Putting my Elise together after a rear-end collision, and need help understanding what work needs to be done. My mechanics are not being straightforward with me.
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Took the car to the dealer to check for frame damage.
The verdict (the way I understood it) was: "Cannot see any frame damage with visual inspection but the alignment is within adjustement spec. For a more thorough inspection the diffuser needs to be cut, which will make the rear clip fall off.
But whatever we may find under the diffuser doesn't really matter because the alignment is within the adjustment spec. With proper alignment the car will handle same as before".
Does this make sense to you?
I have an independent Lotus mechanic that I have been using for a while, and I am having hard time making sense of his quotes, which seem to be changing every time I talk to him.
Please help me understand the labor that may be involved.
Besides replacing the clam, plus diffuser, plus plate eliminator - what other work do you see here? How many professional labor hours would be reasonable?
The bent piece at the end of the subframe railing - is it available separately? Does it need to be fixed? What does it do?