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What Completely Pointless Accessory Have you bought...

What Completely Pointless Accessory Have you bought...

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cre8toruk

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231 posts

42 months

Wednesday 16th January 2013
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Hi All,

my baby (111s) is still at Specialised having had it's from clam replaced, radiator cowling (whatever that is) soon to have a full geo and "to hell with it" I said, let's replace the seized / soon to be seized radiator fans...

I'm always asked what I'd like for my birthday and Christmas and to be honest always answer with "A Lotus Elise" please.... well now I have one (well nearly when it comes back to me that is)... I'm struggling to know what to ask for.

Sure I could ask for an XYZ Stage 2 Induction dip thong jelocilator but they actually do something worthwhile.

What truly pointless accessory has everyone else bought for their cars that you absolutely couldn't live without at the time ? It might be that they're not completely pointless and actually are very useful...

I am looking with loving eyes at the lotus badged tyre valve dust caps at the moment.... :-)

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vxah

101 posts

104 months

Wednesday 16th January 2013
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A rain sensing wiper kit from "rain tracker" in the usa...Works really well,even better than the factory system in my other halfs Astra..Thing is i don't use the car in the wet....

Thorburn

1,491 posts

98 months

Wednesday 16th January 2013
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Not relevant to you as you have an S2, but on my early S1 the later style cant rail fixings were a great buy.

J2LOT

70 posts

116 months

Wednesday 16th January 2013
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Heard lots of stories of metal valve caps reacting with the valves and being a nightmare to get off - probably best avoided

Captain Muppet

8,508 posts

170 months

Thursday 17th January 2013
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J2LOT said:
Heard lots of stories of metal valve caps reacting with the valves and being a nightmare to get off - probably best avoided
The only ones the local kids didn't steal were the ones I had to saw off. Those were aluminium valves with ally caps, normal valves might be better.

I just use plastic valve caps now - lighter and they work better. I'm pretending that both those things are more important to me than being shiny biggrin
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alicrozier

486 posts

142 months

Thursday 17th January 2013
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J2LOT said:
Heard lots of stories of metal valve caps reacting with the valves and being a nightmare to get off - probably best avoided
...and they can chip the rims. frown

walm

7,501 posts

107 months

Friday 18th January 2013
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Something for every budget:

Carlimits day.
SELOC membership.
Sports exhaust.
Hard top.
Wrap.
Team Dynamics black alloys.
Fabisil for the soft top.
A detailing.
New head gasket.
Philips LED battery powered light for the boot.
New tyre goo.
New iPhone compatible stereo.
Front splitter.
New windscreen wiper.
Nitrons.

And just for today: chamois, deicer and a scraper.

AlexS

1,190 posts

137 months

Friday 18th January 2013
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J2LOT said:
Heard lots of stories of metal valve caps reacting with the valves and being a nightmare to get off - probably best avoided
That only happens if you never bother to check the tyre pressures.

Andyk44

29 posts

41 months

Friday 18th January 2013
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I got my first lotus in August last year and so far got the Lotus badged valve caps ha ha.... To cheap not too.... then a genuine lotus T shirt (probably never wear it ha ha) and most recently Monogram model kit, its not quite the right model but I thought I could fiddle with it so bought it, I'll probably never make it!!

I got to the check out on the lotus web site for another t shirt and a back back after a drink or two the other night but was stopped when delivery costs added 50%..... I discovered even when tipsy how tight I am luckily or I really was wasting money ha ha


Mr_C

2,193 posts

134 months

Monday 21st January 2013
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Some track days

Frimley111R

7,012 posts

139 months

Monday 21st January 2013
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There was a loooong thread on this on SELOC a while back but a bit more related to upgrades. The long and the shgort of it was that if you have an Elise/Exige, don't mess about with it!

Anyway, my first pointless thing was an interior light delay kit. It worked fine but it messed up the alarm so I had to get out, wait for the light to go off and then lock the car. It just looked like I was posing next to my car all the time! And it wasn't ideal when in a hurry, it was raining or cold. Took it out and binned it!

Rakoosh

332 posts

75 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2013
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Umm the most pointless thing I have bought ... well I bought a Jim Clark mug and matching coaster with a picture of a Lotus 32B!!

And some Lotus cufflinks!

Oh you meant for the car?!!

Well its not pointless but one of the best 'upgrades' I have invested in is two of those little motion sensor led light type things! I recommend it and its only a few quid!!!

In fact this one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SpotOn-Motion-Sens...

cre8toruk

Original Poster:

231 posts

42 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2013
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Rakoosh said:
Umm the most pointless thing I have bought ... well I bought a Jim Clark mug and matching coaster with a picture of a Lotus 32B!!

And some Lotus cufflinks!

Oh you meant for the car?!!

Well its not pointless but one of the best 'upgrades' I have invested in is two of those little motion sensor led light type things! I recommend it and its only a few quid!!!

In fact this one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SpotOn-Motion-Sens...
ok so what did you buy it for ?...

Rakoosh

332 posts

75 months

Tuesday 22nd January 2013
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Oops- sorry I bought it for the boot!!!

I put the two lights in there (one on the battery case and the otehr on the rhs when looking in the boot) and as soon as I open the boot - motion sensor and voila I can see my stuff!!


cre8toruk said:
ok so what did you buy it for ?...

cre8toruk

Original Poster:

231 posts

42 months

Friday 25th January 2013
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I have purchased this....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0067DJ43I/ref=...

In readiness for my carlimits day in March.

HereBeMonsters

14,165 posts

87 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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cre8toruk said:
I have purchased this....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0067DJ43I/ref=...

In readiness for my carlimits day in March.
A lot of places won't let you use a suction cup mount on track, check first!

Thorburn

1,491 posts

98 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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HereBeMonsters said:
A lot of places won't let you use a suction cup mount on track, check first!
Carlimits is just an airfield training session - they were fine when I did an activity day with them.

Good fun too. smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFE2xV7INP0

cre8toruk

Original Poster:

231 posts

42 months

Tuesday 29th January 2013
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Thorburn said:
Carlimits is just an airfield training session - they were fine when I did an activity day with them.

Good fun too. smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFE2xV7INP0
Good video, when did you do your car limits day ? Also how did you get your picture in picture video ?
I've got a Kodak playsport I was planning on using.

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