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  1. Justin, out of interest do you know what B&C are replacing? You mention the flywheel in your first post, but not this one. If I were dropping the box I'd want to fit the lighter flywheel so it were more free revving (has always irked me that the rev drops are quite slow). Obviously this can have it's own issues, one being how the ECU copes with this change as I mentioned. Arguably the fact your original one lasted 11 years and 68k miles says maybe it's safer to replace like with like? Especially if you're potentially not fitting the 400 flywheel with the new clutch plate and cove
  2. There's quite a bit of misinformation here, which I think is where people get wrong opinions. I know that many early cars have NOT had MY12 cables fitted. As it is a big job. I can guarantee that many claim that but more likely they have had their current set up adjusted. Not all early clutches were heavy and not many have been changed. I believe the poll on this forum even proved that out. I'm interested in how you get on with the 400 clutch and flywheel as I don't know of anyone having that fitted to an N/A. I know concerns were raised to me around how the drop in revs etc wou
  3. Essentially you've miss read then, or not searched thoroughly enough The close ratio box has always been an option from launch although a lot of launch editions were not specified with it. It's not a "preferred" choice as you state simply a choice based on how you use the car. Bear in mind that gears 1 & 2 are exactly the same on both boxes and take the car to approx. 70mph. Therfore there are no differences in 0-60 times and the redline is the same (7200rpm in sport mode) If anything the preferred choice would be the auto's ratios. As for the linkages. There have been a nu
  4. Yep, all Evora Steering wheels are interchangable throughout the years without modification. The coloured finisher panel can also be swapped over. The aluminium and the black are essentially the same part just different colour.
  5. I've never heard of this issue before. Watching that video though I'm going to has at a guess that it was the front manifold cat that gave up the ghost simply based on the aftermarket vent ducting he has fitted to the manifold heatshield. There is a reason the OEM part is routed as it is; to vent heat from the manifold. His literally goes up (blocking rear visibility) then back down again. Even my kids understand the concept of heat management. There are a lot of armchair engineers out there, who think they know better, but basics like this plus abiding by tolerances set by the OEM shoul
  6. I believe you are reading the comment wrong. Unfortunately I believe the majority of readers will also then read it wrong and to be honest it is a poor piece either way and has no clarity in what they are trying to get across. The statement is regarding "road noise" , not engine and/or exhaust noise.
  7. I managed to get a carbon engine cover and front access panel which along with the Mansory Carbon rear spoiler saves ~5kg. Also as said, easy to swap for the standard bits as and when. Trying to currently get the windscreen replaced, but as others may have already had the (dis)pleasure of arranging I'm currently awaiting a 3rd visit to try and get it done. The amount of advice I've given to try and help them seems to have fallen on deaf ears or just not passed on to relevant people. Fingers crossed for "3rd times a charm". I'm glad my MOT has been extended for 6 months, at this rate they
  8. They do have a weight cap, yep. Fortunately the Evora N/A (2+2) is actually lighter than the Evora 410 Sport (2+0) that they were designed for, so all good. 😏 Plus the likely hood of me having 4 up with luggage and being unlucky enough to hit a kerb at 50mph is pretty low. 😂 Funnily enough after checking this potential issue the biggest concern I had was caliper clearance with them. Which might sound odd, but because the original Discs and Calipers are slightly smaller they are inset which may have led to a tolerance issue on the inner radius of the spokes. They are tight but within
  9. I'm not sure, I think they're "Mars" gold with diamond cut face. So chuffed with them. Actually bought them a couple of years ago but couldn't justify putting them on until I needed tyres. I'm also delighted that the ride/comfort levels haven't altered at all, going larger. Next thing is whether I put the red calipers on that I have 🤔 All the current changes I've made are reversible given an hour or so, which means if I do concours events or magazine stuff etc it can be original again pretty simply. Calipers swap is a bigger job! 😂 Plus with these wheels it might look a
  10. I appreciate it's not to everyone's tastes but I've done a bit of titivation to the Evora during the lockdown period, carbon bits and wheels/tyres (410 Sport GP edition)... About 5.5kgs total weight saving over the standard Cast 18"/19" wheels and tyre combo, which is less than I was expecting but can't complain as there's a lot more rubber. Can't praise the PS4S tyres enough, really impressed so far. Hoping to get some miles under the belt later in the year. Have had to cancel 3 big road trips so far which is gutting but expected under the current circumstances.
  11. Totally agree on the PS4S as the best choice to go for. The problem you might find is getting hold of them in the size you require, I ordered some at the end of May and think I got lucky, had them delivered this week. I've got PS4's on my 18"/19" wheels and think they're great. Just fitted the PS4S's to my 19"/20" wheels and the grip level is a step up. For road I honestly can't imagine needing CUP2s when these are that good, especially considering any damp or coldish conditions that crop up.
  12. Aka the holy grail/unicorn spec Evora really nice car @Gavin Hamson
  13. Definitely don't dump it. As said, its worth keeping hold of it if you can. The riveted on tailpipe tips are actually titanium, so always worth something as a precious metal.
  14. It's exactly that, it stops the tailgate being pushed too high and flexing/cracking the cosmetic roof panel that sits above it. As the carbon tailgate doesn't use the gas struts it essentially has no limit to where it can be pushed. Do you trust yourself not to forget as its simply a safety limit?
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