Lotus Elan

Rear Shock Absorber Removal and recommendations

PostPost by: William2 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:27 pm

I wish to replace my ageing rear shocks and fit adjustable ones. I am interested to know what the minimum amount of disassembly is required to remove the shocks bearing in mind my car is fitted with sliding spline solid drive shafts. I am thinking of also fitting a pair of Sue Millers CV driveshafts. Can anyone recommend a good adjustable shock absorber that I can use with these driveshafts as I am not sure whether they require limited drop shocks?
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:30 pm

if you check the shop manual, it should give you a pretty good picture of what's all involved...
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PostPost by: jono » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:09 pm

I may be wrong but I think most of the inserts available now come as limited travel.

I would go for Koni as you won't be disappointed
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:57 pm

William,
Assuming your car is an Elan and not a Plus 2 the CV shafts from Sue definitely need droop limitation. About 25mm less than original. I did 30mm to be on the safe side.
They are made by Kelvedon who were very helpful on the phone.
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