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Wheel Alignment settings

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I'm getting close to finishing the front end freshen up and wanted to know if all agree with the settings in the manual or have you discovered some "secret" settings that are an improvement.

I'm not setting it up for any kind of track or racing......

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Robert Costa
1984 Turbo Esprit
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1977 S1 Esprit, in bits

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Lotus has the best set up, just follow the manual, use the right tires, the best suspension bushings & absorbers (lotus) and you can NOT be wrong.

Jean

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I totally agree, Follow the Service manual & you can't go wrong, I would even take it with you to your garage, where you may get it set up, esp if it's by one of those Laser 4 wheel checking devices. I found that the computer only went back as far as 88,the 1st stevens, & it was different to the settings in the book for my S3 t.

daz


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Good enough for Lotus, good enough for me! The setup procedure is very strict though. IIRC you need the weight of 2 people and half fuel tanks in the car, and the suspension should be kept loose until it's back on the ground and only then torqued up. Non specialists don't understand that and torque up with the car on jack stands etc.

For this reason the labour from a specialist can be quite high (I think Paul Matty did my whole car for about


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Mat

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Thanks all...I've gone to a lot of trouble to keep the front end rebuild as stock as possible.

Particular attention was paid to the outrageously expensive bushes :lol:

"Good enough for Lotus, good enough for me! The setup procedure is very strict though. IIRC you need the weight of 2 people and half fuel tanks in the car, and the suspension should be kept loose until it's back on the ground and only then torqued up. Non specialists don't understand that and torque up with the car on jack stands etc. "

....do you mean that you do the wheel alignment at the same time you torque up the suspension?

Robert


Robert Costa
1984 Turbo Esprit
Very Black!
2004 Lotus Elise
Quite Green! gone :-(

1977 S1 Esprit, in bits

1998 Lotus Elise S1, Azure Blue
Sydney, Australia

“The parts falling from this car are examples of the finest British craftsmanship”

Recommended procedure before taking on a repair of Lucas equipment: Check the position of the stars,kill a chicken and walk three times clockwise around your car chanting:" Oh mighty Prince of Darkness protect your unworthy servant.."

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