Lee's Exige

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Fonzey wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:18 pm Could have been a different set, I just remember them being gloss (Lotus did them Satin IIRC) and had A048's on so I put two and two together to probably get 5 :mrgreen:
Those wheels could be had in gloss or satin black and silver finish :ugeek:
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tim_marra wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:24 pm
Fonzey wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:58 am Very nice Lee, if I'm not mistaken I was eyeing up this same set on eBay a few weeks ago. They went for a bargain tbh but I talked myself out of it!
How much of a bargain?
Can't remember the exact numbers now but they were listed for something like 1400 but came with loads of part worn tyres (a048 and zzr of various condition, about 12 tyres in total). I initially made an offer for 1200 which was rejected, then a week later I got a counter offer of 1150... I'd mentally moved on by this point though so I declined, a few hours later I get an eBay email saying they sold for £1100.

Considering 3-400quid worth of part worns they were pretty damn cheap. Had it not been in the strict portion of lockdown I may have taken them but they weren't my #1 choice of forged wheel anyway so added to the inconvenience/risk of moving around in lockdown I gave it a miss.
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This coming autumn I intend to strip and rebuild the exige down and rebuild it with a few little power enhacments. But today I thought I would bench Mark the current power, and Air intake temps and put it on a hub dyno.
My car is a 240 but had the Lotus 260 upgrade fitted, inc TRD, and enlarged pro alloy Intercooler, it also has a std horrible exhaust chosen by the previous previous owner so he could tour europe peacefully.

My car made 219 Hp and 153lbft torque and after 5 or 6 runs hit 48° intake temps.

Not sure how much is lost through the transmission some say 15% some say 20% so if that's right then hp is getting up towards the 260 lotus claim. However I cant help think the exhaust is chocking the power so it will be interesting once this has been changed. Doing the air duct mod will help as dont think I will go charge cooler route for what I use it for.
The garage also are agents for ECUmaster so a emu black may happen as he can do me a great deal.
I would be interested if anyone else has had their car on a dyno and their numbers.
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Wasnt it 260ps or 257 bhp??
If so, thats very very close to the expected 218 bhp 15% losses
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219.7 hp it says on the printout
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lotuslee wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:05 pm 219.7 hp it says on the printout
One at 217 one at 219 so average of 218
Hence my comments
Close enough to say it's what would be expected
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Looks like a healthy starting point, I need to chase Dan up for my Dyno graphs, I seem to think 215-220 at the wheels sounds familiar though.

Those intake temps look pretty good too, Dyno usually brings out the worst!
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Over the weekend i have done the best part of 300 miles visiting many places and general usage. Really enjoying it.
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Last thing tonight i got it on the 4 post lift and cleaned the floor, note the staining from the aircon oil from the disintegrated condenser 🤣🤣🤣 the undertrays will be cleaned separately and I have a new deffuser ready to go on too.

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This is the last week of usage before it comes apart for a full nut and bolt rebuild, plan is to share the progess on here, not as good as Fonzy's thread but you will get the idea.
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