I was looking for an up-to-date thread on this as I am considering my Elise for SS Class - AutoCross towards the end of March.
awesome! the more the merrier 'round these parts
I was told that I can't put my clam-tilt kit on as that is a modification. Thoughts?
I would think that the clam tilt would be especially desirable so tech can more easily inspect more stuff.
i would clasify this as a comfort & convenience allowance. legal.
I am unclear on the tire size. When I read the rules it says MAX WHEEL SIZE is 16x8 but the cars came stock with 17x7.5 in the rear. Do I really have to go buy new wheels of a different size than stock?
LSS wheels are as wide as you can go in SS. 16x6.5 +31 front and 17x7.5 +38 rear (+/- 6 for offset).
I am also looking for a few suggestions for springs and shocks or is it only the shocks I can replace?
If that is the case, what are the best stock springs that I might find already on my 2005 Elise?
stiffest springs you can use are LSS. shocks are open, provided they have 2 adjustments or less (generally rebound and compression). remote reservoirs are legal.
Ideally, a list of the options that the "perfect" 2005 Elise came equipped with and the allowed improvements would be.
Ohlins double adjustable shocks w/ Remote Reservoirs
SSR wheels in LSS size with 205/45R16 and 245/40R17 Hoosier A6 - Toyo R1R early season/when i'm lazy and don't want to trailer/change wheels
BOE ST-5 exhaust
BWR Hardcore front sway bar
BOE air filter
Carbotech AX6 brake pads
ATE SuperBlue brake fluid
Red Line 5W40 engine oil
Red Line MT90 transmission fluid
i'll be the guy with the red lotus if you make it out to an or-scca event. you'll see me frantic in the timing trailer getting our new system to work most of the time this season methinks. i'll keep an eye out for ya
EDIT: forgot to mention, all shims up front were pulled to max camber (-1 if you're lucky, lol). better than nothing - and be thankful you've got an independent suspension putting only 38-40% of 1850-1950lbs weight on them!