Lee's Exige

This is where we proud owners can upload information and pictures of our pride-and-joys (their Exige that is..)
lotuslee
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Joined: Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:58 pm

Did the gold on the Europa, must say i do kind of like it :D

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thommo
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Location: Lancs

lotuslee wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:39 am https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222328146014

You need 38 and a 30 👍👍

Great, thanks, Lee
lotuslee
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The new exhaust turned up today, and it really is a true work of art, seems a shame to hide it away. Literally from opening the box up to fitting it to the car was around 6 minutes, it really is that good.

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I had not planned on running the car until i completed the work on the front, but i simply cant wait so i have filled the coolant up and am awaiting the gearbox oil then i can run it and see how it sounds.
andyzim
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Joined: Fri May 29, 2020 8:30 am

Can I ask was the price comparable to something like 2bular? I can see myself being tempted.
lotuslee
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The Backbox is £579, it’s full repackable and can have whatever tips you want oval or dual or single tape pipe. Full stainless steel 2.5” 7” diameter and 22” length however can change the length for whatever size they want and that is the beauty of them I got it bespoke made to what i wanted.
Best to speak to Joe Max88Performance.
andyzim
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Thanks for the info, looking forward to the video.
lotuslee
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So thats the exhaust all installed, i am more than happy with the sound, fit and overall quality.

100 db at 5000 RPM

I just love getting rusty old parts back from the shotblasters, it just makes them look brand new.

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All rear suspension hung up and with several coats of zinc galv primer, i use this as it gets into all areas.

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Who does not like new parts days, new wheel bearings, sill panels, ball joints, clips, and discs. More on the discs later on.

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I finally took the plunge and bought the gearbox oil, opted for Millers, not used it before so we will see how it performs.

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lotuslee
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New bushes pressed in and everything coated with 3 coats of zinc galvanised primer, the ball joints will be pressed in once paint has hardened.

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Getting the temperature up to 35° the parts got 2 coats of Rustoleum top coat paint and it will harden off over the next week.

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I think close up it looks as good as powdercoating and this is more hardwaring, flexible and can be easily touched up if damaged.

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New hubs also painted as they come with no protection on at all and would show corrosion very early on.

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Fonzey
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Looks good Lee, would you need to rub back the zinc primer from the bearing faces/flanges etc or is it thin enough to leave in place?
lotuslee
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Yes the plan is not to get to much on the mounting surface, before it goes together these sufices will have a rotary wire brush over to clean and paint off so its metal to metal.
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