- First Gear
- Posts: 15
- Joined: 30 Sep 2003
- Location: Shetland
The Lotus is so good on tarmac that you really won't notice the differenc e if you're going to be an occasional competitor. The only thing you lose is the adjustability, but I doubt if you'd need that unless you got extremely serious about hillclimbing for example, when you'd be looking for the last few tenths of seconds.
If you're just out for a bit of fun, stick with Colin's finest design, and just replace the metalastik with polyflex.
(There really isn't much difference between the metalastik and the poyflex either). Take a good look at the wishbone bushes on your Elan, and you'll see that there isn't much rubber between the steel inner and outer anyway, so they can't move that much as standard. The polyflex makes it feel just a little more solid and footsure.
Steve, Elan S3 DHC
- Second Gear
- Posts: 151
- Joined: 12 Sep 2003
The poly bushes have only a small increase in noise, vibration and harshness and signficantly less than on Elans with rose joints that I have driven. Running stiffer spax dampers made more difference than the poly bushes.
The poly bushes highlight any problems with suspension component alignment as they are not tolerant of misalignment like rose joints or softer rubber bushes.
For my road going Elan Plus 2 I have kept standard rubber bushes as I see no benefit of the change for a plus 2 which is inherently much more stable to begin with and needs no real stability improvement for normal road use IMHO.
- Coveted Fifth Gear
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- Joined: 22 Sep 2003
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
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