i have the ep 4 pots, soooo light :wub:

 

:wub: excellent news!

 

They look great, now I need to find someone who can get me a VX220 decal for them as I am getting them without the lotus decals because, well, Lotus....  :sick:



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:44 PM

Seeing as we've mirrored upgrades at about the same time with the same mileage etc, guess I'm going to have to take a look at these now!  :blush:

 

I noticed the other day some company spinning their wares as producing caliper vinyl to make your normal calipers an exotic colour. I'm not terribly fussed on this but I imagine you can get some of this more heat resistant vinyl cut in the vx220 logo. 



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:52 PM

Update: 

 

I bought a house, so the body mods are going to have to wait :(

 

However 4 pot upgrade should be finalised in the next couple of weeks so will report back on the EP calipers.  As Joe mentions, these are really light, and look like great bits of kit.  Very excited to test them out :D






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