I agree; it's definitely a worthwhile upgrade. What did you think of the car itself?
rotflpianomaniac said:thanks for the info.....after seeing your pictures, I'm tempted to get one for the garden also.
The car is everything people said it was. It had just over 600 miles, so I didn't shift above 7500 rpm. I felt the car has plenty of power in the lower rpm range. I would say a good bit more than an S2000.Vantage said:I agree; it's definitely a worthwhile upgrade. What did you think of the car itself?
I'm afraid I didn't get out of 4th, but I did see 90ish. I searched for drone, boomyness and resonance at the usual places. For example, I would have the car in 3rd and let off the throttle to run the rmp from 4000 to 2800. I didn't this several times in each gear. Normally, if there was going to be some uncomfortable sound, one would find it in that range. The car I drove had the top off, but if there had been some bad bass, I would have picked it up. Living with my current exhaust has made me pretty sensitive to what I was looking for.thegit said:Nick.
Did you happen to sample the exhaust at cruising speeds in 5th and 6th?
If so, was there any excessive drone or resonance?
Was the drive with or w/o the hard top?
thanx for the pix.
Good point, I have a very heavy countersunk shift knob that knocked quite a bit of travel off the front to back throws. The gate on the the TT may also be a little tighter than the S4.pianomaniac said:It's interesting how different people have different impressions. The first time I drove the Elise demo, I went from 2nd to 5th. I felt that although the throw is longer than I'm used to (my daily driver is an 02 Audi S4) the Elise's pattern was rather close. Now since I own the Elise, I am used to it but my audi's shifting pattern is far between(but shorter throw) and seems rather sloppy and rubbery. just my experience.
Thanks!Stan said:>>>Whats the part number for the stage II exhaust? Anyone know how I can get one delivered to Columbus Ohio by tomorrow afternoon <<<
Saw these PNs in the Lotus Accessories booklet
Level 1 Exhaust: LOTAC05334
Level 2 Exhaust: LOTAC05335
Stage 2 exhaust: $622.27Stan said:I think the Stage 2 goes for about $600-625. I had mine installed (including customized diffuser trimming) for about $850. It's well made, this is apparent when you examine one before the install. For that matter the stock exhaust is nicely built too.