Lotus Elan

F/R weight ratio for a +2

PostPost by: mn1 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:04 am

Anyone know what it is?
The Elan's are close enough to 50/50 depending on fuel and occupants but +2 spec. has been elusive so far.
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PostPost by: jono » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:21 am

The answer is here but it will cost you ?16 :D

http://www.wilko.com/bathroom-scales/sc ... m%20scales
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:08 am

But

"0) Out of stock"

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:18 am

and you would need 32 pounds as 2 for each wheel with each reading a max of 130 kg :lol:
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PostPost by: jono » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:39 am

...good point, I meant to link to the US version :lol:
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PostPost by: tcsoar » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:06 pm

...or use the James Bond method :D

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PostPost by: Bud English » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:54 pm

jono wrote:...good point, I meant to link to the US version :lol:


I wanted to take umbrage with that remark but sadly you're right. :oops: Nationally, of course and not personally. I'm fortunately the elan version of the average US citizen although, even at 151lbs, my F/R ratio has shifted slightly over the years. :D
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PostPost by: andyelan » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:05 pm

Hi There

When I had my Plus 2S130/5 on the scale I got weights of 405Kg front and 410Kg rear so that's a distribution of 49.7/50.3. That's with all fluids plus 1 gallon of petrol but no driver.

Hope that helps
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PostPost by: mn1 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:14 am

Tks Andy,

Close enough......

....and to all you comedians............

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PostPost by: bengalcharlie » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:02 am

yes and that is just one of the reasons why the elan is such an awesome car!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D
I am a lotus owner since 1990 and everytime I have a spirited drive in it confirms why I love this car so much.
no big SUV's for me thanks but no thanks.
cheers robin

owner of a plus two, a very under rated car but I do not care, it is quite nice to fly under the radar of all the classic car hype nowadays
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:51 am

Ditto

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