Exige 350 adventures

Exige 350 adventures

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custardkid

Original Poster:

2,465 posts

191 months

Sunday 19th July 2020
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Re the harness debate above.
I think the first step may be some grippier seats

.. Anyone got. Tillet B5s ?
That will work with standard belts

Arun_D

2,256 posts

162 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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I have Tillett B6 ,which gives useful additional support. Not sure the B5 will give you that much extra. Can also be mounted with standard seatbelt and runners using the EB5 brackets

Kananga

993 posts

123 months

Friday 24th July 2020
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@custardkid... small world as I had enquired about that blue one literally minutes after you had bought it! smile

Congratulations on the purchase, hope you enjoy it in good health!! I am actually thinking of swapping my 2bular non-valved track exhaust for a valved system from the 380, as my car is not likely to see track action. Happy to have a chat in case you fancy it?

I ended up buying a lovely grey one privately but yours looks absolutely stunning in that blue!! Any other mods planned for it ?

custardkid

Original Poster:

2,465 posts

191 months

Sunday 26th July 2020
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Thanks kananga

You are the second person to say they tried to buy my exige that week!
Looks like i got it just in time

Your Exige looks good. Didnt see it advertised. I like the side pods and your new mirrors
Have pm'd about the exhaust

Kananga

993 posts

123 months

Sunday 26th July 2020
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Thanks! Replied.

Yes I was contacted by a chap on the SELOC forum who was thinking of selling, so it wasn’t advertised. Just feel lucky to have a superb example, so don’t feel as bad about missing yours! smile

custardkid

Original Poster:

2,465 posts

191 months

Wednesday 29th July 2020
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Lots of Lotus at Cadwell on sunday
Includeing a 340r
No v6 exige tho



I was in the M3 rather than the Exige


Davey D

8 posts

12 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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Hi @custardkid, I'm the guy you was talking to at the lotus Silverstone open day with the green exige 380sport. Looks like quite a few people was after that blue 350 sport of yours biggrin

Are you local to cadwell area? You should get your lotus out on the back roads around there ;-)

custardkid

Original Poster:

2,465 posts

191 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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Davey D said:
Hi @custardkid, I'm the guy you was talking to at the lotus Silverstone open day with the green exige 380sport. Looks like quite a few people was after that blue 350 sport of yours biggrin

Are you local to cadwell area? You should get your lotus out on the back roads around there ;-)
beer

Cadwell is about 3hrs away.. Otherwise would be there all the time
August is Castlecombe... the local

But done most laps at donnington.. Great for that 4 wheel drift feeling
Also love Anglesey

Lotus will make it out on track next year
Got a trip planned in it to the Vosges in sept. Which hopefully will means some good roads



Davey D

8 posts

12 months

Saturday 1st August 2020
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Cadwell, and Blyton are my local tracks, but I've spent a lot more time on Blyton than Cadwell.

Blyton is a great little track. No good for massive power straight line merchants, as there are lots of corners and the straights aren't long enough for huge speeds. So with this I find it more enjoyable as you get a different class of car/ driver there

CraigyMc

12,464 posts

203 months

Thursday 20th August 2020
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ecain63 said:
custardkid said:
Apart from carbon bits, gearchange, dampers and some engine tweeks an exige v6S to a 430 are basically the same
You can fit a soft top to any of them
Totally different.

410/430 has:

Tub from the Cup380
Nitron 3 way suspension
Charge cooling and additional coolers
Different supercharger
Different gearbox
Evora 410/430 clutch
AP J-Hooks
Carbon seats
Different exhaust system
Different wheels
Oodles of carbon
Etc

You could build a 410/430 at komotec, but it'd be expensive.
Isn't the gearbox still an Aisin EA60?
The gear linkage is different, but I think/thought the gearbox itself was the same.

ecain63

10,420 posts

142 months

Thursday 20th August 2020
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CraigyMc said:
ecain63 said:
custardkid said:
Apart from carbon bits, gearchange, dampers and some engine tweeks an exige v6S to a 430 are basically the same
You can fit a soft top to any of them
Totally different.

410/430 has:

Tub from the Cup380
Nitron 3 way suspension
Charge cooling and additional coolers
Different supercharger
Different gearbox
Evora 410/430 clutch
AP J-Hooks
Carbon seats
Different exhaust system
Different wheels
Oodles of carbon
Etc

You could build a 410/430 at komotec, but it'd be expensive.
Isn't the gearbox still an Aisin EA60?
The gear linkage is different, but I think/thought the gearbox itself was the same.
You may well be right, but I think the later cars have updated mechanisms in the box as well as the linkage.

CraigyMc

12,464 posts

203 months

Thursday 20th August 2020
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ecain63 said:
CraigyMc said:
ecain63 said:
custardkid said:
Apart from carbon bits, gearchange, dampers and some engine tweeks an exige v6S to a 430 are basically the same
You can fit a soft top to any of them
Totally different.

410/430 has:

Tub from the Cup380
Nitron 3 way suspension
Charge cooling and additional coolers
Different supercharger
Different gearbox
Evora 410/430 clutch
AP J-Hooks
Carbon seats
Different exhaust system
Different wheels
Oodles of carbon
Etc

You could build a 410/430 at komotec, but it'd be expensive.
Isn't the gearbox still an Aisin EA60?
The gear linkage is different, but I think/thought the gearbox itself was the same.
You may well be right, but I think the later cars have updated mechanisms in the box as well as the linkage.
I'd be interested to know the differences in the tub from V6 to 380 too, if you have info.

ecain63

10,420 posts

142 months

Friday 21st August 2020
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CraigyMc said:
ecain63 said:
CraigyMc said:
ecain63 said:
custardkid said:
Apart from carbon bits, gearchange, dampers and some engine tweeks an exige v6S to a 430 are basically the same
You can fit a soft top to any of them
Totally different.

