free hit
counters
G. Bell's Content - The Lotus Forums #ForTheOwners Jump to content


G. Bell

Basic Account
  • Posts

    52
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by G. Bell

  1. More or less. I didn't fit them myself but there was issues getting them secured. They also needed more than just painting to get them finished properly. Even then there are flaws. Yes, I am looking to get the passenger headlight replaced soon.
  2. “Evora GTE front vent covers”
  3. Long for the month done!
  4. My problem is that with one side of the car jacked up high enough to get my axle stands under the car (with a hockey puck) I can’t get the jack under the other side of the car. In the end my local garage loaned me lifting some wheel dollies which got the car up high enough.
  5. How is one supposed to lift all 4 wheels of the car off the ground with just a trolley jack and axle stands? All I can find documented is the 4 obvious jacking points under the car, but it looks like I am going to need all 4 wheels off the ground and I'm kind of stumped.
  6. After much faffing about I've found someone had put a cap head bolt into one of the mounting threads. This was hitting some of the fiberglass dash and needed to be removed before you could remove the HU. 🤬
  7. Thanks for the advice still stuck and left scratching my head.
  8. I'm struggling to remove the HU from my Evora. I've got the dash trim off and removed the 4 bolts holding the HU mounting frame. But no matter what I do the right hand side of the HU gets stuck against something very solid after pulling the HU out about 2-3cm. The feeling is two pieces of metal hitting each other and there's a dull clunk when it gets to this point so I don't think it's cables getting stretched. Any ideas how to get beyond this point? I've been messing about for around 90 minutes.
  9. Well it's a metal plant pot holder not a teacup and saucer. 'twas my first choice as everything else I could find was ceramic, glass or very dirty.
  10. To spread the load of bike. The first time I drove a decent distance with the bike, it left an impression in the leather which you can still see (if you know where it is).
  11. So when I purchased my Evora a few friends said it'd get swallowed by a verge! Turns out they had the right words, in the wrong order...
  12. I got quite bad tram lining with my, 6 year old P Zeros which has been virtually eliminated by the PS4 setup. Point of interest I got about 8k out of my rear tyres going from 7.5mm to 2mm of tread. Also I'd consider 3mm tread minimum death before replacing.
  13. That sums my type of driving and on-road driving style. If I was to regularly track the car I'd be looking at a second set of wheels with something really sticky on like MPSC2, Toyo R888, etc.
  14. But MyTyres and BlackCircles both can supply PS4 in 275/35R19.
  15. Yeah, Understeer but more related to throttle input than speed. I ordered MPS4 tyres all round but got MPS4 on the front and MPS4S on the rear.
  16. Some small tweaks to my Evora LE which makes it look so much better. GTE front grills and new tyre with wider 275/35R19 rears. Thanks to Castle Sportscars for getting everything just so.
  17. So eventually got this done and I'm now running 225/40R18 Pilot Sport 4 up front and 275/35R19 Pilot Sport 4S on the rear. I really like the look of the front tyre with a slight angle to the side-wall and rear tyres being almost but not quite straight: The only issue is in the dry you can provoke a lot of front push by accelerating around corners. However, in the wet it's much more balanced, when there's negligible grip differences between the PS4 and the PS4S. So I suspect the push is due to the extra grip the PS4S provides rather than the extra 20mm of tread.
  18. @C8RKH thanks for the info... so my problem now is carbon or painted GRP?...
  19. Yeah, thanks for the advice. I found plenty of videos through the louvres, which is what got me a little worried about this in the first place. The issue is I've not found any nothing from the drivers view.
  20. Does anyone have experience of how much more restricted the view straight back in the rear view mirror is with a ducktail v's a glass tailgate, or even better could anyone post a picture from the drivers POV?
  21. How much higher does it sit? I'd personally would like a slightly higher hand position when changing gear.
  22. You can replace almost every sensors battery but it's not supported by the manufactures. Just change the sensors after 6 or 7 years.
  23. This is what my car did when I first purchased it. It settled down for about 6 months. Now the TPMS sensors work when it's hot but if it gets below 15C they drop out in a random order. I had the codes read and it was the TPMS batteries. Oh yeah, the batteries are rated for 8-10 years, so cars build in 2011 or earlier are due for TPMS sensor failure.
  24. 275/35 is the widest of the two ETRTO 'ideal' options for 9.5" rims, 285/35 is an ETRTO recommended spec but is a little ballooned on the rim. Normally I wouldn't worry but the ballooning and the fact you have an extra 10mm of sidewall will both tend to make the rear of the car wander a lot more. I experienced this with going from 225/35R18 to 275R35/18 on my Z4 on 9" rims. It gave the feeling of the car wanting to wag it's tail (as @JayEmmwill attest to) making you feel you're near the limit of grip but you start to push harder it settles down. Not a problem in a car that's a baby GT wanting to munch miles on fast open B-Roads & A-roads, on the Evora I think it's going to spoil the feel and confidence in the car. @mikI'd be worried about ballooning the front tyres and increasing the front tyre wall height. This will tend to dampen your turn in a little, as you reduce the sidewall height ballooning a little bit is okay as you're mostly end up with about the same amount of lateral deflection at turn in. For instance going from 225/40 -> 245/35 on a 8" rim actually increased the sharpness of the turn in (and exposed even more deficiencies in the Z4's chassis)
×
×
  • Create New...