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  1. How much of a job was it out of interest ?
  2. It comes in from behind the fuse box in the pax footwell I believe.
  3. This is the BOE undertray. I forgot about customs charges sadly, so it came to the ripe old sum of about £570 after currency exchange, hence the cost saving exercise of DIY fitting
  4. Well as there wasn't a discount forthcoming, I decided to bite the bullet anyway. Let me say I've never felt so old, achey and unfit as I do right now after fitting this....
  5. I can't help but notice he doesn't actually show them opening and closing 🤣
  6. You may have missed the much more recent updated …
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353314418922 Just search for "Tailgate Gas Strut Set for Suzuki Alto 2009"
  8. That looks great value, I'm almost tempted to chop mine in for it!
  9. There's very few recorded comparisons, so unless you can find someone with a bedded-in Larini to listen to, it's somewhat guesswork. I found the 2bular I bought for my old Elise a little boomy at some motorway speeds, but I know Jim can modify them to suit (2nd helmholtz chamber, etc) if you're specific about what you desire. When all was said and done, I probably preferred the sound of the induction mods to the exhaust mods. They're definitely cheaper! Edit to say: My 2bular order to delivery timescale was also months, probably would have been years if I hadn't badgered him on the phone to the point he probably got fed up and 're-prioritised' things.
  10. @mdavies (Tried to message directly, but I think it's currently disabled). Apologies for the blast from the past, but.... I am still playing around with my S and am aware from my own testing that the standard box got fairly well heat soaked even after 10 minutes, so - Radium no longer being around - I am experimenting with a 76mm (internal diameter) alu tube with an air straightener and BMC FBTW76-140 filter, no issues so far, but at idle the engine bay temps can obviously rocket so I want to design a baffle to segregate the left hand side of the engine bay. Would you happen to have any old photos of your CAI and particularly the 'overlapping velcro'd plates' as I'm currently playing around with a cardboard mock up, but hadn't considered a two part design until I read your post. I appreciate you may no longer have any records, but if you do I'd very much appreciate it, cheers, Tom.
  11. Get a Caterham for the summer months ahead?
  12. I might agree with you there on some level, the downside for me was they were particularly hard to turn having such flat polished sides!
  13. Ahha, was it worth two years waiting, I'd prefer not to say 😆
  14. I wouldn't mind swapping my 19/20s for a set of 18/19s!
  15. Happily agree with Barry, if you can wield a spanner, you can remove the airbox and fit the CAI. Just approach it slowly, there's nothing remotely complicated involved in the fitting.
  16. The only CAI you can buy are from BOE in the USA, or from Komotec in Germany to my knowledge. They both shroud a cone air filter in a sort of bucket, and feed the side intake flexy pipe into the end. However being right next to the engine, I believe they will probably absorb a lot of radiant heat (hence the gold foil employed above) and be heated by the hot ambient air in this location also. But it's not something to worry about really with either Komotec or BOE as they're both well tested and developed CAIs. The one I am using was made by @dixie v6 and is a one off, I am just hoping that by making something similar to the Radium baffle,... my DIY efforts will hopefully at least match or improve upon the designs above.
  17. The BOE intake, and Komotec, run a system shrouded completely to the flexy side intake pipe, so are less likely to encounter this issue, but perhaps more likely to suffer heat soak.
  18. The CAI I have been running for quite a while now has some clear drawbacks… The Evora engine bay is hot, especially in an S1. At slower speeds and in stop/start traffic this intake is drawing in air at some pretty dire temperatures. I looked longingly at the Radium CAI product, and was sad that it’s discontinued, they clearly understood this exact issue and fabricated a metal baffle to separate cooler side intake air from the hotter ambient engine bay temps. So I spent a few minutes doing some CAD… This was rev 1.0
  19. Ahhh, fond memories of my fathers RX-7 in red. I think he was probably having a mid life crisis, but I thought he was the coolest at the time!
  20. And you chose the best colour!
  21. “B132V1068F-011 nil stock I just need to know if you would like us to get the part on order and supply when available or if you would prefer the order cancelled?“ Typical.
  22. Crikey when did you order them?! I’ll try calling them tomorrow and ask why they’re ignoring me
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