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  1. Was wondering what options are out there.... I can't seem to find pictures or diagrams that show the internals of the various approaches. As far as I can tell there are three: 1. Integral to the inlet manifold 2. sandwich plate 3. Factory (not quite clear on its operation) I'm interested in the benefits and limitations of each, some clarity on how they are put together, and where you can get them. Thought it would be a good reference conversation for the board. ๐Ÿ‘
  2. Sharky

    Blip question

    Great response, nice one ๐Ÿ‘
  3. 1 & 2 Brian & Jackie 3 & 4 Richard +1 (Breakfast only) 5 & 6 Steve & Julie 7 & 8 David & Shirley (breakfast only) 9 & 10 Johnny & Audrey (breakfast๏ปฟ๏ปฟ๏ปฟ only๏ปฟ) 11 & 12 Fergus plus one there are a few more from SE coming I believe ๐Ÿ‘
  4. Could it be that the stiff rose jointed shocks are transferring the jolt from the road into a relatively weaker part of the suspension that's 'clanking' . Like a control arm. Worth a check of the bushes?
  5. @alias23 waiting for warranty acknowledgement. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt for a bit but thanks for the tip ๐Ÿ‘
  6. Apparently Lotus are temporarily out of stock. I'm in a group 30 strong waiting for the part to be done under warranty at my local dealer. It should pick up now the holiday season is coming to an end.
  7. Pics on FB look great! ๐Ÿ‘
  8. They look well made. Can you flip them over and show us what they look like? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
  9. Sharky

    V6 Cup or Cup 360 or newer v6?

    I'd tend to agree, certainly to start with. I know plenty of very handy drivers make them perform very well on standard suspension with some tweaks to the geo. The geo tweaks are next on my list. I'd like to get to nitrons one day, but certainly don't feel the immediate need. I came from previous Lotuses all with Nitrons. While you can't beat a stiff car for the track, I'm enjoying the road manners with what seems like very little compromise on track. ๐Ÿ‘
  10. Sharky

    V6 Cup or Cup 360 or newer v6?

    There are many small tweaks that make it worth having a later car if it's an option. Reality is Nitrons or Ohlins are going to set you back 3.5k.
  11. Sharky

    Blip question

    I'm not clear on the brake switch stuff described above and how that would help, or are there examples of faulty/ poorly installed brake positions sensors? I find the H&T much easier in Race mode on the track when giving it the beans. I've always H&T'd all my cars, and it strikes me that with a slightly sharper throttle response at low revs it would be fine. It just doesn't enjoy being 'mildly' H&Td which is a share. Seems to me there will be a reason why this isn't part of the throttle map. Some drivability or durability reason maybe? i still think that some of the problem must lie with it being forced induction, ie stalled inlet etc
  12. I found it interesting to build up to race mode. Over the course of my first trackday (Donny) in the car I went through each of the settings. It was very interesting to see the differences in how the system interferes. Race mode is great though. Once you get there you realise what the fuss is about. It is nice though to switch off and agravate the care. These things have astonishing grip even without the TC. I wish there was just an off button. Getting to 'off' via race is a bit clunky. Not like the old cars with the selection knob ๐Ÿ‘
  13. I found I had to play with the tension of the front and rear cable a fair amount to get the balance right between good tension and ease of fitment. Not sure it's perfect yet buts it's very easy to adjust. Adjusters in the middle of both sides covered by the Velcro covers. The Velcro cover is poorly design IMO.
  14. Sharky

    Exige picture & video thread

    Sunday blast before lunch...
  15. Those wheels are very nice indeed. Can't help feeling that if I actually inquired about pricing I might fall off my chair ๐Ÿ˜‚