I fully agree! I mounted the Sport Elise Ohlins on my 2006 Elise several years ago and love them.I had a 2005 LSS Elise with Bilstein, very good suspension. I have Ohlins, shocks and springs, on my 2006 Sport and there is a big difference. On track, adjustability for wheel control, on road, ride quality suppleness is much better. Necessary? No. Better damping both on road and track use? Yes.