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post #1 of 121 (permalink) Old 01-13-2019, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Red face Group Buy: Lotus Elise S2 Toyota/Federal Radiator exit ducts

Hello, I asked Jake Oliveira from Osport if he could make another run of radiator ducts. but he need to at least 10 orders. in order to make profit and cover mould costs. If anyone is interested please reply to this post so i can make a list.

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We finally got 10+ participants, Laquer and Mesh available for carbon.

Material: Carbon and Fiberglass
Price For Fiberglass: $815 + Shipping, Unpainted, No mesh.
Price For Carbon: $945 + Shipping, No mesh. (laquer and mesh +$129.35 aprox...)

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1-Samii - Carbon + Laquer and Mesh
2-addliteness - Carbon
3-Chino88 Carbon
4-InfernoLotus Carbon
5-K23 Carbon + Laquer and Mesh
6-blackboxmotorsport Carbon
7-Robocop305 Carbon + Laquer and Mesh
8-blaising Carbon + Laquer and Mesh
9-Verichai Carbon + Laquer and Mesh??? Pm me please.
10-elise/europa Carbon + Laquer and Mesh
11-Ls1Rx7 Carbon + Laquer and Mesh


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post #2 of 121 (permalink) Old 01-13-2019, 11:57 AM
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Iíve been trying to get a set for a year. Iím in.


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Awaiting price on a CF set. Very interested!

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You may want to mention that screens are not included.

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Interested in a carbon set as well.

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Carbon set would be fantastic!
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Carbon glossy if the price is right.
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i'm in for an Exige one if it's close to the original price $717 for CF, love the design!
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Looks nice. I'd be interested in matt finish carbon.

"In general, the Elise will be kept in best operating condition by regular use."
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I have the the Osport rear diffuser and it's the most well made & well fitting carbon fiber piece I have gotten from any manufacturer.

I would be willing to get a extra one just to have, can we see if Jake will also do a run of full carbon fiber, 5 element rear diffusers?

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i'm in for an Exige one if it's close to the original price $717 for CF, love the design!
Iím in for an Exige set too!
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No Exige set available, folks. He never made them and it is too much effort to produce.

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No Exige set available, folks. He never made them and it is too much effort to produce.
Damn, was watching these for a while and guess that is why I never saw the Exige with them.
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In for a gloss CF set - thanks for setting this up Samii.

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If we wanted the mesh to be included, is that an option? How much more for it?


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I have always admired these pieces and still they look fantastic...I may be in depending on final cost, options, etc...I want quality and material that will look OEM.

What is the timeline of this group buy? When does it close?
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No Exige set available, folks. He never made them and it is too much effort to produce.
Damn it. For once I am jealous of Elise owners.
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Damn it. For once I am jealous of Elise owners.

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Hi All, I thought I would give some more information. First of all thanks so much for the interest. It is always lovely to hear such nice comments made about the parts I have produced, so thankyou.

As you are probably all aware, I stopped making these as it was becoming increasing difficult to make a profit at all. After I had been in the workshop for hours laminating them, curing them, trimming them, prepped for paint, ferried them from paint shop and back, fitted them up with mesh, put together a fitting kit of bespoke parts that I have sourced and had manufactured, boxed them and shipped them.

I didn't end up with enough to make the project worth while. Especially as this is a side job from my main job. So I had two options, increase the price, or stop producing them.


That still applies today, but I am asked to produce more parts. So the price has to increase if I am to do another batch. Which then scares everybody off and we are back to the beginning again.


I also found that parts would get ordered in gloss/matte/raw, some with mesh fitted, some without, some wanted different kinds of mesh etc etc. I found each order was bespoke.

So in my opinion, if I cut the cost of lacquer and the mesh out of the parts, it enables the consumer the ability to fit their own and also get them painted locally for potentially less than I get them painted for.

Some people want to colour match them, so carbon is pointless. So I decided to give the option of either a glass fibre or a carbon finish, straight out of the mould. Still a reasonable finish, but as you're probably all aware, carbon will fade in sunlight unless UV protected. So fit them at your own risk without coating them.

This all only works if I can get 10 orders together as I am at the stage of needing to create new moulds, again, not cost effective if I do that and I get two orders.


So prices if I am to do them are as follows...

Glass $815 +PP (approx. £120 to US from memory)
Carbon $945 +PP

This is without coating and without mesh. I am happy to send some mesh with them to be fitted by you, but if they are to be painted, it is best fitting this afterwards.


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A bulk ship in a single box, to one address would drastically reduce shipping costs. So that is an option.
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