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  1. Just a correction, the Evora used the info button stalk which is 1S7T13335BE so you would need to check which you have.
  2. It's actually from a MK1 Ford Focus 98-05. Possibly a MK3 Mondeo too. Check part number 98AG 13335 BE to verify. For future reference a Lotus 6000 series part number means it is a proprietary part.
  3. The part looks to have been marked up wrong by Janspeed. If anything it should be A132S0233F assuming it is a UK{ROW) part? A132S0253F is a Federal spec part. If people are interested the part numbers are broken down like this. The first letter being the engineering level. Any changes to it mean it goes up a level. A to B to C etc. The next 3 numbers refer to the model it was originally released on. 132 being Evora, 138 being Exige. The 4th letter relates to where the part is located on the car. 'S' being an exhaust component. The next 4 letters are randomly chosen unless it's a proprietary/"bought in part" which would use a 6000 series number, also the other rule is - LH/LHD should be an odd number, RH/RHD should be even (However, this rule was ignored a lot of times on the Tesla Roadster) The last letter relates to its status, 'F' being a finished part, 'S' a service part and so on.
  4. Well it was an Evora 400 change along with various "stiffening" of things and changes across the board, so would have been a consideration. I can't say that I've heard issues of Evora N/A or S "kangarooing". Personally I'd be replacing like for like. From memory (albeit near 10 years ago) changes to ancillary bits etc were made (exhaust hanger on the mount, fixing points?) For the 400 so you could be opening a can of worms and having to fabricate or change other components to possibly make them fit.
  5. In the owner's garage along with the trolley jack and breaker bar that come as part of the Evora Gulf state package 😆. It's a legal stipulation.
  6. You can actually get a spare wheel for the Evora. It's a legal requirement for Gulf state cars. It's the 19" front wheel/tyre which can be used on either the front or rear. You wouldn't be using it in anger though, just a get home job.
  7. Exactly that, trying to line up the weave over 3 body panels and ensuring panel gaps were exceptable would be impossible. That's why most large OEM's don't even use a centre line weave but a simple lay. Also where do you stop? I think the break using the black panels including the 'A' panels works. Personal taste I suppose. The hot climate markets had the carbon 'A' Panels and Cosmetic Roof panel but painted in black. As stated these carbon panels were actually heavier than the plastic standard parts.
  8. There were 2 variants due to the fact the demands on them are different based on weight and power of the models. The actual mounts would fit, it's the rubber bushing that differ and would provide a different feel. The later variants continue to be used on the Emira. Also, I haven't heard that the original parts are a "struggle" but understand that some will be pushing 14 years old and a "wear out" item. Comparing old (broken) against new rubbers whether you go for original spec or the later ones would be tricky to judge either way. They'll surely be an improvement?
  9. The removal of the door pins was a MY13 (12.5) change as was the move to standardise the fitment of the Sport Racer (Elise/Exige) alloy gear knob amongst other tweaks.
  10. I can 😜 That's a pretty early 2011 car, would have been sat around a while before registration. It even has the early rear quarter light seals.
  11. Traction exceeded.. I've posted @Bibs😘
  13. It's less that it's a 400 improvement more a switch to Michelin when the 400 came.out. My current set are Michelin S4S and they seem to be slightly better in wear but not a massive difference. As above, I do have a heavy right foot 😊 so probably just my driving style.
  14. So it's been a couple of eventful years (for everyone) and I'm now 12 years and 49k miles in to the Evora. It's been pretty faultless in that time. I put that down to being driven very, very hard (once warm) but maintained and cared for impeccably. Even when my Emira does come I can't imagine getting rid of the Evora as it's so good and I reckon will be a bit more playful/less clinical than the Emira I've managed to fit in a lot of road trips, doing Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire and Norfolk during the Covid period. Also I have got to drive a number of other sports cars which has been fun. Last year I got invited to enter the London Concours event which was an amazing 3 days. Highly recommended, especially when the weather is great. I didn't win but held my own I like to think 🤣 Then during the lockdown a stupid idea was put in to my head by @Bravo73 and I ended up "adopting" a Civic Type R which needed a bit of TLC. So a number of weekends have been spent on this.. problem is, the weather has been so good recently I prefer to be driving the Evora (and the Brabus Roadster) than under the Civic. Especially now we're allowed back in to Europe. This has meant the Alps trips are now back on... Although getting to the Alps is a bit of a chore the scenery is dialled up to 11. Having said that a number of miles on the Autobahn breaks the monotony up 😃 managed to kiss 170mph on the dial. The Evora is comfortable at any speed. I'd say the massive benefit of doing Scotland over the Alps is you're essentially on fantastic roads from the day one, so it's hard to pick which to do each year. And just to prove the Evora does get dirty, really dirty in fact.. Heading to Spa and Nurburgring next which I've really missed in the last couple of years. Amazing roads in the Ardennes too. Amazingly I'm still on the original disks and pads which I think will need to be changed when I get back. And the 6th? set of rear tyres.
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