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Don't know if it will help, but I have posted this link on the WA lotus groups yahoo page.

Hope it helps.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Thats correct, it would be difficult to get the springs right first time. Also, on the pre-85 the lower link twists as it goes up and down as its located front-rear by the ARB. So the lower shock

So it's looking like nothing will ever come of this? What a tragedy! I have a 1978 Esprit S2 that needs a suspension overhaul and I would have snapped up a Bilstein/Eibach setup in a second.

Has there been any update on this? If we could hold of the specs, could we not get some made etc? 

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My S1 is still at the factory ready for them to start the development program on it if they get the go ahead.

I have talked to Brian Angus at the factory today and he assures me that he is still pushing to make this a reality.

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I will take a set as well.

1. Tony K

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. matk

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

41. Douchy77 S1

42. Rodewaryer

43.Ron

44. RobertC

45. MikeS2

I have a '78 esprit S2 that is sagging badly toward the rear drivers side (of course). I rebuilt the whole car 10 years ago - including springs and Spax shocks.

I would much rather buy an excellent new set like this rather than the original springs that only last a few years before sagging again.

BTW:

I have never looked at this great website before since it's content is "hidden" from casual google searches and needs you to register to see anything. You can't see anything on this site if you just google Lotus or esprit (unlike say, Roadfly forums). I think alot more people like me would be interested if this were rectified.

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1. Tony K

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. matk

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

41. Douchy77 S1

42. Rodewaryer

43. Ron

44. RobertC

45. MikeS2

46. Whiskybob

47. simonb

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Please add one more for the suspension upgrade. He doesn't have the ability to post but sent me this note, he's ready to buy today. he also gave me his personal contact information if needed.

Thanks,

Dan

Please put me on 1983 suspension list!

My VIN

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If it may help things along, I will ultimately be purchasing a minimum of two sets of springs/dampers, possibly three. I only counted myself once on the list because I am promising to buy one set (for blue S1) immediately upon their availability; A year or two or few later I would buy another set for my white S1. If I have a third S1 when they are available . . .

I won't be buying any dampers/springs for any S1 except for what Lotus offers. If Lotus are all about handling, and the factory is offering to do the kind of development/testing at the Lotus test track to give us proper new suspension, I see it as there being no other choice! What's the point otherwise?!?

:) Tony

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Having now spent 2 glorious visits at the Lotus factory this year, driving some of the current range of vehicles and taking mine around the test track, I would also like to add my name to the list for a new set up for my S3 N/A 1982 car. There knowledge and expertise is incredibly good value.

Updated List ??????

1. Tony K

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. matk

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

41. Douchy77 S1

42. Rodewaryer

43. Ron

44. RobertC

45. MikeS2

46. Whiskybob

47. simonb

48. Tom Curran

49. Warwick Bunn (1982 S3 N/A)

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If it may help things along, I will ultimately be purchasing a minimum of two sets of springs/dampers, possibly three. I only counted myself once on the list because I am promising to buy one set (for blue S1) immediately upon their availability; A year or two or few later I would buy another set for my white S1. If I have a third S1 when they are available . . .

I won't be buying any dampers/springs for any S1 except for what Lotus offers. If Lotus are all about handling, and the factory is offering to do the kind of development/testing at the Lotus test track to give us proper new suspension, I see it as there being no other choice! What's the point otherwise?!?

:) Tony

Put your name on the list a few times then Tony.

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So the list now looks like this, I think:-

1. Tony K - Blue car

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. Nelly9000

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

41. Douchy77 S1

42. Rodewaryer

43. Ron

44. RobertC

45. MikeS2

46. Whiskybob

47. simonb

48. Tom Curran

49. Warwick Bunn (1982 S3 N/A)

50. TonyK - white car

Anyone missing?

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Is 70 still the magic number?. Perhaps a post on the yahoo S1/S2/S3 group would draw some more interest and help reach the required minimum number. As long as the respected owners/moderators of each forum don't object.

