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My 420 is still being built and won't be in NZ until January if I'm lucky but in the meantime a couple of questions for those with experience:

1.  Is there a best practice for running in for the first 1000kms other than keep it below 4K?

2.  Do the non-stereo optioned cars come fitted with speakers and wiring (and are they crap)?

3.  Has anyone fitted a non-head unit stereo amp operated purely through phone BT?

4.  Does sound deadening make a big difference (mine has full carpet but no sound deadening)?

5.  Is the fire extinguisher simple to disconnect and remove for more passenger leg room when not being tracked?

Thanks

 

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2. Yes the speakers are there. I'm sure they aren't great. 

I also like your bt idea without headunit. 

 

Running in, vary revs, don't load it up for too much and don't do hours of highway running. 

 

North or South island? Everytime I go to NZ I'm very jealous of some of the mountain passes!

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Thanks Ttim. I’m in Auckland but close to finishing a house in the south, Wanaka, so will make the most of seasonal drives up and down the country. I’m dying waiting for this thing to turn up! Thanks again for your comments. I’ll post my BT stereo solution at some stage. Cheers 

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Awesome. We got married in Wanaka. Would be great in the summer around there with an exige.

 

Worth the wait. I was looking at logistics of putting my car on a boat for a holiday when borders eventually open.

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I have had recommended to me a Zapco ADSP-Z8 IV-8 BT Amp which comes with a wired remote (pictured). The recommend also comes with a subwoofer which is 345x245x70 so I have no idea where the think they are going to put that.  I'm not a massive audiophile and will be happy with decent sound without too much compromise on weight..

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There’s a lot of pull under 4k so you can still have a lot of fun, I’ve read various guides to running in, some say stay low, others say thrash it. I’ve always done the same on various engines, keep it low and no hard acceleration until it’s warmed up, then keep under 4k mostly, but with the odd push. I’ve never had an issue right up to v8 with 60k miles on it.

The stereo is an abomination, ignore it is probably best

I’ve got no soundproofing at all, just mats and when the valve is closed it’s fine. When open it’s awesome. I’ve done longish 150mile trips and it’s not bothered me.

unlike the leaking roof and spongy brakes I had to get an independent specialist to fix…

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Thanks Matt and Pete.  That all sounds pretty consistent with what I've heard about running in.

Not too keen on spongy brakes (or indeed leaks)... is that a thing with these cars?

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I can't speak for Exiges without sound insulation, but I did have an Elise Club Racer as a loan car a few years ago. Hated the combination of noise with lack of performance. Not my kind of car for road use. I'd always spec noise insulation for a car to be primarily used on the road. Obviously the Exige has a nicer engine sound, but I just don't want to listen to the tyres and suspension any more than necessary.

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I asked on the forums about the leak and no one replied so assume it's not a common problem. 

Spongy brakes also seems to not be that common, I emailed lotus (Scott) about it, but had no reply. Dealer (Oakmere) said bring it in, but given they did the PDI I had no confidence in them. I'm planning on changing the pads anyway as they have poor initial bite, so get all sorted in one go. 

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Regarding sound insulation, my 420 with no sound insulation or carpets, only mats, is quieter than my 2006 111R with full sound insulation in terms of road and engine noise. Up to 4,500rpm at least anyway. That's amazing to me considering the size of the tyres on the Exige. So it depends on what you're used to, I'd suggest. Knowing what I know now there is no way I'd spec sound insulation on one of these.

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