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  1. I have checked my 360 Cup and it actually has this wrap around thingie bolted to the floor on the driver's side So I might end up using it. Most probably on the passenger side they were concerned about weight and they have decided not to install it. But if you look at how it is bolted it is not that much better than the "improvised" solution. And if they are supposed to carry a lot of load, this means you are doing it wrong - as on 4 point harness they don't even exist and it is basically the same thing. Still a solution, where the loops would be somehow connected to the runners would be better (also looked better) than the holes through the floor. Maybe just a "small harness bar" between the runners and make a wrap around installation?
  2. Found photos: Doesn't look that great from below. I'll do it anyway
  3. Hi, I have ordered the 6 point addition to the 4 point harnesses (I have a Schroth rotating buckle already). I need advice from someone who has done it already: where is the best place to attach them? I have ordered these: https://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/harness-crutch-straps/schroth-twin-t-type-crutch-strap Thank you Samo
  4. It would be great to know if the springs fix this problem... Maybe they should send two pairs to Cyprus - I have two cars with these problems, that are not in hibernation
  5. Fro me the best upgrade on 430 are the seat runners. Does anyone know from which car the Evora's runners are? It would be also great to know how much adaptation is needed for them to be used in Exige/Elise. I suppose buying them from Lotus is almost impossible - like the rest of the spare parts.
  6. Maybe the runners are the best improvement of Exige so far
  7. The future looks like 450 / 460. In 2018 for sure. It will get more problematic after that as Lotus most probably can't afford changing the internals of the engine. And new Elise / Exige is not around the corner yet. Can they afford to change this relatively old engine for something more modern and with less emissions - because this is what makes Exige really expensive?
  8. I find them better than Nankangs on my Elise. With a good geo very predictable with a lot of grip. Almost like semislicks. So predictable that I just drive with traction control off. Very resistant to overheating and they last quite long. They are definitely on the top of my list of tyres to test also on Exige. I still have a new set of ZZRs on one set of wheels and two sets of Michelin P4 for the other one so haven't ordered them yet. But will definitely test them also on Exige this year.
  9. Looking at Michelin's web site it is quite difficult to figure out how these two tyres are different in construction. If there is no Aramid in PS4, then Michelin shouldn't advertise that Aramid is used in PS4. This text: "Technology: a hybrid belt of Aramid and Nylon ensures optimum transmission of steering instructions onto the road" can be found on this web page: http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/michelin-pilot-sport-4
  10. One more thing you should consider when you decide about the front tyres for your Exige: in 205/45R17 PS4 has fuel efficiency E. In 215/45R17 it has C. Which means that most probably 205/45R17 is softer. And you get enough thread life to match the rears. So wider tyre might not necessarily mean more grip. http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/michelin-pilot-sport-4
  11. That's interesting. Is there a good comparison of compounds and technologies used available somewhere on the internet?
  12. PS4S are not available in Exige sizes. They don't make them for 17" nor 18" wheels. I'm also not sure there is a really big difference between these two tyres, except in sizes and price points. Thread pattern is the same. And as they don't come in same sizes it's really difficult to compare them.
  13. I'm on my 4th set of PS4s in standard sizes. More camber will be much more helpful than raising the front to get a 1cm wider tyre. Try them. I'm sure you'll like them. The only tyre I know I like on my Elise, but haven't tested on Exige is Advan AD08R. The reason I am hesitating is because there is nothing wrong with PS4 and I know no other tyre will last so long (almost double compared to Corsas). Unfortunately PS4 doesn't come in Elise sizes. Best regards Samo
  14. It's really difficult for them not to know. I have my third Elise/Exige. All with the same problem. Different dealerships were fixing it under warranty. Someone had to pay for it - but fixes were of course not permanent.
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