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  1. Just re-read your question and I changed the battery on mine (eg disconnected it) witrhout any issues, so I'm sure it was non-airbag. Seloc says: Introduction of 2008 Model Year Elise/Exige: October 2007[edit] All cars now with dual airbags and start button in matt charcoal finish fascia.
  2. I'm pretty certain that's not a standard wheel on a 2006. (I had a 2007 111r with the older style) That's the facelift wheel that started in 2008.
  3. I did this on my previous car (2007 111r) and highly recommend it. It not only drops the change point, but makes the transition much smoother rather than like switching on light switch everytime. 1, I think it changed it from 6200 to 5500 rpm. 2, I had mine done for a number of years with no issues. 3, I'm sure it was Essex Autosport (Wayne I think) Done by post. (Remove ECU and post to them and they return) Slight;ly fiddly but I managed it! (I seem to remember dropping something into the engine bay, so be careful!) 4, Can't remember, but I'm thinking it was £100-£150 prob 5 years
  4. I agree. Whether you like him or not, and although he has the class of Mercedes, he must be good to keep on winning consistently.
  5. I couldn't watch as we had family over, but I had the F1 app running seeing the positions changing! For anyone interested, I just recently got a 'Now TV' account as you can pay £10 for 24hrs access to (all I think) Sky Sports channels. (I'm not interested in paying a high monthly cost to just watch the F1). My interest in F1 had dwindled in recent years, until I started watching 'F1: Drive to Survive' on Netflix. Started back on the 2018 season and still working my way through it, but great to get an insight on all things behind the scenes that we don't normally see. Highly recomme
  6. Good point. However, I'm not totally convinced that they would even make that much difference! Cheers Dean
  7. Hi Chaps Thanks for the replies and I totally agree. I am very weary about 'upgrading' as I am more than happy with the car (having just come from an older 111r) apart from the rubbing. The 220 Cups came with the narrow 175 front tyres, but the later 250 cups came with the wider rims and AO52's in 195 width. (The previous owner put the 250 wheels/tyres on, but never tracked it) I have also been having a bit of a conversation on the 'Cup' facebook group with someone who has the same issue and he has researched somewhere that the 250 cups have a slightly higher spring/damper ?? co
  8. I had a chat with Steve www.guglielmimotorsport.co.uk this morning. He was very friendly and helpful and said the issue could be down to the higher grip of the tyres. Higher grip = higher suspension compression. Geo won't cure and said suspension upgrade is really the way to go as many others have said. Could maybe fit some kind of suspension 'bump spacers' that might stop that last few mm of travel.
  9. Thanks for the replies. I don't think there's any adjustment as still standard suspension. The wheels are aftermarket wider wheels than the standard 220 wheels, but the same as on the newer 250 cups, so I can't imagine any difference? Daventry isn't crazy for me (just over an hour away), so I'll perhaps start the ball roilling giving him a ring. Thanks again, Mark
  10. Congratulations, that looks awesome. 👍 I was watching my son football training in the morning in the rain and as soon as he finished the rain stopped!! It's going to be a long winter for you!
  11. Hi At my last trackday, I had some wheel arch rubbing (oo-er!) at the front passenger side. Also, i then realised that the gap between the tyre and wheel arch is smaller on this side. Some people suggested a Geo setup might help, but would this correct the height indifference? By the end of day the issue had mostly gone, but guess that's due to me wearing some liner (and tyre?) off? I guess a Geo setup wouldn't hurt anyway as at my next TD I will also have a passenger, so possibly make the problem worse? Wondering where I can go local to me (Peterborough/Cambs/East Anglia)
  12. I'm no expert, but aren't standard discs 288mm? https://wiki.seloc.org/a/Brake_discs I've just ordered a set of these for my Elise S3 (and had them on my previous S2) : https://www.eliseparts.com/shop/braking/brake-discs/aluminium-belled-discs-s2-s3/
  13. Hi all I have an issue with the wheel arch liners. (Elise S3) At the last track day I was getting a flapping sound above certain speeds on some corners and seems to be an issue with the fixings. In the picture of the drivers side front there seems to be one fixing on the right missing. The one in the middle was half hanging out, so I ordered some 8mm ‘scrivets’ but can’t get the middle one in properly and too big for the right hand hole. Can any S3 owners tell me if there is 2 or 3 fixings along this edge? Thanks Mark Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks for your replies above. I think the rear discs are a little old now (maybe original??) and started 'lipping' but the fronts have been replaced more recently, so I have decided to order a pair of 'EP belled discs' to go on the front and move the existing fronts to the rear. I have also stuck with (and ordered) Pagid RS42's as they always seemed good on the 111r. Fingers crossed!
  15. Hi all, I just did my first TD in the Cup and had braking issues as above, but only after 10-15mins, so being caused by heat build up. I have realised the pads I have in must be 'Green stuff' which I think aren't great for track use and I suspect are the issue. Disks seem fine and not an issue when cold and fluid has been changed in May. I always used Pagid RS42 (Blues) in the previous 111r, but I'm wondering whether to try RS14's? Also, can I get away with changing just fronts for now, or should I do all four? They're just bloody expensive! TIA Mark
  16. Superb. Lucky boy! 👍
  17. I always used Pagid Blues (RS42) on my last 111r. Mixture of road and track use. Also highly recommend braided lines and I think dot 5.1 fluid rings a bell. I also had the Elise parts 'ally bell' discs.
  18. Hi and congrats on the car. I have just recently upgraded to a 220 Cup that has full 2bular and RRR intake. I am booked on Donington in a few weeks to give it its first outing (with me) on track. I am just struggling to find time to drive it at the moment. Cheers Mark
  19. Wow - that looks amazing. Gutted I can't make it out to play to see it on Sunday! Enjoy!
  20. Ok great. I sold my 111r in January then things went crazy after the Lotus announcment (ending Elise/Exige etc) and with a bit of faffing on my part I missed out on a few that in hinsight I should have just taken the plunge, but a huge amount of money (to me) to spend on a toy! Good luck with the hunt for the replacement. 👍
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