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It's the 07/08 S and the 240 and up that might have issues. I think the shroud for the ic just disconnects though. Doesn't affect my SC install in the least though, then again my IC is in the wheel well where it won't get heat soaked.

No bumps or cracks on mine nor any adverse affects. Been driving it daily for months and have two track weekends on it full of going off track and hitting the curbing at times.

Only thing I wish was a bit different would be the rear panel, a shorter support cable, and something to help lift the heavy ass exige clam up so one person can do it. Oh and Phil to make some quick release system for the hard top.

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Thank you for posting pics of your install. I find it to be a lot more complicated than I originally expected - I didn't realize you would have to pull out those interior pieces and the seats.

I think this process is going to be just a little more complicated on the S or Supercharged cars. There needs to be something to disconnect the duct to the intercooler to allow the clam to pivot.

I will be interested to see how your clam holds up over the long run. Will bumps cause stress to the fiberglass - will raising and lowering put strain on parts of the clam not designed for holding weight -

Not saying this will happen - because I don't know - just curious how well things stay together and weather or not the clam starts to get stress cracks.
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Same as on the elise. Just a few extra steps to do.

1. remove side vent covers
2. remove cable for rear hatch release
3. get a friend to help because it's not a one man job to lift

Can go from turning key off to full tilt in ~20 mins.
What's the best approach for removing the cable for the rear hatch release? Do you disconnect it in the cabin or near the latch itself? Any details on the best way to do this would be appreciated.

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do these kits also work on the S1?

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What's the best approach for removing the cable for the rear hatch release? Do you disconnect it in the cabin or near the latch itself? Any details on the best way to do this would be appreciated.

I removed the trim piece in front of the latch on the rear of the clam. I then pulled the safety cord in the boot to release the tension on the line and removed the cable with a small hook type tool or small flat head screwdriver. Takes less than a minute as long as you don't mess up the small white plastic t-caps on the cable.

If I still had my Lotus I'd take some pictures, but alas I traded it in a few months back.
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do these kits also work on the S1?
I don't believe so... The sub frames are totally different...

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I removed the trim piece in front of the latch on the rear of the clam. I then pulled the safety cord in the boot to release the tension on the line and removed the cable with a small hook type tool or small flat head screwdriver. Takes less than a minute as long as you don't mess up the small white plastic t-caps on the cable.

If I still had my Lotus I'd take some pictures, but alas I traded it in a few months back.
Thanks pictures aren't necessary. This was the approach that I was planning. I was just a little hesitant, since I was afraid of damaging the plastic caps.

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New to Elise and just found this thread. Mad props to BOE!

4-bar linkages doing what they do best. Simple, neat, clean solution. Well done!


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Thanks!

Best mod for the Lotus, hands down, IMO


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Best mod for the Lotus, hands down, IMO
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Is it safe to assume doing this mod will make thermostat replacement much easier? I was looking for the thermostat yesterday and was loathing the thought of doing it with the clam on. I figure doing this now will make the inevitable alternator, water pump, air filter changes, etc. worth the investment.

About how long from ordering today to receiving in Boston?

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It will make the job MUCH MUCH easier... Everything from changing the air filter, to installing a supercharger is easier with the clam up...

We're making another batch right now. Nearly finished. Can probably ship Monday or so... Hope that helps...

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Can these be installed on a exige cup car with an accusump setup?

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Can these be installed on a exige cup car with an accusump setup?
Most of the guys I know with accusumps and cup cars have relo'd the sump to behind the seats. They do this to shorten the hose, thus shorten the pressure up time (by ???? milliseconds) that the a-sump provides to the system during pressure loss... In doing this, yes you can use the hinge just fine... Otherwise, if you left the a-sump in the boot, you would have to replace the oil line with a longer one, which I don't think is a good idea.

An additional benefit to the hinge for the track rat, is that we offer an option to relocate the battery to the passenger side of the car forward of the engine on the frame rail-- under the filler neck. This gets you much better weight distribution

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I know there are a lot of new members on the forum lately...

For those that would like to know the history on the clamhinge, it's at the link below. We were the original designers of a hinge system for the Elise/Exige that was not only out of site when not in use, but also didn't require removal of the roll bar support and/or rear wheels.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/t...am-worx-50570/

Unique to our design:

We literally have triple digits of these in circulation now... Over the history of the part, we've made a few improvements here and there that we have learned through what I'm sure are 100s of thousands of miles of use across the user base.

All components are either anodized or p-coated for lasting protection. Each part was designed with CAD and cut using CNC mill or waterjet or laser. The formed parts are shaped with a CNC press for the most accurate part possible.

It has additional featurs such as a rear panel delete, two options for battery relocation, a clam support bar to help prevent cracks, a tension spring that prevents the hinges from rattling, and more...

This is the single best modification that I think can be done to any Lotus. We've put a lot of time, attention, and detail into our kit.

In addition, we have recently lowered the price to $900. While the website does not reflect this change, you'll receive an immediate credit upon purchasing to reflect the new price... Happy holidays!

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