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    Lotus Exige S
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    Rustington, West Sussex

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  1. Has anyone fitted one of these. I want a bar that doesn't require anything to be cut and that clears the speakers and lets the seats go all the way back. Martin S
  2. Never got sorted. I was told by a Lotus specialist that the work involved was not small to get to that area and the problem could well come back quite quickly, so advised to just live with it which is what I've done. Not ideal so may get it looked at when next in at another place. Martin
  3. I bought the seriously lotus one quite quickly before I saw the cheaper option and today fitted it. Turns out having a VX220 owning daughter can be really useful at times!" If this doesn't work then it may be due to steering as the ride height was changed when the nitrons went on and its around then that the problem started.
  4. Ordered . Thank you all for your help, its really appreciated. Been under a dashboard of a VX220 many times , so know what level of discomfort and contrortionist skills are involved lol. Martin
  5. Great stuff, do you know the part number by any chance? I looked on de roure but couldnt find it. Martin
  6. SoRry for such a later reply to this. Turned out they had set the suspension to almost the softest settings which wasnt what I wanted and the geo needed some tweaking to get it how I wanted it. In the end they (Hoffmans) were very helpful and did a great job. The car feels amazing and rides even better on the road than on the original race pack set up and now has with slightly lighter steering (it had a 380 geo before) in a straight line and far less edgy than it had been at speed. It is overall far more stable and more controlled handling. They were 1 way nitrons and I went with 575lb front and 750 lb rear. I could maybe have gone stiffer at the rear but am more than happy with the way it is. Martin S
  7. I had Nitrons fitted which involved some lowering of the car and since then my traction control light randomly comes on and does actually turn the traction control off. If I go into race mode it will occasionally just drop out of race mode (you can hear the tickover slow). It can sometimes work all day and then others the light will come on afer just a few minutes there really is no pattern to when it will happen. I was told by someone sat Hoffmans that this can happen due to somethig to do with teh sterring rack? Any thoughts/ideas welcome. Martin S
  8. I'm running michelin cup 2's, and have done for 3 years now so the size hasnt changed. The car before was pointy and less stable in the straight, now its very stable on the straight and not pointy at all. Feels like its had power steering fitted. Strange.
  9. There are usually VX220 ones for sale, they fit (I tried one on mine). Just sold one myself and most go for £300 ish. Martin S
  10. I too would like to know this. Would be great and really helpful, if one of the many people who have them could help. Martin S
  11. Just had Nitrons fitted and with that a new geo and would be interested to hear any thoughts from people who know about these things. The numbers recorded were- CAMBER N/S O/S N/S O/S Front NEW 1.75 1.75 OLD 0.25 0.25 Rear NEW 2.25 2.25 OLD 1.5 1.5 Alignment N/S O/S N/S O/S Front NEW 0.5 out 0.5 out OLD 1.5 in 1 in Rear NEW 1.5 in 1.5 in OLD 2 out 3 out Car had sharp steering great weight and instant turn in, now floaty on the straight, little weight to it and delayed turn in with understeer. Is that you'd expect from these figures? Martin
  12. I haven't been able to get much information on here on about Nitron 1 ways but it does seem, that many move on to 3 ways and that adjustment on the 1 way rear is only possible by removing the rear wheels which would be a pain, so wondered if anyone is using the JRZ suspension Hangar 111 supply? Martin S
  13. Thanks Five 50. The race pack was an option on the Exige S using bilsteins and stiffer springs, I am trying to gauge how Nitron 1 ways compare with that set up on road/track. Martin
  14. I'm thinking of getting Nitron 1 ways and would welcome some info from those who have them. I have the race pack (spring rates apparently 425lb frnt, 580lb rear) and they feel good and a comfy ride on the road but you can feel there a bit soft on track. I dont do many track days but would like an adjustable set up that can work on road and track. The upgrade seems to be 550lb frnt and 850lb rear for that sort of use(though Hoffmans also offer a 700lb rear). Any thoughts very welcome. Martin S
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