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General Information

Year
2005
Make
Lotus
Model
Elise
Color
Saffron Yellow
Packages
touring
History
Purchased in May 2014 with 99000 miles with a new-ish motor and evidence of neglect, it was driven around for the summer with the front motor mount not bolted to the chassis, a stuck open thermostat, and clickly, sloppy suspension linkages.

In March and April of 2015, I did a major overhaul of the chassis, fixing most of the problems and transforming the car with an all new suspension.

In March and April of 2016, I did a driveline and power upgrade which made the car a maniac.

In May of 2016, the (new) flywheel that was installed with the power upgrade decided to lunch, forcing another clutch job.
2005 Lotus Elise (Saffron Yellow)

Modifications

Drivetrain
○ REV400 supercharger kit + BOE off-the-shelf tune
○ C65 LSD transmission
○ ACT HDSS clutch
○ Fidanza lightweight flywheel
○ BWR 42mm aluminum radiator + silicone hoses
○ "Stage II" dealer option exhaust
○ Sector 111 shifter cables
○ Innovative 60A front + rear motor mounts
○ BOE TOC v2 oil pan
Interior
○ ORE double cup holder
○ Rubbertite Floor Mats
○ Corbeau LE-Pro seats
Exterior
○ "Burglar mask" on rear in 3M MATTE Black M12 Scotchprint
○ Black plasti-dipped rollbar cover and OE diffuser
○ GRP mesh grilles on front inlets and radiator exhaust vents
○ GRP wide carbon fiber scoops
○ Home-made COB halo-ring LED tail lights
○ ORE bi-xenon projectors w/VVME 5000k HIDs
○ All other incandescent lights replaced with LEDs
○ Radium modular clam kit
Suspension
○ Ohlins double adjustable coilovers with 600#/425# springs
○ Sector 111 monoball a-arm bushings
○ BWR adjustable front swaybar
○ BOE 1/2 link toe links
○ GRP shaved steering arms
○ Renewed ball joints, tie rod ends, hardware, etc.
Wheel and Tire
○ Kodiak RT 16x7 / 17x8 with 225/45 16 / 245/40 17 Toyo R1Rs
○ Rota torque 16x7 / 17x8 with 205/50 16 / 245/40 17 Bridgestone RE-71Rs

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