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Christmas 2012 Opening Hours & Open Days!

Online store orders placed before the 16th December for UK and European destinations will be shipped in time for Christmas.  Workshops opening hours will be as follows:

  • Sat 24th (Xmas Eve) – 9am-1pm
  • Sun 25th (Xmas Day) – Closed
  • Mon 26th (Boxing Day) – Closed
  • Tue 27th Dec – Closed
  • Wed 28th Dec – 9am-5pm
  • Thurs 29th Dec – 9am-5pm  OPEN DAY *
  • Fri 30th Dec – 9am-5pm  OPEN DAY *
  • Sat 31st Dec (New Years Eve) – 9am-1pm
  • Sun 1st Jan (New Years Day) – Closed
  • Mon 2nd Jan – Closed
  • Tue 3rd Jan – 9am-5pm

* OPEN DAYS – We have had a very busy 2011 so between Christmas and New Year we will have on display a number of our latest projects and newest products for all to see.  So why not come along and get an early preview of what we will have on offer in 2012!!!

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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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Winter Servicing

During the winter months, you can enjoy our workshop servicing at some very special prices.  We are able to look after any Lotus Vehicle from 1992 onwards using the latest Lotus diagnostic equipment, Genuine Lotus Parts and Lotus recommended Lubricants.

Using genuine parts and the Lotus servicing schedule we can take care of your Lotus without affecting the manufacturers warranty – giving you the expertice of experienced, enthusiastic technicians and the piece of mind that your cars future value is maintained.

A stamp in the book from Hangar 111 is a valuable addition to any Lotus service history and don’t forget our excellent suspension geometry and alignment services which are also featured in our winter specials pricing.

Our prices include all parts, Labour and VAT.

- A Service: £197
- B-Service: £257
- C-Service: £519 (Including Cambelt & Tensioner)

CLICK HERE to see our winter specials.

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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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Large-Bore Manifold for SC Elise, Exige S & 2-Eleven

The newest addition to our Signature exhaust range is the 4-1 Sports Manifold.  Designed as a simple replacement for the original item and re-using the original heat-shielding, the Signature BB is aimed at those looking to further reduce back-pressure in their forced induction system.  It’s careful design means that no modification to the subframe, mounting points or other exhaust components is required.

During performance testing, we found significant improvements in torque between 3800rpm and 6000rpm and peak power increases at around 8250rpm by as much as 15bhp when used with our Signature Sports Catalyst.

Compatible with OE Catalytic convertor or Signature Sports catalyst.

In stock now!  CLICK HERE to buy in our Online Store.

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JRZ Race Suspension Update

JRZ’s Race suspension kits have gone through several design changes during 2011.  We have been busy testing these on our Elise 111R race car to very good effect (see our previous blog entries from the Race at Spa!).

Combined with our adjustable anti-roll bar and carefully selected springs (which are based on your intended use), the one-way adjustable JRZ One-Way Race kit is the perfect solution for road and track use.  In practice we have found the JRZ dampers to be more durable than any other unit on the market, requiring no expensive mid-season re-valving or replacement bearings.  Easily-accessible damping adjustment and fully-collapsable helper springs add to the benefits of these dampers.  Durable anodised finish, high-quality adjuster seals and Eibach springs finish the package neatly.

Rapidly growing worldwide interest in these kits has provided the opportunity to develop and refine the kits for the Lotus platforms.  We are pleased to have been a part of this development so watch this space for more on the subject in future!  The JRZ Race One-Way adjustable kit for the Lotus Evora is also available and the 2011 Elise 1.6 Club Racer Kit will be available in December.

Hangar 111 are the UK distributor for JRZ Suspension Engineering for Lotus applications.

Click here to find the JRZ Race One-Way Adjustable Kits in our online store

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