Some pictures would be great. On my Exige, I do not have that hole unless you drilled yours out. Also, the Exige clam weights a little more than the Elise clam so I'm wondering how close the strength of the rods are.
Also, where in Iowa do you live? I grew up in Cedar Rapids and went to school at ISU even though I'm a Hawkeye fan!
I'm not sure about the weight of the Exige clam, these would still provide quite a boost over not having anything, but they also have plenty of other lift struts with higher force ratings. I"m in central Iowa in the Des Moines metro area, and I'm an ISU grad too!
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