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  1. suffolk009

    Ordering a new Exige 350 - choosing the spec

    Thanks for that film. I think the carbon seats are beyond my budget. I also find the standard ones surprisingly comfy. I don't know if anyone on here has seen the series, I think it's on Quest or Discovery, "How it's made". It a series about building supercars. Everything from Veyrons through to American Superformance GT40s. In the middle there's Koenigseggs, Porsches, Lamborghinis, Paganis, McLaren and obviously Lotus. The highlight of the series after seeing all this beautiful carbon being clamped in place on huge jigs and then glued or welded by robots is when they visit Morgan. I'm not kidding; there's a guy with a bottle of Evo-stick gluing the joints, screwing them together and wiping away the inevitable splurts and trickles of PVA with his fingers. It's like O'level woodwork all over again.
  2. suffolk009

    Ordering a new Exige 350 - choosing the spec

    Sound advice. Thank you. Oh, I hadn't expected that. Thanks.
  3. suffolk009

    Ordering a new Exige 350 - choosing the spec

    Does anybody happen to know where Lotus buy their CUP rear-wings from? I like the factory fit wing, but not the price I've been quoted. I can't find the supplier on the internet. Thanks in advance.
  4. suffolk009

    MY18.5 350 Sport

    Last time I was quoted (early May, from memory) the base price was £59,600. I don't understand what's going on with the rear lights? I thought all Exiges now has the twin rear lights rather than the quad lights on this car?
  5. suffolk009

    Lotus launches the new Exige Sport 410

    I'm not a fan of plastic trims in engine bays. I preferred the black supercharger, and it definitely needs a Lotus Performance plaque.
  6. suffolk009

    JMG gone!

    I'm a bit saddened by this. I'm aware of rumours that he wasn't hugely liked by the workforce (what boss who has to lay-off that many staff ever is though). I like what he did with the cars though. It's exciting times with new models on the near-horizon and I can't wait to see what they're like. But that's tempered by a serious worry that they will all be four-cylinder turbo engines with flappy-paddles and high-end interiors. And a bit heavier. I'm sure they'll be great, but not what I want in a Lotus. But then no car company will ever get rich, let alone survive, pandering to me.
  7. I couldn't agree more.
  8. suffolk009

    Ordering a new Exige 350 - choosing the spec

    I emailed BC Forged in Luton. They got back to within me in a couple of hours. £2399 inc VAT and delivery. As for tyres I'm at the bottom of a steep learning curve with tyres of this size. I'm more familiar with sticky things on 13in rims, and whatever the garage have in for the Porsche. It seems I did mean Pilot Sport 4. I need a road car tyre that won't kill me when it rains - I might get on track once a year. Thanks for the replies.
  9. suffolk009

    Ordering a new Exige 350 - choosing the spec

    I have asked BC Forged for a price on a set of RZ39 wheels in silver. Just ball park and for the standard sized tyres: 215/45 R17 and 285/30/R18. I haven't spec'd an offset, as I'm not sure about how to specify that yet. I'm assuming that Michelin Pilot 2 are a good road option - presumably very few suppliers in both sizes. I really appreciate all your help moving me along with this. Thank you.
  10. suffolk009

    Ordering a new Exige 350 - choosing the spec

    Those are nice wheels. But I'd prefer 9 spoke rather than 10. I always prefer odd number of spokes - I just think they look better.
  11. suffolk009

    Ordering a new Exige 350 - choosing the spec

    I have to agree with Alistair, Arun and Xav - I'm not fond of the design of the Lotus Forged wheel. If I liked it it would be an immediate tick. I quite like the standard cast 5 spoke, especially in dark gunmetal then diamond cut. But my favourite so far is the BC 9 spoke in silver with a concave dished centre. Am I right in thinking these can be made with a little bit of offset to better fill out the arches? (sorry some of this terminology is new to me)
  12. suffolk009

    Ordering a new Exige 350 - choosing the spec

    Ooooof!
  13. suffolk009

    Ordering a new Exige 350 - choosing the spec

    Thank you. I'll devour that thread now. Oh, I agree. The question is whether to get the Lotus official Forged wheels - or - have a set of 5 spoke alloys (probably diamond cut) and use them with winter tyres, and buy a set of aftermarket forged rims for the fancy tyres.
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    Ordering a new Exige 350 - choosing the spec

    Does anyone have experience of BC Racing and their forged wheels? Just thinking about alternatives, before probably ticking the Lotus box for forged wheels.
  15. suffolk009

    Ordering a new Exige 350 - choosing the spec

    Thanks for the heads-up. The darker the better for me. I had wanted McLaren Amethyst Black, but that's impossible to get. Deep Purple. Sounds good to me.

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