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post #1181 of 1204 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 07:45 AM
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The lines on this thing...it's incredible how well they've aged.
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Is it possible to swap the new open shift linkage center console from the newer cars into our older cars? I'm surprised I haven't seen this done...
I believe it is. I've seen the open console used with the ShiftR111 before. But between the shifter and console, you're in it for probably about $3k. The new shift mechanism is separate from the e-brake so you have to buy the new parts separately. It's all in the DeRoure catalog.





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between the shifter and console, you're in it for probably about $3k
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I love how controllable this car is
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This isn't an Elise, but my Lotus Racing Green car would like to grow up to look like this one day. Seen on Reddit.


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@Verichai what is the cutout in front of the gear shifter in your pic? Can you give a better view?

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@chiarov , it's essentially a cup-holder/small cubby built into the center console.
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@chiarov , it's essentially a cup-holder/small cubby built into the center console.


Is that factory or custom? I donít remember seeing that when I saw your car. Thatís pretty cool.


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Is that factory or custom? I donít remember seeing that when I saw your car. Thatís pretty cool.


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He may have made it himself, but many years ago someone was selling them on the forum. I've had one for at least 6 years I think. Haven't installed it yet since I want to wrap it with red leather to match the stock red leather I have. However, a few local shops said matching existing leather hard so I need to put some thought into what to wrap it with to compliment in the interior.

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Is that factory or custom?
Hey Man! Yeah, it's custom. I bought the console second-hand and it was already modified with the cup holder. The hazard button and door lock rocker are relocated to the front of the console.
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many years ago someone was selling them on the forum. I've had one for at least 6 years I think. Haven't installed it yet since I want to wrap it with red leather to match the stock red leather I have.
This may be one of those. It's definitely hand made (from a plastic super hero cup, no less).
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Love your Lotus, but that Cayman is just a beautiful design, simple and clean. Thinking about it now, that would be a nice stable mate to the Elise.

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Love your Lotus, but that Cayman is just a beautiful design, simple and clean. Thinking about it now, that would be a nice stable mate to the Elise.
I could go into a dissertation on the 987. It's a sublime chassis. Extreme well balanced (neutral) and easy to drive right up to the limit on a track. So easy to maintain yaw with the throttle that it makes you look like a hero.

It's also extremely normal to drive when just doing commuting duties. There's no sense of occasion and really very little excitement. In other words, it's not really much fun if you're not going fast. It's also the tail end of the big cost cutting effort that was the 968/996 so if you are getting a 987.1, you're getting a seriously flawed engine that wasn't fixed until the 987.2. Plus, it's big.
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It's also extremely normal to drive when just doing commuting duties. There's no sense of occasion and really very little excitement. In other words, it's not really much fun if you're not going fast.
Very well put. I sold my E46M3 for this very reason and was considering a 987 as a replacement. I'm very happy with my Elise
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Very well put. I sold my E46M3 for this very reason and was considering a 987 as a replacement. I'm very happy with my Elise
In my experience, the key to a car being fun ALL the time is light weight. Under somewhere around 2400 pounds, cars just seem to come to life. The Elise is the poster child for this, but I've found this in Miatas, 1st gen Rx-7s, pre-90s Porsches, early Integras, MR2s, heck, even a 90's Corolla has it to some degree. This makes cars flickable, chuckable, responsive, communicative.

It's sad to me that these cars are all old. You'll never find a light weight sedan again and only some very niche sports cars exist.
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Tail of the Dragon 2 weeks ago!

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