Exige S2 with added supercharger

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Here is my mark 1 ( and final ) home made cage for my 620

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Good effort with the battery cage. I'm shamed :)

Regarding the K20 yes, you'll be able to get the power, but at the expense of reliability. Drive shaft CV joints seeming to be the main, recurring, issue.
While I never take my own advice Id suggest sticking where you are and enjoying it for a while.

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evo_ufo wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:54 pm
Good effort with the battery cage. I'm shamed :)

Regarding the K20 yes, you'll be able to get the power, but at the expense of reliability. Drive shaft CV joints seeming to be the main, recurring, issue.
While I never take my own advice Id suggest sticking where you are and enjoying it for a while.
If I had of seen your post earlier , I would have been down B&Q !

The k20 with supercharger really does intrigue me, but I might listen to wisdom on this as you also recommended against sequential for the road.

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Looks good Andy!

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More progress. While I have been here there and everywhere and on the very busy work lead up to Xmas I had my coilovers sent away to be refurbed.



Rather worryingly nitron sent the coilovers back with the front springs on the rear, and the rears on the front. 600ib on the front, 450ib on the rear. Fail.



I needed the car setting up anyhow, so I headed down to see Dan @ HPEAutomotive earlier today.



Dan swapped the springs over ( good spot )

Did some magic with heights

Did some voodoo with corner weights.

Did some magic spannering to make the 4 wheels point in the directions they are meant to



I then did some driving home and took it on a few twisties.



Oh, so that's what a correctly setup exige feels like. It feels incredible.



Before heights. Look at it on its arse!
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Clean dampers and new springs+helpers
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Post heights
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Corner weighted with me in the car. Look at the diagonals adding upto 50% !
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For reference the weight of the car with me in it at 103kg is 1029kg,

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Good update Andy, and good spot by Dan on the springs! That could have been interesting if gone unnoticed!

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Who says Exige aren’t practical?
2 people
2 pairs of boots
4 corner flags
1 respect barrier

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I have a tingle on my exhaust!
Well , the cars exhaust! I have a hangar111 signature twin exit exhaust and the right tail tip has just started to rattle. I dont think its got a slip on pipe ( has it?) that I can see but it feels / looks like the honeycomb in the exhaust tip thats rattling. Its just annoying.

I would like to go back to OEM ( I think ) for an exhaust. Which one do I want to keep it track friendly? My current H111 is quiet and I quite like the sound it makes.

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My Elise had that exhaust, they're not slip on pipes so is likely the honeycomb as you say.

I honestly think your OEM options are limited, any stage 2 won't get you through a trackday and must used options look fairly knackered tbf. I heard of a recent dealer warranty claim on a used 2009 SC Elise and the dealer paid out for a larini replacement as the factory costs/time on OEM just didn't work.

I've got a 2bular on but I could never recommend dealing with them, and the quality isn't the god tier the internet says it is. Thought about a local custom exhaust place? It's not a particularly complex shape/fitment. ETA: and if it's just the honeycomb loose they could probably just tack that back in and have done with it? 8-)

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