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  1. 5 Months! 😲 I was told my back box would be with me last week and I'm still waiting, I'm only two months from first ordering so it looks like I have a while longer to wait.
  2. I'm 190cm, seem to be tall in the torso and somehow the legs because my seat is as far back as possible which is probably where you will need yours too. I am planning to sell two different types of bracket, One that fits onto the existing seat rails to maintain the ability of being able to move the seat. The second type will be properly fixed and get every last mm of room under the seat, this is only about 11mm which doesn't sound much but its a significant proportion of your hand thickness when you are trying to get them past your knees when turning in a corner. If you want to do track days then you will most likely need the roof off. the only way I'd fit in with a helmet and a roof on is with the seat totally removed. Just waiting for the first type to be manufactured so I'll do a proper post on them once I have them.
  3. I don't think so. Either way I think there is only around 11mm of room to be gained by lowering the seat vertically as can be seen below, You will gain more head height by tilting the seat. The above image is using the newer seat rails, I am guessing your car has the original seat rails? I designed some new brackets to tilt the seat back gaining around 30 - 40mm of head room but these will only fit on the newer seat rails. I think someone may still do a tall rail kit for the older seats. The only counter issue with tilting the seat is that it tilts the front of the seat up under your legs which then means you may need to raise the steering wheel a bit. If you're tall like me then it makes a big difference to the driving position, I was having to sort of stoop to see out the windscreen which meant I had a stiff neck for days after driving the car which was no fun.
  4. Stu, did you find a big difference to the handling after the set-up? I did my first trackday at oulton the other day and I'm in no way a driving god but I did get the feeling I was on the edge of available grip yet track set up fiestas and civics were cornering quicker.
  5. I ordered m8 x 40mm hex bolts, M8 penny washers and some shim washers. Think I got about 4 or 5mm thick of washers in there but wouldn't have got much more as there's a brass pin on some component of the steering column that starts getting close to the dials. This brass pin also stops the upper cowl going back on unless you take a Dremel to the plastic retaining hooks. Think the cowl is like 12 quid so I'll just buy another one to keep as a Spare.
  6. I did the spacers as detailed, I had to Dremel the top column cover slightly to get it to fit back on. Also the key barrel surround no longer fits. But I did gain 20-30mm height on the steering wheel Definitely try this before buying a spacer. You're luckier than me though, I have no knee room or headroom!
  7. Has anyone fitted a locking wheel nut to a 410 and what did you use? I have only just realised that they don't come with locking wheel nuts! I can't seem to find anything specific, are the wheel studs sold on Elise parts long enough? Was thinking to just put one on each wheel and get a standard locking nut.
  8. I would just get a car with the standard coupe hardtop and then buy the soft top extra. I think come resale people would be looking for the original hardtop.
  9. Ha I was told MG was the fastest! I think it took a bit of effort to get as the 20th editions was only supposed to be in the 6 colours and there wasn't supposed to be anything that could be changed on them so its possibly one of a kind. However I do see there's the red one with gold wheels so who knows what's actually out there. I do have to say the Fire red would be my second choice, it does look amazing. I have also wondered what an Exige would look like in a skyline midnight purple but asking for that might have been pushing my luck a little too far.
  10. Well there's that too! Happy to join the MG club! Just have to get the PPF on it and then I can get out and enjoy it.
  11. I would recommend trying Steve @ Oakmere. I am happy with the deal as it appears I have paid similar to what others are quoting. Got the updated steering wheel too!
  12. My 20th was also similar to that, I think a final edition specified to a 20th is around 86k+. I can only imagine there will be some decent dealer discounts.
  13. The 390 is definitely the bargain out the three. The price difference to the 420 is accountable with the nitrons, seats and carbon parts but as someone mentioned before, the 20th edition seemed to be a better deal. It will be interesting to know what people actually pay for these cars.
  14. I'm going to be parking mine in a residents secure car park in a city centre, I have bought an outdoor cover from the TLF shop with the lock and loop system to use on the car. However there is an issue with my cover in that you can still loosen off the loop with the padlock fitted and thus remove from the car. At the end of the day I'm going to ensure it is insured correctly with GAP insurance, if it's stolen then I'm not going to be out of pocket.
  15. Hi Martin, Great car, did oakmere supply and fit the harnesses and bar? are they the same as the ones on Deroure? Are you pretty happy with the service from signature group, would you recommend them? Thanks Kev
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