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  1. Cheers G - tbh I hadn’t noticed that the inner part wasn’t covered
  2. I saw this pic on a Komotec post - your car looks fantastic - great stance... hope ok to post - if not will take it down Do you know what spring rates you have on the nitrons? looking to order some for my 380 and wondering what to go for. i think standard v6 Cup is 550/1100 but seriously lotus recommend: 550/850 - fast road / track or 850/1100 - track day
  3. George - did you get your Leather steering wheel recovered in alcantara - or did you have to buy a new one from Lotus? would like to retrim to Alcantara but wondering if the shape allows...
  4. Thanks - that could also work... Sorry for the noob question - but what did you use to cut it down with? again, want to make sure i don’t damage the clam or splitter.
  5. How do you remove the Standard number plate holder? i have a 380 Sport. There are two rivets in the face of the holder which I have drilled out. however, there are 4 underneath between the bottom of the clam and the splitter that I can’t easily get to. Don’t want to damage anything. im looking to just remove the outer plate holder face and leave the original support piece in place - in order to run a lower profile front number plate. in this DeRoure diagram I am basically looking to remove part number 1 and attach the plate to number 4. https://www.deroure.com/diagrams.asp?TBL=11933&MAK=1&MDL=40&SMA=0&SMO=0&ST=&SC=0 any thoughts appreciated.
  6. Looking chunky... Sorry for the noob question but what is the benefit?
  7. My dealer always seems to be pretty entrepreneurial at service time and I just have the sense that this will be a base on which they will seek to add extras? Anyone know (sorry if obvious) what the 4th yr Exige v6 service involves at £950?
  8. I recently bought up a late 2017 380 Sport with approx 2.5k miles. The car has a meaningful amount of interior squeaks - they seem to emanate from around the general area of the seatbelt mounts. I absolutely love the car but this is driving me nuts. For avoidance of doubt, I lubed the roof seals - this was not the issue. The car was with my friendly local Lotus dealer for some jobs recently and their simple message was that despite the car still being under factory warranty, Lotus Cars would not support investigative work of this type on a car more than 1000 miles old (not sure if this is correct??). The car did not come from them. At the time I picked it up from them, it was getting late and I needed to be somewhere so did not fully argue the toss. So I took a slightly closer look myself. The car has a harness bar fitted by a well known Lotus specialist (for previous owner). The rear cabin plastic panel (where the rear speaker holes / blanks are) has been cut surprisingly roughly around the harness bar (quite big holes that might have impacted the structural rigidity of the panel) and on the drivers side, if you run your fingers around the back, you can feel that the panel touches the harness bar (pic attached - you can see the end of the bar where it mounts on the driver side and the hole cut around it). The 380 is fairly firmly sprung, so one hypothesis is that the panel is moving against the harness bar as the car travels over bumps and this is a meaningful part of it. However, this is obviously a relatively difficult location to monitor when you are driving. Anyone else have similar experience / thoughts before I go through the somewhat involved job of potentially moving the seats (for me anyway) to look a bit closer? I did drive a slightly later (MY 18) dealer 350 sport and that was super tight - absolutely no squeaks or rattles and was expecting this to be the same.
  9. Rubber strip - check alias23.com or Deroure.com for the OE Lotus version
  10. Depending on how much you’re tracking the car, 6k miles from a set of pads might not be too bad tbh
  11. Anyone experience unusual brake pad wear with DPM on track? Only picked up my 380 recently so can’t confirm personally but trying to recall if I read about this on earlier V6
  12. Looks great - contrast colour really stands out
  13. Are you on commission GF??!! Car = stunning - congrats! Side vents look goooood. Giving me expensive thoughts...
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