Cheers, Gavin

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1. Tony K - Blue car

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. Nelly9000

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

41. Douchy77 S1

42. Rodewaryer

43. Ron

44. RobertC

45. MikeS2

46. Whiskybob

47. simonb

48. Tom Curran

49. Warwick Bunn (1982 S3 N/A)

50. TonyK - white car

51. Richardvg (sth Africa)

52. Aquafir (83 TE)

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1. Tony K - Blue car

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. Nelly9000

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. gtookey (Gavin Tookey)

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

41. Douchy77 S1

42. Rodewaryer

43. Ron

44. RobertC

45. MikeS2

46. Whiskybob

47. simonb

48. Tom Curran

49. Warwick Bunn (1982 S3 N/A)

50. TonyK - white car

51. Richardvg (sth Africa)

52. Aquafir (83 TE)

53. Scott Hancock

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You can add my name to the list as well if it helps - although I think my car handles fantastic already.

I do however think that Lotus should think beyond financial costings when it comes to 'G' esprits - afterall what could be a better advertisement for them than having these iconic cars driving our streets and turning heads ?!! And wasn't this the car that saved Lotus in the late 70s early 80's??

Surely that should be included in the financial equation !

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I'll take one. I've already got a Claudius rear suspension, although not installed. I'd like to know if anyone else has ever installed one of these and if they are an improvement.

But, I'd also buy a Lotus designed kit.

Jess '79 S2 Federal...Commemorative #010

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U can add me I would very much like to purchase such a kit as I am trying to restore my S1 and would need the shocks, springs, dampers in the near future (would also save me the cost of having a set of bilstien's specially desinged for my lotus, which I was planning soon)

So count me in, provided I can get them here hopefully

thanx

Bevan, South Africa

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Due to the lack of numbers and costs of development for the new Bilstein/Eibach suspension upgrade Lotus cannot realistically carry on the development of this upgrade unless there are significant numbers of people interested in purchasing. If only 10/20 people wish to follow this route then Lotus will lose a significant amount of money on the project which, as nice as they are, they can't justify. If 75+ people were interested, there's a lot more chance of us getting this off the ground.

Please post below if you would purchase this suspension if it were available. It's not a contract to buy, but we do need a commitment to numbers so a good case can be made to Lotus to make this an economically good idea for them.

Yes, I would buy a better suspension for my 1978 Esprit S2 but it depends on the price.

Dennis

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Updated List...

1. Tony K - Blue car

2. Esprit S2 (Paul Baxter)

3. Troy

4. Peteyg (Pete Gentilli)

5. yeller77 (Eric)

6. Nelly9000

7. ghe67 (giorgio)

8. dwil

9. Matwatts (for 78 Esprit S1)

10. Mark p

11. beagle!

12. Franky (Esprit S2 JPS)

13. JeanVM (Esprit S1)

14. Mundo

15. LOTUS

16. Rich S.

17. Mikes2esprit1979

18. scottmgibb

19. orionflyer74

20. Ian Munro

21. Rogue_S1 (Rob Roy, Esprit S1)

22. HotShoe (Dave Coleman, '78 S1

23. AdamLHelton (Esprit S1)

24. Rohan Hodges (1978 Esprit S1 1/2)

25. Iain Ogilvie (1983 Turbo Esprit)

26. djc

27. ALOOFS2 (Dennis Fresch)

28. surferphil (1978 S1)

29. tiga (1979 S2)

30. GavinS1

31. Rolf, S3 TurboEsprit

32. Mike H 77 L34

33. Mattwatts (for 78 Esprit S2)

34. Plumdeplakmuis (1980 S2.2)

35. richardvg

36. 84 Turbo

37. Matt

38. douglasm

39. 1981esprit2.2

40. Brim (79 S2)

41. Douchy77 S1

42. Rodewaryer

43. Ron

44. RobertC

45. MikeS2

46. Whiskybob

47. simonb

48. Tom Curran

49. Warwick Bunn (1982 S3 N/A)

50. TonyK - white car

51. Richardvg (sth Africa)

52. Aquafir (83 TE)

53. Scott Hancock

54. Frantic Frank

55. Jiffjet2

56. Pr2d4t3r

57. Dennis E.

58. Bugslugger

59. pmb

16 to go?

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Cheers, Gavin

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