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  1. The original V6S splitter is actually quite flexible but it can crack easily if hit at the wrong angle. The Sliplo solution @Jcx referances which I've packaged is not going to stop a direct crack but help to try and prevent the 'scratching' and scraping especially for those splitters which arent flexible such as the carbon fibre ones on the 410/430 setups. More info can be found here: https://alias23.com/collections/exige-s3-v6-all-products/products/lotus-exige-s3-sliplo-front-splitter-guard with recent installs on @Bispal and @RRSSS 430Cups.

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  2. 11 hours ago, fjc27 said:

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    Indeed, it seems to be urgent to build or find iron rotors... A lot cheaper, at least in the USA : https://soulpp.com/product/mclaren-600lt-720s-girodisc-iron-rotor-conversion/

    Girodisc are great if you live in the US but when you try and bring to the U.K. shipping (esp due to the weight) and customs kill the cost benefit for us folks in U.K. and Europe :(

    Im also not too keen on the Girodisc lock in whereby you only have them as the source of discs/parts going forward.

  3. 2 hours ago, fjc27 said:

    Do you plan to use it a lot on track ? Is the running cost comparable to a Porsche GT3 on track ? Does it have known issues under hard usage ?

    YES - I will be using for track although due to new job and other priorities I won't be doing the same volume of track days as I did in the Lotus. The big costs are tyres and as @Tex has commented brakes.

    Theres very little I can do ref tyres, tyre costs will be a lot higher than the Lotus, although slightly cheaper than the Porsche variant. 

    The BIG cost is the brakes with pads costing around £1,300 and discs around £12K. This is a problem, and one in which I feel is stopping more 600LT owners getting on track. So I've already started plans to create a ceramic to iron rotor conversion which should provide owners a wider choice of disc/pad options (vs locked in) and lower cost of ownership.

    I've literally just ordered all the parts I've sized for the conversion and hope to realise a solution in the next 8-12 weeks :)

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  4. 5 hours ago, MrD said:

    Best macca of the range, only downside is the soundtrack but the car is truly amazing - very well done!

    I was worried about the soundtrack of the exhaust as many said it was quite muted... however I've been quite impressed, maybe its the noise/vibrations that enhance the 'feel', for sure the exhaust is not a complaint for me.... albeit I can see a better design to remove valves from the cat back ;)

  5. Hey Guys... After seven years of owning and developing this car from new it’s time for me to move on and seek a new project. So I'm now putting my car up for sale. Conscious everyones going to be asking what I'm looking to upgrade to and at this time you'll just have to wait ;)

    For sure @Alias23 continues for all so no worries on that front.

    As you’ll know from this build thread the car has wanted for nothing, with over £36,000 of upgrades (exc. Install costs) all detailed below, with a service frequency and breadth which is arguably unnecessary but keeps my OCD at bay and ensures the car is super healthy and strong. The car has been meticulously cared for throughout its life by Dan Webster at HPE Auto and a service listing is available on request.

    I’ve not been one for big power numbers, preferring superior handling, weight reduction, and driver tuition, so the car has no engine or exhaust modifications other than the Alias23 intake which adds improved throttle response and addictive induction howl. 

    Big highlights of the build include the Ohlin TTX suspension as fitted by Lotus Motorsport on the CupR, mechanical LSD which transforms the car both on road and track, genuine OEM 350 shifter upgrade, and the AiM digital dash.

    This car literally needs nothing other than a new owner who wants to begin their own journey in developing their own driving skills and get back to enjoying a real driving experience.

    It's hard to price a car like this but i'm looking for around £45,000. If anyones interested or has any questions please DM. 

