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Got a letter form my dealer offering a SC kit for my 05 Elise
Prices is nice and location is close.
Haven't posted in awhile so sorry if I'm asking what maybe an already asked question, Just looking for a little info the dealer may not disclose..
I'm interested in getting the SC but would like to make an ejumacated decision:cool:

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You never actually asked a question.

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I've had the kit installed in my 2006 for about a month now. I can try answer any specific questions you might have about the kit. Mine was installed at Symbolic, however.

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I'm just looking for any issues or something I should look for or ask,
when talking to the dealer. Also if anybody has spec's or feed back from a
kit they've had installed.
oh... Throttle response, how is it? RPM due to the belt drag from the sc
Does the motor wined up slower? um...

I guess I'm looking to hear Pro's Vs. Con's on the kit offered or on the sc period... from someone that's moved from N/A to SC:shrug:


oh thanks didn't even think about smog! but it would have to be legal and pass if the dealers is doing it :rolleyes:

What price are they asking for a complete installation?
Oh sorry... $6,750



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I'm just looking for any issues or something I should look for or ask,
when talking to the dealer. Also if anybody has spec's or feed back from a
kit they've had installed.
oh... Throttle response, how is it? RPM due to the belt drag from the sc
Does the motor wined up slower? um...

I guess I'm looking to hear Pro's Vs. Con's on the kit offered or on the sc period... from someone that's moved from N/A to SC:shrug:


oh thanks didn't even think about smog! but it would have to be legal and pass if the dealers is doing it :rolleyes:

Oh sorry... $6,750



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I drove a factory installed SC kit for about a month and absolutely loved it. Has good low end torque and after driving the 190 for a few months, you really feel the difference. If you're in CA, it's a no-brainer to go with the factory kit for its CARB approval and you won't hurt your warranty if you still have it. I've said this before, in CA where the regulations are strict and tougher than any other state, going with the factory SC kit IS your best solution and you won't regret it. Good luck!
 

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There really isn't anything about the upgrade that I don't care for. To paraphrase Ferris Beuller-if you have the means I highly recommend picking one up. :D

Here are a few more of my thoughts:

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f160/has-anyone-installed-factory-supercharger-72918/

Feel free to PM if you have any specific questions.

Cheers,

Wow rat thank you just read the hole post.. sorry about the nail/damaged rim thing..
So i'm guessing it's the 220hp kit with out an inter-cooler right?

I'm really thinking of having the kit installed, and will be hitting you up for more info soon...:clap:

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Yep, its the non-intercooled kit. I doubt Lotus will ever develop a factory intercooled kit for our cars. No worries now about the wheel...at least I found a great guy to repair wheels. Literally, it is as good as new. I took the elise out to Palomar Mountain this past weekend and what a blast to drive up there. The car is even more fun now...didn't think my grin could get any wider :D

BTW, you have a PM.

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Does the SC ECU have the lower cam switchover point like the Sports ECU?
Different-4000rpm under WOT. 5250rpm for less aggressive throttle applications. BUT...the cam switchover is almost imperceptible now. It's replaced by much more linear torque. That may or may not be your cup of tea.

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what's the impact on fuel economy? (i should probably read that thread shouldn't it?) if one does a fair amount of highway driving, i wonder if putting the taller 6th gear in at the same time might not negate the mpg loss. that would be sweet.
 

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EPA rating is 1 mpg lower for both city and highway for 08 SC vs 08 NA elise. The mileage should be the same for a car with the supercharger upgrade.
 

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that's not much difference with sc vs. n/a... and with a taller 6th gear switch you might still get better MPG than stock gearing and n/a on the highway.

The variable RPM cam switch is a really nice feature if you ask me.

i hate the idea of spending more money on my lotus becuase it's already so fun... but ohhhh... it's tempting becuase it's not hard to imagine how much nicer the power band would be even for regular driving.
 

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Hasn't been mentioned that this is built on the rather mild MP45 blower, not an MP62. You get a bump of 29 hp at the crank, about 25 to the wheels. $288 per rwhp is a lot in my book (don't forget sales tax). Also, there is no realistic way to upgrade the output.

Of course, if you want CARB cert or to retain your factory warranty, the price might be worth it to you since this is your only option.

(Shameless plug: my BWR kit is listed in the For Sale section).
 
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