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winthattt

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winthattt last won the day on September 5 2014

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    Exige S1
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  1. I agree with that. Whilst track tyres look cool you will not feel so cool if they aqua plane on a motorway in heavy rain, and it does not matter how much of a driving god you are, at that point you are only there for the ride. There are reasons why such tyres have become harder to buy and withdrawn. For road use I have switched to Ad08 tyres, on my Exige and they are very good on the track as well. I have never tried them in the ice and cold, which is another problem for track tyres.
  2. No problem. It will be next week before I can get it. keith
  3. Alex, I have got a compressor off my Exige which leaked. Some of my trainee engineers have been taking it apart but the clutch should be untouched. You can have it, if that helps. I could pick it up from late this week or next week. keith
  4. A good geo will transform the car. Getting all the wheels pointing in the right direction and nicely balanced feels so much better. When I had my old S1 Elise done (by Centre or Gravity - Atherstone) he nearly fell off his chair when he saw the toe angles on my rear wheels......I always found it a bit dodgy turning left. My S2 Exige was done by Tollbar Racing and was nowhere near as wonky but was still transformed. I normally use the standard Lotus Spec and parts for everything, unless I have a very good reason to pick something different, I tend to think they know what they are doing (more than me). The only exception is where they have saved money and gone cheap (like Koni dampers on the S1) Keith
  5. Time Left: 13 days and 11 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    After converting my Exige to have a supercharger I have the old ECU which had the reprogrammed cam shift point. This is the official Lotus upgrade and was done by CN Lotus and included the "non-tamper" cover for the OBD port. It's for the drive by wire throttle on the 2ZZ Toyota engine Exige or Elise. It takes about 15 minutes to fit so anyone interested could come and try it. I found the cam shift on the original ECU annoying, particularly if it shifted up the power curve on a long fast bend. The price is for the complete remapped ECU. I also have the OEM airbox, new filter, snorkel, air intake alloy manifold. H111 charge £450+vat for the reflash. I am looking for £300 for the new ECU outright

    £300.00

  6. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    I have a set of OEM Exige wheels in really good condition, they have done about 35000 miles on my car so have a few minor chips on the outer face and inner but no curbing. If you want perfection they need a repaint but they are very usable. They have a set of Toyo Proxies tyres fitted that have been scrubbed around on a training day but have masses of tread and the are broken in nicely. They only have one day of wear. The wheels are straight and have never been in an impact. They include the correct Lotus centre caps. I'm putting them on mloc first as it would be good if someone can collect them. I am looking for £400 with tyres and £300 without. They would be great for anyone wanting to put Exige size wheels on an S2 Elise to take wider tyres. Thanks

    £300.00

  7. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    I have a set of OEM Exige wheels in really good condition, they have done about 2000 miles on my car so have a few minor chips on the outer face but nothing major. There are some tyre fitting marks on the inside but again nothing serious. They have a set of AO48 tyres fitted that have a lot of track pick up on them (see pictures) but that will fall off with some road use. The fronts are pretty good but the backs are getting down to the wear markers. They would get a couple of track days out of them. The wheels are straight and have never been in an impact. They include the correct (expensive) Lotus centre caps. According to Seloc, these the lightest of the OEM Lotus wheels. I'm putting them on mloc first as it would be good if someone can collect them. I am looking for £1200 with tyres and £1100 without. Thanks

    £1,100.00

  8. I also use the standard ride height so I can over modest speed bumps down my road. I run it 5 off full soft on the road. They are 46mm Nitrons. Fair point that going lower will need a new geo, I have never felt the need to go lower. Note that standard has no rake.
  9. Russ, I don't know but.....I expect the brake test measures the amount of force that can go through the rollers before the rollers slip on the tyres. You would expect the rears to take more force to slip as the Elise has more weight on the back and bigger tyres. It would not be measuring brake balance. As you say, in braking you get weight transfer to the front so you can get much more braking from the front, the rear goes light. The brake bias puts more into the fronts as locked rears is not a nice experience, locked means no grip so the back end moves around. Much more important is balance across the axle, you can fail an mot if the difference is too much. On a seperate but related subject, I have never understood why the 50/50 weight balance prompted by some companies is a good idea. With the dynamics of weight transfer you want more on the back for a rwd sports orientatec vehicle. Keith ps I think you car's balance is fine.
  10. If it needs a Lotus expert you cannot do better than Gavin at Unit 4, as above. If it's just paint work and filling, Complete Car Cosmetics in Ascot Drive did a great job on my S2 Exige. Mention the guy with the black Exige gave the recommendation. One of the other local(ish) shops did the sills on the car (twice) and the paint chipped off in 20 miles. CCC put the sills right and resprayed the front clam and splitter for less than the original estimate as I had done some of the prep. I have fully warned them on the perils of jacking up a Lotus, so they did mine with no lifting. Keith.
  11. I dumped a new Oem exhaust for an S1 Exige in the skip and gave away my stage 1 S2 Exige exhaust. Nobody wanted them. I expect it's worth nothing. Post it on seloc for £100 and see what happens, you might get lucky.
  12. That's what it looks like to me as well, seized ball joints. You do need to check all joints move freely and all the bolts are tight on a regular basis. The bolts holding the wishbones to them stub axles came loose on my car after several years of working fine. If the joints all work, a coat of waxoyl on the wishbones will stop the corrosion, I reapply it once per year. £10 for a can.
  13. Complete Car Cosmetics in Derby did a full front respray (inc bonnet panels) and both sills and rear arches (fixing the bad work done twice by another shop). Charged less than the original estimate. The car looks stunning.....making it even harder for me YJ put it up for sale.
  14. I thought I have the tidiest garage in the uk, clearly not.
  15. I use a go pro sticky mount in my Exige with a go pro, no complaints from me or the TDO.