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I just used Photoshop 7 and saved it as a small file. The normal size is about 7MB

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It's time to revive this thread!!

with a 5 to 1 ratio between Elise and Exige I've wonder why this isn't a bigger thread

I'll start with my car progression, right now is under major reconstructive surgery once again.... of course, I must stay one step ahead of Lotus


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Your car looks great Renderman.

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Edit: Should add my first visual modification done a couple days ago, painted the gas cap black.


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here is my evil 06 elise with a Honda K24 motor swap, NA, 300+whp!!!
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here is my evil 06 elise with a Honda K24 motor swap, all motor, 300+whp!!!
Now that is SWEET!
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Holy ****, how much did that swap cost you (labor/parts/fabrication)?

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Engine swap ^^^ is awesome!

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Does anyone have any photos that are HDR or insanely Hyper realistic that are cropped for the iPad and iPhone. Would love some more because the one I have is old.

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here is my evil 06 elise with a Honda K24 motor swap, all motor, 300+whp!!!
how are the maximum revs?
Can you post any graph or dyno?

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here is my evil 06 elise with a Honda K24 motor swap, all motor, 300+whp!!!
Now that's the swap I really want!! so what's the big deal with this swap kit that costs over $30K when the local kids swap a K20/24 on any car for less than $500, please explain, I'm clueless and

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thanks for the compliments

the max revs are the same as the toyota motor, 8500rpm
i dont currently have the printout of the graph but i will get it from my shop as soon as possible.

the swap kit alone cost me 11k i think. the hard part about my swap is that no one has ever done a k24 swap into a 2006 elise, most people swap these motors in the older cars. we had to wire the car entirely ourselves since no one has ever done this before. we also totally built the motor up NA to get over 300 whp which added a hefty bill of parts too. the motor only has 220 hp stock and thats at the crank. thats where the other 20k came in, parts for the motor, labor, tuning, and they are doing a few extra things besides the swap.
i know it was expensive, but it was worth it to me to get a one of a kind NA beast.

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thanks for the compliments

the max revs are the same as the toyota motor, 8500rpm
i dont currently have the printout of the graph but i will get it from my shop as soon as possible.

the swap kit alone cost me 11k i think. the hard part about my swap is that no one has ever done a k24 swap into a 2006 elise, most people swap these motors in the older cars. we had to wire the car entirely ourselves since no one has ever done this before. we also totally built the motor up NA to get over 300 whp which added a hefty bill of parts too. the motor only has 220 hp stock and thats at the crank. thats where the other 20k came in, parts for the motor, labor, tuning, and they are doing a few extra things besides the swap.
i know it was expensive, but it was worth it to me to get a one of a kind NA beast.
Why go with 300HP? that sounds low for a K swap, amazing car nonetheless!! I was thinking in the neighborhood of 500HP, you can get 300HP out of the 2ZZ plant without the hassle. I have several ricer club friends so I need to get drunk on a weekend and make a K20 swap one of the guys is running 9.25 @ Q-mile with a 2K honda beater

So what does this infamous kit brings, motor mount brackets, rear axles, why is it so expensive?

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i choose the 300 hp mark because i already easily spin the tires through 1st and 2nd gear with the AO48's. with having the motor be NA i also dont have any lag or power loss from a supercharger. plus if i ever wanted more power i can just put on a supercharger to the k series motor to get to the 500 mark.

there also more advantages to the k series motor besides the power and reliability. the k series motor weighs less than the toyota motor and the kit also is positioned farther forward and lower in the car to further improve the handling and center of gravity and helps our cars from being too much rear heavy.

the kit is extremely good quality and each is hand built by joe himself. it comes with everything you need except the motor and trans, to me the kit speaks for itself.
not only does he hand build each one but he test fit each kit on his own personal car before giving it to me just to make sure we would have no problems with it. we also visited his shop out in CA a few times just to check out the shop and to check up on our kits build progress in person. i dont know of any other swap kit companies that do this.
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i choose the 300 hp mark because i already easily spin the tires through 1st and 2nd gear with the AO48's. with having the motor be NA i also dont have any lag or power loss from a supercharger. plus if i ever wanted more power i can just put on a supercharger to the k series motor to get to the 500 mark.

there also more advantages to the k series motor besides the power and reliability. the k series motor weighs less than the toyota motor and the kit also is positioned farther forward and lower in the car to further improve the handling and center of gravity and helps our cars from being too much rear heavy.

the kit is extremely good quality and each is hand built by joe himself. it comes with everything you need except the motor and trans, to me the kit speaks for itself.
not only does he hand build each one but he test fit each kit on his own personal car before giving it to me just to make sure we would have no problems with it. we also visited his shop out in CA a few times just to check out the shop and to check up on our kits build progress in person. i dont know of any other swap kit companies that do this.

So your car is NA, now it makes sense and that much more impressive!! the best i've seen is out of a k-24 650HP but that's just a wet dream for me... How did you solve the axel length, did you have them custom made and also how those of us that may be interested get in contact with Joe?

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dont know exactly about what we did with the axles ill have to ask at my shop.
ill also ask them about the contact info for joe since a few people already have asked me about this.
thanks again for the compliments!

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Another opportunity to post photos of my car? Well, if you insist...


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Just picked this one up. This is an image from the drive home.



That K24 conversion is sick!
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Very nice car, red was my first color choice but settled for Saffron yellow, can't complain though...

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Nice shot Cliff what was your drive? I picked up my car in Greensboro NC and drove it to Miami (750 miles in 1 day) Longest test drive of my life

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