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  1. What size are the front and rears and what pads are you using in combination?
  2. Agree with other poster. I had this problem exactly the same. Replaced the brake switch and solved. It's an easy fix and doesn't require any mechanical experience or tools, just a bit of body contortion to get into the drivers footwell! Switch is a generic part and costs only a few £ - don't pay the Lotus tax. Just search on here and you should be able to find thread with all the details and part you need to buy. Good luck
  3. My own limited experience I would say that the Evora feels pretty sensitive to tyres especially on the limit. I've had the different sets over the last 6 months on road and track. Contis, P Zero Corsas and now Cup 2s. Personally I wouldn't mix tyres anyway least of all on the Evora. Sticking newer, higher performing tyres on the front at a time of year when the roads are cold and wet sounds like a recipe to swap ends to me. Your going to have to buy them anyway so how much are your saving eeking the last bit of rubber from your old rears?
  4. From what I can tell there's not a front in Merc fit or rear in the Porsche size so only option (unless you go for the BMW rear spec). Out of interest what is the factory fit on the Evora 410/430 when taking Cup 2s? Anyone able to confirm?
  5. HI Bruss - Did you go for the BMW spec rear Cup2s? One of the reviews I read about the 430 said Lotus used the NO (Porsche) spec cup 2s but I can't find these in 285s anywhere. Same question on the fronts - did you go for the regular version or the NO?
  6. Did you try the cup 2s on standard geo settings on track or did u change both at the same time? I read somewhere else that Cup 2s prefer certain camber settings to work properly. Not an expert on tyres or chassis dynamics to understand whether that is or not.
  7. I just fitted a connector for the battery conditioner to the terminals on the battery and ran the lead out of the edge of the battery cover. More reliable connector than the 12v in the boot with no Fuse to blow and tucks away neatly in the cargo net in the boot when not in use.
  8. I understood that the MPS4S was replacing and improves on the super sport. Am I wrong?
  9. Hi All Sorry I know there have been a few threads on tyres already - I think I've read them all but still have some questions! Having just finished off my old Conti tyres on a carlimits day today in style (see pic) I'm in the market for some replacements. I have an Evora SR with Komotek Stage 2. I have the option 19 front and 20 rear inch wheels. It's a weekend toy rather than a daily driver so my usage is usually fair weather weekend jaunts or occasional European driving trips. I'm starting to get into doing more trackdays and performance driving training etc. I'm considering the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S and the MIchelin Pilot Sport Cup 2. I guess I'm erring towards the later on the basis this is what I understand is used on the 410. My thinking is it might be better given my usage profile and have the extra power. I can live with less wet weather performance given it doesn't get much time in the wet. Besides, I also have a set of winter tyres anyway, that came with the car. I'm also assuming the Cup 2 is the closest to something like the more track biased Pierelli P Zero Corsa OEM option on the SR, which mine had before the Contis? My questions: General consensus reading the threads now seems to be to go for the 285x30x20s as used on the 400 vs the 275x30x20s originally on the S - is this correct? Are the Cup 2's likely to need any geo tweaking to work properly or are they fine? How well do the PS4S hold out with track use? What's the longevity like on the Cup 2's? Is there anything else I should consider? Thanks - Ric
  10. Thanks. No worries. Thought it was a bit of a stretch! Been so busy and just suddenly remembered if forgotten to buy ?
  11. Is it still possible to get tickets on the gate and park up with all the other Lotuses? Have an Evora SR.
  12. Thanks for tip. Out of interest where did you mount it. On the glass itself or hidden under a pillar or similar?
  13. Just fitted the AVIC-F88DAB to mine as an upgrade from the factory fit AVIC-F840BT. Much better unit, which supports ApplePlay and Android Auto. Fit was relatively straightforward and was able to reuse existing camera, GPS and microphone. The main issue was that Pioneer seem to have changed the wiring despite the plug looking similar. I had to cut the wires on supplied ISO connector and splice with the old Lotus Pioneer adapter. The biggest challenge here was figuring out the old wiring, which I eventually found in a post online. I'm still also yet to fit the DAB aerial mainly because I couldn't see a good earthing point on the A pillar. One for another day. If anyone wants my old F840BT as an upgrade from Alpine let me know. It's already been updated to latest maps. Otherwise it's going on eBay.
  14. I was trying to use my Accumate charger to keep the battery topped up using the boot 12v socket but it wasn't working. Having ruled out a problem with the charger I then tried plugging some accessories into the socket to check it was working and found it's not powering up. Either with ignition on or off. I've checked fuse R16 in the Rear fusebox, which seemed to be fine, but I swapped it out anyway. Still no joy. Anyone had a similar problem? Is this a dodgy connection or are there any other fuses I should check?
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