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Brendonian

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  1. The screws nearest the windscreen are a pain to access with a normal screwdriver. I bought a mini ratchet screwdriver, which made the job much easier. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KFTJ6FM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
  2. Did anyone ever get a definitely answer to this? Replies earlier in the thread suggest the answer is both "yes" and "no". Has anybody actually tried it? It's fairly annoying having to either guess, or remember the state rather than being able to see at a glance!
  3. No, Lotus Silverstone did one for me, and have agreed to do the other next time I take the car back to them.
  4. Not only were my lamps badly aligned, the alignment mechanisms had failed, needing a rebuild to get them working again.
  5. I really don’t think your LEDs should affect the flashing. ESPECIALLY whilst the headlamps are switched off.
  6. Not an Exige S, but I went from a non-supercharged S2 to the V6, via an Evora. The S2 was a really great little sports car. Undoubtedly the best of this bunch if you want to feel you're able to get absolutely everything out of it. The Evora is obviously far nicer than the S2 to use for normal driving, and good when you're pushing on a bit, but never really encourages properly exciting driving. The V6 is on another level entirely for me. It's so much more exciting than either of those previous cars when pushing on, and much nicer to cruise about in than the S2 due to the taller gearing, and accessible torque, plus it feels more planted, and rides better than the S2. Only downside you might find is that the V6 is just too quick to to really exploit all its potential on the road.
  7. At least mine looks like it was designed by somebody with eyes 😉
  8. The more I look at those mirrors, the more I dislike them. Really not keen on the raised lip around the edge. For me, they’re ok, but disappointing for the price.
  9. Nice work with the mirror. I decided on something I think is more aesthetically pleasing, and only a little smaller than standard. (You may be able to see the entire rear window with yours, but probably not with both eyes at once). I used the Mirror from an SLK/Audi TT/R8/Carrera GT. Cut the grooved mounting point from the very "foot" of the original mirror. Dremmelled out the mounting point on the new mirror until the standard mounting part could fit inside, then bonded it in place, filled any gaps with P38, sanded off all the embossed text on the rear of the mirror, and painted the whole thing to get a uniform shade of matt black.
  10. Let us know if you find a good solution! This is the worst thing about the car
  11. Needs a bigger wing 😉🤣 Seriously though, looking great. Where are the reverse and fog lamps?
  12. Oh, I’m definitely tempted to come along and see the car. Might even say hello to its owner too 😀
  13. I think the satin finish should look great 👍 I put a matt/satin finish on the interior bits of my S1 by wet sanding the lacquer with very fine sandpaper.
  14. I had my callipers painted without even removing them front the car. The finish is great, and it seems very hard wearing. As George says, they’re baked naturally with every use 😀
  15. @GFWilliams so you do want it thrown at your windscreen! 😉
  16. @GFWilliams air is fairly good at going around corners! It’s not about getting a fast jet of air, just equalising pressure.
  17. I’d have thought the best compromise to prevent stones and crap being thrown at the windscreen would be not to directly align the vent in the wheel arch liner with the vent in the clam.
  18. I've fitted Focal 100AC front speakers, and matching Focal 130AC rears. This made a huge difference. Was previously thinking I'd need a sub as well, but shan't bother as these speakers are adequate for my needs. I'd love to have a simple fixed-screen Car Play compatible head unit, but the only available options seem to be Chinese branded Android units. Some people seem to have used these to good effect, but I'd want to get the opinion of somebody I trust before parting with any money. Excuse the dodgy orientation, but here's my current solution for navigation. MagSafe mount attached under the dash, so my phone forms a bridge between the gear selector and the heater panel. Not idea, but the most aesthetically pleasing solution I've found so far.
  19. Don't know if it's true, but I was told that was intentional. Story was that as the Exige was always supposed to be be like the road version of a race version of the Elise, they wanted to create the impression of a homologation special, looking like a race car that's been retro fitted with the necessary bits to make it road legal. I'm not completely convinced by that argument, but it makes some sense, and I find the lamps less offensive with that idea in mind.
  20. April!? Anybody else feel they've messed up the timing of these teasers? I'm already bored with these silly little snippets, though at least it felt like they were leading to a full reveal in the next couple of weeks.
  21. No need to be like that! Arthritis can challenge the best of us! My choice was Auto, or no more V6 powered Lotus.
  22. Thanks Bibs. They sound pretty much ideal. Still trying to visualise how they’d fit into the boot of an Exige V6
  23. Hi Steve. Guess I should have disconnected the battery before messing with the button panel. Just lazy on my part. Odd thing is there was no warning light the first time I drove the car. I guess the only silver parts in your interior are bare metal, so maybe it’s wrong to try to match them with paint. Would make more sense to buy the aluminium version of the panel if you wanted that look. I think I’d go with body colour. Either would look great. Good news is it shouldn’t cost a great deal just to try it out and see how you like it.
  24. Thanks mate. I’m really happy with it. Really lifts the interior.
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