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I have been wondering what all to do now with the Lotus. I have ideas for lighting (non-rice lighting) including simple white lights in the interior to function as "dome lights" do in most cars as well as a boot and engine bay set of bright LEDs so I can get in there at night without the need of a flashlight.

I have done the following things already:
HID lights
Red added to the lettering on the shifter
Tint
blacked out side and front turn indicators

I have the engine covers in the shop right now getting painted red.

I have plans to change the pipes and tubing in the engine bay to red as well.

Here are pics for those that have not seen her 1,000 times already.
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The "to do" list:

Black Front Badge
BWR Liquid Caddy
Von Hep Dash Bag
ReVerie Carbon Fiber Undertray for the Lotus Elise and Exige - Sector111
Shift-i Shifltights
Gentex Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror With Compass Temperature and Lights
BWR Uni-Key
Rock Guards

Please chime in with your thoughts.
 

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Here's what I suggest.

Forged low compression pistons
port polish
lighter valves and stiffer valve springs
Blower cranked up to 11
Rev limiter moved to 9,500
Track wheels
Slicks
6 point harness
remove everything, including windows.
 

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Lose the BWR Caddy and build my version:



Also, if you have a garage remote, permanently mount it in the console:



Then you can make a glove box out of the right side passenger cubby with some super glue, scrap plastic and velcro:

 

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I added 6 white LED lights to my interior that come on when the "dome" light comes on. One in the bottom of each door (lights up the ground), one in each foot well, and one in the back of each seat near the seat belt.

I also added the exact Gentex mirror that you linked to. Very happy with both mods. I could care less about the compass reading but the temperature and auto-dimming feature are nice to have.
 

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Chris, the garage door remote is awesome. Any pics on how it's done?

Here is the original thread.
The only odd parts are taking apart the remote and soldering a pair of wires into it. Uh...drilling a hole into the console was a bit nerve-racking.

You might want to consider another option. The switch panel (with the start button and lights buttons) has a 3 button version. I used mine to control Tonywa28's Heater Bypass

You can see photos of the panel here:




You can get matching buttons. The question would be what to put into the adjacent hole normally used for a light with a gel. I couldn't use that button because it is a momentary switch, but it would work for you.
 
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