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Hi guys,

I have a black 350 and lately I have been pining after some carbon.

i am stuck on which option is best, I want to do the front splitter, front access hatch, roof, rear louvred cover, side vents, spoiler and diffuser.

Now do I buy the real carbon parts but accept it will cost a small fortune and be overkill on a 350.

do I take it to somewhere like wicked coatings and have them hydro dip the parts. A friend did some parts for his Ferrari there and you couldn’t tell the difference with the real carbon once they were coated and polished. However I don’t believe this can be undone so come resale some may not like it.

do I get it wrapped with carbon effect which I can undo but will that look as real.

anyone else been in this position and what did you find was the best route?

Or should I just put up and shut up and ensure i negotiate carbon into the next car when I upgrade....

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What DJW said above. FWIW, for the 2-11, once we went with more aero up front with a larger splitter, extra support was needed to avoid damage to the clam as well as the aluminum under-tray.....

I'm saving weight by now having a very light wallet... 

Ok my frustration has hit a limit and I want my car full carbon. can those with carbon parts please post a picture, with details of where it’s from, how easy it was to fit and the good/bad.

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See this is my internal argument.

one part of me says if you are going to do it, then do it properly and get the real stuff.

the other part says I don’t care about weight saving, more the look so if you can’t tell then what’s the issue.

 

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yeah the bigger part of me was saying this, it’s a bit naff but I was secretly hoping you guys were gonna say do x as you can’t tell the difference.

Think I will put up with it and the next car will have it from the beginning.

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Carbon bits from Lotus are very expensive. Over £4K for roof and side pods from 380Cup are £1K - EACH.

Eltech seem to offer much cheaper alternatives, not seen their stuff though

https://www.eltech-italia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Lotus-exige-s3-V6.pdf

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That’s in budget for all the bits I want, just hope they can do them without the branding written on the outside!

has anyone on here bought from them? 

Any other carbon spoiler options as I don’t like there version much.

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So http://komo-tec.com/Shop/en/Exige/MK3-Toyota-V6/Carbon-parts/

have some sexy parts and I like the curved spoiler.

Also http://www.hangar111.com/shop/285-lotus-exige-v6-s-carbon-fibre

have some nice bits - drop end spoiler looks an option.

anyone bought from either of these?

so happy the real deal is an option now.

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11 hours ago, 550superfast said:

Carbon bits from Lotus are very expensive. Over £4K for roof and side pods from 380Cup are £1K - EACH.

Eltech seem to offer much cheaper alternatives, not seen their stuff though

https://www.eltech-italia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Lotus-exige-s3-V6.pdf

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2 hours ago, BatMobile said:

So http://komo-tec.com/Shop/en/Exige/MK3-Toyota-V6/Carbon-parts/

have some sexy parts and I like the curved spoiler.

Lots of the KT cf parts are manufactured by hkfever in Hong Kong. If you’re going to be buying lots, you might as well go direct:

http://www.pbase.com/hkfever/exige_s2__s3

 

Win Ace (in Malaysia) also produce lots of cf parts for the Exige V6 (including front & rear clams, if you really want to go the ‘whole hog’!):

http://www.win-ace-bodykits.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=67_161

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On 30/09/2017 at 07:39, BatMobile said:

Yep :)  Drop me a line if you have any questions or for pricing.

Dave

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On ‎29‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 21:47, BatMobile said:

That’s in budget for all the bits I want, just hope they can do them without the branding written on the outside!

has anyone on here bought from them? 

Any other carbon spoiler options as I don’t like there version much.

I have the rear wing and front splitter in Carbon on order from Eltech, should be shipped this week, hopefully!

Will report back when they arrive.

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Dave i will drop you a note.

w31 - yes please - pics and a note on how simple to fit would be great.

maybe we should be buying things like this in a group so we all get a discount.....

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How much could I sell the current Matt black parts on the 350 for?

only done 2000 miles so still brand new.

can I sell all or are only some parts desirable?

list would be:

front splitter

front hatch

roof

rear louvred section

spoiler

rear diffuser

side scoops

intetested to know what I could get.

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On 29/09/2017 at 21:36, 550superfast said:

Eltech seem to offer much cheaper alternatives, not seen their stuff though

https://www.eltech-italia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Lotus-exige-s3-V6.pdf

Haha just realised thats my car on page 94 of the V6 catalogue!

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Yes, I’ve bought from Win-Ace (although I went via elise-shop.com). 

Someone over on S E L O C bought their Elise Cup kit direct from Malaysia. I don’t think that he had any issues. 

No idea on the value of your other parts, I’m afraid. Decent secondhand parts are usually 50-75% of RRRP. However, I suspect that the market for Exige parts is pretty small so you might only get 30%, if you can find a buyer at all. 

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@Bravo73 were they good quality? Would you buy them again? If not, which other brand would you rate for rivalling the lotus forged wheels (love the Evora forged but hate the exige version).

@alias23 would be keen to get a quote and discuss other options available.

thanks in advance guys.

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