Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kernersville, NC
There's not that many ways that the canards can be positioned and still have the mounting side fit somewhat flush against the body. When I put mine on my former Exige, I tried different angles but only one way seemed to fit best. Also the position is different if you have an Elise or Exige because of slight differences in the front clam. I ended up using painters tape to put the canards in place and make sure both sides were symmetrical and then marked the holes with a sharpie.
The small screws they provide worked ok, but you may want a slightly longer for the lowest (closest to the center of the vehicle.) Also when drilling that lowest hole on each side be VERY careful because you're close to the oil cooler. I found a drill bit that fit inside the mounting holes of the canard and then went up one size.
I agree to get it right you'd want to go to a wind tunnel, baseline the stock set up and then play with the canards and rear wing until you have the same F/R balance. As very few of us can do that, I ended up putting the canards on however they fit best (used a digital level on both sides so they were consistent) then adjusted the APR rear wing at the track until there was no massive over or understeer.
2007 Exige S AW TP/TC 1/20/2007 - 3/25/2011 RIP
2008 Exige S240 Starlight Black Track/Touring/LSD KF270 - SOLD