I have been lurking on here off and on for a while. Thought I should introduce myself and my car.
I have an Elise S1 sport 190. It has done 11,500 miles and is 1996 vintage. The car is pretty much standard apart from braided brake line and pagid blue pads.
I haven't used the car for a couple of years as I was racing in the BMW Compact Cup. But now I want to get the elise back up to spec and use it more on track.
I would like to modify it to improve handling (see youtube @2:30 http://youtu.be/EiSslFSAw68) it's not very predicatble on the limit but the tyres are toyo R1-R's so I think changing to Yoko A048's might help. The suspension is bilstein with 340r springs.
I am thinking of adding a full cage, and could do with a seat that sits right on the deck and is HANS compatible, as headroom is an issue even though I'm only 6ft tall.
I would like opinions on body mods - front splitter, rear diffuser, and possibly a wing? http://www.elisepart...-style-spoiler/ however, I am aware that my car is pretty rare (only 5 on the road?) and I am a bit concerned about messing it up/devalueing it.
I'm not sure if it ever had the toe links changed as I understand they can be an issue.
Another idea is to get the ecu changed for the DVA? one. Should I get the head gasket replaced as preventative action? been ok so far, as I always make sure the car is up to temp before any load.
Any other advise appreciated.
Edited by Elisesport190, 10 February 2014 - 10:54 AM.