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if you could build the perfect clams what would if be

#1 carbon fiber
#2 225 section front tire clearance
#3 LED turn signals and day time running light integrated with hids
#4 retractable and Active rear wing/ wind brake
#5 designed to hinge front and rear

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It would be nice if both clams had a hinge or at least could be removed in under 10 minutes.

On the other hand you wouldn't want to hit a bump and have the clam fall off (like the turn signal does currently).
 

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if you could build the perfect clams what would if be

#1 carbon fiber
#2 225 section front tire clearance
#3 LED turn signals and day time running light integrated with hids
#4 retractable and Active rear wing/ wind brake
#5 designed to hinge front and rear

just an idea add what you think would be yours
#1 yes, carbon fiber
#2 probably, but I'm not convinced that bigger is absolutely better here
#3 HIDs are so 2013. These, a la Singer Porsche, only in LED...
#4 Nah, too heavy / complex
#5 not hinged, but quick-release via Aerocatches. Remove or reinstall in under 1 minute.

Edit: adding #6...

#6 include a provision for a separate splitter, like the NCI version... http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f92/nci-full-race-splitter-94699/
 

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Why HIDs or LEDs when laser technology is now available?

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#5 not hinged, but quick-release via Aerocatches. Remove or reinstall in under 1 minute.
yes!!!!

radium has a nice kit for the Elise rear clam, but it would be nice to have a quicker removal kit for the front as well
 

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I plan to do the Radium kit.

I like the hids/leds and day time running light for safety so people can see you.

has anyone done quick-release via Aerocatches for the front?

i thought 225 section front tires would help with making more balanced handling/ more forgiving. i could be wrong
 

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i thought 225 section front tires would help with making more balanced handling/ more forgiving. i could be wrong
Yes, I know that's the common forum wisdom, a.k.a. "more is better / wider is better," but has it been proven with a tire pyrometer? Plenty of fast Loti out there that aren't running 225s up-front.

Apart from looking cooler, I wonder if it actually could be detrimental for drivers that wouldn't be putting enough heat into 225s to get them up into their optimum operating temperature range.
 

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funny, my perfect clamshells would be cheap (compared to oem) but streetable. Delete seams, front turn signals, winglets, etc to make it easier to fab. I'd be ok with exact stock too if that was the path to good fit and least cost.
 
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