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Here's a recent action shot that tells the story pretty well. They turned out incredibly buff so nailing cones with them is really not an issue at all.
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I'm in the process of putting together a fresh K24 with a snail so I need all the contact patch I can get... I know you can relate. I prefer your setup to any of the other offerings out there. In the past you had mentioned redoing the fronts. Does that mean that you would be planning on using your current setup on the rear going forward? If I can assist in anyway let me know! PM if that's easier
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If I had a donor car over the winter I could totally do it starting in about 2 weeks. I'd redo the rears as well to match the style of the fronts... if they turned out ok.

Hmmmmm, I wonder if I could find a donor.

or maybe I could hang on to my front clam while the turbo gets installed.

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If I had a donor car over the winter I could totally do it starting in about 2 weeks. I'd redo the rears as well to match the style of the fronts... if they turned out ok.

Hmmmmm, I wonder if I could find a donor.

or maybe I could hang on to my front clam while the turbo gets installed.


not sure whereabouts you are located but if you find yourself in Sacramento California you can use mine lol
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ha ha, thanks lordofmpower. I was going to make another set (different style) this winter but then I decided I needed to add a turbo. I will certainly, eventually, be making more and when I do, I'll make them using molds so that I can make more.
Hey Glagola, which turbo are you going for...and why the change to a turbo?

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I'm in Atlanta.

I'm not switching to a turbo.
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I'm in Atlanta.

I'm not switching to a turbo.
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I'm not switching to a turbo.
Hmm, it does seem there are several levels of ambiguity in your previous statement about "needing a turbo"... perhaps it's for your lawn mower? Just what are you doing with that turbo anyway

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My rear clam is in my sunroof much to the dismay of my wife, haha not sure that gets you close enough though since half of the rear is on the skirt. I'm in Northern Virginia, it's at least the right coast.
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Hmm, it does seem there are several levels of ambiguity in your previous statement about "needing a turbo"... perhaps it's for your lawn mower? Just what are you doing with that turbo anyway
What might he mean if he says he's adding a turbo, but not switching to a turbo...

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My attempt at covering Hoosier A7's in 295's and 275's in the rear and front.
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Sexy! I bought a 911 RSR replica once where the flares were sheet metal screwed on. Looked bad ass!

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That looks good! Is that metal? I like it. The rears are much easier to manage. The front of the Elise is really kind of challenging to resolve.
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My attempt at covering Hoosier A7's in 295's and 275's in the rear and front.
Damn, that looks awesome!

EDIT: Are those 16s up front?
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Used the same fasteners from Lotus that the other parts are attached with like the side scoops to try to make them look more OEM. The wheels were supplied by our friendly and knowledgeable go-fast guy, Fred Zust, at BWR and are Bogarts 15x10 fronts and 17x11 rears. We can't change wheel well heights in SCCA SSP autocross so the 15's are the only ones that will fit with any real width like a 275 in a Hoosier A7. Fred was great in getting these wheels done to the specs we needed to optimize grip. HE'S THE MAN!
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Used the same fasteners from Lotus that the other parts are attached with like the side scoops to try to make them look more OEM. The wheels were supplied by our friendly and knowledgeable go-fast guy, Fred Zust, at BWR and are Bogarts 15x10 fronts and 17x11 rears. We can't change wheel well heights in SCCA SSP autocross so the 15's are the only ones that will fit with any real width like a 275 in a Hoosier A7. Fred was great in getting these wheels done to the specs we needed to optimize grip. HE'S THE MAN!
Hmmm.... The tires in the pics you posted look like RS3s, did you fit a 225/45/15 on your 15x10s??
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Nope, 275/15's Hoosier A7 in the front and 295/17 in the back. Also went to a wider flare in front and back then shown. Accidentally used old flare pictures. New wider flares are shown in separate new post today
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Nope, 275/15's Hoosier A7 in the front and 295/17 in the back
You should scroll up and recheck the picture you posted. Those are definitely RS3s or something very similar, not A7s.

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Nope, 275/15's Hoosier A7 in the front and 295/17 in the back
Ooooooh, ok. I wish someone would make a 100-200 tw tire bigger than 225
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Nope, 275/15's Hoosier A7 in the front and 295/17 in the back
Ooooooh, ok. I wish someone would make a 100-200 tw tire bigger than 225
Run 16 inch fronts
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