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Old 04-11-2019, 04:19 PM
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I'm a sucker for Lotus. I think the goal once the kiddo is off to college in 10 years is to find an Exige or properly modified Elise. Jags... Well, I like the 60s e-types, and this f-type was pretty awesome looking.

//CSB: When I lived in NC and was racing, a jag and mini mechanic had the shop next door. He had a very very nicely built race e-type with a hotted up v12 from the XJS. About 370 HP and unknown gobs of torque. Cleanest car I've ever seen. Pretty much all of it custom made. I got to help him build and tune the MegaSquirt to run the individual throttle body injection setup he had created.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:54 PM
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IMO, the Vert is a head-turner. But the Coupe... that car is art in motion. The F-Type Coupe grabs me by the chest.

It's a personal dream car, for sure. If I had to point to one design element that's weak, it's the headlights. Otherwise, ouch.
Yeah, I agree completely. The convertible top just ruins some of those perfect lines that the coupe has. I actually even prefer the cleaner lines of the standard F-Type coupe (S and R models) to the slightly busier body work on the SVR model, but I'm completely in love with the seats in the SVR so that's one of the main reasons the SVR is at the top of my list.

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I'm a sucker for Lotus. I think the goal once the kiddo is off to college in 10 years is to find an Exige or properly modified Elise. Jags... Well, I like the 60s e-types, and this f-type was pretty awesome looking.
I was actually considering a Lotus Evora 400 as well. It is a blast to drive and feels extremely lite and nimble... It's really just a phenomenal handling car, but after spending less than a half hour in the car I had to get out of the car and stretch my legs because my knee was hurting me so bad. It's just a very cramped cabin... so cramped that even if your a fairly small guy like me your legs will feel trapped and you'll most likely be bumping elbows with your passenger across the center console. And speaking of getting out of the car. It has a fairly wide sill plate which makes ingress and egress quite difficult... especially for someone that is just a bit beyond middle aged.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:12 PM
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I got to autocross an Elise once, and lap Nurburgring in a rented Exige. Bliss.

I think they come down to torso length. I'm 5' 10" but have a longer torso. I fit in those and small Japanese cars like the MR2 just fine.
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:00 PM
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Lucky you! I raced SCCA and ran track days for many year and would have loved to have run a lap at the 'Ring. And unfortunately now that I'm getting olded I don't think I could handle more than even a few laps at Buttonwillow without some pain.

Yeah, that does make some sense. I'm 5'10 as well, but I have a shorter torso and longer legs... Plus I have a bad left knee from years of sports injuries, so that doesn't help either. But even the shoulder width inside those cars in lacking. If you have a small child or even your wife or girlfriend in the passengers seat then you will probably be fine, but if your taking one of your buddies for a spin in it then you will most likely be fighting for center console real estate. Makes total sense as a track day car where the driver is the only person in the car, but probably not the best car if you typically drive around with a passenger.
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:09 PM
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Oddly enough I have no problem fitting in a W20 MR2 or even an NB Miata, which my Dad owns. But the Lotus triplets are a whole different story, even the slightly larger Evora seems terribly cramped inside.
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If my wife or child rode with me once in a lotus, Id likely have the car to myself from then on. Most of my buddies are <track> folks , so...
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:53 PM
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Silver's Neomax coilovers

whats the dilly on these silver's neomax coilovers? anyone try them out 14k/8k a little extreme for street?
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:18 PM
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If my wife or child rode with me once in a lotus, Id likely have the car to myself from then on. Most of my buddies are <track> folks , so...
if I didnt have a wife and child, Id have a lotus!
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:07 PM
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14k is probably stiffer than you want for street use, 12k is more what you want. I have 8k rear springs and they aren't much stiffer than stock. However, to maintain balance, you'll want 10k rear spring rate.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:25 AM
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they are true type coilover if that makes a difference
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rotarymike View Post
If my wife or child rode with me once in a lotus, Id likely have the car to myself from then on. Most of my buddies are <track> folks , so...
I would definitely consider a Lotus if I was looking for a track day car. The Exige is probably the perfect track day car, but I'd probably still lean towards the Evora just for the little bit of extra comfort.
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by philttz View Post
whats the dilly on these silver's neomax coilovers? anyone try them out 14k/8k a little extreme for street?
Just as Slartibart already mentioned, the 14 kg/mm springs are probably going to be a bit too stiff for the street and 8 kg/mm is a little on the soft side for the rear on a sedan. For me the idea street/sport set-up is around 12 kg/mm front and 9 kg/mm to 10 kg/mm for the rear.
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by philttz View Post
They are true-type coil-overs if that makes a difference.
It does, but not enough to make up for the significantly stiffer front rate. You 'll need an adjustable rear sway bar to dial in appropriate balance, in my opinion.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:30 PM
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They sell unpainted remans now on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/292786228757?ul_noapp=true

I guess I shouldn't be surprised my calipers haven't sold yet.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SupraOfDoom View Post
They sell unpainted remans now on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/292786228757?ul_noapp=true

I guess I shouldn't be surprised my calipers haven't sold yet.
That picture is shopped, mirror image left & right.

Odd choice for photo stock, too, because the calipers look all beat up.
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