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MattyB last won the day on December 9 2018

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  1. I'd difficult for me to say how much difference they made in isolation - it was part of a complete overhaul which also included Nitron SS2's, but I had no issue with the road manners. Have a read here for people who have : https://arc.seloc.org/viewthread.php?tid=399735&page=1#pid6802148 Dan may correct me, but I believe HPE's kit is the same as Nitron but better quality*
  2. What dampers are you fitting or planning to use? For bushes, I went with HPE's spherical bearing kit: http://www.hpeauto.co.uk/products/wishbone-bearing-kit Note I had no plans to do track days, and was concerned about harshness, but found these to be great on the road. Don't forget to look at upgrading the toe links at the same time if you are planning to do any track days. http://www.spitfireengineering.com/toe-link-kit-general#SPITFIRE-TOE-LINK-KIT-RANGE
  3. It's been asked and discussed a few times, on here and on SELOC. The problem is that whoever decides to manufacture these is going to want a *big* order to cover tooling, design etc - there is a thread on here discussing this exact topic, and the company wanted an initial order in the "five figure" range according to the person who was looking at organising. No members on here are going to stump up, and companies like Eliseparts are just happy to resell the expensive Lotus items. Discussed here, if interested:
  4. Who did you buy the car from? I'd take it back to them unless they're 300 miles away...£85 buys a lot of fuel
  5. My quote was very high when I spoke to them - that being said, I've had 3 fibreglass/paint repairs across my Lotus over the years, none I've been happy with if I'm honest. It's not the fibreglass repair, its the paint and matching it that I always notice. And (correct me if I'm wrong here) but if you don't prop fibreglass properly before painting, doesn't it look decent initially, then deteriorate over a relatively short period? I think it was Dan who told me, if it's your pride and joy and you want a perfect job, take it to Option1, otherwise use someone else.
  6. Lotus and Land/Range Rover? There's a unique combo of specialty. Never heard of them, their FB page certainly gives the impression they've had a few various Lotus's through the door over the years though.
  7. We've got a great selection of specialists in the Midlands. Dan @ HPE hasn't yet been mentioned. Not sure it's been mentioned anywhere on the forum yet, but Martin of Top Gear Automotive closed his doors a few months back He still works part time and does mobile mechanic/inspection work but its a shame he decided to close his main shop. Used him both for the Elise and the Evora.
  8. I took both seats out and left them with him, dropped them Thursday, collected following Wednesday. Cost was £200, this included repairing the stitching that had come apart, recolouring the bolsters where it was worn due to getting in and out, plus a steam clean, feed and treatment on both, which I thought was reasonable. Was very honest and clear about what was being done. He's very responsive to emails if you want to drop an enquiry over.
  9. Just an update - had my seats back today, Lee's done a great job of a difficult repair, also recoloured the seat bolsters, cleaned and treated all over so the seats almost like new, never guess they were 10 years old with 50k of use! Happy to recommend Lee at LN Trim if anyone is near Cannock/Staffs: http://www.lntrim.com/
  10. I'm off to see a fellow called Lee at LN Trim near Penkridge tomorrow, should be an easy fix.
  11. Allon Whites are a bit of a trek for me at 2+ hours...!
  12. Can anyone recommend a good leather repair specialist, preferably near Wolverhampton (but happy to travel). Just a minor repair on the bolster of the passenger seat, should be an easy job - but would prefer a recommendation!
  13. At standard height you'll be fine. Both of my previous lowered Elise's coped OK as well, as long as you straddle or angle it. Regardless, you need to take them slowly, which can result in slow progress along heavily bumped roads....and tailgating SUV's 🙄
  14. Interesting write up - I've not driven any of the modern Elise's, but the Cup220/250 is definitely on my radar, but they're just so damn expensive! If trackdays aren't really on the menu, have you considered either the Exige V6 or Evora?
  15. I use both Martin@Top Gear and Dan@HPE - both will do a great job. If you get bored Dan will even throw a Honda in the back too 🤣
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