Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Back in Gilbert, AZ(formerly Montrose, CA)
First off, I've been watching these threads with a lot of interest because I was planning on getting the Radium CAI on Black Friday (20% off you know). I even contacted Radium begging for a Black Friday Sale and pestered them if I could get the 20% yesterday. I was also planning on getting a tune and Larini in the near future too.
That said, I disagree that the risk is with the owner when he modifies a car. If you pull a Camry intake, tinker with it and stick it on your Evora and it blows the engine the risk is yours. However, if a aftermarket tuners sells a CAI and tells me it makes power because the stock air box is overly restrictive, but power actually coming from tricking the ECU from thinking the fuel curve is lean, that's a different story. That is misleading and if my car suffered damage based on a defective or misrepresentation of the product, then the vendor should be liable IF IT CAN BE PROVEN.
So, at this point, I'm really close to just saying screw the whole thing and wait for Lotus to release an retro-supercharger kit - or sell my Evora for an S in two years. 30hp-40 isn't going to make my Evora a Carrera S killer.
2005 Lotus Elise- SOLD 6/9/07
2011 Lotus Evora - SOLD 4/18/13
2011 Lotus Evora S - SOLD - 10/7/14
2014 Lotus Evora S IPS