I am another victim of the mysterious steering clunk. I have similar symptoms as others: low speed clunk, happens more as the weather gets warmer, etc, etc. After taking off the wheels, removing the struts, jiggling various control arms and links, checking the torque on various nuts, I think I have isolated the problem. The left arm of my steering rack has an ever-so-slight bit of up-down jiggle (AKA "clunk"). This is consistent with my feeling the little knocks over bumps, but having no significant decrease in steering response. Conclusion: I think my left inner rack joint is worn.
I was bracing to pay for an entirely new rack, but found that Seriously Lotus sells replacement steering rack arms/joints for a fraction of the cost. Their description says that wear on the inner joint is "common" so it may be what others have experienced. I'm going to order the arms and will post an update once installed. Wish me luck!
I know this is the "not the steering rack" thread but just to confirm after 1 year that the new steering rack fixed all clunking and noises. On the track, after heating up, the steering was perfect. I would do this upgrade all day long on cars with +30k miles and any exposure to the track or lots of heat. Just entering into the permanent record👌
The A052 looks like it's the new 200TW street tire king.
Being both faster and lasting longer than the Re71Rs from the first reviews I''ve been seeing.
Some back to back comparisons, and general reviews:
In Feb/March Yokohama will be releasing new sizes that are a bit more lotus friendly...
Looking at my next set of tires for the street. The 2005 Elise I purchased recently came with older AD07s that def need to be replaced. I live in Portland, Oregon. While I won't drive the Elise by choice in truly wet conditions, I've often driven in damp ones. Peace of mind and safety in...
I don't see the 4 digit code on the tire that makes sense. I understand that the first 2 numbers indicate the week, and the last 2 refer to the year.
On my 2006 Elise, the front tires have these: V43V, 2952, and the rears: V4H8, 2948.
How do you interpret those?
Hi all, I just replaced my sport suspension in my 2005 Elise with a set of Nitron single adjustable suspension from Gregs race parts. Great service and communication was great! These are the 40 mm club sports. They were delivered with no preload on the springs and the card said initial settings...