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Was the car in motion? That's the downforce effect. :)

Seriously, are you referring to the lid and the wing? If so, I don't recall it being that heavy.
 

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Are you gonna install Exige hatch on to your Elise Mike?
 

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There's a good deal more fiberglass (two-piece construction with a frame), the material is thicker, there's a plastic shroud over the trunk area, the wing, and the entire hatch is larger.
 

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Yes, the lid and the wing.


It was removed off the car at my mechanic's shop and it was really heavy to lift; so heavy that I didn't even want to lift it fully for fear I'd drop it and break it.



Isn't that why the Exige hatch and Elise lid don't operate the same way?
 

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There's a good deal more fiberglass (two-piece construction with a frame), the material is thicker, there's a plastic shroud over the trunk area, the wing, and the entire hatch is larger.


Just seems really heavy for something that Lotus produced :shrug: We need CF.
 

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It was removed off the car at my mechanic's shop and it was really heavy to lift; so heavy that I didn't even want to lift it fully for fear I'd drop it and break it.
Put down your murse and try using both hands.
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50 lbs??? No way! The roof on the S is 23 lbs, and the rear hatch feels much lighter than that to me.
 

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That's to help with the rear downforce !!rotfl
 

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rotflrotflrotfl

you really set them up for that one mike
 

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Just seems really heavy for something that Lotus produced :shrug: We need CF.
if people are willing to pay?

been doing aftermarket CF parts for other cars, seems like a lot of people on the internet ask for parts and it comes out you can here crickets

its OK the exige has 30 more HP and its still faster than an Elise LOL
 

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it's got good weight to it. Someone should make a CF one. I'd buy it. It be a pain in the ass, I'm guessing, to transfer the chicken wire.
 

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it's got good weight to it. Someone should make a CF one. I'd buy it. It be a pain in the ass, I'm guessing, to transfer the chicken wire.
The hatch is available in CF. When I carried it I guess it would have weighed 10-15 lbs with the attached rear wing.
 
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