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>>>According to the numbers that were tossed around, the LSS should only be 5mm (less than 1/4") lower than the regular suspension. But I wouldn't be surprised if that's a very visible difference on such a small car that sits fairly low already.<<<

Also, don't forget that the larger front wheels and tires along with possible differences in the shoulder of the tire can affect this impression. Not to mention the different tire size.

One of the spec lists for the Elise show that the regular and sport wheels have the same offset, 31 mm. Assuming this is correct, then since regulars are 5 1/2 wide and LSS rollers are 6 1/2 wide, and the offset was unchanged, 1/2 of the extra width goes inward and half goes outward. So the LSS wheels stick out about 1/2 inch more than the stock wheels. So the finger between the tire surface and the bodywork is affected.
 
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