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Buy and Sell Forum / Extreme F360 for sale!
« on: July 14, 2014, 01:03:41 PM »
Well the time has come for me to part ways with my lovely white 360. I've had it since I started the build in 2009. Please feel free to take a look at my build diary below. All the important welding work was carried out by Extreme. The project was finished off by the guys at Auto Transformations who I believe now own Extreme. My car was fitted with a number of newer parts not seen on the older conversions such as Gaz suspension and various other upgrades. It has just flown through it's MOT and service for the second time so is totally road worthy.

Build Diary:-

Please note that even though the car is currently white I intend to plastidip wrap it in another colour. If you are interested but want another colour then this can be done at no extra cost. I may go for the matte grey look :-)

Even more pictures here:-,1900.0.html

The spacers are on the car and have pushed the wheels out to fill the arches so ignore the pics where they look too far in.

Price is £9995 but open to offers.

Extreme 360 / Parts
« on: May 19, 2013, 09:28:40 PM »
I've just come to MOT my car and have hit a slight problem. The first is that it needs a new cat and was wondering if anyone new the 3.0l v6 part number since its a Sunday and I can't find it online.

My next problem is that despite the car having done less than 200 miles the front off side spring has snapped. Not very good considering how much these lowering kits cost. I've emailed extreme but not had a reply yet but are they the only place that can replace them?

Finally what sort of tool ( I presume a c spanner) is required to adjust the suspension ride height. Once the MOT goes through I need to raise it by an inch.


Extreme 360 / Suspension adjustment
« on: April 01, 2012, 04:58:12 PM »
Hopefully someone on here can help me out with some mechanical question  :P The rear suspension on my 360 uses the damptech setup which is fully adjustable. When I got the car the rear suspension was at it's lowest ridge height and when the car was raised off the ground the rear springs just fell out of their seating positions. I had the car raised by about 2 inches when the MOT was done but feel it needs to go a little higher. The exhaust catches on th ground all the time when driving over the slightest bump and whilst I can raise the exhaust a little I want the whole rear end raised about 1 inch.

The problem is that when I jacked the car up the rear springs are firmly in place. How do I get them out to adjust the screw base? Will I need some small coil compressors and what are the best ones to use. Any help would be much appreciated.

This photo shows the coil with the slightly rusty screw base and the exhaust section is the matt black tube going across the bottom.

This slightly better photo shows the coil to the left, the exhaust in the middle and the rear brake and suspension parts are the rusty ones on the right. Who'd have thought that most were new 12 months ago!

Extreme 360 / No radio and no MFD
« on: November 16, 2011, 02:22:02 PM »
I change the battery recently on my v6 D8 and obviously the radio has stopped working (Phillips tape player). I have the code but no way of entering it. The only thing I get on my MFD is 3 dashes where the outside temp should be. I presume this is because my temp sensor is currently disconnected. But there is absolutely nothing else on the display. I've checked the bulbs and they are fine and the power button on the radio lights up with side lights so I presume it's working ok. Any suggestions or would someone be willing to test my MFD and radio to find out what is at fault.

Extreme 360 / Boot struts
« on: October 09, 2011, 03:37:46 PM »
With this horrible weather I was getting a bit tired of using a cardboard tube to hold my boot lid up whilst I did the templates for my boot install. I'm not going the fake engine root as I feel £600 is too much for what you get and I want a useable boot now that I'm down to 2 seats.

I order the following items from Struts Direct:-
SD02-250 x 2
get the rod and tube steel ball fitting SBJ2.

you then need bracket type 3 for the tube end (the one that attaches to the car)

and bracket type 6 for the rod end that attaches to the boot lid

I'm sure you could get some from another car at a scrappy but I haven't got the time to be bothered with this.

Extreme 360 / Exhaust Sound
« on: October 02, 2011, 12:02:23 PM »
Just thought I'd post a very quick video of my exhaust. I changed the spark plugs this weekend after an incident where water leaked in to my tank (completely my fault  ::) ) so I had to drain the fuel. Sounds as good as ever now although there is a bit of water vapour burn off here.


Extreme ChitChat / Spacers
« on: September 21, 2011, 10:53:27 AM »
If anyone is looking for spacers then these guys are well worth a visit
It means you can use wheels that fit a Pug 4 stud fitment if you don't fancy replica wheels or 5 stud ones. It just gives you another option and they make them up to 150mm

Extreme ChitChat / 2012 MOT
« on: September 19, 2011, 12:18:07 PM »
Has anyone ha chance to look at the new 2012 MOT changes? Will any of these affect current completed cars or even ones being built. One of the changes seems to be to prevent steering lock stops which some people have used to restrict the full lock to stop rubbing issues.

Also, when fitting spacers so the wheel doesn't stick out from the arch which point is it measured from. The 360 arch moves further away as you travel up the wing arch.

