Posts posted by Composite guru
15 hours ago, Bibs said:
Any recommendations for good days out, nice beaches, places to eat?
We're staying in a villa just south of Rethymno which seems pretty much in the middle and have a car.
I go there every year and stay just outside Rethymno at the Aquila Rithymna Beach.
we have been all over the place.
places I recommend are..
Knossos Palace nr Heraklion
Souda Beach on the south coast nr Plakias Beach.
2 hours ago, Davey D said:
I've just received my confirmation email. The event runs from 10am - 3pm
Same here. See you there.
6 hours ago, JG220 said:
I'd be very cautious is removing those triangles. I've heard of a few sills cracking where they bolt on.
I’ve taken mine off 3 times for re-covering.
come off real easy.
if they have never been off then there is a chance of corroded bolts. I always install any bolts with copaslip. No issues.
I've got my name down to go. Normally a good event.
1 hour ago, Mr 🦊 said:
@Composite guru I’ll give it a go! Any tips??
Where do you buy the black PPF?
Did you snap any of the p-rivets when you took them off?? Or do they unscrew ok?
Hi James, the PPF is clear but has a matte finish. I got mine from work as we use it on our race cars.
Xpel make a matte PPF called Stealth. Readily available from what I’m aware.
The Pods come off quite easily. 1 scrivet in the wheel arch and 2 bolts underneath the sill.
Welcome to the club.
First thing I did when I bought my Cup was cover all the black bits in matt PPF. The rubberised paint that Lotus use is absolutely rubbish. It’s an interior paint not meant to be used on the outside.
I also used some rubber U channel around the edge of the rear pods. Just makes them bulletproof.
22 hours ago, Mr 🦊 said:
Thanks Guys 🙌🏻. Collecting first thing Saturday morning.. pray for no rain for me!
Anyone know what the production run was on the S-Cups? I’ve never one of them on the roads, although I do indirectly know another owner of a 250Cup.
From what I’ve been told there were 153 S/220 Cups made. The only difference was the stickers.
This info was written on a certificate of provenance from Lotus.
Could I be added please?
5 hours ago, LotusCup said:
MBR said they haven't tried the 235/205 setup yet...
Apologies, I meant the 205 fronts.
18 minutes ago, Seriouslylotus said:
Running a 205/45/16 front tyre has been done LOTS of times by many people (Everyone who ran Toyo R1R tyres for a start)
Lotus used the AD08 205/45/16 and 225/40/17 on the Elise cup 260. Using the same 7x16 / 8x17 wheels and body work as the regular 250 cup.
So yes they will fit and work
It says in this that the rear tyres on the 260 were 235/40/17.
Not from what I’ve been told.
Matt Bentley Racing fits them to S2 Exige & Elise Cups. They said they are fine.
There is someone who tried those sizes on AD08RS on a Cup on the Facebook group.
He said it had a marked improvement on handling and grip. Its the same as the 260 Cup setup.
6 hours ago, LotusCup said:
Where did you guys get the TRD airbox?
I got mine from Seriously Lotus. You have the option to swap the TRD filter with a K&N version for a small cost.
9 hours ago, mikey k said:
Did you have an S2000 and do some CF sill covers etc for them?
BTW I part own a couple of engineering companies
Hi Mikey, yes I did my own coil cover and the Honda badges. Small world.
I’m not on the tools anymore so don’t get chance to make stuff nowadays.
Have you still got the McLaren? If my memory serves me correctly that’s what you moved to last time I was on S2Ki?
5 hours ago, Bibs said:
Yup, some are even doing it already. I saved £180 on my Evora's 9th service!
I’ve been quoted £660 for engine oil, brakes fluid, coolant, gearbox oil & charger belt. 4th year service.
5 hours ago, Bibs said:
Ring your dealer on Monday and ask for the service price when they supply all the materials required Matt, I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised!
Hi Andy, cheers. Yes I know about the new pricing for servicing. It is a good deal.
I was more wondering if the standard stuff they use is any good. I’m sure it is.
I do prefer to use my own engine oil though.
Hi, my 2016 Cup is due a major service this year.
I need to have all fluids changed and normally supply my own engine oil and brake fluid.
The gearbox oil and coolant needs doing too.
Does anyone have any recommendations for these or do I just stick to the standard Lotus stuff?
1980 Ford Escort 1.3GL
1986 Vauxhall Nova SR
1992 Vauxhall Nova SRi
1992 Renault Clio 16v
1992 Honda CRX VTEC
1999 Vauxhall Astra SRi
2000 Honda S2000
2002 Honda Civic Type R
2005 Honda Civic Type R
2006 Honda S2000 GT
2011 Toyota Verso
Nissan Lease Cars
2014 Nissan Juke NTEC
2015 Nissan Juke Tekna
2016 Nissan Qashqai Tekna
2017 Nissan Juke Tekna
2016 Lotus Elise 220 Cup
2018 Volvo V40 T3 R Design
I'll be up for this work depending.
6 hours ago, Woots said:
Yes he can probably help our esteemed friend who I’m sure he knows pretty well! 😂
I’m intrigued!! 😀
I need a name too!! 😂
3 hours ago, Paul Coleman said:
I live out near Sharnbrook. If you see me driving my S1 Esprit give me a toot!
Will do. I often go for a drive out north Bedford way.
6 minutes ago, Paul Coleman said:
Ah you're in Bedford too!
Yeah I’m in Great Denham.
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That's literally 5 mins away from where we stay. Nice part of the island.