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  1. you post in public, with that will come positive and negative comments. We all like different things in life.
  2. The “colour reveal” has been going on so long I think most people have lost interest 😂 Anyway, look forward to seeing the final product. The new bodywork under the A pillars looks pretty trick and a nice design. I think the spoiler is going to be pretty marmite….
  3. I guess It’s a question of taste and personal preference….. It will make zero difference to the engine cooling and I am not sure on an S3 if it would feed in to the engine bay. On the S2 it fed the inter cooler directly.
  4. @MAG looking forward to seeing your solution for the number plate lights. I always thought the factory solution looks awful and a real after thought.
  5. I guarantee you will get a invoice through the post in the next few weeks from TNT. This is now normal practice. They give you a pretty short timeline to pay and are relentless in chasing it up.
  6. Learn how to do it the manual way.... it’s not difficult and can be pretty rewarding. i am not sure these devices do much good for the car.
  7. Yes you will need the fitting kit. They attach to the little balls you mention. There are also other brackets needed for the lower cam cover. The full kit is about £80. You will need this for sure. You can buy it on Elise shop or use the part numbers there and buy direct from Deroure for a small saving.
  8. I think it’s colour dependant to an extent. in my chrome orange S2 Exige the attention was constant. In my black S3 350 the attention is much less.... which I prefer. When I park or fill up with petrol I tend to be left alone. I do notice younger women who are impressed with expensive cars always double take and smile.... until they see a 40 something average guy driving and then look a tad disappointed 😂😂
  9. That’s super quick. However, there are a lot of bad drivers there and some of the overtaking was simply dangerous. Weaving between cars mid corner and off the track to overtake is not good at all
  10. @MrP_ done the same install and cut down the indicator so it didn’t catch when it flipped out. I can’t locate the thread!
  11. Looks fantastic. please tell me they haven’t actually drilled through the rear clam to attach the number plate ?
  12. This is great news. I was one of the moaners, so I am delighted it’s been resolved. Let’s hope the showroom and facilities are fitting of the brand. Parks deal with some pretty prestigious marques so I don’t have any doubts it will be nothing other than very professional. Gutted it’s not in Edinburgh, but that’s my very selfish view point! At least we have Craig Moncreieff as a brilliant independent.
  13. Hello, I have recently acquired a SVA sport 160 to accompany my Exige 350. it’s a great low mileage example, but needs a little work to make it perfect. It’s a little project and I hope a keeper. as with any 20 year old Lotus, it has a fair amount of stone chips on the front clam and the lower sills. I am looking for a lotus friendly body shop in Edinburgh or Midlothian. Does anyone have any recommendations?
  14. Not all Exige’s came with cruise control. Mine doesn’t have it so it makes this conversion very easy
  15. Now I would be impressed if you can get the logos on there. I checked with Dan at divine handcraft and he couldn’t help, but hadn’t considered laser engraving. the OEM stalks are just awful, would be great if you can make this solution work ... then I can copy you ! 😂
  16. Congratulations. Pictures up on here please as soon as you get it 👍 what is the lead time ?
  17. @Screem wow... simply stunning! i have to ask.... what’s up the stairs... or perhaps I shouldn’t ask 🤪😂
  18. I am pretty sure it’s a carpet that’s been used. Good solution it would seem
  19. Wow. Not sure what else to say!!. Simply stunning. Can’t wait to see more pictures
  20. My understanding is that this can’t be done by dealers. Many folks who have suffered faulty dash’s in the past got a new one from Lotus. The new one came with 0 miles and paperwork to state the mileage at the point of swap out. This was a few years ago, it may have changed but I would be doubtful. I am sure some companies will be able to change the dash for you, but it would cost money and is staying in to a dodgy area. I think the best way around this would be to sell the dash with car and therefore all the mileage will link up. regarding your point on insurance and legality, I too think you are over thinking this one.
  21. That’s a seriously cool battery! Neat driving I have to say. Very smooth and consistent. Seems like it can keep up / negligible with the 430’s ? The smarty cam looks a nice piece of kit and very good picture quality.
  22. @Andy Norman make sure you also apply the 3M adhesion promoter. This will really boost the effectiveness of the tape. I applied it to mine, it sticks like crazy with this. I don’t even need the screws with the tape and adhesion promoter. Also clean all surfaces first with IPA before you apply. I have some adhesion promoter if you don’t have any. Tricky to fine the right type for rubber and it’s also not cheap!
  23. @PPH there will be absolutely no noticeable difference in downforce. Two GRP canards will generate next to no downforce. If it does, I guarantee it won’t be noticed driving. for me its a mod to improve looks, but that is of course subjective.
  24. As you say, there is no bad answer. The Elise is a great car, but the Exige being the same Chassis but with a totally different and far better power train may want you wishing for more quite quickly. I have owned several Elises and also a 350. For me there it’s a no brainer, Exige every time. It looks and performs like a mini supercar. The V6 powertrain is so addictive. Torque and power throughout the range and you don’t need to rev it hard to get instant performance. Good luck with your choice. There isn’t a wrong one and I am confident that you’ll love Lotus ownership of these brilliant little cars.
  25. I agree with others. A dealership in Ayr would absolutely kill the brand in Scotland. Ayr is so far remote even for me in Edinburgh. I feel sorry for the folks in Aberdeen and even further north. It has to be in the central belt for it to work. If this is indeed the case I think it will be the last straw for a few owners, who’s loyalty has really been tested of late with the slow response to deal with this problem (COVID aside but this has been an issue long before COVID) thankfully we have Craig Moncrief in Edinburgh, but buying a new car and promoting brand following will not be achieved by having the main dealer based in Ayr. Servicing in Hamilton is great, but new car sales will plummet. If true, what a sad situation.
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