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It's easier to scrape the front on an S2 than on an S1, especially the two 'ears' at the front.

120mm is usually OK on an S2 (I'm running that with my nitrons), while on an S1 you'd get away with 105/110..

Oh.. Ride height on the Elise is measured *with* ballast (75kg in each seat and 1/2 tank of fuel) and on the chassis beam right behind the front wheel and in front of the rear wheels (actually quite some way in front of the rear wheels where the visible beam ends..), so the bottom edge of the nose may be a little lower than the ride height especially if it has been set up 'raked' (rear higher than front)

Take speed bumps at an angle, so one wheel goes up before the other and do the same on the other side.

Try to avoid taking bumps and ramps 'head on' or with speed as the compression in the suspension will slam the front on the ramp/bump and fibreglass damage is not cheap..

Bye, Arno.
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