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  1. I am on my forth set of FARB bushes, they keep wearing out. Might be the grief I give them on the bumpy Oxfordshire roads.... However when mine started creaking (symptoms similar to yours) it was one of the front suspension bushes. Done under warantee anyway. cheers C43
  2. Hi has anyone fitted the Larinni exhaust system with the valve controlled bypass pipe and the remote control unit to allow the valve to be opened and closed with a remote to their Evora NA? Was wondering what feedback was on the units and how much of an epic to fit. Sounds good to me, I can have a more free flowing exhaust for when I want it but still keep the softer throttle map (which is better for me). cheers C43
  3. I have an NA, use it as a DD again on Oxfordshire roads and totally agree with all the above, they really are great cars. You can really push them on and they never stop providing enjoyment. Test driven an S and V6 Exige and agree the NA does so much of what they do in terms of fun I am not sure they are worth the extra money, even if the delta to an S is £10k it still buys a lot of coke and hookers (if you are into that sort of thing!)... C43 oh and reading above thread about the sunday service at Silverstone the road between chippy and banbury is about the best in the area and plenty of places to overtake. I work in Banbury and drink in Chippy so know that road very well. C43
  4. did mine recently. Fairly straight forwards although all bolts rusted solid. Lots of WD40 and a heat gun on the two nuts holding the cat pipe onto the downpipes. I would say for the brackets each side I put one bolt in on each. rotated them onto the back box mounts then fitted the other bolt. If you lube the rubber with WD it will slide onto the back box easier. BTW how far you push the back box into the 3rd cat removal pipe will make a fair difference on how central your tailpipes end up. I got mine wrong and my tailpipes are 1/2" off central. I will fix it when I change the back box (think I will fit the Larinni system). cheers C43
  5. I have suffered with this on the Evora and the Europa. I find a Ikea plastic knife is great for opening up the pannel gap sufficiently to get the stone out without damaging the paint. C43
  6. the road you will take from Brackly to F&Bs has one speed camera on it, however it is in a 30 so just obey the limits in the villages and you will be ok. The rest is pretty good, but fast. However for next time meet up at Silverstone, tthen take the exit off the A43 onto the B4525 gong east that is sign posted for Banbury. That joins up with your original road just before Banbury but is a much better road. There are two speed cameras on it, one on a 30 limit and one on a 40 but coming from that way both are easy to see. If you are coming from further north take the A361 into Banbury, also a great road. there are camera on it and can't remember where they are but I think they are all in 30 and 40 limits. I did that road tonight and was pretty quick in the 50s with no problem. If you are coming from the West then can I suggest the Chipping Norton to Banbury road, another classic in the area. I work in Banbury and drive to Silverstone a lot so know the roads around here well. hope to see you all there C43
  7. A friend of mine was involved in the production so I saw these some time ago. Pretty well done program but no Lotus I am afraid. C43
  8. pretty normal to wear inside edges like that. One of the reason why the Evora feels so planted at the rear is the amount of negative camber being run. You could run less which would help tyre wear but would be bad for car balance.... If you are worried you could get a geo check done. I think most tyre centers can do it, you just need to find one that has the Evora on their computer. Banbury does (mine is there now ). I think Chipping Norton and Brackley can also do it. C43
  9. my black Evora always gets approving looks, however the red Exige V6 I have borrowed has taken that to a new level, impossible to keep under the radar in this one. C43
  10. Frizz the bolts wont fail in tension, they will just pull out of the thread unless you have metallic inserts and bonded in load spreaders IMO. reg C43
  11. Put Scott Walker in charge of marketing if it is an Esprit. Talk to him and it is the only Lotus he seems to rate. C43
  12. if you had been on the M40 / A34 junction last night you would have seen two again, mine and a dark red one. There seem to be quite a lot in the Oxford area, obviously helped by Enstone but that is not the only story. C43 On on the guys on here went from a 2-11 to an Evora so you could quiz him on the differences. C43
  13. not sure about the style but epic to machine, must cost a fortune. C43
  14. parked mine outside a cafe in London this morning and 50% of people stopped and took a second look. They do look epic in the flesh. Followed another Evora on the way home form work and to start with I did not recongnise it, thought it was the new Alfa (it was dark). Again the other car looked great on the move. C43
  15. thought you would like to see the photo. They do look pretty epic.
  16. Hi Neil agree regarding the Yokos, they are perfect for winter driving and very good in cold or heavy rain. I put the Pirellis on my nice set of forged alloys and ran them for a week. they look epic. Lets hope spring is not too far away. cheers C43
  17. what do people think about the yoko winter tyres. I use my car all year around and the Pirelli are a little scary on an ice / cold road.... thanks C43
  18. interested in the system but link not working, is it still for sale? cheers C43
  19. and it just so happens I have my 12 year old son sitting next to me at the moment
  20. love the look. Wonder if it would work with gold on black.....not that I have a black Evora or anything (and all my other Lotii have been black or gold). C43
  21. saw 51 deg C yesterday during a 2 hour epic on the M25, can anyone beat that? Impressed by how good the car was in the heat C43
  22. I saw 47 deg C on mine so guessing they are in the engine bay somewhere or at least downstream of the radiator.. C43
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