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Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   05-01-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,849
Posted By Arno
Shipment seems extreme, unless you got them sent...

Shipment seems extreme, unless you got them sent over from Europe?

Should not be needed as you have the USA equivalent of these cars already on the road.. Cars like the 2006 Saturn Astra (and...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   04-30-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,356
Posted By Arno
Ummm... :huh: Why did you mount the license...

Ummm... :huh:

Why did you mount the license plate in front of the air intake for the radiator? :confused:

Can't be doing your engine cooling much good and in a warm climate that would probably...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   03-19-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,799
Posted By Arno
Good to know.. Do you know what dimensions...

Good to know..

Do you know what dimensions are incorrect? Lug mounting distance? Offset of caliper to disc?

Bye, Arno.
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   03-04-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,799
Posted By Arno
Don't know in the USA, but any good Brembo dealer...

Don't know in the USA, but any good Brembo dealer should be able to get them.

Still need to verify that the bolt spacing is the same on the original rear brakes and this e-brake only version...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   01-18-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,614
Posted By Arno
2 issues: - too wide - no transaxle...

2 issues:

- too wide
- no transaxle directly available



Already done for the Rover powered Elises. The Duratec 2.0 or 2.3 with an adapter plate for the gearbox bellhousing is slotted into...
Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   01-14-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 51,444
Posted By Arno
Google around for a bit on things like 'Joe...

Google around for a bit on things like 'Joe McCarthy', 'Elise Honda' and then 'undelivered parts', 'failed promises', etc. :huh:

If you know his current address then please post it as there are a...
Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   01-14-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By Arno
Wheelbase of the VX220 is longer. A guy here...

Wheelbase of the VX220 is longer.

A guy here in Holland has put the body of the previous GT3 Exige race cars on his VX220/Speedster turbo and the biggest headache was getting the wheelbase sorted....
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   12-29-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,077
Posted By Arno
Seeing as how engine downsizing will be required...

Seeing as how engine downsizing will be required I'd be surprised if any new elise will get a bigger engine.. More likely it will be smaller..

My bet for a next-gen Elise engine would be something...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   12-11-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,583
Posted By Arno
Just have 'em dig through the parts diagrams... ...

Just have 'em dig through the parts diagrams...

It should have this mounting flange for bolting the hub/bearing unit onto the upright:
...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   12-10-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,583
Posted By Arno
5-bolt Saturn Astra and Aura or SAAB 9-3 front...

5-bolt Saturn Astra and Aura or SAAB 9-3 front hubs should be the same as the VX220's in the USA. (all 4 identical on the Elise/VX220)

Bye, Arno.
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   12-09-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By Arno
Did you ballast the car with 75Kg in each seat...

Did you ballast the car with 75Kg in each seat and 1/2 tank of fuel? That's what the figures quoted by Lotus are based on.

If it was measured un-ballasted then the suspension will ride higher and...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   12-09-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,583
Posted By Arno
Smaller capacity Astra G's (eg. 1.4, 1.6, some of...

Smaller capacity Astra G's (eg. 1.4, 1.6, some of the diesels, etc.) also come with 4-bolt hubs.

Both the 4 bolt hubs for the Elise and the 5-bolt VX220/Speedster are 'borrowed' from the current...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   12-07-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,583
Posted By Arno
One disadvantage: weight. The 5-bolt hubs...

One disadvantage: weight.

The 5-bolt hubs are a little heavier/chunkier, but the biggest issues is that the OEM brake discs from GM have much, much thicker steel (and thinner air-gap between the...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   12-05-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By Arno
*All* cars do this to some extent. Heck,...

*All* cars do this to some extent.

Heck, some manufacturers (eg. MB, BMW, etc.) are even programming their ABS systems to gently apply the brakes every so often to when you drive to 'dry off' the...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   12-05-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,583
Posted By Arno
The Elise uses GM hubs from the European Astra...

The Elise uses GM hubs from the European Astra model.

The VX220/Speedster uses 5x110 hubs which come from the bigger european GM cars, as well as SAAB 9-3's and such.

I suspect that most Saturn...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   08-02-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Arno
AFAIK the list for most 'Modern' road going type...

AFAIK the list for most 'Modern' road going type numbers is:

111 - S1 Elise
116 - VX220/Opel Speedster
117 - S2 Elise, Rover K16 based engine
120 - S2 Elise, Toyota engines (1ZZ and 2ZZ)
121 -...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   06-26-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 25,415
Posted By Arno
Compomotive MO 5 spoke 16x7J front 17x8J...

Compomotive MO 5 spoke

16x7J front
17x8J rear

http://nerdcentral.nerdnet.nl/~arno/clean2/p6260007.jpg

Bye, Arno.
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   06-05-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,799
Posted By Arno
To at least shed some of the weight gain with...

To at least shed some of the weight gain with this setup you could ditch the OEM cast-iron caliper and fit an aluminum handbrake-only caliper sold by BREMBO. Part number: 22.5882.11/21

Bye, Arno.
Forum: Intake and Exhausts   04-19-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,114
Posted By Arno
Roughen up the pipe surrfaces with some sandpaper...

Roughen up the pipe surrfaces with some sandpaper and fit the pipes with some exhaust fitting/sealing paste which hardens once it heats up.

Should fixate it without problems.

Bye, Arno.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   03-28-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,223
Posted By Arno
Also... There's no real reason why a steel...

Also...

There's no real reason why a steel bodied car can't be made just as light as one with an aluminium chassis and a polyester body.

Lotus does not use these materials becuause they are...
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   03-14-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By Arno
Keep in mind though that the original coating...

Keep in mind though that the original coating (now removed) is an UV filter for the plastic underneath.

May be a good idea to try to source a new coating material that has similar UV blocking...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   03-13-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,635
Posted By Arno
In the USA the car the hubs and bearings are...

In the USA the car the hubs and bearings are sourced from is sold as the 'Saturn Astra'

Only issue may be that in the USA they only sell the 5-bolt hubs on the car and not the 4-bolt ones. I don't...
Forum: Interior/Exterior   02-28-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,624
Posted By Arno
FIA approval for seats is only valid when fitted...

FIA approval for seats is only valid when fitted with a fixed mount in the car as far as I know as they do not allow slider rails in the approval process.

Bye, Arno.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   02-23-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,691
Posted By Arno
150mph? No biggie.. ...

150mph? No biggie..

http://ns1.nerdnet.nl/~arno/240.jpg

Speedo in my car won't go past the 240km/h (150mph), but the rpm's were still rising when I took the photo.

GPS was showing somewhere...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   02-12-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By Arno
Not wanting to teach anyone to suck eggs, but if...

Not wanting to teach anyone to suck eggs, but if it has been overfueling so much that the plugs are wet, then it may well be that the bores have been washed clean of engine oil and the compression is...
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