Yellow s240 exige

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Toby111s
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In the spirit of #longlivetheforum I thought I’d pitch up and do a ‘build thread’ :thumbup:

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So the car was reasonably standard when I picked it up last year with the exception of a open air filter and the 240r forged wheels.

Since then I’ve just been enjoying the car, took it to a friends wedding in wales and added a couple of days to explore some cracking roads.

Fitted engine mount inserts to the rear mount as I hate how much these engine wobble.

Changed the gear oil for some redline MTF

Put a pioneer head unit with smart sync into the car.

Touched up a few bits of paintwork.

I’ve bought some Nitron NTR40’s with some custom valving from meteor motorsport leaning them slightly more towards road use than they would be from Nitron, presently getting the springs refurbished and then they will be going straight on with probably a 5-10mm drop in ride height.

With the hope of some trackdays and in particular a trip to SPA, it started playing on my mind that this car was still rocking oem toelinks and sump. I did a poll on Facebook to test how small a minority I was in to still be relying on these standard items and the results were clear.

Wind the clock forward 1 weeks and I am now the proud owner of these.


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The spitfire toelinks looks absolutely devine and I can’t wait to get tinkering!

I’ve gone for the seriously lotus baffled sump, made by pro alloy, any recommendations on a liquid gasket to use when fitting?

That’s about it for now, I anticipate some new tyres will be needed in the not to distant future, r888r, a052 and ZZS are all in the mix for potential replacements atm….
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PaulT
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Ask Dave @seriouslylotus about the gasket and what a lovely motor :thumbup: :wave:
Toby111s
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Joined: Mon May 10, 2021 9:56 pm

Cheers Paul

Suspension ready to go on at the weekend! Can’t wait…

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Rob999
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Location: Norfolk

Always like shiny new springs…

Look forward to the build thread….👍
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Toby111s
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Suspension on and first impressions are great! For road driving the nitrons deal with typical undulations far better than the standard billies.

Turn-in is also a lot more precise, exposing available grip on the nose far sooner than before!

What is a little annoying is I seem stuck with 130mm on the ride height on the front… anyone else found this? I’ve got 7” springs up front
Toby111s
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Managed to get out last weekend and experiment a little more with dampener settings, and really pleased with how I can play with the balance.

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Also spoke to Simon at meteor motorsport who was a cracking chap and extremely helpful. He re valved the NTR40’s on my car and also extended the other all length of the dampener to increase travel. He explained how it’s set up for 130F and 140R ride heights and said I need to decide if I want the car to look pretty or go fast….

Think I’ll add 5mm to the rear so there is some rake and then see how I feel about it…

In other news the sump from @seriouslylotus is bolted on, I was a littler nervous at first as it wasn’t lining up with the block, but after a bit of wiggling and some very light encouragement with a rubber mallet it’s on and touch wood it’s sealed nicely too!

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thommo
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I love a yellow car! And reading about the things folk get up to with their motors. Keep it coming.
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Nicolas14
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Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:40 am

What a lovely car ! Do you know what is the exact colour code of this yellow / or colour name ?
Toby111s
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Joined: Mon May 10, 2021 9:56 pm

Thanks chaps

Nicholas is solar yellow (b114)
Nicolas14
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Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:40 am

Really nice !
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