The achilles heel of the Elise/Exige S2 Tyoyota 2ZZ powertrain is the C60 transmission; specifically 3rd and 4th gears being the cause of much frustration on race and road cars alike!
Simply Sports Cars have addressed this issue with their uprated gear kits which are a thicker helical cut for added strength, and feature altered torque vectoring to reduce the internal loadings which contribute to premature failure.
This kit will cope with up to 400Nm so can be viewed as a “value add” to your pleasure, and has slightly longer ratios to reduce the gap between 4th and 5th gears and provide a slightly higher top speed to further enhance your driving experience.
Consider the SSC gear kit to be an essential purchase for heavy duty applications.
Being the exclusive European distributor for SSC, we are pleased to offer you this kit which can be can be reviewed and purchased here
Source: Torque Developments Blog
Lotus Elise? BEST track car for under 20k2008-04-03 19:31:23 by KhyberORly
The original Elise, called the Series 1 was augmented by a faster edition called the 111S, named after the Lotus type-number of the Elise M111. The 111S was introduced in early 1999 and contained a VVC Rover K-Series engine with a modified head and VVT type technology producing a declared 143 bhp (107 kW/145 PS) rather than the standard Rover 1.8 L K-series 118 bhp (88 kW/120 PS) unit, along with a closer ratio gearbox and lower ratio final drive. It also had more padding in the seats. The 111S also received some cosmetic changes including: headlamp covers, rear spoiler, cross drilled brake discs, alloy window winders and a new 6 spoke road wheel design.
Main article: Lotus 340R
In 2000, the 340R limited edition model, based on a Series 1 Elise...
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