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The 111R has been out in Austraila since January and Europe since February and in the US since June... no July. So where are the parts?

So far we have seen some wheels, seats and Komo-Tec has an airbox. Where are the headers, cams, turbos, superchargers, dress up bits, etc...? I thought someone said that they had developed parts and would post dyno results when the US cars hit the shores. They are here now, let's see some dyno plots!

I am really frustrated waiting on my car and seeing some aftermarket options would be entertaining and possibly a good distraction from my pain.

So fess up, where are the parts?

Also, someone get George (MGW) his car so we can get some cool billet aluminum parts. They will rival any aluminum parts available for the S1 available in Europe!

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Yeah, I saw the Komo-Tek stuff, but I was hoping to get a response from some the US guys that have already dealt with any impportation issues.

Did you see the prices at Komo-Tec:eek:

I think most of the items for the Exige are for the S1 Exige. I looked at the 111R stuff. The Exhuast is 849 Euros=~$1022 US. That's before shipping and duties. That makes the Lotus stuff look cheap! The airbox is ~$781. Now maybe there is some kind of VAT on that we can avoid. However, any choice is better than no choice.

Thanks, for the link.

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check out this badass steering wheel. I'll definitely get this one!

299 Euros
 

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617arg said:
check out KOMO-TEK
the engine parts are on the Exige list....
Those engine parts are for the Rover engine. The engine parts for the Toyota engine are listed under Elise 111R.
 

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Komo-Tec has interesting things, that I am not really sure what they are:D

Listed as: Ansaugbrücke für Drosselklappenanlage 111R

Google translation: Sucking in bridge for butterfly valve plant 111R


Sounds interesting!

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sucking in bridge rotfl those translation services are always a good source of entertainment.

I don't understand what exactly that item is. I believe that "Drosselklappenanlage" would be the throttle body. I'm not sure about the "Ansaugbruecke", must have something to do with the the air getting into the throttle body. Something related to optimizing air flow into the throttle body?
 

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sucking in bridge rotfl those translation services are always a good source of entertainment.

I don't understand what exactly that item is. I believe that "Drosselklappenanlage" would be the throttle body. I'm not sure about the "Ansaugbruecke", must have something to do with the the air getting into the throttle body. Something related to optimizing air flow into the throttle body?


a lot of celica people take a little plastic piece out of the intake called the "butterfly valve". not really any hp but it does sound better.
 

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I think it is fair to say that no one has developed any products that increase Hp on the car-What a shame. I guess I will go with the Lotus optioned exhaust, and perhaps the carbon fiber intake. No dyno=no purchase.
 

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Patience will be rewarded as there are several very reputable intake/exhaust solutions being developed by Sector 111 and others.
 

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We've got pistons, rods, valves, valve springs, electronics and stud kits. Still working on getting an Elise in here for the design of a turbo kit. Our MR2 Spyder, with the 138hp Toyota engine, is currently making 370whp and running [email protected] in the 1/4 mile. Just imagine if the engine would rev and the car was 250lbs lighter...
 

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We've got pistons, rods, valves, valve springs, electronics and stud kits. Still working on getting an Elise in here for the design of a turbo kit. Our MR2 Spyder, with the 138hp Toyota engine, is currently making 370whp and running [email protected] in the 1/4 mile. Just imagine if the engine would rev and the car was 250lbs lighter...
Who is the brave soul that will let monkeywrench monkey with you Elise? Any volunteers? Come on people, do it for the good of all Elise owners! :)
 

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Not me ... yet.

I have no doubt that a good turbo installation will require an engine rebuild to lower the compression ratio. I have seen turbo kits for the 2ZZ-GE that use the standard compression ratio, but they are a risky proposition at best. There have been many engines blown due to bad gas. Along with the lower compression ratio reduction, the ECU will need to be retuned or replaced with an aftermarket unit.

I will wait until I am sure the bugs have been worked out of my Elise by Lotus (under waranty) before I go modifying. In the interim, I may be interested in having a second 2ZZ-GE engine built up that I can abuse.

First on my list is driving school though :) Egos aside ... I used to think of myself as an excellent driver, but a short test drive in the Elise proved I have a lot to learn.
 

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Right behind you aletes..

Any cash I can scrounge after delivery will go to driving school, track time, and new rubber.

And Zaino, heaven knows they take their cut..
 

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I don't know if the Elise can really be considered a 1/4 mile car. Or that MR2 for that matter. Mods that help the Elise do what it does best, enhanced and without side effect might be more in line with Lotus's vision for the car.

As far as where are the parts... the car has low volumes and the market may not be very large and they just came out and all are still under warranty. Monkeywrench seems to make some money modding various Toyota cars (which share the same or similar engine) and that may be helpful for those who want that sort of thing as the tuner has more motors over which to spread costs.
 

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cold air induction

Is there any performance improvement with any of the cold air induction systems that are currently or soon to be available. Does anyone have dyno results to support any claims?
 
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