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  1. You do know that the ride height on the Ohlins is really easy to adjust via the spring preload collars? Front can be done without even removing the wheel. Pop the wheel off for the rear. Wether you can get it up enough to clear the problem without affecting the handling too much is another matter of course. I made my own tool. An old 6mm drill bit drilled into a bit of old broom handle. Patent pending.
  2. I’ve run the cable from the phone cradle into the glovebox to pick up the usb connector. I can break into it there to do updates, etc on the head unit. Having the phone in the glovebox won’t do much for reception, if that’s important to you, and occasionally it’s helpful to see the phone, even with carPlay.
  3. It’s held in with the radio screws. This is the other side for my Vi Monitor mid-manufacture. Gives you the idea.
  4. Get creative and make a bracket for a Brodit cradle. It’s all very well saying put the phone in the boot but CarPlay and Waze can be useful while you’re on the way to Hethel for that lap record attempt.
  5. In my experience you need to try one on. I’m not particularly tall (6’) but am long in the torso compared to leg. I just fit comfortably normally but with a helmet on I don’t really. Need to push my hips forward with a lumbar cushion and move the seat back a bit. Everyone’s a slightly different shape.
  6. It’s a dumb switch. Leave it disconnected under the seat to deactivate. The ECU doesn’t care.
  7. Handbrake makes no difference as it operates inside the rear hub out of the wet. Biggest problem is after a wash if you don’t drive it when the pads can stick to the disc.
  8. @JAWS , Aren’t those wheels load-rated specifically for the 2+0 cars? Don’t be putting any fat kids in the back or bags of cement in the boot.
  9. Bit of a worry they managed to get three things wrong in one sentence.
  10. Keep it if you’ve got the space. Put it back on when you sell the car and then flog the Larini. That’ll definitely be worth something.
  11. It does say this in the service notes, if you have them. A case of RTFM? Btw, it says to remove the wheel, but no need. Just jack up to take the load off, then reach in, undo one thumbscrew and pivot the little cover around. Saves lots of knuckle flesh and swear box donations!
  12. Excellent. Proper numbers those Matt. Should be a right giggle when you get to give it a squirt.
  13. Yep couple of axle stands with pucks/wood and the handbrake on tight and you’ll be good to go.
  14. Well you’ve put it out there now, so... 2 inch wide bit of wood in the channel in the main beam just in front of the shear panel and jack on that. It’s well balanced front/rear as it’s exactly at the car’s 1/3-2/3 weight distribution point. (CoG). Apparently it’s what the Evora race boys do. But, very definitely, you do so at your own risk!
  15. Not at all. It’s only the same as when its on a four point hoist. Same points are used.
  16. There is a, completely non-recommended, way to lift one side at a time while you put the two stands in. I’d probably get told off (or sued if someone gets it wrong) if I said how, but it works for me. The info is “out there” if you look.
  17. Use a 5mm allen key in the end of the bolt To hold it while you undo the nut. I didn’t realise until I read the service notes properly.
  18. Just loosen the nuts and see if the studs move. I drilled drain holes in the corners of the hinge pocket on mine. No problem. If you take off the pollen filter cover you can poke around and feel that there’s nothing underneath. Chrome Orange’s pic is of an S1 Evora. The 400 is different. Any water just joins the rest that goes in through the main grilles.
  19. Service notes say the hinge is bolted to a studplate bonded to the clam so you should be ok.
  20. Have a flick through your manual and service book in case someone has helpfully written the PIN in there like someone did with mine.
  21. They also probably won’t fit. Too long. How do you think I know?
  22. Here you go. This is from my old 990 that I upgraded. Black to 5th hole on top, white to 4th on bottom (clip side). The other 3 wires are for the subwoofer.
  23. KJD

    Evora GT430

    These are both “Metallic” Blue (C202). There is also a “Metalic” Blue (different spelling, C189) which is quite dark iirc. Essex Blue is C179.
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