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My wheels and tires came in today. Thanks Shinoo!!! I haven't pushed them as they are new tires but Ill have some input after the dragon's tail this Friday.
 

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The stock bolts. Now I'm worried. Is that ok? They threaded in with what seemed like the proper amount of turns.
 

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Looks great, but did you change the stock suspension or rack plate when you went to A48s? I heard that this was not recomended, although I am sure nothing bad will happen.
 

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After putting 1800 miles on the car with stock wheels/tires I felt it had a little too much understeer. Im experimenting with this to see how it works.
 

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eliseowner2b said:
The stock bolts. Now I'm worried. Is that ok? They threaded in with what seemed like the proper amount of turns.
Should be fine though I personally think the locking bolt should be replaced since it's a PITA.

Have fun. Dan, please be more mindful of oversteer compared to what you are used to. We don't want to lose an Elise at The Gap.
 

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Should be fine though I personally think the locking bolt should be replaced since it's a PITA.
I've been meaning to call Lotus or LoA about purchasing 4 regular bolts but I wasn't sure if the wheels would come with new ones. Since they didn't I suppose I need to get on it. My car is never in a position to get the wheels stolen (garage or driven) so I would rather not deal with the locking bolts. Have you priced them Randy? Maybe you guys that are coming up would like the added security of having 2 different locking bolts on your wheels? :D
 

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Robert placed 8 replacement bolts on order. Surprisingly they were not stocked and had to be shipped in from the UK.
 

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Or you can get a set of spline-drive lugnuts. They still require a tool, but the tool basically just replaces the extension that you'd use on your breaker bar anyway.
 

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The standard lug nuts are spline drive.

The problem with the locking nut is the crappy tool that easily deforms the outer metal band.
 

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Randy Chase said:
The standard lug nuts are spline drive.

The problem with the locking nut is the crappy tool that easily deforms the outer metal band.
Interesting. I didn't look that closely a the dealership. Are they two-piece? I can't find the lugnuts we bought for the racecar, but I liked them a whole lot and they weren't expensive at all.
 

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You know...the Lotus bolts resemble BMW bolts in the underhead area...are they metric 12 X 1.5 thread? I'll check mine out tomorrow. I'm thinking of swapping out all of my bolts to hex heads or at least getting four nonlocking bolts. Loti don't tend to have their wheels snatched anyway.
 

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You have the stock ("LTS" - is that what we're calling it now?) suspension, correct?

I'm sure you'll post a report, but as a request, pay close attention to the amount of body roll & the difference (if any) in turn-in with the new setup on the standard suspension. Also, I'd like to know if you're getting into the bump stops [more often?] now that you have so much more grip.

I remember reading a report on SELOC in which someone put wider that stock r-compounds on the stock suspension and claimed it made the car feel worse (though it stuck better) due to issues with too much body roll esepcially when first starting a turn. Don't know how that works, but I'd like to see if this setup is any different.

Looks great! Nice combo. :)
 
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