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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 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ma
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. 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
  9. Ha ha ha ha I proper f##ked up there didn't I I look stupid most days so nothing new there. Embrace it I say I like exiges anyway so I might stay here, now even I wouldn't mod an exige I think apart from wings and bhp stuff. Sod it I would prob nitrous it like I did the esprit. I've known bibs many years on and off,,,,, he well and truly knows how stupid I am 🤣🤣
  10. straight in there no messing HA HA HA may consider 19" all round instead, shame im not in the states as they do a better range of 20"/19"s will be honest i don't really want too, i shall keep looking. oh and if you want to buy me a lambo that not a problem, aventador liberty walk PLEASEEEE (i love newish lotus ppl that don't know my lotus history over the last 15-20years LOL) im back to stir it up and keep you on your toes 😜
  11. Does any one know if this has ben done? I was EXTREMLEY luckily when i had my Esprit, i got the only set of 19"s & 18s in a set before the factory that made them burnt down. it SOOOO hard to get a staggered and different diameter set that fit perfectly, so possibly i may go for 20"s all round. i shall now answer the haters before they start BAHAHAHA 😄💓 1. im not a track racer (+i will be keeping my original set) 2. i would love to do 19" + 20" but HRE rims ARE A JOKE PRICE 3. i'm a full attention whore and very much "look at me" 4. PLEASE dont go esprit group on m
  12. ahhh i know unit 4 now (weird as PJS and unit 4 have the same unit number), used to drive past there quite a few times a week on hawkins lane, just round the corner from my friends old garage and the other guys down wharf road. Might drop him an email when the time comes as he can do my trans fluid at S belt. Sounds good to me as i work in burton so can walk there.
  13. Might not do a full service c as looked at my book and it's had trans fluid at 14k and all the filters and brake fluids 3k ago, it was serviced again before I bought it. So maybe just need a belt and trans in 10k etc. Make up my own service schedule ha ha. Sparks,, oil etc anyone can do (it's a JDM car after all 😜😜) , just the trans as it's an ips I would like doing correctly.
  14. Random question to all the 10mile radius evora crew lol, mine is on 32k and now worried at 36k it needs a c service or at least box oil on top of service. I would usually go to a mate but he went out of business, why are some ppl saying £350 and others 1k, seems crazy differences. I'm unhappy if I pay £150 lol. Someone mentioned PJS, he is £1040 that seems insane. I never used a lotus place with esprit but I don't have that luxury now, clutch on the esprit cost me £280 👍👍
  15. That's it I'm selling mine now, I like to own rare lotus's 😂😂 Need to change it ASAP 😅 We must have the biggest congregation of them in the uk
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