just to get this right:
-if rear windows is clear means you can register it as a pickup anyway? Not important what ever comes behind the rear window?
Hm, if you register the exige as a pickup pleeeaaase send me a scan of your registration
you really have funny laws down there
And please report here what the WOF guys say, I’m so curious…
Yeah well the ruling is that “No windows are to be darker than 35% VLT”. However, on a pickup (ute) with a deck canopy, you’re allowed to have the tailgate window as dark as you like. Now, I knoe it’s a stretch, but an Exige minus the engine cover is essentially a pickup, you’ve still got an enclosed cabin with a real rear window… therefore I can claim my Exige is a pickup and the engine cover is merely a canopy window
As an aside I’ll probably be tinting the side windows dark… want to keep ptyin eyes out of the car… we have BIG car theft problems in NZ
by the way, this is gonna be a loooong time until you get the car (sorry to say that), 'cause when I read your thread I can FEEL how impatient and excited you already are (would be the same with me )[/quote]
Yeah, it’s going to be a BIG wait! Having said that it’s going to be nice, it’s been VERY stressful getting the purchase of the cr organised… when it’s on the boat I can relax and try to start organising things here, which will be less stressful (hopefully)
go and try to find out other useful things before the baby arrives, such as: Where can I get the Castrol 10w60 oil (or similar)?.. Where can I get the appropriate tires (and you will get them all the time…)… get a service manual and a parts list…
Already ahead of you… I’ve got the Elise parts manual sorted, and my mate Ken at Lotus NZ has all the factory manuals I’ve already sourced local supply of A048LTS tyres . I’ve also sourced supply of TMR rims from Japan, which I’ll be getting around the end of the year… plan to save pennies and run 039s on the road as of about February and 048s for the track on TMR rims. As for the oil, that’s the sort of questions I’ll be asking, how best to keep my baby healthy
You also might go find informations for other helpful bits and parts, such as shortshifter, 3-point belts (in addition to the harness belts) for cruising in Auckland, white side indicators, steering wheel hub extensions if needed, etc etc.
Have fun and keep on posting here
Heh well the car’s already got the shortshifter done, as well EXACTLY the mods I was planning to do to it anyway (toelinks, remote stat etc.). Probably won’t do the clear repeaters as I prefer the look of the orange ones on the Exige (I think!). I also prefer the original steering wheel in the Elise/Exige to any other aftermarket wheel, althoigh having that on a removable bosskit would be cool.
Don’t worry lads, now that I’ve got an exige underway, I’m going to be a bit of a post-whore around here… doubt I’ll ever rival Mr Pesky’s prolific psting, but I’m set to become a regular
pulls up a chair and orders a pint