    **Handling**

    Ohlins TTX 2-Way adjustable coilovers (£5,270)

    Lotus 400 Upgraded Clutch & Mechanical LSD (£4,500 inc install)

    V6 Uprights Spherical Bearing Upgrade (£795)

    Spitfire Rear Toe Link Kit (£354)

    Komotec KoBra 4 Brake Kit with performance friction discs and pads (£3,330)

    Lotus Motorsport Forged Alloys with Yokohama Tyres (£2,700)

    Innovative Upgraded Engine Mounts (£500)

    **Performance & Other Enhancements**

    OEM Lotus 350 Shifter Upgrade (£2,500)

    Simply Sports Car Upgraded Shifter Cable Set (£450)

    Alias23 Air Intake Kit (£399)

    Alias23 Silicone Hose Kit (£120)

    Hangar111 Gearbox Oil Cooler (£898)

    ProAlloy 60l Fuel Tank (£879)

    ProAlloy Ali Uprated Radiator (£718)

    **Interior **

    AIM MX2E Digital Dash & Laptimer (£1,470)

    Alcantara Dash Re-Trim (£1,200)

    Seriously Lotus Harness V-Bar (£200)

    Schroth 6-Point Harness (£387)

    Full Carpet Set (£350)

    Carbon Fibre Internal Side Sills (£500)

    Carbon Fibre Air Bag Cover (£199)

    Inokinetic Heel & Toe Pedal Set (£100)

    B+G Quick Release Hub (£143)

    Momo Tuner Steering Wheel re-trimmed in Alcantara (£200)

    **Exterior**

    OEM 430 Cup Rear Wing Brackets with custom Carbon Fibre Komotec Wing (£2,800)

    Reverie Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser (£1,930)

    GFWilliams Carbon Fibre Mirrors (£850)

    Alias23 Carbon Fibre 430 Cup Side Scoops (£1,000)

    Lotus Motorsport CupR Track Front Splitter (£450)

    Alias23 Front Splitter Reinforcement Plate (£110)

    Alias23 Extended Side Sills (£290)

    Lotus Motorsport CupR Canards (£180)

    Rear Side Spats (£200)

    GRP V2 Rear Lights (£450)

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  6. 1 hour ago, Mark.A said:

    I would also be interested in CF skirts and read canards with a 45 degree weave. They would go nicely with my @alias23 CF side scoops and CF door mirrors. I see within @GFWilliams thread he is starting to make CF parts, maybe Imram and George could do a partnership like they did with the door mirrors?

    Hopefully @GFWilliams doesn’t mind me saying this but we have agreed to bring two seperate CF sill options to the market that cater for two different types of buyer and look. I’ll be working on evolving the Alias23 option into a carbon version (arguably a more aggressive track look) whilst George under HellSlow will work on an OEM+ option which will be focused on OCD levels of quality for the purists. 

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  7. @GFWilliams a very worth while note "Weave will be 45 degrees out from the middle of the car, but the edges will have carbon which had the weave all the way over the edge to the bottom, meaning it is a no compromise solution. For reference, the OEM ones have a (admittedly neat) join half way through the edge. Other aftermarket ones seem to have given up with the edges... " the edge is the hard bit for sure!

    Good luck buddy 👍

  8. 19 hours ago, geartox said:

    thanks for your answer. in your kit do you provide any reenforcement support for the tailgate ?

     

    https://alias23.com/collections/exige-s3-v6-all-products/products/carbon-fibre-exige-380-cup-rear-wing-group-buy

     

    Not at this time. I may look to make the reinforcement kit if there's enough interest but its quite a lot of work - hence why currently a one off for my car.

  9. 51 minutes ago, geartox said:

    You rear wing is not the one proposed on your website which is like the 380, is that correct ? Do you plan to propose your rear wing configuration on your website ? Thanks.

     

    I was intending to go 380 Cup but things got a little carried away with my original plans using 430 uprights.

    At this time I hadn’t thought of offering this configuration namely as the cost is rather silly compared to what you can get with the 380 cup option available.

    19 hours ago, C7steve said:

    Your car is looking very good with the new rear spoiler, but have you had to strengthen the tailgate at all around the fixing area or are you mounted on to your chassis?

     

    Steve. 

    Yes if you look back through the thread I made some internal brackets which have proven very good for extra strength.

  10. Just found this thread and with shares hitting new lows back in the game of topping up so thought I'd join the conversation. BP is at the lowest its been for a long long time so started to top up. Previously also done well with Lamprell, Fresnillo, and Weir but their still not low enough yet... Always got my eye on Treatt but they seem to remain rock solid at the moment.

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