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So after 4yrs of ownership my 4th Lotus has left my ownership :/ I'm really sad to see it go, was the best all round Lotus I've ever had, so capable on track yet a breeze to drive on the road. And aside from a minor issue it had that the resolution has proved elusive, it was so reliable. So why did I sell the Exige? I needed to free up some cash, mainly because I was a little extravagant on my other car purchase. So I set myself a £10k budget to get a track toy. As I have my Aston I could get something a lot less practical. It also needed to be as quick if not quicker than the Exige. So I was only really looking at Kit Cars to achieve that. So two weeks of looking and I've done my usual, fell for something way over budget! I managed to negotiate a very decent discount but still well over budget. So basically I havent freed up the cash I wanted but boy I'm going to have some fun in this! Planning to get on a decent amount of track days this year, maybe do some sprints. And of course some Sunday morning Peaks runs
Mak XLR light weight wheels in Toyota fitment. Perfect fit for an S2 Exige, may fit Elise? Shod with Advan A048's with legal tread. Easily enough tread for another track day or two. Wheels are in immaculate condition, no kerbing at all.
Would make a great upgrade from the OEM y spokes or to have as a second set of wheels with winter or all season tyres on.
Two of them have lost the lotus badge off the centre caps. Caps are still present, just needs a couple of those gel coat stickers from eBay.
Ive also got some more semi slick tyres that can be included for the right price. I have 4 tears and 2 fronts. All have at least 3mm of tread.
Collection from NN14 (30secs off the A14 in Northamptonshire). Can also arrange Collection from Northampton or Leicester.
New to the Lotus scene and just purchased a purple S2 elise, yes a purple aubergine elise that many on forums seem to hate! But each to their own and i love the colour.
I have a few rather boring questions i'm hoping someone could point me in the right direction?
1) Interior Trim - Just noticed part of the interior trim has a tear, is there a store that is generally not over priced that people use for parts? (its the panel that houses the speaker and light switches on the driver side)
2) Window Trim - The black exterior window seal appears to have had its day and has formed a bubbling effect, where best to purchase such a replacement item?...any pointers?
3) Tyres - Currently sitting on AD07 all round and i'm having to replace both sets of rears, a tad confused many here swear by AD08 but i won't be running it on a track nor do i want to be caught out in the rain. Its not my daily car but nor do I want to be rushing home as soon a dark cloud appears, I also don't wish to be replacing tyres every year and some say it doesn't wear well. Is AD07 a discontinued item and replaced by AD08's?
Would I be mad to consider putting on Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres on the rear?