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08-29-2016 01:32 PM
Albee81 Congrats!

My girl doesn't like cars, and doesn't understand car culture in any sense. Every one should drive a Camry as far as she's concerned.
02-17-2016 10:22 AM
Magpie Nice! Pretty tame reaction from your girl.
02-15-2016 03:29 PM
rosscarlson
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Originally Posted by vaughn View Post
Are we seriously arguing what the word built means? The dictionary states built is the past tense of build: construct (something, typically something large) by putting parts or material together over a period of time.

As far as I know Greg constructed a fully intercooled supercharger using oem and aftermarket parts and fabricates a bunch of other parts for his car.

<irony fuel removed>
Easy there Vaughn, no one is arguing anything. Sure, I'm discussing the issue as I think it's an interesting question. I've had the exact same discussion before in regards to Phil's work/engines. In that thread we discussed the difference between a builder or constructor. Again, like here, it was meant as a friendly conversation not something to troll over to blow something out of proportion over.

Rather than only trying to calm the thread down I thought I'd add something worth discussing rather than only calming. I'm sorry if you chose to read something negative into that and again I'll caution you about flying off the handle for no reason.

-Ross
02-15-2016 11:16 AM
OldManDan Your car looks like shi.t bro
02-15-2016 09:42 AM
vaughn Are we seriously arguing what the word built means? The dictionary states built is the past tense of build: construct (something, typically something large) by putting parts or material together over a period of time.

As far as I know Greg constructed a fully intercooled supercharger using oem and aftermarket parts and fabricates a bunch of other parts for his car.

<irony fuel removed>
02-14-2016 10:23 PM
rosscarlson Okay all, let's settle down just a bit and get back to listening to yet another Elise with that fantastic supercharger whine. Congrats on the new car, always nice when you can upgrade. Only thing I noticed in one of your posts that seemed funky, someone tell me if I'm wrong but the Elise and Exige use the exact same injectors. They can certainly be upgraded but from the factory I'm pretty damn sure they are the same, again if I'm wrong correct.

Not to fan any flame or upset anyone but I also found use of the term Greg "built" the car sorta odd. Unbolting and replacing simple interior parts with carbon ones and even minor suspension and intercooler work doesn't really mean "built" to me. I've spent almost as much with BOE on my car than I did to buy it yet I wouldn't refer to it as "BOE built". To me when I hear that it means huge things like engine, transmission, suspension (as in uprights, arms, links, etc. not just coilovers), cage, fire, seats, etc. Something that transforms the car so much in some ways it's almost not a Lotus anymore. Hennessey taking an Elise and creating a Venom also comes to mind, but clearly to the extreme. Don't mean to be picky or argumentative here at all, really more of a conversation piece to see what others think when they hear that term.

Again congrats on the new ride and for having a girlfriend who's way above your batting average, well done sir, well done.

-Ross
02-14-2016 06:51 PM
102ndcar
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Originally Posted by Motard View Post
Congratulations man!

Sounds fun!

You have the look on your face that Tosh.0 says about jet ski's

"You never see anyone frowning on a jetski"


You never see anyone frowning driving a LOTUS! heh
I really appreciate it! Thank you!

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Originally Posted by craigyirush View Post
The Nazis committee genocide; I pointed out that you don't know the difference between plural nouns and possessives. Hardly the same thing.

Why haven't you posted your old car's VIN (along with what happened) in the salvage forum?

Given that you didn't post anything abut the accident, I'd bet even money that you totaled your car, not someone else.
I didn't post anything on the car because the car is already posted on here with a salvage title. I did my research and drove 6 hours twice to inspect the car before I bought it after looking at it on here. Insurance will not pay to restore an already salvage title car.

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Originally Posted by Fermi View Post
No need to jump on the guy - he has a life outside of the forum and not everyone posts their business on the internet. Grammar Nazi, btw, has been a saying on the internet for a long while. Being how long you have been on this forum (posts wise) I would think you would be a bit more upstanding and not have to continue to degrade someone like this. Congratulate the guy on upgrading to a better Elise than he lost (especially at such a young age) and move on.
Yea I would expect more of such a member too. Always a bad apple somewhere!

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Originally Posted by Turbopun View Post
"And I never get tired of hearing SC whine".

