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any of you know of any aftermarket manufactures that make body kits for the lotus elise? the only one i found so far was alvan motors...the link is: http://www.alvan-motors.com/
if anyone else knows any...please add. thanks.
 

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A few:

http://www.eliseparts.com/ for Geary's bits and pieces (splitters, trim, spoilers, mechanical.. everything; Geary carries more stuff than most! - it's not the cheapest in the world though!)

http://www.autostylesolutions.com/ for Tigga's S2 front clam and funky gullwing roof

http://www.lotusecosse.com/ for replacement clams (s1 only at the moment but I'm sure they are working on other stuff).

http://www.elisehardtop.co.uk/ for some hardtops (including a T-bar under development)

http://www.race-speed.com/ for Owen's stuff. More to do with mechanical upgrades but thought it would be worthwhile because he's linked up with lotus and Janspeed to do some cool things.

Craigy
 

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HOW COULD ANYONE POSSIBLY DO THAT TO A LOTUS?!?!?!!!!!

Sacrelige!

Let me get this straight. You seriously want to add a whole lot of silly looking flares, naca ducts that go nowhere, chicken wire and a shopping cart handle as well as slamming the car to the ground and putting in wheels that constantly rub the fenders to a car that's already far too ricey looking?

I'll be over here puking my guts up...

For the uninitiated, Lotus has always stood for cars designed with the philosophy of "form follows function" and "light is fast". Adding weight to a Lotus is like asking Pam Anderson to gain 50 pounds just because one fancies big round butts.

Why can't you just leave the poor Loti alone?
 

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Larry Andrews said:
You seriously want to add a whole lot of silly looking flares, naca ducts that go nowhere, chicken wire and a shopping cart handle as well as slamming the car to the ground and putting in wheels that constantly rub the fenders to a car that's already far too ricey looking?
I missed where someone said they want any of this. He just wanted to know where some body kits could be found at. I'd like to know the same. I'd like it to be more like the exige if possible. From what I saw alot of things in the links were functional items. And I hardly think it looks ricey, perfect would be a better word.
 

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Larry,
If you'd bothered to look you would have seen a few things like the Lotus Ecosse clams made of carbon fibre and the lighter roofs on offer. Both look like the equivalent lotus parts but are lighter. Personally I'd quite like a carbon-fibre bodied elise.

Craigy
 

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Craigy,

I very clearly understand what you're saying. What you're suggesting actually sounds delightful. You're right, I didn't read it and am suffering the consequences...

However, when someone from SoCal says they're looking for a bodykit, I firmly believe that their mental image is quite different than what someone from Hampshire would be thinking.

This place is ricer bodykit central...I see the most unimaginable abominations daily that just make me want to cry.

I'll go on record now as saying that jail time will be worth it if I ever see a slammed Elise on 20s with 10kg of stickers and a triplane funnycar wing. And a life sentence would be preferable to listening to one of the fake blowoff valve speakers in an Elise more than once... :)

I don't think the Brits have any idea how bad this really is here.

-la
 

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It could be worse--

 

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Larry Andrews said:

You going to Norton tomorrow?
Have to work all weekend. :(
 

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Craigy said:
My first airfield day is tomorrow! yaaay!

Craigy
Hey Craigy, I am guessing what you call and airfield day is what we call an autocross, since many of them are done on airfields? Is is the same as far as timed precision driving around a cone defined path?
 

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An airfield day in the UK is a day of throwing the car round corners and taking it past it's and the driver's limits in safe conditions, with typically lots of runoff if things go wrong. Mine's being done through www.1stlotus.com - an elise driving school.

I'm taking my camera.

it's 6:13 here... I've got to go or I'll be late!

Craigy
 

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That does share some similiaties then. Have a good day, report back how it was!
 
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