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11-14-2014 09:24 PM
XtinctElise I absolutely agree the strut works perfectly and there's no more leaning over the edge to lock or unlock the lidBone.
11-10-2014 06:48 PM
Joshrose
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Originally Posted by jefrac View Post
If I were doing it now... would probably try this item: GRP Trunk Support - Elise ? On Rails Engineering

I have not seen a review of it though....
I bought the GRP hydraulic trunk support and I HIGHLY recommend it! It's easy to install, looks great, and works just like it should. I can easily open my trunk one handed (while carrying something to put in the truck in my other hand). It lifts higher then the original trunk support, but protects the roll bar from getting hit from lifting the trunk lid too high. THIS IS A MUST HAVE ITEM, along with a sector 111 bootie! 2 items that should have come stock from the factory and don't really add much weight.
11-09-2014 03:14 PM
Lowtush
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Originally Posted by jefrac View Post
I have the Lidbone (I believe it is still sold). It's "OK". I had to modify mine so it would not score the top of the coil pack cover. I have also added teflon washers so it does not rattle.

If I were doing it now... would probably try this item: GRP Trunk Support - Elise ? On Rails Engineering

I have not seen a review of it though....
We have sold a bunch of these and run these in all of our cars. They make things so much more convenient.
11-09-2014 03:09 PM
Keeper LIDbone Deck Lid Prop for the Lotus Elise and Exige - Sector111
11-09-2014 03:03 PM
jefrac I have the Lidbone (I believe it is still sold). It's "OK". I had to modify mine so it would not score the top of the coil pack cover. I have also added teflon washers so it does not rattle.

If I were doing it now... would probably try this item: GRP Trunk Support - Elise ? On Rails Engineering

I have not seen a review of it though....
11-09-2014 01:10 PM
EZ PZ Is this still being sold, or is there similar/different/better product available now?
08-23-2006 08:15 AM
ZakSkiGuy Right on, add me to yoru interested list, please!!!
08-23-2006 07:32 AM
LotusDeux thanks sector, love this thing
07-31-2006 04:28 AM
Trickster I had to go this route for mine (uk s1)
07-15-2006 06:41 PM
dododge
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Originally Posted by ZTEC
I knew it needed some nylon washers between the metal - to -Metal pivot points (3) so I cut three out of some larger washers I had laying around
BTW, if you're looking for nylon washers in Home Depot and can't find any in hardware, go over to electrical and get a 4-pack of Gardner Bender (GB) 1-inch white plastic clamps.



The long flat end of the clamp can easily be trimmed into a makeshift washer. The hole is already the right size for the LIDbone bolts.

And as others have mentioned the edges on the LIDbone parts are a bit sharp, so some sort of deburring tool (sandpaper, metal file, etc) will be useful.
05-26-2006 04:56 PM
Buz Any chance on getting them clear anodized for durability and a lasting finish?
05-26-2006 04:26 PM
babak Ding on a great product and +1 on the sanding and the rubber gromets between the metal at the pivot point. You have to play a bit with the loose/tight of the nuts at to get it to work properly.
05-24-2006 04:44 PM
ZTEC Got mine today and installed it, Nice product but took the time to sand down the sharp edges from the product being stamped out - Also, just by looking at the design I knew it needed some nylon washers between the metal - to -Metal pivot points (3) so I cut three out of some larger washers I had laying around using the supplied larger metal washers as a template for the nylon washers then just added a little lock-tite and viola it works perfectly,
I like it but highly recommend the the nylon washer routine!
NZ
Oh yeah, no rattle with the nylon washers
05-24-2006 12:07 PM
m3m750 definitely don't overtighten the bolts. Got back from WCLM on Sunday and opened the lid to get stuff out, but the heat from the 5 hours drive caused expansion that made the joints to sticky, and heated the aluminum enough to where it bent when I tried to open the lid. Got the piece straighted and loosened the bolts a bit more and now all is well, though admittedly I haven't tested it yet with another 5 hour drive.
05-24-2006 12:04 PM
m3m750
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Originally Posted by Shaggy
I ended up wrapping some electrical tape around points of contact (when lid is closed) and playing with the adjustments to try and cease the rattling but it hasn't cured it (although its slightly muffled). It sucks because it only rattles at idle, at least as far as I can tell, but that gets annoying as hell when the cars warming up in the morning or your sitting at a long stop light.

Any ideas?
Stage II
05-24-2006 06:29 AM
JnC When setting this up, keep in mind that metal expands as it gets hot. Per the instructions, allow enough slack in the lock nuts to avoid having anything bind. The engine will rock back and forth under torque. If the lidbone binds, it then would put strain on the lid bolts which is not good. I applied machine oil to the pivoting bits.
05-24-2006 05:24 AM
Thalen Installed mine last night. No problems at all; works great! Went for a drive right after and didn't hear any rattling even while sitting in a Steak N Shake drive-thru. I have the bolts snug but they are loose enough so that the mechanism slides easily as the instructions say. For those with rattling, try tightening it up until it starts to bind and then back off about 1/8 to 1/4 turn. Unscientific I know, but it worked for me.
05-23-2006 05:47 PM
Newhouse
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Originally Posted by Shiftlock
Probably, but why would you want to? For weight savings? My guess is that the whole thing weighs just ounces as it is.
Just for aesthetics only.
05-22-2006 09:57 AM
®ob
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Originally Posted by Shaggy
I ended up wrapping some electrical tape around points of contact (when lid is closed) and playing with the adjustments to try and cease the rattling but it hasn't cured it (although its slightly muffled). It sucks because it only rattles at idle, at least as far as I can tell, but that gets annoying as hell when the cars warming up in the morning or your sitting at a long stop light.

Any ideas?
Nylon washers? That doesn't work, get a nylong bushing/spacer and put a bolt through that.
05-22-2006 09:47 AM
Shaggy I ended up wrapping some electrical tape around points of contact (when lid is closed) and playing with the adjustments to try and cease the rattling but it hasn't cured it (although its slightly muffled). It sucks because it only rattles at idle, at least as far as I can tell, but that gets annoying as hell when the cars warming up in the morning or your sitting at a long stop light.

Any ideas?
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