Extreme ChitChat / MOT time
« on: September 06, 2011, 03:15:54 PM »
I'm getting my 360 ready for the MOT but need a bit of help. Overall there won't be any issues but I have taken my car to a Peugeot stealership to sort my engine rattle. I don't normally use dealers but wanted an expert to sort the problem out. It turns out it had jumped 3 teeth on the timing but it's fixed now.

He showed me the new longer steering arms which have been welded and said that this would be an automatic MOT fail as you can't alter them. He said the only option is to get custom made new ones. Has anyone else had this problem and what advice would you give. Is this really covered in the MoT?

Extreme 360 / Windows
« on: August 22, 2011, 08:48:24 PM »
Ok, I thought I'd try and do a bit of a guide for anyone who reaches the point where they put the new windows in their 360. My builder didn't get chance to finish this stage but got to the point where both windows were in but not closing properly. There are several ways to adjust the angle both towards/away from the car and the dip of the window from front to rear.

I managed to get the windows so that they would close when the door was shut and the windows auto raise/lower the last few cms. However, I found that when I was actually in the car and wound the window down with the door shut as soon as it left the upper seal it would move in towards the door. This meant that when I came to put the window up it was too close to the frame and would jam. I have seen a few pictures of cars with their windows up but suspect that the window simply curves too much for the standard runners to cope with. This means that once the windows are up you can't actually use them.

I may be wrong but in the absense of any other guide and the build video not covering it in detail this is my solution to the problem.

This shows the runner pushed back as far as it can go in to the corner:-

This shows where the motor ends up:-

This shows the only piece that holds the new window in place. The bracket closest to the door hinge on both side is not used. This holds the window in place near to the door lock and has 4 bolts. The hex nuts on the left allow for movement of the window towards and away from the door. The ones with the thread pointing towards the camera move the window along the length of the door to get it in the correct position:-

This photo shows the location of the bolts that hold the scissor arms in place. I think this is expained in the build diary.

This is a closer photo of the scissor arm bolt nearest the door lock side of the door. The hole in the middle was the original location of the bolt but I moved it down. This was due to the fact that the top part of the window was fine but as the curve of the window reached the wing mirror there was a 1cm gap. By moving this bolt I got a greater margin to tilt the window until the whole thing fitted in to the upper seal.

I then bonded in the window stop:-

Finally I had to come up with a way to force the window to curve more to get over the upper seal but then come back in to position in order to slide between the rubber to make it water proof when the door auto closed. I made the following out of a block of wood and some felt:-

Although this test piece looks crude it works perfectly. It sits behind the window bolted to the original door skin just a few inches further forward from the door handle and as far up as it'll go.
As the window slides up it the base of the window is forced further away from the outer part of the door. This causes the upper part of the window to bend away from the frame allowing it to slide over the rubber window seal. Once the window is over the crest of the block the window return to its original position and slide further up to create a perfect seal.

I hope that makes sense but if it doesn't please post and I'll try to clarify. It may not be the original way but I now have perfectly opening and closing windows  ;D

360 Build Tips and Advice / Airbag air bag light
« on: August 22, 2011, 01:31:43 PM »
I've searched the forum and couldn't find a post relating to the flashing air bag light problem. I guess this is an issue with the 430 as well. Once the original seats come out the air bag light will flash as the seatbelt pre-tensioners fail their checks. Simply look for the orange connector under both the drivers and passenger seats. It has 2 thin orange wires going to it (some people have said that the connector is actually brown but the wires are always orange). Simply cut the connector off and put 2 10 ohm resistors in parallel with each other. I got them from Maplin at 20p each. This fools the check when the ignition is switched on and no more orange air bag light :-)

The wires are on the far left (before soldering them in properly ;-)

Extreme 360 / Finished 360!
« on: August 12, 2011, 06:29:52 PM »
Well, today I finally picked up my finished 360 from Kevin at Auto Transformations. They have done a truely fantastic job  ;D There are still a few little jobs I need to do before I get the MOT but it hopefully wont take too long. I also need to order some bigger spacers to push the wheels out further. Enjoy:-

Extreme ChitChat / Murci on TV
« on: July 29, 2011, 12:00:03 AM »
Did anyone happen to watch 'Police Interceptors' on channel 5 tonight. A blue Murci was stopped for having a dodgy plate (K30LTR) and I was wondering if anyone knew anything about it or the guy driving it. It was a kit car as it came up as an MR2 when it was checked. Was it an Extreme one as it looked fantastic.

Buy and Sell Forum / Windscreen seal
« on: June 15, 2011, 04:51:27 PM »
Due to pick up my car on 27th and there will be a few little jobs to complete. Once the windscreen is in is there a seal that goes round it to finish it off or some kind of rubber strip. I'm keen to see what other people have done to finish theirs.


Extreme ChitChat / Spam
« on: June 11, 2011, 10:55:07 AM »
Is there any way somebody can stop all these pointless spam posts. Are people really going through the registration process just so they can put 1 post up about pills from china!!

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