410/430 has:

Tub from the Cup380
Nitron 3 way suspension
Charge cooling and additional coolers
Different supercharger
Different gearbox
Evora 410/430 clutch
AP J-Hooks
Carbon seats
Different exhaust system
Different wheels
Oodles of carbon
Etc

You could build a 410/430 at komotec, but it'd be expensive.
Isn't the gearbox still an Aisin EA60?
The gear linkage is different, but I think/thought the gearbox itself was the same.
You may well be right, but I think the later cars have updated mechanisms in the box as well as the linkage.
I'd be interested to know the differences in the tub from V6 to 380 too, if you have info.
No idea about the actual differences, but all 410 and 430 Cup tubs are stamped Cup380. This was a pricing factor when I wrote off my last 410 and they were looking to work out the damage costs. The 380Cup tub was a 12 week+ order and wasn't the same part as the 350.

CraigyMc

12,464 posts

203 months

Friday 21st August 2020
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ecain63 said:
CraigyMc said:
I'd be interested to know the differences in the tub from V6 to 380 too, if you have info.
No idea about the actual differences, but all 410 and 430 Cup tubs are stamped Cup380. This was a pricing factor when I wrote off my last 410 and they were looking to work out the damage costs. The 380Cup tub was a 12 week+ order and wasn't the same part as the 350.
The parts list I have suggests that all Sport 350 and onward chassis are part # A138A4210S for RHD with AC or A138A4212S for RHD with just a heater.
They are all listed in the parts doc as "contact us" and "Factory order"

Example:
Table Number: 30_01
Position: 01u
Part Number: A138A4212S
Description: Partial body RHD heater*
Notes: Incl. sill pipes/hoses, pedallbox, vin number reqd. - 350 Vin HH 1450 & from Vin HH 1456 on
Qty on Car: 1
Price (each): contact us
Condition: New
Stock: Factory Order

There are no specific 380 or 410 chassis parts in the parts list, which I'm looking at here https://www.deroure.com/partinfo.asp?MAK=1&MDL...

ecain63

10,420 posts

142 months

Friday 21st August 2020
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CraigyMc said:
The parts list I have suggests that all Sport 350 and onward chassis are part # A138A4210S for RHD with AC or A138A4212S for RHD with just a heater.
They are all listed in the parts doc as "contact us" and "Factory order"

Example:
Table Number: 30_01
Position: 01u
Part Number: A138A4212S
Description: Partial body RHD heater*
Notes: Incl. sill pipes/hoses, pedallbox, vin number reqd. - 350 Vin HH 1450 & from Vin HH 1456 on
Qty on Car: 1
Price (each): contact us
Condition: New
Stock: Factory Order

There are no specific 380 or 410 chassis parts in the parts list, which I'm looking at here https://www.deroure.com/partinfo.asp?MAK=1&MDL...
I can only say what's stamped on every 410 and 430 tub, and what the accident repairer said about ordering a new tub. 12 weeks+ for that part as it differs to the 350 item.

ecain63

10,420 posts

142 months

Friday 21st August 2020
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CraigyMc said:
The parts list I have suggests that all Sport 350 and onward chassis are part # A138A4210S for RHD with AC or A138A4212S for RHD with just a heater.
They are all listed in the parts doc as "contact us" and "Factory order"

Example:
Table Number: 30_01
Position: 01u
Part Number: A138A4212S
Description: Partial body RHD heater*
Notes: Incl. sill pipes/hoses, pedallbox, vin number reqd. - 350 Vin HH 1450 & from Vin HH 1456 on
Qty on Car: 1
Price (each): contact us
Condition: New
Stock: Factory Order

There are no specific 380 or 410 chassis parts in the parts list, which I'm looking at here https://www.deroure.com/partinfo.asp?MAK=1&MDL...
I can only say what's stamped on every 410 and 430 tub, and what the accident repairer said about ordering a new tub. 12 weeks+ for that part as it differs to the 350 item.

ecain63

10,420 posts

142 months

Friday 21st August 2020
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Part from my crash damage report


ecain63

10,420 posts

142 months

Friday 21st August 2020
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Looking on DeRoure it's a different part. But I don't know the differences.

What I do know is it's stamped Cup380 on the rear of the tub. It's also "vin required" which would suggest it's only suitable for particular builds.

Edited by ecain63 on Friday 21st August 19:46

Tin Hat

965 posts

176 months

Friday 21st August 2020
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Having endured the Tillets and harnesses in my Elise, I would try before you buy.

The seats are comfortable for what they are, but they are not covered in padding and my back let me know that quite promptly. With the fixing frame etc, they are also not as light as you might hope. Once your seat is bolted down, there is no way to adjust them front to back, so my wife couldn’t take the helm. They do, however, look immense and are clearly built with utmost care.

The harnesses are a mahoosive pain in the neck, it’s like having a ball and chain flapping around once you are out of them, and when you are in them, you cannot see left unless you are a giraffe. I would never want harnesses again.

Car looks great btw, I’m 5 years in and my 360 Cup is still a delight.

custardkid

Original Poster:

2,465 posts

191 months

Saturday 22nd August 2020
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Thanks for all the comments

Enough talk about 410 snake oil

Back to the 350
Not to everyones taste, but i like it more than the black wheels

Looking forward to a road trip in sept, the continent is probably off the cards, so will explore the old military road and the highlands .. But probably keep off the popular NC500