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Old 11-01-2006, 06:58 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I did not notice any change in light pattern from the OEM plastic rings to the aluminum.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:00 AM   #22 (permalink)
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The Lotus rings don't affect beam pattern that I can tell.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:20 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Does the extension of the rings change the pattern/width of the light beam much? After all it's not a light beam but a 'cone'.
None at all. They do hide the "ant tracks" on mine.
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:49 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Before and After... looks amazing - Thanks!

(Yes I know it's dirty - it rained yesterday)

Would it REALLY have cost Lotus that much more to make these rings metal?
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:03 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I just installed Uglyduck's embellisher rings. They're awesome. Ivan was supercool and sent me a 2nd pair free of charge after the 1st pair got lost in the mail. I would highly recommend to those who do not have the rings installed, and oh yeah opt for the tracking just in case they get lost. Thanks again Ivan!
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:16 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Thanks for the kind words obanaga
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That reminds me, I still need to install mine... How long ago did I purchase these??? And where did I put them???
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:10 PM   #28 (permalink)
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uglyduck, Do you have any more rings left?

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That reminds me, I still need to install mine... How long ago did I purchase these??? And where did I put them???
I've seen the shop attic... it's a scaaaaarrrry place!
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:51 PM   #30 (permalink)
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you could get a small amount of flat black paint and use it to cover up the ant trails.it might take two layers of paint. but when dry you will never see them.

btw. this is Cisco that used to be at Lotus BH,then Calabasas. hello to some of my old customers!
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I have mine too sitting next to the HID's I got from Chester lol. I am such a lazy modder.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
Just bought an 05 Elise and going through a punch list of fixes ( worst was replacing leaking radiator. ) now I need to do the embellisher ring fix. I bought a set of aluminum rings and was wondering how the attach. Are they just slotted in from behind or actually glued in? If glued what glue do you recommend?
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Ah, breaker one-nine, this here's the Ugly Duck. You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen, c'mon? Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, it's clean clear to Flag Town, c'mon. Yeah, that's a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy...


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Old 11-20-2012, 04:12 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Got any more, and cost?
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I got mine on eBay, probably someone in this group selling? Cost $78.00. You can buy oem plastic ones from lotus garage for $17.12 each. Unless I hear otherwise I think I will probably use JB weld to glue the aluminum rings on.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:41 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Actually based on this thread a silicone caulk may be a better idea & allows removal if needed.

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:53 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Yes silicone adhesive is the best for installing the ring s as it is flexible and allows for the expansion and contraction of the aluminum ring and the plastic housing without breaking or coming loose.
They are once again available but not direct through me. Exoticare.ca now sells them. Contact Andrew at sales@exoticare.ca or on e-bay

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:08 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I updated the first post of your original thread with this info. The Uberpost also links to that thread. Thanks.

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Old 11-21-2012, 12:09 PM   #39 (permalink)
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The oem part number for these things is pretty elusive. Also have not been able to find the original bulletin from back in the day.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:46 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Oem part number is A117B0721F


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