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    Kieran
  • Car
    Evora 400, Audi S3, Yamaha WR450F supermotard
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    Loads of little bits.
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    Suburbia

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  1. Or get @TitaniumDan to make some decals in your choice of colour. Mine came with the decals from the factory, but Lotus in their wisdom had used black, which was barely visible. Got Dan to make these silver/red ones in the original size (the factory decals are bigger). The “Lotus” too, which took a few goes to get the curvature right. Not sure if he’s on here, but he is on the “other” forum.
  2. You’re in France @Bruss Go there. Go there now!
  3. Another one from last week. Lacets de Montvernier. Near the Col de Galibier. Saw it on the TV on the Tour de France and had to go. Proper tight! BTW, the Evora is the most comfy thing I’ve ever driven. 5+ hours no bother at all. And it still entertained me around Ledenon.
  4. It’s just the standard one with the metal bit taken off. Some rivnuts in the plastic plinth and screw into them. I’ve got a narrow registration so it works well. Not sure if a full width plate would work. The screws are only 165mm apart.
  5. I got mountains too. Moodier weather. Top of the Galibier last week.
  6. KJD

    V6 width

    Right, I’ve been measuring. For future reference, a V6 Exige is about 183cm across the rear tyres (allowing for a bit of rubber “squidge”) An Evora is about 186cm so will fit fine in the standard double-deck Eurotunnel carriages. Ironically, I’m going on the ferry now cause it was half the price!
  7. I’ve got one. From Hangar 111 iirc. Not CF but ally. I had it in my Exige 350 before but the Evora has the same mirror plinth so it went straight on. Good mod. The standard mirror is unnecessarily huge for the size of the rear window.
  8. KJD

    V6 width

    I've got this, thanks. I just didn't know if "B" was bodywork width or wheel width. Wheels should be slightly narrower. Thanks for all the Exige pics, but I knew it fitted no probs. It's just I've got an Evora now and all the guys on the Evora section warn about the width in the standard carriages. I know I can just go in with the SUVs/People carriers/coaches, etc., so that's what I'll do. Just wondering if it was really necessary, or just soft Evora owners being scared!
  9. KJD

    V6 width

    Thanks @mik I had seen that but didn’t trust it as it has the length wrong! Official Lotus handbook length is 4084 coupe/4067 roadster. 3797 is way off! Anybody got a tape measure handy? I’ll do it myself next time I’m passing the dealer but can anyone save me the trip? Cheers.
  10. KJD

    V6 width

    Does any happen to know (or could measure for me) the actual width of a V6 Exige across the rear wheels? ie: tyre face to tyre face, not the “track” measurement. I’ll be taking the Evora on the Eurotunnel soon and have read it recommended to use the wider “high vehicle” carriages. Never had any problems with my Exige in the ordinary carriages. Maybe it was my superior driving technique!
  11. That looks like it might be worth a try thanks.
  12. Does anyone else find the seat belts sit quite high in the Evora. I’m long in the torso and it still sits high on my shoulder, almost on my neck. Mrs KJD is not so blessed in the torso length department and it is almost on her chin. Anybody have the same issue and have you had any ideas to help? This velcro strap around the release strap sort-of does the job but I know it’s not ideal. I’ve seen some cars with a press-stud strap on the seat shoulder. Maybe an upholsterer could do something? Any thoughts?
  13. Thanks @GER After a bit of file and sandpaper action, it now fits, just. I didn’t want to wreck the surround as I’ll probably put the old unit back as and when I sell the car. Definitly needed the camera adapter though. Alpine must have changed that at some point, although I see you fitted a 702, whereas I used a 710. Maybe that’s the difference. Also fitted one of these while I was at it - https://www.alpine.co.uk/p/Products/add-on-amplifier3597/ktp-445a Plug and play class D amp to drive the door speakers that I’ve upgraded to these - https://www.focal.com/en/car-audio/car-audio-kits-solutions/performance/expert/coaxial-kits/pc-130f Massive improvement over the standard cheap things. Had to hack a bit out of the door to make room though. And to complete the upgrade, one of these - https://www.hertzaudiovideo.com/car-audio-subwoofers-energy-es200-5/ Again, didn’t just fit. Had to make a spacer ring as it hasn’t got lugs like the standard one. All in all, a huge improvement just by changing components without having to completely rewire the car.
  14. Just tried to do this upgrade. A warning, not quite plug and play. Needs an adaptor cable for the camera. Not a huge problem as I was able to get one from my local dealer, but it’s another £25. More importantly, the size of the nose of the new unit is very slightly bigger than the old. The surround doesn’t fit. Ordered one from Lotus (£53) but, unsurprisingly, on back order. Looks like I’ll be driving around with a bit of my dash missing for a while. @GER how did you make yours fit?
  15. Yep, it’s annoying but I just left the screen up all the time unless I parked somewhere iffy. You can set it to stay up in the menu. I’ve posted this pic before. Indicate right and push up slightly on the stalk and it clears. Pretty sure MrP shortened his cos he’s clever like that! It’s obviously a lot easier to cut down if you don’t have cruise control.
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