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11-03-2014 04:38 AM
Frank Amoroso
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Originally Posted by Lotus F1 View Post
... I've been very pleased with the service and communication from BOE (a remote shop for me). We all know the anxiety and challenges that can be but so far so good.
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Originally Posted by Julian73 View Post
... One thing I must expand upon about Phil's service is the daily e-mails and nightly phone calls with the days progress, photos and discussions. I have never ever had such service from a car shop before.
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Originally Posted by komiko View Post
... Those guys in KC are the real deal.
My car has visited Phil & Andrew twice so far. The first time I drove it out and towed it back to CO. The second time, a couple years later, I towed it out from CO (thanks Ross!) and had it transported back to CA. I had some teething issues on the front end with my Rev300 setup, but after some updates it's been pretty solid ever since. 1,825 lbs + 300 hp DOES NOT SUCK.

Earlier in this thread someone referred to Phil / BOE as a "vendor." Fact of the matter is that they are innovators and trusted advisors in this Lotus love affair / journey that many of us are on. That's a rarity in this car game. We are lucky to have them. Vendor? NFW! Partner? Yes, absolutely.

Thanks again guys.
08-27-2014 04:03 AM
herecomesboost Congrats!
08-26-2014 08:15 PM
shay2nak excellent
08-26-2014 12:42 PM
turbophil
08-25-2014 11:53 PM
Lotus F1 Made it to the Winners Circle Thanks for BOE for making it run and look great under the bonnet.

This was a big car show hundreds of cars. Got 1st Place Exotics
07-07-2014 11:09 PM
Lotus F1
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Originally Posted by over40 View Post
Good job Phil! I look forward to hearing a good end to this way too long story. The beginning of this story scared me a way from power mods.

I am curious how did you get the car out there Lotus F1?
The only real test... It was driven!
04-25-2014 08:29 PM
Lotus F1
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Originally Posted by RENDERMAN View Post
You actually spent $4K on 2 seats and ripped them apart? No you didn't !! I can hear Sam at a far distance.....



"OOHH OOOOHHHH OOOOOOOHHHHHH!!!"


Cough cough sorry, it just came out, I had no control...
Well actually they're more like $1800 a pair. The so called padding that it comes with is just velcro'd on alcantara.
04-25-2014 06:36 PM
RENDERMAN
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Originally Posted by RichardNHCooper View Post
I have Compositeworx seats also and yes they are too hard so I simply added some 1/2" open cell foam and a bit mor for lumbar support and they are very comfortable.
You actually spent $4K on 2 seats and ripped them apart? No you didn't !! I can hear Sam at a far distance.....



"OOHH OOOOHHHH OOOOOOOHHHHHH!!!"


Cough cough sorry, it just came out, I had no control...
04-25-2014 04:29 PM
RichardNHCooper I have Compositeworx seats also and yes they are too hard so I simply added some 1/2" open cell foam and a bit mor for lumbar support and they are very comfortable.
04-25-2014 12:04 PM
Lotus F1
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Originally Posted by over40 View Post
I am not sure I would be able to hear after 1800 miles in my Elise, but I contemplate it every time Phil comes out with something interesting.
With a pair of noise reduction Bose headsets tapped into my phone for music and podcasts it was fine. Nice and quiet but yet you can still hear things you need to hear.

Bubble wrap and Bose is the magic formula lol
04-25-2014 09:29 AM
over40
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Originally Posted by Lotus F1 View Post
I drove it 1800 miles. I have actually been driving it the last 2 years albeit mostly out of boost for the most part. It ran fine for general street driving and cruise highway. It just didn't like to be under boost for the most part as one could imagine. Which quite frankly negated the whole purpose of the turbo and all the other hardware
I am not sure I would be able to hear after 1800 miles in my Elise, but I contemplate it everytime Phil comes out with something interesting.
04-25-2014 07:19 AM
turbophil VERY COOL

Glad that we could be part of the journey!
04-25-2014 03:14 AM
komiko you look happy in the pic. Congrats on getting it to the point where you smile just thinking about the car, much less driving the car. Those guys in KC are the real deal.
04-25-2014 02:02 AM
Lotus F1
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Originally Posted by lotus90 View Post
Nice to see a happy ending. How are those seats for long trips?
Those composite worx seats are hard period. No way they are as or more comfortable as the stockers...however i used a gel seat and it was fine. I also used bubble wrap on the seat and it was super comfortable lol. If ever doing a long trip i recommend doing that.
04-25-2014 01:55 AM
lotus90 Nice to see a happy ending. How are those seats for long trips?
04-24-2014 11:14 PM
Lotus F1 Well I left the shop 2 weeks ago and right out of the BOE I took it on a 1500 mile journey. Some may say that's a ballsy move after all the open heart surgery this car went through while at BOE but it had to be done

Needless to say the car had zero mechanical issues and ran great. It was driven in just about every condition imaginable. From freezing cold night desert, High Altitude Colorado/Utah, 93 degree Nevada, to 75 degree sea level cruising Malibu, and it performed beautifully.

Finally after all the rip off, incompetent garbage vendors who a$$ raped my car Phil and BOE got my Turbo Elise running great for the first time. I am very grateful to Phil and BOE for getting my car right first shot and for allowing me to fulfill a bucket list wish to take that car across this amazing country. They were great in communication and making sure my car was taken care of and treated right. Definitely the best vendor of the half dozen I have used. So far so good!

The car runs awesome and is a real pleasure. I am still getting used to the idea I can floor this car and not have it do bad things to itself and me.

Turbo Lotus is a sh!t load of fun on the street and exotic doesn't begin to describe the reaction it gets everywhere it goes.









04-05-2014 09:52 PM
Bane

^ This is insane!!! Using almost all the exact same hardware also..

Congrats BOE for finally fixing this mess! I've been reading about it since the early days. I'm glad to see it finally resolved.

Lotus F1: I have much respect for you for sticking it out throughout the years. As painful as your saga has been, it's been enlightening for the rest of the community.

I miss turbo noises so bad. I keep thinking about getting rid of my SC setup and going turbo but the cost and complexity of doing it right keeps stopping me.
04-02-2014 08:52 PM
Klint Beautifully done...
04-02-2014 08:23 PM
Lotus F1
04-02-2014 08:19 PM
Lotus F1

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