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Who sells these other than Eliseparts?
Can the stock plates be modified?
Is this a common tweak, or can something else be done the realign the steering rack after lowering?

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You might modify the stock ones, but the new plates are awfully cheap from Eliseparts. Even the shipping is cheap, they just put them in an envelope.

For fixing bumpsteer your other alternatives are the Sector 111 steering arms or the Eliseparts bumpsteer kit steering arms, which are adjustable. Geary at Eliseparts told me that some people use the rack raising plates in conjunction with the bumpsteer kit to get things just right.

Note that different schools of thought exist on bumpsteer. Some people like to adjust it for no steering effect, and some prefer a tiny amount of toe-out with bump and toe-in with droop, both when measured at normal ride height. In automotive engineering terms, toe-out with bump in conjunction with toe-in with droop is called roll understeer. Lowering the Elise very much results in a massive amount of roll understeer, so it has to be brought back to a reasonable level or zero.
 
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