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    totally modded GT3 (one off)-sold.... Now an evora n/a IPS
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    Esprit had every panel and engine modded........evora, straight bespoke stainless pipe (plack style)
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  1. Well I may be late to the party on finding out about these sound cameras on UK roads but God its annoying. I totally understand idiots in beemers with there engine/exhaust destroying crackle maps being a problem in built up areas. So my question is what is everyone going to do with there modded exhausts now, I just downloaded a db app and on cold start up mine is 100-110db. OK when warm and out on a road it will decrease a little but I need to try it. Would be better if they installed them and made them active at say 7pm till 8am etc. They have been around in Kensington for 2 years but fining a Arab in a lambo is like me going to the shop for a 1p chew in the 80s 😂😂 they don't care.
  2. @Cdm2018 It was really simple. 4 led flexi bars. 2 zip tied to the black bar running across the top near the window, a third stuck to the boot above the engine and as they came in a 4 pack 1 is stuck on under original boot light. All run from the fag lighter in the boot. Sorry for silly late reply as didn't see the post
  3. Not a fan of silver cars but it was not a bad deal a year ago, so a bit or orange has now been added. Mirrors... Bespoke tilted edged Barge boards.... Engine cover inc light up engine at night and through vents lol. Needs some front and rear orange now. Then alot of saving for the big mods.
  4. Yeah., looking at the package they offer I would need a st/st manifold making (that's where the money is) and a £40 K & N panel filter. Which I will get anyway. I do like the BOE intake and cones but there is alot of work to blank it off from the engine bay heat. Prefer to spend on cosmetics LOL. sa looking through what they do basically I would need a man hole straight through which is where the money is saying that the Aluminum for the barge boards has just arrived.
  5. I did think a map on a NA giving 40bhp was a little high, i have a plack style straight pipe on the rear anyway, would love to remove the pre-cats as well, but thats alot of money i could spend in other areas of the car. I personally think just removing the massive weight of the exhaust helps (i believe around 35kg). very interested in an induction kit, do k&n panel filters help alot? or is it again shelling out for a crazy priced BOE intake from the states. alot of the mods for the evora seem very highly priced, i can only assume its because of the low volume there selling. i had my exhaust made for me in st/st for £240 iirc, that is a 1/4 of the price i see ppl paying.
  6. I thought i would ask, to see if anyone had done it. surprised most cars aren't encrypted, unless the map removes it etc only met the guy today, i might ask to see if it can communicate he seems to have a lot of gear and said map companies do different things, i can't remember which box of tricks he said was better to use. ive read on the forums that ppl have messed with setting though etc? are they running (quoting F&F) "stand alone fuel management systems"
  7. Hi i've just had map on our battered diesel saab run-around to remove a few things lets say i spoke to the guy and he looked up the lotus and there is a stage 1 map available for it, it came up with the same ECU as the "S", the "S" remap gave an extra 40bhp IIRC but the NA was close to that also. Im used to turbo cars (not owned a NA in 20 years) so im surprised anything could be done Map wise without duct taping a turbo under it ha ha anyone had a map on an evora? i assume it would just alter the air/fuel mix maybe.
  8. Well us IPS ppl have an advantage here, it does a lot less damage i always said i wouldn't go auto and im still not used to the manual paddles but the car was not a bad price and low miles as for accuracy, i assume its not smack on at all, but then my speedo is horrendously out, the only way is proper equipment or speed/timing traps on drag strips. just a bit of fun. wonder what lotus used. maybe fred the farmer in a field counting 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi
  9. yeah i did wonder on the accuracy but it was worth a go , thats the reason i stayed in one position for a bit just realised i did it slightly up hill (0.5 gradient i would say or less as i bike the road) and 3/4 tank as well.
  10. Maybe it was 0-62mph, looked at a few numbers but the lowest is 4.9secs for ips box 0-60mph and 5secs 100km. So 4.6secs is still under.
  11. I'm on errr..... Shite no names on the rear and neros on the front. It came with them on with lots of tread so will buy better tyres when they need replacing. I just launched it on a random bypass near my house which makes the time even more impressive. How accurate it is I don't know but I made sure I sat there 15secs so all GPS was OK. (cars coming the other way did look at me funny ha ha). I am reluctant doing a left foot launch tbh. Maybe a quick 2000rpm and go but nothing silly and only once. If I really wanted to go for it I would take it to Pod on a glued launch (my mate is one of the race directors) but not interested, I just thought it would be a fun experiment. It does run out of a little puff over 140mph I know that. Shame as my esprit GT3 was still going at 173mph.
  12. Oh don't do that, the community will hunt you down 🤣🤣 and try and burn you at the stake. This was my esprit.... Marmite car... Every panel changed. In fact this was the second version I made
  13. Well it's Japanese (shhhh) so I hope bulletproof ish. Tbh it's the first time I have done (just on a whim while at Screwfix ha ha ha) it was fully warmed up, mine gets very little angry driving as its a daily to work. I'm more a look at me person ha ha. A lot of body mods are planned. Wish there was a proper turbo upgrade for the NA. I know it's been done but never sold on the market.
  14. Hi guys I know it's about handling before ppl start ha ha Always a laugh to do a 0-60 pull to see, well very very impressed. I'm in a NA IPS and book says 4.9-5secs. With GPS timer etc. 4.6secs, Impressed, in manual mode and I didn't left foot brake off the start either so maybe 4.5secs. Anyone tried it and got under book, tbh with my. Other lotus's I noticed the factory slightly down play there numbers especially top end. (I have removed the exhaust,,,, soooo heavy, and has a plack style from the manifold, so that will help weight wise)
  15. yeah i really need a staggered set (width wise) and maybe go 275 rears if it takes it and bring them out to the edge of the arch. i think i know the channel your on about i will go and look, nice one. i have 18s, do 19s clear quite alot still, rubber would be 245/30/20 iirc, i would do 235 but the price of tyres is more money need to try and source all sorts tbh, front and rear bumpers etc, will be doing barge boards next i think (in other words 2 bits of plastic ha ha, not paying crazy money for eithier wood or aluminium) & spray engine cover to match the vinyl accents and lit up engine)
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