Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: seriouslylotus » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:38 am

greg40green wrote:Do Nitron do dampers for the Elans ?
Nitron 2 - 3 ways, fitted to my Elises over the years are fantastic .
TTR's fitted to the Elan I own and previous Elans require constant re-adjustment of springs which have become vertually spring bound due to lack of suspension travel .


Yes they do an FIA compliant 1 way set up, they are not cheap but usual Nitron quality of design and materials etc etc
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PostPost by: Vali » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:50 pm

seriouslylotus wrote:Yes they do an FIA compliant 1 way set up, they are not cheap but usual Nitron quality of design and materials etc etc


I beg your pardon but I think that´s not 100% true.
The Nitrons are Monotubes and for Period F cars adjustable Monotubes are not permissed.
Technically the Nitron dampers are not really legal for FIA cars. :(

But then ... is a scrutineer able to see if those are Mono- or Twintubes?
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PostPost by: The Veg » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:17 pm

I've got TTR front and rear on my Plus 2 and have put a few hundred miles on them. I really like the handling but cannot compare to what was before as the car wasn't really operable before I did the suspension, including all the rubber bits as well.
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