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  1. On an exige it is possible to do it all from the top once the air box it removed
  2. Just helped my mate change the air conditioning condenser on his. Clam off I’m afraid. It’s nowhere near as bad as it sounds aslong as your not in a rush and handy with tools. You will need a mate to lift clam off when you get to that bit. only issue we encountered was the bottom retaining bolt / headlight adjustment jack was bit difficult to remove but on a 410 it should be fine as it’s a lot newer download the service notes off the lotus cars website and it has it detailed step by step
  3. Forgive me for sounding patronising, it’s not intended. But I think the logic is track exhaust for people who do trackdays or road exhaust for people who don’t. Jim doesn’t like valves in systems used on track, which appears logical given the number of people whose actuators and solenoids seem to fail. that said I’m pretty certain the add ons will work on the road system. or.... get yourself to Spa. They don’t care about noise there. I took my add on silencers all the way there and the marshalls just laughed at me when I asked if I should fit them
  4. When you press the button on side of steering column in touring mode you should see solenoid move and noticeable change in volume yes.
  5. My mate had to change the exhaust valve solenoid on his V6S recently after it gave up on life. Don’t think it was too expensive for replacement.
  6. Any pics of the baffles please? I’d be very interested to see how they work and if they are likely to induce back pressure / heat / end of world type scenarios to the engine.
  7. Sound is much better than oem. It’s hard to describe but without question it sounds a lot better. Im certain you wouldn’t regret installing a 2bular track system. I have the add ons also. Without add ons it’s about 107db for static and with its around 99 dB. I’ve had mine 4 years so can’t remember exact figures but no problems at donnington with add ons and silverstone don’t need add ons for the drive by. I’ve only done the LOT days there and they didn’t do static on days I attended. the whole point of the add ons is for track use so yes they safe. Mine are original design attaches with springs but that’s ditched now in favour of clamps. I’ve never had any issues just ring Jim at 2bular up if you want some advice. Doesn’t seem very active on here recently.
  8. I couldn’t decide either but ultimately I went for a 2bular track system as I do the odd track day and I have been very happy with it. I think the ecu does learn a bit with the full manifold / back box system and gives you some gains but you really need a remap to make most of it. Back box may give you a handful of bhp but I bought it for the sound which is fantastic whichever system you go for. I guess it depends what you want and how much your prepared to pay. If your going to track it then go for track system
  9. Just the back box I’m fairly sure
  10. Nice comparison. My mate has an Evora 400 that I’ve driven and compared with my exige S I could pretty much copy and paste what you said. I think an evora will be my next car after 2.5 years in an S2 and nearly 6 in my S3. different proposition to the exige, but still typically lotus and still rarer than most other exotica a 2,3,4 times the price. exhaust note is great but too loud. Actually pretty stupid of lotus making it that loud considering how many of their cars see track use. My mate got black flagged at donny last year
  11. Years ago I accidentally filled up with it in my S2 in Germany (thinking it was super unleaded). There was list on engines that wouldn’t accept it online and if I remember correctly (it was about 10 years ago) the Toyota Celica was on the not compatible list. You probably won’t find lotus listed on any such lists but if you can find another Toyota with same engine that would be best bet to see if it’s compatible. My guess would be it isn’t in stock setup but that nothing but a guess
  12. Have a look on here and make your own mind up http://www.exhaustcompare.com
  13. 2bular various options available and the only properly engined solution in my opinion (I have no affiliation with 2bular, besides being customer)
  14. looks great Will these be available for the alias23 store? It’s something I’ve thought about for ages but balked at price of bits from lotus and don’t have skill to make my own.
  15. Makes sense. Surely waiting until spring so that you can do your post install testing on the ring would make sense too. If you need somewhere to stay near(ish) mendig I would highly recommend the longhorn saloon. Owned by Sabine Schmitz. We had a beer with her and she is even cooler in person than on tv
  16. Is it possible to avoid some taxes by taking car to Germany? Just wondered why not get it done at H111?
  17. It Will be a function of speed and rpm. It works in Harry’s laptimer so fairly straight forward I think. You need to enter all the gear ratios in Harry’s Laptimer
  18. Hi George. The going sideways around every corner video doesn’t seem to have uploaded
  19. Both very nice cars . il ask the obvious question... why the change from one 350 to another?
  20. Hi Imran is an engine mount upgrade on your list of potential future offerings? the inserts for the series 2 cars were great and I’m sure would cure some of the issue many people have with selecting (insert gear number here) on track. just a thought...
  21. When I bought my SSC induction kit I was quite surprised how much the import tax was. Not in the good way either. I can’t remember how much but at as guess was 20% or something. Would probably be cheaper to fly there and put it in your hand luggage
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