Lotus Elan

Spyder Elan twin a-arm rear suspension

PostPost by: Rall » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:19 am

Does anybody have any experience with Spyder's twin A-arm suspension for an Elan. Any experience with their combination CV joint and doughnut drive shafts?

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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:39 pm

I have the Cv/doughnut combo.
It works fine but the doughnuts still need replacing and I'd go full CV if I had my time again.
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:41 pm

I have my doubts re full CV. I think you need some compliance in the driveline somewhere.
Especially with 50 year old diff etc.

My +2 has the Spyder setup and whilst "wind up" can still be felt a bit, it is quite remote and preferably to a harsh torque reversal. However a friend has a similarly equipped S3 where wind up is more noticeable.

As so often it probably depends much on where and how you drive!

Toad also has the twin arm setup. I'll PM you my opinion of that.
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:32 pm

I have UJ and sliding spline and one rotoflex each side.
Works suprprisingly well
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