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upgrade elise s1 suspension?

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anyone help with upgraded suspension?

i bought my first lotus 3 weeks ago and the front shocks have started to leak...iam looking into getting a new kit but wasnt sure what makes/brand to go for, or stay away from? cant be to expensive...ive found some spax rsx coilovers...any good for the s1 elise?

anyone help? :help:

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Cheaper alternative = bilsein S2 suspension kit, more expensive = nitrons. These are the proven alternatives, for which there is lots of experience

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If you got for the billies, get them from a dealer who does a 10% discount for full forum members :thumbup:


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I fitted Nitrons, probably the best suspension I've ever used but expensive.

I still have the Gaz adjustable coil overs I took off - contact me if you are interested.

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Bibs, are westover lotus in poole on your discount list?

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Nope, but I can call them and ask if they'd be interested in setting something up? The other's will deliver, an option if the discount is better than the shipping cost.

ETA Westover are happy to offer full forum members a discount as of now! Details will be posted in the discount section shortly :)


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Nope, but I can call them and ask if they'd be interested in setting something up? The other's will deliver, an option if the discount is better than the shipping cost.

ETA Westover are happy to offer full forum members a discount as of now! Details will be posted in the discount section shortly :)

Thank you boss, top banana. :)

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Progress has been made on bens elise. I managed to change all 8 upper & lower ball joints yesterday.it took about 8 hours to do & was quite awkward but it's the first time I've worked on an elise. Ben has now ordered the bilstein s2 suspension upgrade, so I've got those to fit as well as front arb bushes/drinks. Thats a job for next week :)

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I've got those to fit as well as front arb bushes/drinks.

I assume you mean 'tea' of course! :lol:


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Oops, lol.

Oh yes plenty of tea in a tlf hand wash mug. :)

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:lol:

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Well i managed to change Ben's shocks today for the bilstein s2 upgrade kit, with those & the new arb links & upper/lower ball joints the car should be feeling much better now :)

you can just see the shiny new upper balljoint in the pic, note the different upper shock mount

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pic of the new arb droplinks/mounting

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all fitted

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I think the old shocks were a bit past their best :cry:

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Nice mug! :lol:


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Nice mug! :lol:

Oh yes, a superior drinking device and might I say, the lip to rim interface is quite exquisite :)

Been for a blast in the car & the transformation is like night & day. :)

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Nice work - It looks like you have it all covered but have you re-geo'd the car for the new suspension?


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Nice work - It looks like you have it all covered but have you re-geo'd the car for the new suspension?

We need to replace inner nylon joints in the steering rack, (some slight play detected) then it will be time for a full geo set up :)

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I've enquired as to the availability of this kit. My car is on the original Koni's which are making the billiard ball noises and while the car rides just right this is a nice upgrade and a factory option for the car.

 

Was it easy to fit Steve? How many Haynes spanners?


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I'm glad to report that 'Thwaites Engineering Services' did a lovely job, ably assisted with tool passing by my good self and the car is ten times better than it was on the Koni's which were well and truly knackered! :thumbsup:

 

TES have confirmed this as a 2 spanner job.


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Glad they went on ok.

Was good to chat and thanks for the coffee.

Gary

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Great to meet you Gary, really pleased with it, thanks!  :D


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