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  1. Hi guys so here is the latest update and how I modified the spitter.

    I decided that I wanted a new splitter for the car as the original Alias 23 unit was starting to get a little bit worn, I had repainted it a number of times but it has taken a lot of stone chips and the leading edge was starting to get a bit tatty. I was looking for something a little bit different and liked the look of the 400 series splitters with the additional upright fins. However I did not want to mount a carbon fibre splitter as my opinion is that if you mount 2 grands worth of carbon fibre 3 inches of the ground it's just asking for trouble.

    I eventually discovered that Elise shop in Denmark did a fibreglass copy of the 400 series splitter so I took a punt and ordered one. The splitter is made of a single layer of fibreglass rolled over at the edges to create a thicker look. I decided I wanted to mount a rubber lip because I had had one fitted to my alias 23 splitter previously and had been happy with the way it took punishment away from the splitter itself. I also decided that I wanted to reinforce the single layer of fibreglass so ordered a large sheet of 1.5 mm aluminium. I cut the aluminium to shape using the splitter as a template and a jigsaw. The aluminium was bonded to the fibreglass using pu sealant. The fibreglass was then drilled and 3 m tape mounted using primer. 15mm rubber L section was then stuck down to the aluminium and reinforced with M4 stainless steel dome head bolts every 100mm.

    The spitter was repainted using resilient plastikote satin black spray paint. In addition u-pol raptor super tough chip resistant coating was added to the leading edge only after masking the rest of the splitter off.

     

    Mounting was fairly easy and all the the mounting hardware was reusable from the alias 23 splitter. There were no issues with hole misalignment.

    Initially I thought it may be too much visually speaking in conjunction with the 380 style canards but but I really do like the look now.

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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.

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