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  1. Ive been loking for two rear due to a recent puncture, Ive looked at the merc rated Pirellis/conti/Yoko but did notice the Avon ZZ5. Compared to the pirelli/conti/yokohama etc tyres available they are cheaper, £125 against £200 pirrelli or £180 for the others. I would never put cheap (esp chinese) tyres on anything. The thing that swayed me was the fact that they now sponsor the lotus cup with the ZZR and presumably this is why they have now released Evora 19" size ZZ5's. When I looked the 255/35/19 still wasn't listed on Avons website. I strongly suspect that they are pushing them out cheaper initially to try and get a market presence before increasing the price. This happend with the 888R's on my old exige, initially they were a fair bit cheaper but soon started to increase.
    I will let you know how I get on.


  2. I have an ex-management n/a car with 24k miles. As the car was bought and sold as having a c/r box but didn't, Lotus eventually took it away and fitted a brand new c/r gear box. When they brought it back both Andy French and Neil Turner informed me that they had put a new clutch in, purely because of the agro I had had and that the cost of a new clutch while everything was apart was minimal. Thus minimizing any future issues and also trying to keep a customer happy (maybe it helped that i'm on my 7th lotus, 4 of which were new!). I did have a chat with Andy and he mentioned that so far they have not managed to come up with a method of changing the clutch other than taking the engine out. I cant remember the exact figure but, he mentioned an estimate of either £2.5k or £3.5 cant remember which but definately one of them. So needless to say I was very happy that they changed it!



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