Hang in there. The wait is almost over for you! I'll be lucky to be at the end of the third batch (#36) and I'll forsake all for my Elise.LarryB said:Same thing I order last month but being #11 they soon discover there mistake. Yellow, touring and LSS. Though I'll admit the idea of going in another direct (non-sports car) has been creeping in the last few days.
Do you think your LSS car will handle better on the street than a non-LSS car? Probably not. The LSS is clearly setup for a smooth race track not street use. As many have pointed out in the past the purpose of the suspension setup is to allow the tires to stay in contact with the driving surface. I would bet you would be at a disadvantage on the street with LSS. Kinda like bring a knife to a gun fightConeFusion said:I have my mind set on LSS, too. I think the people saying that it will ride harsh are just pansies!
So does that mean that your dealer actually sent the order off to Hethel already or did he just write down your order? I would consider a finalized order being a submitted order to Hethel.z06fun said:I placed my deposit with Classic Automobiles in NY back in late October. My salesman asked for my order on Jan 10th. He said I am number 17 on their list so I was bit surprised he wanted it so early. Since I already knew what I wanted I was happy to let him take my order
I got the LSS because I wanted something that would be good for autox right out of the box. As it is, I dont usually mind riding in a stiff car, but if for some reason it is just way to stiff for the street I can always buy a set of adjustable shocks later on if need be. It will not be my daily driver, even in the nice wether, so a harsh ride is not as much of a problem for me as it may be for others.
Basically yes, but I don't think it will matter. You can feel subtle improvements during normal driving when you stiffen up a car, like better steering response. But the main effect is when you push the car to the limit. And IMHO, pushing a car to its limit on a public street is insane, especially if it has this kind of performance potential.Derek said:Do you think your LSS car will handle better on the street than a non-LSS car?
My point is simply that going with the normal setup does not make someone a pansy, provided they have chosen it for the right reason.ConeFusion said:Basically yes, but I don't think it will matter. You can feel subtle improvements during normal driving when you stiffen up a car, like better steering response. But the main effect is when you push the car to the limit. And IMHO, pushing a car to its limit on a public street is insane, especially if it has this kind of performance potential.
For me the Elise will be a weekend and autocross car. I expect to run at least 25 autocross events this season, some of them being two day events. If I keep enjoying it, I'll do the same in future years, when I start transitioning to the Elise. Otherwise, I don't expect to drive it a whole lot, and certainly only in nice weather. I don't plan to make it a trailer queen, though!
So for my use, I think the LSS is the right choice.