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  1. Not a massive detailing guy but do keep my car clean. 2 years ago I had Gtechniq crystal serum light and Exo applied to my car by an independent contractor. It's hard to tell how much difference it has made to the durability of the paintwork but it's definitely remained very hydrophobic. I do top it up pretty regularly anyway with various quick detailers from Maguire's and Beadmaster but the car has still developed light swirls over that time. This, all despite being very careful and only using descent quality cloths and mitts. Having been recommended I visited Petrol Head detailing today who are an accredited Gtechniq dealer. After some discussion I've opted to go nearly the whole hog and I'm having crystal serum ultra applied in a few weeks. I've been told it's considerably harder than light and that it also comes with a 9 year guarantee. So, I guess we'll see...
  2. Bit of a silly upgrade but I'd installed a dab Arial some time ago and fancied having the ability to use it. I currently have the SPH10BT which is a fantastic little unit for the money and had got much better over time with upgrades to the software. So now I picked a SPH20 DAB off eBay for £100...
  3. Little cosmetic detail with some help from Devine Handcraft. Had the letter styling made to match the engine plaque and in my cars colour scheme of metallic grey and blue 😁
  4. I'd be inclined to ask those questions in the engine and ancillaries section as I have never owned a 4 series car so have limited knowledge 👍🏻
  5. No not yet, it's ran 430 for 2 years and there's still no slippage so I'll get it done when needs be... Main difference is that Komotec also utilise an additional front mounted radiator. Also their map is more aggressive and produces more torque. 460 is notably faster than a factory 430.
  6. So it's all done and dusted. Car is a real monster now. The upgrade from 430 to 460 is substantial. Torque is available even lower down the rev range and the charge cooler means that the engine performs optimally at all times...
  7. No, it uses the original supercharger but adds a charge cooler underneath, fed by a front mounted radiator. This allows them to squeeze maximal boost out of the original unit as they can optimise the intake temperature.
  8. Progress... Charge cooler in, charge cooler radiator in, larger fuel tank in.
  9. So the car goes away tomorrow for some upgrades. I will of course report back and no doubt do a video. I'm in a fairly unique position to have gone from komotec ex430 to ex460 so I will be able to give an accurate idea of real world difference's 😁 in addition I'm having a larger fuel tank and large bore Y pipe fitted.
  10. It should have seals, pick up the phone 👍🏻
  11. So, one of the final big cosmetic upgrades to the car is now complete! I finally caved about a month ago when Lotus Silverstone offered my a good deal on a brand new OEM one and offered to fit it as part of the deal. Don't get me wrong, it was still silly money but I must admit it is a thing of beauty, almost a carbon fibre sculpture... They took a few hours to fit it but did a good job. They had to make custom gaskets to get my SSC 380Cup wing struts to fit flush. It really finishes the car off in a cosmetic sense, the black plastic design is just a bit too complex in its design where as the carbon one is just far more sleek. They removed the gas struts, which I'm fine with as it follows the lightweight theme nicely. In addition to the hatch I've done a couple of other little bits, the wing endplates are now body colour on the outside which looks great. Also, I've added titanium hardwear to the wing, it's not that expensive if you order it from China, costing just under £40 to replace around 20 piece's... Here's the vid;
  12. Video review coming later today for the prodrive carbon fibre engine hatch, plus some other nice little touches; Yellow lotus parts billet ali oil cap and titanium hardwear for the wing mounts 😁
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    Nissan GTR

    I've driven an 18 plate GTR. As others have said, night and day difference to the Exige. The Exige has one purpose and that is to directly connect you to the road and the feelings of acceleration and speed. If you are even considering "practically" then look else where as it's a purpose built tool. The GTR is essentially a modern mass production saloon car with a lot of tech and a very powerful engine to allow it to go very fast. But in my opinion it's a disconnected experience. A bit like the difference between being on a Zoom call or meeting in person.
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