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  1. How easy is it to change? Not sure of the copyright issues but one of the best digital display looks is the 3-11 imho. Though I think that the GARW has basically copied and pasted the graphics from this.
  2. Some of the UK 3-11 guys have had it done. I had a passenger ride in one at Bilster Berg and the owner was saying that the KT475 (from H111) along with geo had transformed the car to ‘what it should have been from the factory’. They were very complementary about the revised power delivery.
  3. Now that is an update...! Congrats on the work - sounds fantastic. So the RRR update is new ECU plus full 2bular system? Do they change the intake?
  4. I believe the wheels are the same as the 250 - the tyres are just wider. Have seen somewhere online someone had the 260 Cup front vents cut and pasted into a 260 front clam. Am not sure where you get the vents as standalone parts but assume would be much more cost effective than a whole new front clam.
  5. I would expect to get double or triple the number of TD’s from R888R tho appreciate everyone drives differently
  6. Forum wisdom at the time was that the 048 was >10 year old technology. 52 I am not so familiar but seem a bit more of a high performance road tyre than true semi? Happy to be corrected. Most popular tyre at any given track day?? I’d say R888R based on what I’ve seen My understanding is that with a race car and the ££ you’d go ZZR Would welcome any other views
  7. Thx for all the updates. Will be interesting to see this develop... Re tyres - there is lots of forum wisdom in different directions. I looked at Avon ZZR and Toyo R888R. To me, some consistent themes in discussions and online have been that the Avon ZZR has the higher lateral grip capability vs R888R - however, the Avon’s also take fewer heat cycles before going ‘off’. For avoidance of doubt I have no scientific basis for this! i have also found R888R ok in wet conditions whereas I have heard that ZZR Is less so (again, hearsay not science). I’d still be a bit careful on 888 in standing water - but my general experience with them on the road has been pretty good. An Avon ZZS would have improved wet weather performance over ZZR (similar / same compound more grooves). However, when I was looking there was quite a price difference between ZZS and R888R - and wanting one tyre to do everything I thought that was as good a reason as any to try the 888 first. I thought they also looked better - lol. Not disappointed so far.
  8. Maybe dangerous territory to get into a relative performance discussion (...!) but looks like the car was holding onto the ?380/410? Sport and ?380? Cup ok on the straight?
  9. What the world’s been waiting for...! keep us in the loop... Tho I also wonder if you took out the standard v6 cabin gear linkage housing / cover and replaced it with the open shifter outer structure and didn’t actually change any moving parts - how different would it look?? Ok it would probably look cr8p!!
  10. A few weeks ago RLS were showing stock but I believe that the business changed hands since the original owner and supply seems a lot more patchy. I actually bought mine used in the UK. A friend who wanted similar bought the Brodit Lotus Mount - which does the same thing and is a lot cheaper: https://www.brodit.co.uk/brodit/vehicles/Lotus/Elise/2019.htm It says Elise but will also work for Exige. We both use the quad lock system to then attach the phone to the mount. Stick one of these to the mount: Quad Lock Adhesive Wall Mount - Twin Pack https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008O0Y568/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_tHdADbPH2EH2Y Then get one of these and stick it to the back of your phone or a generic phone case: Quad Lock Universal Adaptor https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M3Z4SSV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fJdADbHJGZ8F1 Or get a quad lock phone case specific to your phone model. As above, gives a very solid mounting but is switchable between landscape and portrait position.
  11. Looking good. Keeping an eye on the V6 market and would be keen to get one of these kits if I make a deal. However - you guys do realise that you’re all going to need to buy new engine plaques now that the Lotus logo has changed????! 🤪
  12. Nice write up. Interested to know what the bum dyno thinks of it,
  13. Appreciating that this might not be entirely in keeping with the title of this thread, even if keeping it within the family... (also Pflanzgarten)
  14. This is part of the 430 Cup spec (and other Cup cars including Elise) and obviously provides some rollover protection in the event of flipping the car. It doesn’t appear to be a part of the 350/410 spec. To me, it would be quite nice peace of mind (without necessarily knowing all of its structural specification). Has anyone who tracks their car thought about retro fitting, or is there a view of necessity etc? It’s item 6 in this DeRoure pic: https://deroure.com/diagrams.asp?TBL=11580&MAK=1&MDL=42&SMA=0&SMO=0&ST=&SC=0
  15. Generally I am not a fan of the 'spotted' type messages as they can sound a bit creepy. But I think I saw you heading into town on the A3 this morning with the roof off GF and to give credit where its due, the car did look v cool. I was going the other way in a British Racing Green F80 M3.
  16. If you want a second set of wheels - then I respect that. However, I drive to European track days with the wheels on the car, an electric tyre pump and a can of sealant (and a recovery service membership when I remember). The wet is also fine. I run an Elise Cup on R888R (sorry interloping here on the V6 forum) - I recently had a track day at Bedford and rain was torrential on the way up - my first wet one in ages - I was grimly looking out at the deluge from the pits and wondering if I should have just stayed in bed - but a friend coaxed me out on track and in fact we had a brilliant time. The tyres genuinely gripped much better than I expected, doing a decent job of clearing the water (ok maybe easier to push at Bedford where there is a wide track and plenty of run off). When it dried in the afternoon, we were on the perfect tyres. Following that, my friend who in the past has religiously incurred all the hassle of second guessing weather conditions and then changing wheels / tyres before the day also decided that he wouldn't in future bother and would just leave the R888R on. if you run something like a ZZR that has more flat surface and clears water less well, then it might be a different situation. I assume that something iike a Cup 2 on the Exige would perform similarly to the 888 on the Elise in the wet. You can do a pretty good season on the Elise and change the R888R's once a year or a bit less(!!). Welcome to the world of Lotus...
  17. Zzzzzzz they just want a clickbait headline to sell more copy. google around for the overly long gearing which kills the fun and protects the 911 etc had the first one and not looked back since selling...
  18. This might not be exactly what some of you guys are looking for in terms of screen real estate - but does simplify and add lightness vs some of the above solutions... no stalk blockage, can access vents and controls. I use a Really Light Stuff phone mount with my phone in a quad lock case and then use for Spotify / Tom Tom app / harrys lap timer / Gopro control etc. With the quadlock you can either have the phone vertical or horizontal depending on the view that you want. The RLS Mount is available online and feels like it wouldn’t come off unless you have a big crash. https://www.reallylightstuff.com/products/rls-phone-mount Brodit offer a similar Lotus Mount for quite a bit less ££ (about £30 I think) which is slightly chunkier. I have a power socket in the passenger side A pillar dash cubby and can run a power lead to the phone if need be.
  19. On this subject, I noticed this pic on lotustalk - a mid 2000’s Elise with Inokinetic shifter and the Lotus MY 17.5 shifter surround - variations on a theme...
  20. I have had some pretty loud 2bular's in my time. Really depends on the model - I think that Jim's designs continue to evolve. The loudest is probably an ear plugs on the motorway job. But Jim @ 2bular should be able to give you a sense?
  21. Engine cover looks fantastic! Also interested to see the Momo model 88 wheel in the car if you have any pics? Keep up the good work!
  22. i love the 8 ball striped shift knob in the RS211 - anyone know where it came from?? eg: http://www.speedhunters.com/2014/11/return-of-the-canyon-king/#_presentation-211990 or a few pages back in the pics...
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