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Thermal Inlet Manifold Gaskets – Rover K-Series & Toyota 2ZZ

Heat soak into the inlet can be a problem when the cylinder head is in direct contact with an alloy plenum or throttle bodies via a steel or thin silicone-based gasket. In supercharged applications, the cooling from the intercooler or chargecooler on air inlet temps can be compromised if the inlet manifold becomes heat-soaked.  We have observed some very hot inlet manifolds and throttle bodies on normally-aspirated and supercharged cars, running both on the rolling road, and on the track.

In conjunction with a leading OEM manufacturer, we have developed our own thermal inlet manifold gaskets which considerably reduce and can eliminate the heat soak effect.  This simple addition can make a big difference, particularly in the confines of the engine bay, and when the ambient temperatures are high.  We particularly recommend these for the Supercharged K-Series and Toyota 2ZZ engines but also for users of K-Series engines with Throttle bodies or VVC manifolds.  Look out for gaskets for the Exige and Evora V6 models which will be coming soon.

Thermal inlet manifold gaskets for Rover K-series and Toyota 2ZZ engined cars are available now via our online store.

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Updated Windscreen Seal for all Series 2 cars

Is your windscreen seal damaged or perished? Tired of water leaks from the corners of the windows?

We recently fitted a new design uprated windscreen seal to an S2 Elise, which not only looked much better than the worn out original, but performs much better too!  The updated design of seal features an integrated rubber funnel at each side, in the corner where the roof meets the side windows. This catches any water ingress at this point that would normally drip down onto the sill trim, and guides it away down the inside of the seal.

 

 

 

 

 

The updated seal is suitable for all S2 Rover and Toyota engined cars.  Please contact us for more details.

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New ECU Reflashes Available

During the last few months, we have added a few new maps to our reflash pages for the Toyota 2ZZ engined Elise and Exige including reflashes for ECU’s previously not covered.

If you are looking for a lower cam switch in your normally aspirated Elise/Exige or you would like to increase the performance of your Exige S, Cup 260 or 2-Eleven, then we have reflashes available that range from 265bhp through to 318bhp.

Visit our online store for more details

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Rover K-Series K260 Supercharger Kit

Pricing and specifications are now available on our website for our Rover K-Series Supercharger kits along with various options and details.

Follow the link below to find out more!!

More details about our Supercharger Kits Here

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K-Series Supercharger Update

After an extended period of development, we are pleased to announce the completion of our Rover K-Series Supercharger kit.  Our test vehicle completed its final mapping session on the dyno with Dave Walker at Emerald yesterday and achieved better than expected power and all elements operated perfectly.

On the rollers the low-compression VVC-based engine package with our own design Rotrex charger system and chargecooler achieved 268bhp (@ 7429 rpm) and 196lb/ft of torque (@ 6396 rpm).  We are also happy to report that we had boost to spare and the engine could be restricted to 7000rpm where it would achieve a healthy 260bhp.

The story of the development is a lengthy one!  Put simply – after Turbo Technics had discontinued their TT190/215/230 Supersport SC kits we were approached by several customers running cars with these kits and asked to refurbish them.  On several occasions this job was completed by TT, but with the caveat that there would no longer be sufficient parts stock to continue refurbishing the chargers into the future.  Cue our interest in the K-Series Supercharger concept.

After our success with the Rotrex chargers as featured in the KomoTec Turbodrive kits (Toyota 2ZZ engine) which we have supplied for the last 4 years we decided that a Rotrex unit would be the best placed for the job as there is restricted belt space for any kind of roots-type superchargers in the Elise and Exige engine bay.  With an excellent history of performance K-Series builds and durability behind us (some have covered over 60,000 miles now) and some encouraging words from our friend Dave Walker at Emerald, we put into place a development plan.  After a few unscheduled tweaks to that plan and a little innovation we found we could create not only a brand new SC kit for the K, but also a super-efficient new chargecooler system and SC upgrade kit for those with the existing failing TT kits.

We think this is the perfect durable performance upgrade for your K-Series Elise, Exige or 340R.  It will retain the cars all-important handling dynamics and light weight.  Stresses through the rear subframe will remain in the directions nature (or rather Lotus) intended – further retaining the handling and durability aspects of the chassis.   It will also help retain the original engine type which will in-turn help future resale value and keep insurance costs sensible.

Through popular demand, we are also working on a conversion kit to allow the Honda & Duretec powered Elise and Exige to return to a K-Series setup using our supercharger kit. More details about this in early 2012.

Production of our final designs has been started and final pricing will be released very shortly.

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Monster Front Towing Eye Assembly!

Over time we have noticed not only the rapid deterioration of the original factory-fitted towing eyes, but also the poor substitutes that seem to find their way onto cars as a replacement!  You only want to replace your front towing eye assembly once and with something that far exceeds the requirements for the job.  We are pleased to announce our ‘Monster’ Front Towing Eye Assembly (what other name could we use?!?).

Features on our new Elise 111R race car and compatible with all Elise S2 models and Elise/Exige from 2004 onwards.

Constructed from over-sized stainless steel tube and 3.5mm thick spreader plates, powder coated in hard-black (body) and red (tow-eye).  Supplied with all fixings required.

CLICK HERE for more information and to order from our online store now.

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