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  1. Elise, Exige wheels are not really special in any way do any good fitter should be ok. Care does depend on the individual. If any damage is done it should be on the inside. Jacking and geo are another matter and would use a specialist.
  2. I always take the wheels not my car to the fitter, I don’t trust them to lift an Exige correctly. I’ve not had a problem with the tyre fitting but it is the luck of the draw on who you get. If you do let them remove your wheels, they will offer a free tracking check. I my experience I would not bother, is just a way to charge you £30. Their equipment is often damaged, not calibrated or they don’t know how to use it so the tracking can be pretty random.
  3. I have but also found that follow on insurers were happy to give me maximum no claims provided I could prove I have had no claims (letter from my insurer).
  4. As above, call Gav, he knows everything and is very helpful.
  5. Congratulation and yes you are weird.
  6. My tyre dealer had to order mine to get the correct size and rating. So far I am very impressed. I had old R888s on the car and I can’t say I have noticed a reduction in grip, but I have only been using them on the road. They appear to be much quieter as well, not that an S1 Exige is ever quiet.
  7. I have an S1 Exige and run 23 front and 26 rear. That’s where I ran my R888s. On track I would run the same hot which would be 4-6 psi lower cold.
  8. I don’t but is this what you need? https://www.halfords.com/tools/hand-tools/automotive-tools/laser-ball-joint-separator-scissors-694406.html
  9. Just got a set of v105 today for my S1 Exige. My R888s had masses of tread but were old and I did not enjoy going round Redgate at Donington backwards. They cost me £360 fitted. No idea if they are any good yet, will find out soon. I noted Ray had them on Sunday when I was following him. They do have quite rolled off shoulders so the contact patch is less then my old tyres. If you could get 175s I think they would be very narrow. Mine are marked “oe” and Yokohama told me they are the same as lotus fit.
  10. Same problem with my son, 6ft 4inch and does not fit, legs touch the wheel. Gave up trying to get him to fit. His best option was a race bag seat (expanded foam) in the well. Head restraints were then I problem and I could not drive it.
  11. I use Complete Car Cosmetics in Derby for minor works, I have always been very pleased. The owner appears pretty honest and will let you know if he can do the job. He declined to do some work on my yellow Exige as he did think he could get a good paint match without doing all of the clam. t was good advice as another shop tried to paint my mirrors and they came back green!
  12. He looks after my son’s Ford, in the words of the youth of today “Gavin is looking after my car, not some nitty”.
  13. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    I know the market is slow but I thought I'd try this. I have and S1 and an S2 Exige and one of them has to go to make space for a Caterham in the garage. The S2 will be off to a dealer in a few weeks but I really like them both so I'm torn about which to keep. You probably know all about S1 Exiges but to me there a few things that are must haves when buying one. 1. The engine must be running smoothly and like clockwork, they are simple but diagnostics can be painful. This one runs splendidly, pulls 30mph in 4th, no kangaroos or other oddities. It was not like that until I fitted verniers, a new lambda probe and spark plug leads. It's now a total pussy cat but has the fantastic VHPD sound. 2. It must have all the good options. Sports seats, harnesses (I have belts as well), 190 upgrade, carbon airbox, aircon. They aircon does not work (none do) but the extra vents are a big improvement on the standard Elise. 3. It needs to be bright - they are small and fast projectiles on the road, better to be seen and look good. 4. It needs to be original - is still a VHPD (I have a spare engine which can be available separately), it's running Nitrons but I have the originals. It has never been resprayed or had panels replaced. It does have some stone chips and a couple of star crazes. I would not dream of repainting it. 5. It needs to be a car you can use - it drives smoothly, starts hot or cold, passes the MoT, gleams fantastically but is not a garage queen, you can use it without worry, but it does draw crowds. Sadly, I have only been using it for Lotus in the Peak and charity dream rides for children. I've set a price 2k less than a dealer offered me last year, reflecting the slow market for everything (not just Lotus cars). Ping me for more information or any questions.


    Belper, Derbyshire - GB


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    I have two Exige indoor fleecy car covers that fit an S1 or S2 Exige, they would also fit an Elise with a spoiler of Exige size. Both are in excellent condition, one has the original Lotus bag, the other has a cotton bag. These are the ones from Lotus, black with white piping along the side joins and “lotus” sewn into to front with white thread. Understated and classy! They have only been used in my clean dry garage to protect my cars when I used it as a gym. I’m away at the moment so I’m putting them on mloc as I don’t have pictures to hand. Trying a local sale before Seloc. Looking at pricing on Seloc there is the same cover for a 2-11 at £265 so I’m asking £200 plus postage for the Exige ones. Collection is possible from just north of Derby and I’ll be at Donington for the two Bookatrack days in August. Thanks Keith



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    My S2 needs to have the front clam removed to fix a minor oil cooler leak (recall done). When the clam is off it’s easy to remove the big brakes and put it back to standard. I believe brakes can be fitted without removing the clam if banjo adapters are used, I don’t know this for sure and did not use them myself. The brakes are Lotus AP kit with adaptors, refurbished less than 10k miles ago, ap discs, newly fitted Brembo sport pads and stainless braided hoses. TBH, they could do with a repaint if you have an immaculate car. I’ve got to get a price that makes it worth swapping than and buying new pads. My car is off to Gavin on the 1st of June so the brakes can be removed then. I can deliver them to a Ltip if required. A new set is over £2k. £1k? Keith


    Derby, Derbyshire

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