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I fitted it to my TE having had the worst handling car that the Lotus professional driver had driven (I think that's how he described it). There were changes in tarmac that would send me from one side of a lane to the other, or getting caught in wheel ruts actually forced me out of a lane and into the next (I pulled over thinking a wheel was loose). I should add that the dampers and springs were c12 months old after-market ones that are well known.

The Lotus upgrade gave me confidence in the car, it was like night and day. Yes, I had a ride-height issue but that was due to a light TE body on an SE subframe so had to change the front springs.

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I have to do this on my SE this spring but I'm unsure about the financial outlay - is it so much better than OEM shocks and bushes? My only gripe is that rear springs and dampers don't seem to be available for the SE anymore (the OE stuff)....

What does the whole lot cost nowadays? Last I checked it was just getting more and more pricey for the new springs/dampers....

Vanya Stanisavljevic '91 Esprit SE | '97 XK8

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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Comments above reference the LOTAC suspension, there are comments here about the Nitron suspension... 

 

 

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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There's nothing between them in truth apart from the Nitrons being adjustable and with a movable spring platform. Lotus obviously make top notch suspension and Nitron supply Lotus with suspension (it's the OEM set up on the Exige Cup). Choice is really up to you. 

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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