Exige S2 with added supercharger

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thommo
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Loving these write-ups. I have nothing to report, sadly.
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Fonzey
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Some new Blyton camera angles there!

Car looks mega
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andybond wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:14 pm

For those at the back who havent been following my thread ( shame on you ) I have mad a modification to the adjustable ARB and gone full hard. Thats 5/5 setting.

I have certainly noted a firmer bite on turn in, however dont forget I have the near mythical AD052 tyres on. Could it have been that as well? Either way I am delighted with the car setup, but as ever always wondering what more could be done. I note the roll on the pictures seems to have been reduced but not removed. I am torn here because in theory a stiffer spring might stop the compression but I am curious if it could introduce understeer as the firmer spring would force the tyre to skip , rather than grip? Answers on a postcard or even this thread, please

It has been suggested that the ARB that I have on the car really isnt that great and that a pilbeam ARB might be where I want to be.

Assuming I move house Ill get one ordered in a few months. If I dont move house ( dont ask! ) Ill get one ordered next week ...
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Video courtesy of @Spooky







First time I have heard my car with the new exhaust and I really do quite like it!
Nicolas14
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Hello Andy,

I see you have a set of Tillet seats ! How do you like them ? Did you set them up with pads or not?

The reason I ask is because I also bought a set, and I am wondering whether I should buy pads. I worry that without pads, they may be more prone to scratches, and perhaps slightly less comfortable ? What is your experience / views on this ?

Nico
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Hi Nico, I have two different sized tillet B6 screamers, one is the 43 for my more ample frame

Neither are padded other than the headrest.

There are scratches to the product , but it doesn’t bother me too much.

I have driven to LeMans and not regretted the lack of padding.
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I see ! Thank you Andy. These seats are apparently very comfy !
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Nothing has broken since the last post. Minor trip out update.

<confession> quite like aviation, specifically military aviation and often trundle down to Coningsby and Lakenheath/Mildenhall for visits along with RIAT. < /confession > I cant quite decide if plane spotting is in the same level of sad as train spotting. Speaking of which does that mean car spotting has a grade as well?

Last night a good friend and me went down to CBY as they are on nights. A not so fun route down of A1 --> A17 was used on the way down and a chip supper was aquired at the aptly named Chipmunk chippy near the base.

We found the perfect bench

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I think the S2 is quite photogenic from the rear. I suppose a little like me ..

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Then this happened :

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StartEX was due at 2100. I have a couple of rubbish pics of a phoon departing.

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We watched about 13 ships go up and head off to the North Sea directly east Newcastle. At 2200 we called it as it appeared no one was on a short op so departed. Typically the second we left the base a phoon returned. Nevermind.

We were routed back via Newark and this was a lot more fun despite the candle light excuse for headlights on the exige. Power , brake , roundabout , repeat.

(Bingo)Fuel light came on the second I arrived back on the drive so all in all a good, solid run after a trackday.

Never thought of selling the exige and these kind of runs affirm its a keeper.
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Fonzey
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That's awesome. Missus is a bit of an aviation nerd (her first flying lesson this weekend!) And I have many fond memories from BAE family airshows and open days back when my Dad worked there

Oh, exiges are cool too
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