Car: 2015 CTR FK2
Join Date: 28th October 2015
Location: midlands, uk
Thanked 217 Times in 194 Posts
well, car felt sublime tonight. like properly good. smooth, connected, effortless. weirdly good.
problem is, i dont think it's ever felt this good and it's a bit worrying. twin-plate clutch has been feeling more like OEM over the last few weeks when it should feel a bit more agressive and snappy. Slight judder in first if you dont give it enough revs, to few revs and it bogs down due to flywheel weight. Too quick engaingement and you'll stall it. Found myself using just the clutch pedal at idle revs in stop start traffic.
shifts were buttery smooth. nothing like the typeR is. more standard car.
the various mods i've done have been somewhat calculated in the aim for both a daily but more agressive and raw feel. Acuity bushes should make shifting feel more mechanical, clutch should feel snappy and sharp. cup2 tyres make it feel sharp.
aint it strange how the car can feel so different day to day.
Yesterday, if you threw me in a fast caterham or (preferably) an Atom, the FK2 would have been up for sale or begging to swap. today i'm feeling the love a bit more and tbh it's just what i need with the car right now. Turning into a love/hate relationship with it recently even if most of it has been my own doing.
Hasport 70a engine stabiliser mount due in around 2weeks but hopefully sooner as it's all shipping times from the states. thats one mod i'm really looking forward to as the thing i've always thought the car could do with is that slight lower seat vibration at idle to let you know your in something with a bit of grunt. also many claims they stop wheel hop when giving it the beans from junctions and reduces TCS willingness to kick in.