S1 elise ceramic brakes...

S1 elise ceramic brakes...

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wacattack

576 posts

193 months

Wednesday 7th April 2010
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Thing is, this guy has clearly come on here to try and annoy people. In hindsight the best way to have dealt with him would have been to ignore the thread and let it disappear without a trace. Ahh well

Stu_00

1,529 posts

187 months

Thursday 8th April 2010
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wacattack said:
Thing is, this guy has clearly come on here to try and annoy people. In hindsight the best way to have dealt with him would have been to ignore the thread and let it disappear without a trace. Ahh well
LoL yes that would of been the easy way lol

Gooby

9,264 posts

202 months

Thursday 8th April 2010
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Ultima - my arse!
This is the only Ultima he is getting his hands on, and that depends on if mummy lets him..


School is out!

zebra

4,554 posts

182 months

Thursday 8th April 2010
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Gooby said:
Ultima - my arse!
This is the only Ultima he is getting his hands on, and that depends on if mummy lets him..


School is out!
Goobs, have a rofl

Gooby

9,264 posts

202 months

Thursday 8th April 2010
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zebra said:
Gooby said:
Ultima - my arse!
This is the only Ultima he is getting his hands on, and that depends on if mummy lets him..

School is out!
Goobs, have a rofl
Hey I have one, spins up to 1600 rpm and had a 14kg load capacity!

Will be the only ultima I get my hands on (for a while!)

TIPPER

2,955 posts

187 months

Thursday 8th April 2010
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Gooby said:
zebra said:
Gooby said:
Ultima - my arse!
This is the only Ultima he is getting his hands on, and that depends on if mummy lets him..

School is out!
Goobs, have a rofl
Hey I have one, spins up to 1600 rpm and had a 14kg load capacity!
Knowing that about your washing machine is sad!

zebra

4,554 posts

182 months

Thursday 8th April 2010
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Gooby said:
Hey I have one, spins up to 1600 rpm and had a 14kg load capacity!

Will be the only ultima I get my hands on (for a while!)
They're a bit of a handful in the wet Goobs, so watch yourself.


Zebby

ps. have you striped it up yet?

Gooby

9,264 posts

202 months

Thursday 8th April 2010
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zebra said:
Gooby said:
Hey I have one, spins up to 1600 rpm and had a 14kg load capacity!

Will be the only ultima I get my hands on (for a while!)
They're a bit of a handful in the wet Goobs, so watch yourself.


Zebby

ps. have you striped it up yet?
It does have the odd dent in the front where "percussive" maintenance was called for...
TIPPER said:
Knowing that about your washing machine is sad!
From the Saab Driver....

You know REALLYsad?, I know the spin speed of my blender! Used to be an Air Bearing PM, fun was balancing £100k optics on the end of a spindle doing 160k rpm on a cushion of air about 10% the width of your hair. Fun until it went from 160k rpm to zero in .01 seconds and destroyed a bullet proof test case, 2 work benches and nearly a test engineer. Funny smell in that lab and then my office!

Tyrant

649 posts

198 months

Thursday 8th April 2010
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I often hear of the MMCs not performing when wet - I've not experienced this in 4 years with my car. They do take a fair push of the pedal without a servo though.

Exige77

6,400 posts

159 months

Thursday 8th April 2010
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In 7 years time when you think back you will remember them as absolutely terrible. Or maybe you won't ?

Ex77

TIPPER

2,955 posts

187 months

Friday 9th April 2010
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Gooby said:
zebra said:
Gooby said:
Hey I have one, spins up to 1600 rpm and had a 14kg load capacity!

Will be the only ultima I get my hands on (for a while!)
They're a bit of a handful in the wet Goobs, so watch yourself.


Zebby

ps. have you striped it up yet?
It does have the odd dent in the front where "percussive" maintenance was called for...
TIPPER said:
Knowing that about your washing machine is sad!
From the Saab Driver....

Ouch! cry;)

Gooby

9,264 posts

202 months

Friday 9th April 2010
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TIPPER said:
Gooby said:
zebra said:
Gooby said:
Hey I have one, spins up to 1600 rpm and had a 14kg load capacity!

Will be the only ultima I get my hands on (for a while!)
They're a bit of a handful in the wet Goobs, so watch yourself.


Zebby

ps. have you striped it up yet?
It does have the odd dent in the front where "percussive" maintenance was called for...
TIPPER said:
Knowing that about your washing machine is sad!
From the Saab Driver....
Ouch! cry;)
Sorry buddy - below the belt!
If ever there was a bloke with norfolk mustard in his veins - it is you!

OrangeD

99 posts

189 months

Friday 9th April 2010
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This threads hilarious, only just stumbled across it.
From the start a man wining about how expensive an S1 Elise is, how badly developed it is, how the factory won't change parts where he sees fit. I was very amused at this point, then a few pages later it gets even better, he's going to buy a Ultima GTR, possibly the most track focused road car available. also nice an cheap to run as welllaugh A friend of mine was getting 4mpg from his, then there's the cheap tyres at just over £1000 per set, and then there's the purchase price min £30,000 and that will probably need some work, it's basically a kit car as well I know you can buy factory built cars but it is much the same. so the build quality is never going to be up to production standards. Just to clarify I'm not knocking the Ultima I think there great at what they do.
They are also completely impractical for any kind of normal driving, you need about a 30 foot gap in front you before you can even think about pulling away otherwise you'll run into the car in front.
anyway I've said my bit hehebiggrin

Moospeed

447 posts

233 months

Monday 19th April 2010
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OrangeD said:
...you need about a 30 foot gap in front you before you can even think about pulling away...
And a 100 foot gap in front before you want to stop if they have the same ceramic brakes as an S1 Elise apparently biggrin

mrdexter

Original Poster:

39 posts

144 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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lol, you gotta love the internet where people make wild assumptions and it doesnt pay to buck the pack opinion !!!

i drive the same 81 mile country roads 5 days a week facing snow ice fog 4 months of year and they are much busier with larger 4x4 and people who overtake on blind corners, brows of hills and even run blinding lightbars..... deer cross the road , sheep are loose pheasants are just dumb and few would believe a badger ran into side of my car but it happened.

with hindsight its not a daily for an elise ultima or 20vt and my choice for this journey would seem to make sense in a swift sport ....


ReverendCounter

4,782 posts

144 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Exige77 said:
In 7 years time when you think back you will remember them as absolutely terrible. Or maybe you won't ?

Ex77
mrdexter said:
lol, you gotta love the internet where people make wild assumptions and it doesnt pay to buck the pack opinion !!!

i drive the same 81 mile country roads 5 days a week facing snow ice fog 4 months of year and they are much busier with larger 4x4 and people who overtake on blind corners, brows of hills and even run blinding lightbars..... deer cross the road , sheep are loose pheasants are just dumb and few would believe a badger ran into side of my car but it happened.

with hindsight its not a daily for an elise ultima or 20vt and my choice for this journey would seem to make sense in a swift sport ....
I think you significantly underestimated, Ex77!

Exige77

6,400 posts

159 months

Thursday 3rd June
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ReverendCounter said:
I think you significantly underestimated, Ex77!
Holy thread resurrection !!

Am I doing it right ?

smile

minimalist

1,346 posts

173 months

Tuesday 8th June
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Wow. Someone comes back after an 11 year pause to continue their rant. That is actually quite impressive although slightly sad and scary.

rustyuk

3,712 posts

179 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Just think if you had kept hold of the car you might have pocketed £15k profit