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About Daveb99

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  • Birthday 16/10/1971

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    East Midlands

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    Exige V6, Elise S160
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    Grey / Green

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  1. Daveb99

    Back with a bang...

    1 or 3 for me Kieran, to my eyes the grey finish wheels look better with that blue colour...
  2. Daveb99

    Back with a bang...

    Looking great buddy, definitely agree about the wheels, but playing devil's advocate here, what benefit would you get from a new ECU? (Innocent question.....presume it’s a 240 and you’re looking for some extra ponies etc?). Will it make that much difference on the road?
  3. Daveb99

    Hello old friends......

    Welcome back Chris, loving the colour, but then I would say that... looking forward to seeing it, looks awesome 👏
  4. Daveb99

    Caffeine and Machine

  5. Daveb99

    Back with a bang...

    Very nice indeed - definitely a keeper mate! Congrats, and enjoy all the "new car" excitement. It has finally worn off for me, must be about time for a change....!
  6. Daveb99

    Back with a bang...

    Looking good buddy. Glad you picked it up OK - now to give it the Kieran treatment.. Looking forward to seeing it 👍
  7. Daveb99

    Considering a return to the fold....

    No worries Johnny - glad to help (a bit). Whereabouts are you based? We have the Lotus in the Peak event coming up in late June, so if you can get yourself a nice 350 before that it would be a great way to start your second bout of Lotus ownership....! I had a couple of S1's from 2000-2004, then a ten year gap, then another S1 (160) and taking it to that year's LitP was definitely the best day out of the year in the car. Are you looking to use it on track at all ? If not it would be worth considering the Roadster - it's a little bit more road-orientated, but still no doubt great on track (haven't tried it yet). In terms of running costs, I've now taken to SORNing mine for a few months of the year (winter) to save a bit on tax - that's the only bit that seems extortionate to me at almost £600 / yr..... Edit - just looked at your profile and your S160 pics. Makes me miss the black 'look' as our current one is somewhat brighter 😂 Forgive the gratuitous pics 😉
  8. Daveb99

    Considering a return to the fold....

    Welcome back Johnny, I wasn't here 9 years ago but I'd like to think MLOC will still be going 9 years from now. In your shoes I'd go and drive a V6, for as long as possible - on your favourite roads. I expect the power and torque (and sound) will have you doing man-maths in no time! When I bought mine (a 2013 Exige S Roadster) about 18 months ago, I had two long drives, and it wasn't until the end of the second drive that I was absolutely sure I wanted to part with my mint black Elise S160 for one.....they are very different. I've subsequently got another S160 (well, a part share), which probably tells you how much I missed it! The Exige isn't going anywhere though - they are both awesome bits of kit. Dunc, it sounds like you are a whisker away from chopping in the 250 for another V6 - and I totally get your reasoning. To an extent I have the same thoughts about the Elise and Exige V6 - one is somewhat 'cute', the other looks like a total beast - and that's a grey Roadster with no spoiler & splitter of course. However, whilst the V6 is a hugely capable thing, which os always an event to drive, I still take great pleasure from wringing out our S160, there's something about the chuckability of an S1 for me, coupled with the relatively linear NA throttle response. I agree about the gearbox in the V6- it's far from ideal - but I do think the performance, noise and junior supercar feel you get from driving it more than makes up for it.
  9. Daveb99

    S2 Exige vs Elise 111S

    Different cars here, as I have an S1 Elise Sport 160 (well......co-owned), and an Exige V6. The S160 is peaky with hot cams and needs to be revved to 6500+ to deliver full satisfaction (which I love), with no brake servos etc of course either. The Exige, being supercharged, is totally different with tonnes of torque, and can be too much for the road - so you have to keep an eye on your speed far more often. I haven't driven an S2 Exige but I'd imagine the comparison with an S2 111S is not that dissimilar in terms of supercharged vs NA. There's something about extracting the power from an NA engine, working hard, overall it probably puts a bigger smile on my face...
  10. Daveb99

    My Lotus Esprit s4 gets new paint!

    Looks great - who did the work Charlie?
  11. Daveb99

    Last drive.....

    You’ll be back Leigh, I remember selling my second S1 in 2004 (to buy a rather average Boxster, in comparison) and at the time I couldn’t imagine having another Lotus, I thought it was out of my system. A ten year gap followed but 15 years later and I’ve had 3 more 😳 Enjoy the Aston, I must drive the 5 miles up the road to come and see it - not to mention the Stratos.....
  12. Daveb99

    Shes a keeper, at least for now!

    It looks great as it is - if you’re planning to sell it in the near future I wouldn’t spend anything unnecessary on it, as you won’t get it all back (far from it)..
  13. Daveb99

    New car at last S190 Pics updated

    I thought it was an S1 thing too. Maybe Lotus had some rubber sheet left over 😆
  14. Daveb99

    B4BP Gearbox Wanted

    Try junks on SELOC maybe Taff?
  15. Daveb99

    New car at last S190 Pics updated

    Looking great Kieran. Roll on the spring when we can all crawl all over it - and you can do the same to the bogey green S160 no doubt!

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