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  1. The steering wheel piece is actually a replacement, not an overlay. You disassemble the wheel to remove the buttons (or blanks) and attach them to the carbon fiber piece. As for the other interior pieces, there's a very small amount of visible aluminum once mounted, but seeing it depends on the angle of view.
  2. Fit great on my 11. It would be nice if they were just replacement pieces instead of overlays, but that would probably be significantly more $$$.
  3. Ventilation hose. #18 But you can just replace it with any vacuum hose of similar inner diameter. The foam cover is likely for abrasion and maybe heat protection.
  4. Hethelsport used to carry these, but I don't believe they're available any longer.
  5. The 4xx parts should be cheaper. I just did a quick comparison of S1 S parts vs 4xx parts (clutch disc, cover, and flywheel) and the prior came out to 1104.10 vs 526.77. These were based on prices from DeRoure.
  6. There's a few over on our side of the pond that have used 4xx clutch parts in the S1s. I've seen nothing but positive posts on LT about using those bits, so that'll likely be the route I take when it's time for a clutch job.
  7. I had this happen on my driver's window this past winter during the rainy season. I assume the regulator allowed water to ingress. To close the window, I just repeatedly pulled up on the window switch as fast as I could. It would inch the window up a little bit at a time, until it was finally all the way up. But on occasion, it would move the window up, and then the window would drop back down to the fully open position and I'd have to start over. Once it dried up, it seems to be back to normal. But I did end up ordering what I think is a compatible replacement regulator and will k
  8. It would be had Lotus made that a separate, orderable part #, but they included it as part of the entire headlight assembly (same as the turn signals). So Silverstone had to replicate the existing LED disc design and send out for small batch production, which isn't as cheap as large volume.
  9. GRP sells gel sticker overlays for the steering wheel badge. I don't think I've seen any actual 38mm ones for the steering wheel that has the retaining tabs like the stock one.
  10. Neither. I just had a spare headlight assembly and needed the lens off it. My car has its original LED discs still in service and functional, but if/when they give up the ghost, I'll likely just repair them myself.
  11. Yep. Once you separate the lens, you remove the middle layer, which houses the LED ring. It's mounted on the backside via 2 spring nuts. I posted a few pics a while back when I disassembled mine. You can check out the photos here. The brown and black wires lead to the LED board.
  12. I know to pull the one out of the spare headlight assembly I have the lens had to be separated. It was fairly simple with a heat gun on low, moving it constantly in a sweeping motion. Others have said they've replaced theirs without opening the headlight, and I don't know how that would be possible without cutting a hole in the fixture.
  13. It could be the triangular mirror mount. That area is a known leak source as well.
  14. IIRC, the rear diffuser and rear undertray all use the same bolt size. M8-1.25 x 20mm w/ small wrench head (10mm). I'd recommend zinc plated steel over stainless steel; less worries about galvanic corrosion.
  15. Gatorback belts used to be Goodyear, but are now branded as Continental Elite. I used 4070825 for my most recent belt change. I have a spare Bando and a Dayco, but the Gatorback/Conti belt seems to be as good as they've been on other vehicles I've used them on in the past. If you really want to use a Gates, that part number for the NA is K070822 for their V-rib design. I don't know that it's a waste of time fitting a non-gatorback style belt, but you may eventually experience slippage with the standard ribbed designed belts. I'd say go with what you've got, and at the next belt change
  16. I finally got around to installing my Powerflex Performance ARBs and I definitely believe they'll last a lot longer than the OEM ones. Not that the OEMs are really soft or squishy, but the Powerflex ones are 80A hardness. I have noticed a slight increase in NVH, but I'd say it's less than 10% over OEM. I'm sure the Race ones at 95A would make for a significantly harsher ride. I had gone through 2 sets of OEM ARBs in under 3 years. Maybe a total of 15k mi.
  17. Just to clarify, there's no aux belt, just a single serpentine that drives all of the accessories (and supercharger, if so equipped). Unless the corrosion is really bad, or closer to the center bearing on the pulleys or accessories, I probably wouldn't worry too much about it.
  18. John you could probably order them from Deroure, who gets their stuff directly from Lotus too.
  19. I would think less than $15 at most online 3D printing places. Since GRP created that mount themselves, they likely wouldn't have posted it in the public domain. Probably about an hour's work to model one in Fusion or CAD to create something similar.
  20. I have one of these from GRP. It's basically a universal folding cup holder like one of these attached to a custom 3D printed mount that clamps over the seat adjustment bar.
  21. Yes, sorry for that. I was busy with a home sale, and then more travel, and this effort slipped my mind. I do still have a few completed kits ready, but based on the import duties, it makes sense to ship as many as possible all at once, rather that individual shipments. In order to do that, I'd need to know exactly how many kits to include in the shipment.
  22. Based on an import duty calculator site I found, if I set a relatively low value for the items, the duty comes out to 3.06 GBP for the whole shipment. I have no problem covering that cost for whoever would be receiving the shipment. So if everyone is in agreement with @Foxy distributing the kits locally, I would just invoice individually, with the shipping divided evenly amongst the group.
  23. So I have 2 additional kits built and ready to send out. I had contacted those next on the list, but haven't heard back. Wasn't sure if everyone was hoping for a single batch to be sent over to the UK to reduce S&P costs or if the interest had just waned. Before I spend more time on the final 2, what say everyone? I'm ok shipping them all at once, and let @Foxy sort out local distribution, or send them individually. @trcm @Bibs @pete757
  24. Maybe the parking situation over there is better, but here in the states, the spots at many places are barely wide enough for the car itself, and when you get people who park on/near the lines, there are times where you might avoid a door ding, but instead they smack the mirror when shimmying out between the cars and either fold it backwards (assuming it can fold that way) or they just break it off.
  25. I've updated the installation guide with the feedback from @Brendonian, and included his picture of the roof harness 2 location. Evora Mood Lighting Wiring Kit Install Guide_v1.2.pdf
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