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Spent a few hours today getting rid of the "Virtual Boy" look in my S1 gauge cluster. Still not as nice as the 4xx cluster, but definitely looks more modern IMO. If anyone's interested in the details, I can throw together a how-to, as I took a bunch of pictures of the process. It's not super complicated, but it helps if you have soldering/rework experience.
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I thought of it more as a 'tie fighter' look than 'virtual boy'... but yes, details please!

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I'd like the details please. Looks cool.
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I thought of it more as a 'tie fighter' look than 'virtual boy'... but yes, details please!
See the how-to.

I would have been happy with Tie Fighter screens
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Add the tie fighter how to when you work it out. :-)

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Was at a gas station and a man came up to look at the car. After reading the back aloud he said:

Man: "Lotus?!?!.....What is that? Some kind of Porsche?!"

Me: "Uhhh, no....It's a Lotus."
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Was at a gas station and a man came up to look at the car. After reading the back aloud he said:

Man: "Lotus?!?!.....What is that? Some kind of Porsche?!"

Me: "Uhhh, no....It's a Lotus."
Unfortunately, too typical.. At least that's not as bad as being asked if this is the new Ford.

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I tried to install the Top Speed titanium exhaust on my E400, whelp guess what has a different exhaust diameter? That's right the E400. Anyone want to buy a titanium exhaust for an S1? I removed the bluing so I can't take it back. UGH!
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I tried to install the Top Speed titanium exhaust on my E400, whelp guess what has a different exhaust diameter? That's right the E400. Anyone want to buy a titanium exhaust for an S1? I removed the bluing so I can't take it back. UGH!
Series 1 is 2.5" Dia; Series 2 -- 4xx cars are 3.0"


Alternative is to add a header system, they all still seem to be based on the old 2.5" exhaust. I would recommend going with the BOE long tube headers.

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Series 1 is 2.5" Dia; Series 2 -- 4xx cars are 3.0"


Alternative is to add a header system, they all still seem to be based on the old 2.5" exhaust. I would recommend going with the BOE long tube headers.
Of course you would Julian

Tell me again why BOE use a 3" bore on their 2ZZ TVS install (approx 400bhp) but only 2.5" bore on a 400bhp V6?
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Series 1 is 2.5" Dia; Series 2 -- 4xx cars are 3.0"


Alternative is to add a header system, they all still seem to be based on the old 2.5" exhaust. I would recommend going with the BOE long tube headers.
Haha, as much as I want the BOE kit, I don't know if I would sleep well at night knowing that I'd be reducing the exhaust size. Whelp, looks like it's time to make my own exhaust...

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Finally got around to fitting the cf seats.

Firm but around 1/3 the weight of the Recaros. Goes with the gold wheels though the rest of the interior is red thread!
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Of course you would Julian

Tell me again why BOE use a 3" bore on their 2ZZ TVS install (approx 400bhp) but only 2.5" bore on a 400bhp V6?

Well there was a guy I ordered a new mid-pipe from a while back, on a Sunday I was told over the phone that it was shipping out Monday. I'm just not sure which year's Monday that was going to be.

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... though the rest of the interior is red thread!
LOL. So many of us are OCD.
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Everything went back together nicely and the master cylinder works great. The pedal feels much better and I've had no issues.
Most issues I've heard of are getting everything lined up during the reassembly, no issues there? Are there washers and spacers in some areas but not others? I still need to take mine off.
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Well there was a guy I ordered a new mid-pipe from a while back, on a Sunday I was told over the phone that it was shipping out Monday. I'm just not sure which year's Monday that was going to be.
No need to swerve Julian - that's Phil Verhaeghe's tactic. It's a simple enough question.

Why does BOE use a 3" header on their 400bhp 2ZZ TVS1320 install but a smaller 2.5" header on their 400bhp V6 install?



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Why does BOE use a 3" header on their 400bhp 2ZZ TVS1320 install but a smaller 2.5" header on their 400bhp V6 install?
2.5" and 3" headers? Those are incredibly wide exhaust ports. Holy hell! I don't even know how they fit that in the engine bay...

All jokes aside, If we're talking about collectors I would assume it has to do with the fact that a 2zz has to push 400bhp worth of exhaust through a single 3" collector from a single header while a 2GR has 2 collectors from 2 different headers off of 3 cylinders only contributing half the total horsepower. 2.5" piping was probably shown to provide adequate flow for the required exhaust volume while maintaining velocity for scavenging.
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No need to swerve Julian - that's Phil Verhaeghe's tactic. It's a simple enough question.

Why does BOE use a 3" header on their 400bhp 2ZZ TVS1320 install but a smaller 2.5" header on their 400bhp V6 install?
I know nothing about the 2ZZ engine setups from any supplier. The runners on the BOE Evora headers are not 2.5" but much smaller with a step up. They do collect into 2.5" did as that was the Lotus standard fro the exhaust systems on the s1 cars.

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2.5" and 3" headers? Those are incredibly wide exhaust ports. Holy hell! I don't even know how they fit that in the engine bay...

All jokes aside, If we're talking about collectors I would assume it has to do with the fact that a 2zz has to push 400bhp worth of exhaust through a single 3" collector from a single header while a 2GR has 2 collectors from 2 different headers off of 3 cylinders only contributing half the total horsepower. 2.5" piping was probably shown to provide adequate flow for the required exhaust volume while maintaining velocity for scavenging.
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All This for a freakin' expansion valve....

That little worm on the top of the old part is not supposed to be there... somehow, this guy puked his guts out.

And the worst part is that the service manual specifically says that to remove the expansion valve, you need to remove the HVAC airbox; so after draining the coolant, separating power steering lines, removing the undertray, removing the frame brace, and basically spending another four hours after removing the clam, I found out that all I had to do is remove the two allen head bolts holding the expansion valve in place - the back plate that the bolts screw into was stuck to the pipes and stayed right there, didn't fall into the airbox! Shoot me now!
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