Lotus Elan

solid rack clamps

PostPost by: jono » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:48 pm

Are these worth fitting - do they make any meaningful difference to steering feel or is it best to stick to the rubber bushed items?

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:40 pm

Jon

I fitted them and de-fitted them a while later...too much vibration..

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:29 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:I fitted them and de-fitted them a while later...too much vibration..


I agree with John. I fitted the solid clamps shortly after I replaced the steering column flex joint with an all metal universal. It made my +2 very unpleasant to drive. I went back to the standard rack mounts but retained the steering column u-joint. That combination is entirely acceptable.
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PostPost by: tdafforn » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:58 pm

I had them on a spitfire and have them on my +2..
Can't say I ave noticed much difference
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PostPost by: gerrym » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:40 pm

Fit the original (Triumph style) clamps with polyurethane bushes. That will avoid the main problem, soft rubber.

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PostPost by: elj221c » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:43 pm

For me, they are the way to go.

But then, I have a space frame, wide wheels etc. so what do I know! :)

Try them, if they don't work for you put 'em on ebay.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:28 pm

Ron Hickman had them on his Sprint.

Hey- what did he know? :twisted:
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:54 am

I never noticed additonal vibrations with solid rack mounts.

Two less pieces of rapidly decaying rubber is OK by me. :D
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