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  1. You will get a bill through the post from TNT for tax/import duties about a month after your goods arrive. Ask me how I know…
  2. As requested, full set of pictures now posted for general enjoyment. Warning... NSFW...!!
  3. After over 3 months of waiting, I finally got my car back at the end of May, just in time for a cracking day at Goodwood (having already missed out on a day at Snetterton that I had booked but had to cancel since the car wasn't ready in time). The car was absolutely fantastic and it felt great to finally be back on track, even though I was seriously rusty from lack of driving and very nervous given all the work that had just been completed, especially at a fast track where I had never been before. I have had lots of positive comments on the new look, which I must say that I am incredibly pleased with myself. Pictures included below. What do you think? P.s. You may recognise the (excellent) photographer from this parish...
  4. I’ve gone from big wing to super big wing!
  5. I had a very good experience with Jim. Paid for and received my exhaust within a couple of weeks. I understand that it is very hit & miss however unfortunately...
  6. I have had no issues at Snetterton, Brands Hatch or Spa since I fitted the system I have (which is full 2bular manifolds, downpipe, sports cat, and valveless track silencer). I have not yet had to fit add-on cans. Will be at Goodwood next week and would expect the same i.e. no issues hopefully. Personally I would rather get the quietest system possible to avoid any risk at any track, rather than showing up each track day worried about whether I am going to get on track or get black flagged. This is especially the case if you have the option to switch to a loud exhaust for road use (which at the moment I do not).
  7. No, mine are slightly smaller diameter, which is better for noise control and maintaining supercharger boost (apparently): https://www.2bular.co.uk/exige-s-v6/engine-protection-kit
  8. I have the QP (with full 2bular manifolds and sports cat / link pipe) and it’s been excellent. No issues at most tracks even without the add-on cans, and currently coping well with 500hp. I find the sound is actually pretty good too, although obviously not a patch on the OEM 430 noise.
  9. This was exactly my thinking, and hence why I fitted Jim’s QP system. I’ve been running it for over two years with no issues. I’ve not even had to use the add on cans yet.
  10. You can see the chassis mounts for the wing here
  11. At least the colour looks amazing! It’s hard to capture properly on camera, but having seen it in the flesh, I’m really happy with my choice of Rosso Competizione, and I think it will look great once it is finally completed. Just trying to stay patient, but it is very hard!
  12. Unfortunately not. The car has been massively delayed, which has meant I have now even had to start cancelling track days that I had booked for this summer, starting with Snetterton next week. I am hopeful that it won’t be too much longer now, but I’m not holding my breath...
  13. How much boost are you looking to run?
  14. You can get low compression pistons from Wiseco but there is no need. Can have plenty of boost with standard compression, which gives more power and response.
  15. Yes it does. As I said, BoE developed it specifically for the Evora, and you can see from my picture how the design allows installation in a tight space.
  16. Yes, obviously. I know what car I own! 🤣
  17. It definitely does fit in the Evora. BoE in the US did all the development work for the Evora platform. SSC in Oz did. the work for the Exige. The Harrop design is smart as it has the rad next to the supercharger (not a sandwich design) and angled to sit as low as possible. It looks fantastic installed - very OEM - but it does take up some rear visibility when compared to the standard Harrop charger. You can see here how the radiator part is slanted so it follows the natural “roofline” of the rear hatch.
  18. Very cool. What is your max rpm redline set at?
  19. @Maxi_z sounds great! Similar power to mine. What ECU do you have? What rods and pistons are you using? Have you made any changes to the valvetrain?
  20. Car looks fantastic Mark! Great photos too 👍
  21. Thanks @MrP_! A bit more progress now. It’s really coming together nicely I think.
  22. This picture shows how massive the Komotec EX500 carbon air box is, even compared to the (already large) standard KT intake! The TVS1900 charger with its enlarged throttle body will guzzle as much air as it can get down its throat, and it does sound good doing ingesting to boot.
  23. The wheel arch vents have now been beautifully installed by Robin at RJM Body Repairs and he is making good progress on the respray too. After much deliberation I decided to go with the Alfa Romeo Rosso Competizione from the hand painted 8C and 4C. From the initial pictures I very happy with my choice. Can’t wait to see the full thing once it’s done.
  24. Robin definitely deserves all the credit! Really great bloke and does fabulous work from what I have seen so far.
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