As they say at: The High Speed Lab @ embreemachine.com, "The Shrill IS the Thrill!!!" (Re-builders of Roots type Eaton SC's)
I love it!
02-14-2016 02:41 PM
3carmonte
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Originally Posted by Turbopun View Post
"And I never get tired of hearing SC whine".
As they say at: The High Speed Lab @ embreemachine.com, "The Shrill IS the Thrill!!!" (Re-builders of Roots type Eaton SC's)
02-14-2016 12:18 PM
Fermi No need to jump on the guy - he has a life outside of the forum and not everyone posts their business on the internet. Grammar Nazi, btw, has been a saying on the internet for a long while. Being how long you have been on this forum (posts wise) I would think you would be a bit more upstanding and not have to continue to degrade someone like this. Congratulate the guy on upgrading to a better Elise than he lost (especially at such a young age) and move on.
02-14-2016 11:11 AM
craigyirush
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Originally Posted by Gagoss View Post
I have never been to a circuit before, only drag but I would be interested in learning about it, I just don't know anyone who does anything like that near by



No grammar Nazi, I only have one. By totaled it out I mean someone totaled out my car as in I did not total my car, as in someone else destroyed my car beyond repairable damage so the insurance company thought
The Nazis committee genocide; I pointed out that you don't know the difference between plural nouns and possessives. Hardly the same thing.

Why haven't you posted your old car's VIN (along with what happened) in the salvage forum?

Given that you didn't post anything abut the accident, I'd bet even money that you totaled your car, not someone else.
02-14-2016 09:52 AM
Motard Congratulations man!

Sounds fun!

You have the look on your face that Tosh.0 says about jet ski's

"You never see anyone frowning on a jetski"


You never see anyone frowning driving a LOTUS! heh
02-14-2016 09:08 AM
102ndcar
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Originally Posted by EricH View Post
Congrats!!

Pearland is near Houston right? DUDE you have several great options - I highly recommend you give Auto-X or HPDE it a try. Here is something I put together to help you get started --> https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f109...6/#post3911745
holy crap when I get more time I will have to check that out! Thanks for the link!

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Originally Posted by Turbopun View Post
Both of my roomates also have Lotus elise's, I don't do facebook but they are part of the lost group, I need to ask them now and again what's going on in the group, not sure if they still meet up or what
02-13-2016 08:59 AM
Turbopun These guys seem like a fun bunch

https://www.facebook.com/Lotus-Owner...9004992122241/
02-13-2016 08:06 AM
EricH
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Originally Posted by Gagoss View Post
I have never been to a circuit before, only drag but I would be interested in learning about it, I just don't know anyone who does anything like that near by
Congrats!!

Pearland is near Houston right? DUDE you have several great options - I highly recommend you give Auto-X or HPDE it a try. Here is something I put together to help you get started --> https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f109...6/#post3911745
02-12-2016 07:16 PM
102ndcar
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Originally Posted by hypaspazz View Post
Looking forward to more videos. Do you plan to take the car to MSR? Being in Pearland you are really close to the track.
I have never been to a circuit before, only drag but I would be interested in learning about it, I just don't know anyone who does anything like that near by

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Originally Posted by craigyirush View Post
I think you mean "girlfriend's reaction", or do you have more than one?

Also - "someone totaled it out"? Do you mean you crashed it and the insurance company totaled it?
No grammar Nazi, I only have one. By totaled it out I mean someone totaled out my car as in I did not total my car, as in someone else destroyed my car beyond repairable damage so the insurance company thought
02-11-2016 08:16 PM
craigyirush I think you mean "girlfriend's reaction", or do you have more than one?

Also - "someone totaled it out"? Do you mean you crashed it and the insurance company totaled it?
02-11-2016 06:46 PM
DamianLynch Looking forward to more videos. Do you plan to take the car to MSR? Being in Pearland you are really close to the track.
02-11-2016 06:21 PM
102ndcar
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Originally Posted by Silver_Surfer View Post
Oh man, congrats on the new car. When did you get rid of the black one?
Someone totaled it out back in December

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Originally Posted by indifferent View Post
What supercharger?
I believe its an exige Supercharger with a customer intercooler setup by GRP with exige injectors, suspension & ECU with tune

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Originally Posted by Fermi View Post
Very awesome - congrats on the new/upgraded Lotus. Those seats...win!
Thanks buddy!

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Originally Posted by XtinctElise View Post
Lets see some pics of the car inside and out. Love to see the CF!
I will get some pics up as soon as I can, it really does look fantastic
02-09-2016 07:50 PM
XtinctElise
Pics

Lets see some pics of the car inside and out. Love to see the CF!
02-09-2016 06:16 PM
Fermi Very awesome - congrats on the new/upgraded Lotus. Those seats...win!
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