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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:57 PM

2006 Exige, just took delivery.

 

 

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Still keeping the Evo, just look how small this is in comparison! The Evo isn't even all that big as well. Current plans for the car are new tires and a coolant flush. Down the road possibly a 2007+ supercharger install, but I like the power as is now. This is my second sports car, after my Mazda RX-7 twin turbo. This Lotus as hardcore as it gets for a street car, but I love it.
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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:01 PM

Sexy

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:30 PM

oh nice pictures.

sexy is as sexy does.

 

the best part is that anywhere you roll in a Lotus, the layman will assume you're a rich bastard. this may or may not be the kind of attention you wish to draw, but it's awesome to say that you bought your dream car. mad props all around. have you considered taking it to any local track days?

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:49 AM

Get a titanium grill, boy that would be sexy.., just my opinion though.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:55 AM

Nice buy! I've also had an FD RX7 and I'd love an Exige, whether new or old.

 

I was the first person to drive the first Exige S V6 that arrived in Australia last year and f*ck me dead that thing was insane. 

 

I have a funny story about what a colleague did with it on the M4 but don't want to go too far off topic....


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:52 PM

This is love.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

the best part is that anywhere you roll in a Lotus, the layman will assume you're a rich bastard. this may or may not be the kind of attention you wish to draw, but it's awesome to say that you bought your dream car.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:49 PM

I've never seen that video before, but that's hilarious :lol:

good call.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:04 PM

Very nice car dude!


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:57 PM

Nice car dude, Hope you a good time driving it!


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:21 PM

Very nice colour


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:46 AM

I approve. 

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:58 AM

Nice car, but what happened to the RX7?


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:42 PM

I sold the Mazda back in November. Nice car but it just wasn't for me. It also wasn't worth the 11mpg in fuel economy. The Exige gets more than double that.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:04 AM

Nice car, congrats! :)


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:01 PM

How tall are you? Because I'm 6'/6'1" and could barely (comfortably) fit in the Elise when I test-drove one.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:57 PM

they are deceptively tiny cars.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:48 AM

Got a deal on some carbon fiber parts. If you can't tell, it's a new front splitter (plate delete), side scoops, front access panels (bonnet covers), and rear wing end plates.

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Also picked up this. Should liven things up a bit:

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:12 AM

That's looking real good man. What's that part in the second picture?

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:16 AM

The supercharger I'll be putting in!


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:36 AM

Ah I see! I didn't know that's what they looked like. How much more power will you be getting with a supercharger?

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:48 AM

I'd be looking at close to 300hp if I can get the right add-ons. That's over a 60% increase in power from where it is right now.


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:46 AM

What tires are you running? Stock AO48's? There was a 300 hp Elise in town that was running R1R's (less sticky than stock to let him run street tire classes in autoX) and it was an absolute handful to drive. I think he runs Hoosier A6's now (really sticky but not street friendly) and is apesh*t fast. I'm guessing it will be somewhere in between the two on the AO48's. Maybe still a bit of a handful. 


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:03 PM

Nice.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:28 AM

Tires are Toyo Proxes, not original. I plan on replacing all four with a set of nice summer tires down the road but I have other priorities right now and the Proxes are decent enough. I just have to take it easy in the rain.

 

 

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All I need now are a few miscellaneous seals, a roof duct for the intercooler, some brackets, and the supercharger can go in.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:21 AM Edited by Lurch, 23 February 2014 - 06:29 AM.

Proxes what? R1R's? I think the reason they use super sticky A048's factory is those things would probably understeer like hell with a normal tire on them. With them being so light and the fronts taking so long to heat up.

Edit- oh, T1R's. Not to be rude, but that's pretty meh on that car. Probably significantly slower than stock. That's not even an ST tire like an R1R and stock AO48's are a good rank above ST tires.

 

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:06 AM

I'll probably pick up a set of new Yokohamas, I've only heard good things about them.

 

Installed a new rear (larger) diffuser last night, makes the rear end much more aggressive.

 

 

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:06 AM

More of a muscle car guy myself but it is a nice ride seeing your in. Washington do you store it for the winter

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 04:47 AM

You always have the coolest sh*t.  :inlove:


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 04:09 PM

As a guy with Lotus history in my family, I can appreciate this :-)

 

Do you go track days? 





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