Lotus Elan

Rear uprights

PostPost by: elan_fan » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:23 pm

I have just purchased a pair of spyder fabricated rear uprights, I am going to fit Koni dampers from TTR. I got Spyder to assemble the bearings and outboard (Kelvedon) driveshaft, it seemed the sensible thing to do. Both bearings are the larger inner type. I am also going to use TTR springs as I have TTR front suspension fitted.

Any comments on these choices of spring and damper?
Also what supplier for the spring top cup? TTR or Kelvedon or other?

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Mark
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PostPost by: elan_fan » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:57 pm

So,

I bought Koni yellow dampers and springs from TTR, and Kelvedon alloy top spring caps.

I have the progressive bumpstops shown below. What’s the best length on a Plus 2? I think original length plus 20mm seems to be the suggested length.

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PostPost by: jono » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:55 am

I missed your post first time - shame as I have a selection of hardly used narrow springs of varying rates I could have offered.

I played around with the rear spring set up for ages on my Plus 2. I have to say those yellow bump stops I found to be too hard and I settled on a 65mm polyurethane Powerflex bump stop from Burtons which I found to be just right (without the alloy spacer).
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PostPost by: elan_fan » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:22 pm

Hi Jono,

Thanks for the reply.

Do you have a pic or link to these?

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