Love it! Another reason to look back as I walk away after parking. The new style mirrors sit higher, stick out slightly, and more forward than old style. Does help more with blind spots but not perfect.
So I was feeling exceptionally OCD, and decided to see how much weight I can take out of a set of V6 mirror mounts to compensate for the added weight of CF + resin that I'll have my friend cover them later.
Picture 1: Stock Picture 2: Removal of internal cast spruces Picture 3: Colin Chapman weight diet
Read through the whole thread..and need to ask if there is a step by step pictoral demonstration to removing the factory mirrors? I removed the 3 stickers, i see some of the screws, but im afraid they wont come out from the tiny holes. Is there a better method? And if the screws do fall in, how do you get them out? Not understanding the magnet thing either
Yes, Lotus made a change to both the mirror body and the "stalk". You can still order the older v6 style that mates up to the even older mirror body. One of the internal stems on my drivers side mirror body broke. I have been going back and forth on just replacing the body or upgrading. Haven't decided yet.
I think you can re-use the existing mirror housings. I went ahead and ordered the new style Exige V6 stalks.
I pulled one of my existing mirror housings apart. The outer painted portion of the housing (the main piece) looks identical to what is in the parts diagram. The adjustment portion between the housing and the stalk appears to be built into the new V6 stalk. I will update this thread when I receive the new stalks.
Besides being heavy, the Elise stalks do not provide a robust mount to support the mirrors. Only one of the two plastic pins on the mirror have a screw securing it where both pins are secured in the OEM mirror application. I also notices the OEM mirror application has much longer plastic pins, and they are cut shorter when installed in the Elige applications.
Can someone put together a DIY step by step instructions with pics on removal and install of side view mirrors? Cant find the pdf to the old sector111 instructions as the link no longer works, and all these explanations using magnets is not making sense to me lol. Thanks i advance?
Thought I would share some pics. I am running the stock plinths again, but I may install them again in the future.
Note: The V6 Plinths do project forward so from a front 3/4 view the mirrors stick out quite a bit, but that may also be due to the mirrors still in orange...