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  1. One month delay sounds very reasonable if Juners are waiting to see real painted cars in the flesh.
  2. I've always run Super unleaded 98RON in my NA, so the E5 moving to E10 is a non issue for me. I also have run a Radium CAI on mine for the past 9 years without issue, but unfortunately this kit is no longer made.
  3. I upgraded to Focal door speakers and Tweeters and was able to pull the tweeters up enough, disconnect the wires, enlarge the holes very slightly with 80 grade paper and slot the new tweeters back in. The door speakers are a good straight replacement fit but I used extra sound deadening adhesive material inside the door. The worse part of the upgrade is getting the sill covers off to access the Cross overs - they are stuck on really hard with double sided tape
  4. Take the risk - sell the JCW! Or sell both and get an Emira as a more daily usable car
  5. There's nothing wrong with the normal non-valved 2Bular exhaust which I have had on my car for the last 8 years with the 3rd cat delete pipe. It doesnt boom, its not too loud - its just a nice sport sound with a few burbles and ofcourse is a lot simpler than the valved ones and not connected in anyway to the ecu. Think mine was a 7 inch box, possibly 8 and it passes all noise tests - 95db at 4500 rpm.
  6. I’d definitely fit the Spitfire ones on both sides. How did the failed one break- curb strike or pot hole?
  7. Wheels look great Dave, and my 18/19 forged alloys need doing and I’ll be sticking with anthracite. Is their anthracite colour from any particular brand, or just a generic one that they keep in stock.
  8. Camber will be adjustable, as it is on the Evora - probably by the same method - ie from the wishbone bolts which use a cam type arrangement and can change both Camber and Castor angles.
  9. I did a suspension refresh earlier this year prompted by a worn lower ball joint on the nsf wishbone - and these ball joints are non service items so you need a complete new wishbone which comes with the bushes and ball joint fitted. I had new oem shocks and springs anyway, purchased from Lotus when they were selling off surplus parts stock - very cheaply. I also fitted new purple power flex arb bushes and new front drop links. I removed the headlamp support brackets and cleaned them up and sprayed them. I already had s steel mudflap brackets. The wishbones, being forged aluminium only really need the odd wipe down - far better than Elise ones! Then all 4 corners had a good coating of ACF 50. The front shock and spring units are a bit of a fiddle to remove, rears are easy. Mine is also same age and mileage.
  10. Still Touring for me. I did a 200 mile round trip through mid Wales at the weekend on wet and bumpy B roads, no way would I have wanted stiffer suspension!!
  11. I've also opted for Touring and Goodyears. I have had my 2010 NA for 10 years and 37k miles and its superbly sure footed and comfy at the same time on some very poor road surfaces. It doesnt roll that much at all and as I only do the odd track day, my bias is towards road usage. Another thing to remember that Evoras are on 20/19 or 19/18 wheels (mines the latter) and Emira will be 20/20 so that will actually lead to a firmer ride in itself. When pushing on hard in the car through mid Wales etc, I have never once thought that the car needs to be any stiffer at all and I am completely confident that the Touring spec Emira will be superb. If I was doing lots of trackdays and driving on super smooth roads, then that is the only time I would go with the Sports set up.
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