Bought my $$ pit 4 yrs ago had it for 3 weeks blew the motor. Then i spent a ton of $$ and bought all new suspention from steeda, kenny brown, H&R ,tociko, hotchkis, AJE. While i was at it i did 5 lug 4 wheel disk conv. After all that was done i finished my motor then dropped it in. One thing i havent touched is the paint, i did put a cobra rear on but thats only cause my dad ripped my stock one with our tractor while mowing. Check out the pics im not even close to being done. Next to come is new gfx and paint.
The Elise is no more. It was totalled in May of this year on some Indiana backroads. The short of it is that I came around an odd corner that goes hard left just as you crest over a hill. The car unweighted and went into a spin. No injuries but the car was considered a total loss. I now have an 01 BMW M3 but will probably pick up another Elise or Exige in the next few years.
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Bought this Elise in February of 2006 and have loved it ever since. In the past 10 months I've logged over 12,000 miles with the car and have had few problems with it.
You can see more photos (better quality) at my Lotus Elise Blog
I just updated the Gallery with some interior photos. The only difference in the interior now is the stereo is different. I replaced the stock Blaupunkt Acapulco with an Alpine CDA-9856. The exposed metal areas are (for the most part) the actual chassis/tub that the car is built around.
92 Triple Black Vert 306 5 Speed
Mostly stock 2005 Lotus Elise.
1.8L Toyota 4 Cylinder & 6 speed transmission
189 hp & 138 lb/ft
Mid Engined, RWD
Unequal length wishbones
Bilstein dampers & Eibach springs
Lotus/AP-Racing twin-piston fixed aluminium alloy front brake calipers
Brembo single-piston sliding rear calipers
11.3" Cross drilled rotors
0-60 --- 4.7 seconds
1/4 Mile --- 13.3 @ 102.9mph
70' Slalom --- 71.1mph
Skidpad --- 1.02g
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It was fulley loaded untill blew the motor then i pulled the motor. Now there's no a/c,emissions
-Touring Pack (power windows, extra insulation, different stereo)
-Lifestyle paint (Krypton Green)
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306 ,Thumper Heads,Trickflow Track Heat Intake,Forged Pistons,Moly Rings,Comp XE274HR Cam,1.6 Comp Pro Magnum Roller Rockers,High Flow Alum. Water Pump,March Underdrive Pullies,Canton 7 Qt Oil Pan,BBK ceramic shortys,BBK X-Pipe, Spintech side exit muffs,BBK 70mm Throttle Body,Pro-M 77mm Mass Air,Cold Air Kit,Msd,Ignition,Distributor,Coil,Spec Stage 3 Clutch,190 LPH Fuel Pump,Tremec TKO,Pro5.0,Fms Alum. Driveshaft,Steeda Clutch Cable,Firewall,Quick Release Quad, H&R Springs,Tokico HP shocks/struts, Richmond 373 gears,Eaton Posi,Superior 5 lug 31 spline axles,5lug 4wheel disk conv,Full Suspention
Coming soon Stalker front bumper, Cobra side skirts. Heat extractor hood, New fiberglass deck lid,6pt roll bar, New top, fr500 wheels and nitto tires,and a sweet mineral grey paint job from my buddy.
-ForcedFed Carbon Fiber front Splitter
-Green Filter and modified airbox
-Alpine CDA-9856 with 3rd generation iPod attached
-Sector111 larger front tow hook
-Sector111 rear triangular tow hook
-Zoom Carbon Fiber wide angle rear view mirror
-Aftermarket header & exhaust
If Elise/Exige parts weren't so damn expensive I'd have half the list installed already. Everything on the list will be on the car before too long though.
You can see photos and walkthroughs for the car's mods @ My Lotus Elise Blog
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