Lotus Elan

Plus 2 ride height?

PostPost by: Steve S2 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:36 pm

Hi,

My workshop manual doesn't make any mention of the correct front ride height for the car. This is frustrating, given that I've fitted TTR dampers and the ride-height is hilariously low. What should the distance be from floor to the front chassis crossmember? I seem to recall 300mm from somewhere but am not so sure.

Thanks

Steve
Steve S2
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 35
Joined: 14 Jul 2011

PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:36 pm

Kindest regards

Alan Thomas
User avatar
Spyder fan
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2519
Joined: 11 Jun 2009
Location: Kent country & Sussex seaside UK

PostPost by: Steve S2 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:24 pm

Ah, thanks. So 6-and-a-half inches then when laden correctly.
Steve S2
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 35
Joined: 14 Jul 2011

PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:01 am

Assuming you have the same sized wheels and tyres as orginally

cheers
Rohan
User avatar
rgh0
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 7487
Joined: 22 Sep 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPost by: cal44 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:41 pm

S,

new springs ?

mike
"Be Polite, Be Professional, But have a plan to kill everyone you meet"
General "Mad Dog" James Mattis United States Marines
cal44
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 693
Joined: 28 Nov 2010

PostPost by: Peter +2 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:18 pm

Hi Steve

My +2 rides high on the front and therefore I am thinking of fitting TTR front dampers and springs to match the rears. So I can visualise the front ride height, would you be kind enough to post the measurements from the floor to the top of the wheel arch rim.

Many thanks in advance.

Peter
1968 +2 BRM
Peter +2
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 258
Joined: 26 May 2010

PostPost by: mal_whitby » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:33 pm

Would this help?
Attachments
Lotus Elan+2 Dimensions.jpg and
mal_whitby
New-tral
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 16 Apr 2013
Location: North Yorkshire

PostPost by: Steve S2 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:18 am

Peter +2 wrote:Hi Steve

My +2 rides high on the front and therefore I am thinking of fitting TTR front dampers and springs to match the rears. So I can visualise the front ride height, would you be kind enough to post the measurements from the floor to the top of the wheel arch rim.

Many thanks in advance.

Peter


Will do, but it won't be for a few weeks as the car doesn't live with me at the moment and is 100 miles away!
Steve S2
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 35
Joined: 14 Jul 2011

PostPost by: Peter +2 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:22 am

Mal - Many thanks for the inf. At the moment my car rides higher on the front than shown in the diagramme, which seems to be a common problem. The car had replacement Koni dampers but I believe the springs are original.

Steve - no problem, I am away for a week too. Please post whenever you can.

Regrds

Peter
1968 +2 BRM
Peter +2
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 258
Joined: 26 May 2010

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: wolfchen and 11 guests