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  1. Hi Does anyone know what the spring rates are of the V6S race pack. Am looking at getting Nitrons and want to see how they compare, especially as there are so many options with Hoffmans doing 550/700 , seriously Lotus 550/850 plus others. Thanks for any help. Martin S
  2. I swapped my fronts last week for the focal; and did the cup underneath using mat that came free with the speakers. Screws were hand tight but I also a cut down small screwdriver to do them up a bit tighter. If not rubber gloves (for grip) and the screwdriver head only from a socket set does the job. Main problem was where the grill wouldn't move or the panel underneath, but a quick blast with a hair drier solved that as they had just stuck in. Notable improvement to the sound so plan to do the rears as well now. Martin S ps The bent paper clip idea was a great one for gett
  3. Finally got around to sorting this (car hasn't moved for 8 weeks due to Covid situation). Had checked fuses and now fitted a new auxiliary unit (fag lighter part). Made no difference. Plugged in the electruical tyre pump (the main reason I need this to work) and turned it on, nothing. So then went to the fuse box again. Pulled out the fuse and then, as I put it back in, the pump started to work. Seems it works, as long as the fuse is not fully engaged (i.e 90% in not 100%). Weird, but we're used to weird, so just thought I'd post in case anyone else has had similar i
  4. Had this problem yesterday and found this write up. I too had had the front panel off so it seemed a good place to start. I checked everything and all seemed ok and then thought, that to make sure the pressure sensor is fully pushed down, maybe I'd glue a slim rubber grommet or something under the bonnet to push it further down. Guess what, that's what Lotus had done, but mine had unglued and moved a couple of cm away from its correct place. So, get better glue (it gets hot under there) and glued it back in its proper position. All works fine now. Simples. Martin S
  5. No tips I'm afraid other than if you do leather, it does make it harder to get in as it grips you rather than letting you slide in. Good luck. Martin S
  6. Plasti dips great for doing stuff like that. Think I'd have taken my roof off when doing it but then I wouldn't have been brave enough to do it in situ anyway. Looks like you did a great job, nice to see a range of relatively simple but effective things being tried. Martin S
  7. Mine was fitted and I did the full run in procedure exactly as defined but, quickly got the mentioned error codes, left bank or right bank running lean. Car then gets limited to 5500 revs max. I could clear it with my obd, but the problem needed to be sorted fast and it was , with Alias dealing with the problem very quickly, after some decent research on the subject. I was sent a new air filter to fit that week, which has the same area overall area but 'might' be slightly more restrictive. Personally I think its a looks and feels better quality the foam ITG. The end result was sligh
  8. Great, thanks for Mr P thats helpful and much appreciated. Martin
  9. My auxiliary socket (below the pointless cup holder between the seats) is suddenly not working so checked the fuse (33) and all ok. Swapped it anyway but no change. So assume maybe a wires come off behind, though Any other suggestions welcome. What's the method for taking it out and checking the connections. Is it simply pushed into its position? Thanks for any help as always. Martin S
  10. Look better now I have the alias 123 side skirts as well as the rear things look more blended.
  11. I did. Got mine from Elise shop and specified not to have red edging which made it slower to deliver. Easy to fit using rivnuts (though unnerving!.). I also added extra rubber washers. Martin S
  12. Its definitely sold, there just doing things to it prior to my friend picking it up. Weirdly, there is an die cast model of the exact car on line for sale! Same plate. Wonder how that came about??
  13. My friend is getting the wheels done in silver as part of the deal, should look better. It was once serviced at an independent. Is there any info that isn't listed in its notes, i.e. has it had a geo done with any camber changes etc. Thanks all for all the info, much appreciated. Martin S
  14. How do we get to to read the whole story while you had it? Thanks Martin
  15. That's great to hear. Thanks Bibs. Its at Bell and colville now. Its wheels have changed on it at some time, but its still a near immaculate car. Martin S
  16. A friend is buying this car but noticed it was in a long term test and, there's even a die cast model with that number plate on! Can anyone shed any light on its history. Thanks for any help with this. Martin S
  17. Indeed, you'll love the Exige, in standard from not much quicker than a well set up SC VX220 but a whole nicer car all round, sounds great and, it has air con yaaaaay Martin S
  18. C8RKH. By Lotus type 116, I assume you mean a VX220. One of Lotus's finest. Martin S
  19. Great cars. Once you've had it for a while I can highly recommend an alias123 intake system (notable power improvment and a great sc noise). Whether you use an independent or dealer depends I guess on whether you have a good independent nearby. While under warranty I stuck with a dealer. Martin S
  20. Driven mine properly now over the last few days and its great. Car pulls stronger and that's certainly noticeable at higher revs. The additional sound of the supercharger is amazing. The general driving noise is very slightly louder in I'd say (if you care, I dont) but not by much and, I would guess its changed primarily as there is now a big hole acting as an echo chamber where the huge airbox used to sit and soak up exhaust noise. Done over 200 miles since it went on and all is good. Top work that man.
  21. Just fitted mine. Took under 2 easy hours and I didn't take the wheel and arch liner off, all easy enough to do without. Instructions were great. Did the 10 minutes ticking over on the drive then went out to build up revs but hardly ever got over 4000 due to ridiculous traffic. Looks like tomorrow I get to see what it can do. Martin S
  22. Cars looking great and is the colour I always wanted but couldn't find. All you've done is spot on, and please, leave the wheels silver, theres not many of us that have them and they look great on some car colours. I agree that like you, I found the alias skirts a good enough match straight off and it means you wont get paint chips later on. How about some rear canards now? Martin S ps Now toying with the black rear area and number plate mount removal. How easy was that?
  23. Did you still have to lift at the sound metres at Goodwood? Martin S
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