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  1. I’m also 6’4” and I fit. mine is left hand drive, so my knee isn’t against the gearstick on the motorway. I keep thinking about removing or replacing the rear view mirror, or swapping the seats for Tilletts, but it’s standard for now..

    size 48 feet, I can drive in sensible trainers, unlike my caterham which I could only drive in race shoes.

  2. I use the magnetic vent mounts too, very easy to use and my phone has never fallen off. Steel plate on the phone will probably prevent wireless charging but that’s only a problem if you use it, and there’s new types of mount the don’t block the coil.

    waze is very handy, helpful reminder of the speed limit, your speed and where the cameras and problems are. Nice to get 10 seconds warning of a broken down car or debris in the road. 

  3. My original battery died when only 6 months old, car is plugged into the CTEK whenever Not being used for a few days. Think Lotus  fitted rubbish batteries at the time.

    Discovered the battery was dead on the morning of a 1000 mile road trip, the little lithium booster pack I’d just bought saved me, I thoroughly recommend them. Replacement battery I got is nothing fancy, whatever was on the shelf, but it’s been faultless. 

  4. Welcome to the forum! I got a sport 350 because I wanted the geo, slatted engine cover, and exposed gear shift.

    My other requirements were cruise control for road trips (can be retro fitted for not much cash), and air con. Done a few trackdays in mine and the only thing I’ve done is replaced the brake fluid for Castrol SRF. 

    Happy hunting 

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  5. That’s a stealthy one :thumbup: Welcome to the club! 

    The shift lights are in the Rev counter, the red blinking of the immobiliser is one of 3 that light up as you approach the redline. 

    I’ve done a few track days in mine and the only mods I’ve done are fit a towing eye (which you’ve already got) and swapping the brake fluid to Castrol SRF. I never got brake fade, but I tend to share the car with my gf at trackdays so I upgraded to make sure. 

    Enjoy!

  6. I had my first few track days in my new 350 not so long ago. 

    I was on a 3 week road trip with my gf so we didn’t want to stick it in the gravel, or worse. Did a few laps accidentally in tour mode, the throttle is noticeably lazy and the traction control intervenes swiftly if you attack a chicane with any gusto. 

    Sport mode helped me out a time or two when I was a bit keen on corner exit in the damp. It’s definitely used the rear pads a bit, but brake pads are cheaper than bodywork. 

    Didn’t have any brake fade, but swapped to Castrol SRF for good measure. 

    Looking forward to getting a proper feel for the car and turning everything off. The exige is so much more capable than my old caterham, plus I have a roof and cruise control :)

  7. Useful info! I'll be driving from the Alps to the UK via the Eurotunnel, then back across on the Portsmouth-St malo ferry after a couple of trackdays, a wedding and the goodwood revival. I'm hoping the splitter isn't a problem on the ferry, if it is I'll let everyone know here.

  8. Sounds like a good solution to reduce the charge temps if you're tracking your car. I'm getting an odb dongle for my car, does that allow you view the ignition timing or anything else useful? I'm wondering about the easiest way to set up the water injection controller without fitting a load of extra sensors. I'm sure a small nozzle at 100% would be ok but I'd rather it was efficient and have some data to back it up.

  9. That looks quite neat, does it annoy your passenger at all?

    I've been looking at extinguishers, and I'm well aware of the limits of dry powder but i think something is better than nothing. Has anyone got any experience of aerosol generators? They appear quite effective, compact and low maintenance. 

    http://www.firetool.co.uk/

    http://www.elise-shop.com/sparco-fireater-fire-extinguisher-elise-exige-vx220-p-344.html

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