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Hi all, this has been a great source of knowledge for me the last 3 months and I would like to thank y'all for your great writeups!
I purchased a crashed 2005 Elise in December as a winter project for $6800 and I replaced the front clam,lights and left a arms. Got title back with reconstructed title so it's forever scarred. I knew nothing about lotus before I went to the auction and purchased the car. I must say that I am in love. My plans are to supercharge it (ordered 3/2/2014) and dress up the exterior with body styling and wheels .
First question is what size (diameter and width) wheels do you recommend ?

Second question is can anybody tell me where I can purchase these side skirts? I've searched and searched but still can't locate the skirts for sale anywhere. Any info would be great and thanks alot for all the pervious help this site has already given me .
 

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16x7 +25/27
17x8 +32/35

Those skirts are part of the entire rocker panel. Japanese item = $$$$
 

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+1 with Mr. shay............rockers go from seam to seam === big money!

Most people I know do 16x7 and 17x8, im new to tracking my car but ran OEM LSS wheels for auto x 2+ years on both cars, this wheel size limits you on tire sizes, especially with Hoosiers.
 

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I just found side skirt very similar for $1500 plus $590 shipping direct from japan. Is this what yall are calling expensive or is this reasonably priced. I'm gonna contact them regarding delivery time.

Regarding wheels, I was thinking 17/18 setup with lower profile tires. What's the widest I can go in rear?
 

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I just found side skirt very similar for $1500 plus $590 shipping direct from japan. Is this what yall are calling expensive or is this reasonably priced. I'm gonna contact them regarding delivery time.

Regarding wheels, I was thinking 17/18 setup with lower profile tires. What's the widest I can go in rear?
Not a lot of people will pay that much for skirts plus $600 for shipping. And you'll probably have to paint them.

recommend 195/50 front tires
widest rear tires 245/40

EDIT: oh 17 & 18s? Still going to be 245 widest at the rear. Don't know what sizes 17/18 dudes are using. Rare to see that combo. A bit oversized for the car IMHO.
 
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