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Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-20-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,325
Posted By Man of Steel
The stock suspension is DOO DOO!

The stock suspension is DOO DOO!
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-20-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,325
Posted By Man of Steel
Before: Stock Bilstein (not LSS) with 35,000...

Before: Stock Bilstein (not LSS) with 35,000 miles and 12 years of use.

After: Penske Non-Adjustable, 350/500 springs

I also swapped my worn but not worn out Toyo R1R 235/17, 205/16 for Toyo...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-19-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,325
Posted By Man of Steel
BWR Penske Shocks and Sway Bar - W O W !!!

I have been reading the praises on this forum for years, but couldn't wrap my brain around what a dramatic difference this would make.

Oh
MY
GOSH!

It's like driving a new car! It has totally...
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-16-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Man of Steel
Did both.

The mounting points on the rear lower A arms are gusseted and wouldn't deflect with the double nut method. I sanded (by hand) just a whisker off of each of the aluminum bushings on the lower rear...
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-16-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Man of Steel
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I've been...

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

I've been on this forum for over 10 years and I always get fast, GREAT answers to my questions.
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-16-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Man of Steel
I think I understand :scratchhead:, I'll give it...

I think I understand :scratchhead:, I'll give it a shot. :up:
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-16-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Man of Steel
Trouble installing Penske NA shocks

I'm installing my new BWR sway bar and Penske shocks this weekend and ran into a problem. I searched the forum and couldn't see a solution. Directions from Fred at BWR are very clear, easy to follow,...
Forum: Parts For Sale   08-23-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,136
Posted By Man of Steel
Forum: Lotus Elise   02-03-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,398
Posted By Man of Steel
I like the way you think!! >:)

I like the way you think!! >:)
Forum: Lotus Elise   10-17-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By Man of Steel
I have the BOE front and rear mounts. More...

I have the BOE front and rear mounts.

More buzz, much better shifting response.

Worth the compromise to me, but I don't daily drive the car.
Forum: Lotus Evora   11-19-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,141
Posted By Man of Steel
It's been a few years, but I had very good...

It's been a few years, but I had very good experiences with their service.
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-17-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By Man of Steel
OMG - I've been coping with this for 7 years and...

OMG - I've been coping with this for 7 years and there's a service bulletin from 2006 acknowledging the problem with a repair?

ARRRGGGGH!!!!! :surprise:

Well, now I can fix it. :grin2:
Forum: Front Page News   07-10-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,342
Posted By Man of Steel
I lived in Bloomfield Hills (Detroit 'burb) for 2...

I lived in Bloomfield Hills (Detroit 'burb) for 2 years.

I pity the Lawrenceville folks this winter. :(
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-05-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,461
Posted By Man of Steel
I'm almost 57 and still very cool. I expect...

I'm almost 57 and still very cool.

I expect no less form my Elise.
Forum: Other   03-23-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,359
Posted By Man of Steel
Have you been to "Bourbon", new restaurant in...

Have you been to "Bourbon", new restaurant in Columbia?

Incredible list of rare bourbons at the bar.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   03-23-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By Man of Steel
I'd rather watch:

I'd rather watch:
Forum: Other   03-11-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,487
Posted By Man of Steel
I'm afraid this is like 2-1/2 Men and Charlie...

I'm afraid this is like 2-1/2 Men and Charlie Sheen.

Don't kill the goose laying the golden eggs.
Forum: Interior/Exterior   02-23-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,310
Posted By Man of Steel
I vote for the ring

Obviously.
Forum: Parts For Sale   02-11-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By Man of Steel
OEM Plastic Grills - 2006 Elise

**SOLD**

I converted to mesh.

I've been hanging on to the original plastic parts in the event I ever wanted to sell the car and return it to stock.

Now that I've amended my will requesting...
Forum: Other   12-20-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By Man of Steel
Thanks! Perfect gift for my...

Thanks!

Perfect gift for my mathematician/top secret military analyst oldest son. :D
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   12-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,951
Posted By Man of Steel
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   12-18-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,066
Posted By Man of Steel
0-60: agreed, very close. 60-100: In my...

0-60: agreed, very close.

60-100: In my Elise's essentially stock state she pulls away from me like I dropped anchor. :eek:
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   12-18-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,066
Posted By Man of Steel
Now that the love of my life (who purchased the...

Now that the love of my life (who purchased the Elise for me 6 years ago) has HER dream car I've been promised that the Lotus will be heading to BOE for some significant upgrades next year. :shift:
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   12-18-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,066
Posted By Man of Steel
Excellent question supported by a rational...

Excellent question supported by a rational assessment of the data.

The styling certainly is polarizing. Not everyone likes the Darth Vader / Predator grill.

Answer?

Because this is the...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   12-17-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,066
Posted By Man of Steel
My Elise is no longer the fast car in our garage:

I just bought my wife a 2015 Lexus RC F for her birthday.

The car is absolutely insane fast. :crazyeyes

I put a deposit down last July - just took delivery.

At almost 4,000 lbs it's the...
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