Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:00 pm

Gareth Flanagan <***@***.***> wrote:Looked into the shockers......and actually found the AVO fully
adjustable for ride comfort and ride height from a boy racer shop....the
kind of shop that sells boom boxes for the boot, those weird spinning
alloys, blackout film for your windows...you get the gist...at
considerably cheaper than any 'lotus' dealer or supplier......?150 incl
VAT and shipping....?60 each which is what most of the people who fall
under the brand 'lotus' charge for the completely fixed shocks....the
cheapest I found the adjustable shock from a 'lotus' garage was about
?75+VAT.......so go on get AVO they were a doddle to fit and the most
expensive to buy from a lotus dealer but a damn sight cheaper from the
boy racers.....and save yourself ?40
Cheers
G
Ps deutsche performance 01799 540 900
http://www.deutscheperformance.co.uk
they do not list classic car shocks but if you send them an enquiry they
will get them for you...
Deutsche Performance
Brakefield Cottage,
Cornells Lane
Widdington
Saffron Walden
CB11 3SP


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Waterworth [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 19 July 2004 21:28
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] Gaz Shocks for Lotus Elan

TTR supply GAZ shocks. I have just fitted a pair to the front, they are
ajustable for dump and spring platform. Yes they have the bolt for
anti-roll bar. Will be fitting the matching rears this winter.

Good quality product and easy to fit. As the old dampers were totally
shot anything would be an improvement. However I am very happy with
their performance.

Stan Aarhus wrote:
Has anyone tried/fitted these shocks/dampers to their Elan? They
offer

two styles for the front and a cartridge for the rears. Their web site

doesn't show the actual shocks, so I couldn't verify the mounting
details. They show a fixed spring perch replacement version p/n
GS2-2130 and the adjustable perch version, p/n GP5-2131. The prices
seem reasonable. The US vendor didn't know what they look like and
doesn't have them in stock. He estimated mid August for delivery.

My questions for those who might have tried them:

Std Replacement version GS2-2130

Did they mount ok, any installation problem for the replacement
version?

What is the shock body diameter?
Did the standard length/diameter springs work ok?
Any change in ride height, plus or minus?

Adjustable spring perch version GP5-2131:

Fit ok? Elan compatible mounting including the anti-roll bar mount?
What is the diameter of the shock body?
What diameter springs are required?

Opinions on adjustibility, quality, reliability?

If anyone has a photo of either of these, I would appreciate it very
much.


Thanks to all!

Stan






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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:03 pm

Donnington

Well you boys with the cameras,how about getting together a compilation and posting it,there were some magnificent machines on display,not forgetting the promo. girls.

Looking forward to seeing some photos



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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:05 pm

Dear all

Sorry about the last posting....things went wrong

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PostPost by: type36lotus » Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:16 pm

Hey, The promo girls will bw fine with me :-)

Mike G.

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