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Forum: Lotus Evora   08-18-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,273
Posted By hifiandmtb
You'd have to be faintly insane not to buy the +2...

You'd have to be faintly insane not to buy the +2 option. It's not like the +0 gives more room or anything.
Forum: Lotus Evora   08-06-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,994
Posted By hifiandmtb
Nope - the tyre sat much better on the rim than...

Nope - the tyre sat much better on the rim than the s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d OEM size.

However, understeer increased as traction at the rear was greater. I know why Lotus chose 255 on the rear of the n/a...
Forum: Lotus Evora   08-05-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,994
Posted By hifiandmtb
Honestly, I think the factory-fitted Pirellis are...

Honestly, I think the factory-fitted Pirellis are made of cheese.

I swapped my OEM 255-wide Pirellis for 275s in ostensibly the same compound (Merc-spec) at 10,000km & they were barely half worn...
Forum: Lotus Evora   08-01-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,101
Posted By hifiandmtb
Evora weights between 1380kg & 1450kg. R8 V8...

Evora weights between 1380kg & 1450kg.

R8 V8 coupe weighs ~1550 kg.

Not much in it, considering a proper engine & AWD hardware.
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-31-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,967
Posted By hifiandmtb
Ah ha! I see :-)

Ah ha! I see :-)
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-31-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,264
Posted By hifiandmtb
To the OP, you still haven't given any feedback...

To the OP, you still haven't given any feedback as to the affect the spacers have had on steering feedback, feel & mid-corner kickback.
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-31-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,314
Posted By hifiandmtb
Removing the headlamps is easy - it will likely...

Removing the headlamps is easy - it will likely give you a chance to study what's going wrong:
...
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-30-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,264
Posted By hifiandmtb
23mm is not small, and the changes in force are...

23mm is not small, and the changes in force are present permanently, not transiently.

I'm still waiting on the OP to demonstrate the changes he's found to steering response. They will be profound....
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-30-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,264
Posted By hifiandmtb
How much did this screw with your steering feel &...

How much did this screw with your steering feel & response?

I know it would have made a difference - please tell.
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-30-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,967
Posted By hifiandmtb
Why did you badge it GT4, Anabus? Looks...

Why did you badge it GT4, Anabus?

Looks pretty cool...
Forum: Evora How-to's   07-28-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,328
Posted By hifiandmtb
Nothing is impossible with an Evora.

Nothing is impossible with an Evora.
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-25-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,206
Posted By hifiandmtb
Or like this: ...

Or like this:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wtSYCsg1HOo/UC9zhFfBi3I/AAAAAAAAKUM/KlVNyOqx6as/s720/Picture%2520034.jpg

Or take a temporary repair like this:
...
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-20-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 78,802
Posted By hifiandmtb
How did you know this was necessary? How did...

How did you know this was necessary?

How did you measure the before-&-after results?

Would you think this modification is also needed on an N/A Evora?
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-18-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 144,318
Posted By hifiandmtb
The Radium runs the motor lean, the BOE does not....

The Radium runs the motor lean, the BOE does not.

Take your pick...
Forum: Lotus Evora   07-18-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,682
Posted By hifiandmtb
Cool choice. And you get to extend your...

Cool choice.

And you get to extend your warranty. There's a novel idea, Lotus.
Forum: Evora How-to's   07-06-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,941
Posted By hifiandmtb
Awesome job! My Pioneer was poorly installed...

Awesome job!

My Pioneer was poorly installed by the dealership - this is before & after (I fixed it up myself):
...
Forum: Evora How-to's   07-02-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,922
Posted By hifiandmtb
Dunno - just white stuff. Factory...

Dunno - just white stuff.

Factory installed, most likely.
Forum: Evora How-to's   07-01-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,922
Posted By hifiandmtb
No net in mine: ...

No net in mine:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4OG6OEYQFS4/UJ8u5SfG1nI/AAAAAAAAK2U/MQdABaRi4rc/s912/D7K_5937.JPG
Forum: Lotus Evora   06-29-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,647
Posted By hifiandmtb
Has everyone here read BOE's findings on the...

Has everyone here read BOE's findings on the Radium intake calibration?

After what they have published, I would never run an Radium on an Evora - the Radium provides false airflow readings to the...
Forum: Lotus Evora   06-27-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,050
Posted By hifiandmtb
I would certainly hope so!

I would certainly hope so!
Forum: Lotus Evora   06-27-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,949
Posted By hifiandmtb
I guess the OP won't be contributing to this...

I guess the OP won't be contributing to this thread?

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170/nothing-wrong-again-wrong-155129/
Forum: Lotus Evora   06-24-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,050
Posted By hifiandmtb
Yeah, pretty much. . Two replacement...

Yeah, pretty much.

. Two replacement dashboards
. Replaced A-pillar trim
. Gear shift cover replaced
. Glovebox cord broke
. Carpet falling off in footwheels
. Water leaks into cabin & boot...
Forum: Lotus Evora   06-24-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,050
Posted By hifiandmtb
If there was a specific issue & definitive fix,...

If there was a specific issue & definitive fix, we'd all sleep better at night. Are you doubting that Squid had problems?

I know of too many cars that have had clutch-related issues, necessitating...
Forum: Lotus Evora   06-24-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,050
Posted By hifiandmtb
Don't be facetious - you know what I'm referring...

Don't be facetious - you know what I'm referring to.

The clutch issues are not related to use (or abuse):

Clutch - Engine & Ancilliaries/Gearbox - The Lotus Forums...
Forum: Lotus Evora   06-24-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,050
Posted By hifiandmtb
Rubbish. The clutch issues are major. Very...

Rubbish.

The clutch issues are major. Very major & very expensive.
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