When I first drove the Elise I could not believe how amazing the car
was and felt, yet there was one portion that just did not fit in a car of this
caliber, the shifting. The stock shifter has so much play and such long throws
it feels like we are driving a truck and I found this to be totally
unacceptable. I have driven many mid engine cars in the past and the stock Elise/Exige
has the worst shifter feel and throw by far. We have redesigned the entire
linkage assembly in Solidworks at the transmission side. This will replace the
linkage assembly at the transmission with an adjustable assembly with 4 sealed
cartridge bearings and 2 rod end bearings
instead of bushings. It will also have adjustments so the end user can pick
how much throw they would desire. This will allow for a much shorter and faster
shifting throw with less play for more accurate and direct shifting. The linkage
assembly also weights about 1lb and the stock unit is about 3-4lbs.
Installation instructions here.
|New Product. LETSLA extended cable bracket and bellcrank arm.
What this does is put the bellcrank cable in the optimal position if you
want to use the stock throw setting on the LETSLA bellcrank. This way if
you like to keep the stock amount of forward and back on the shifter
(1st-2nd) then you can without using the stock cable bracket. This will also include a new bellcrank arm
and bearings that
is at 90 degrees instead of the standard LETSLA 105 degrees since the
cable will not be a few mm closer to the arm. There is only a limited
number of brackets I have in stock.
NEW- LETSLA 2nd generation upgrade kit.
(Install instructions for 2nd generation kit
The 2nd gen kit includes- 2 new more robust chrome plated rod end
bearings, 2 stainless steel 6mm allen bolts for the rod ends, 2 6mm
steel spacers, 2 regular 6mm hex nuts, 4 6mm washers, 2 6mm nylon
washer, 1 8mm allen bolt, 3 8mm stainless steel washers, 1 14mm x 11mm
crossgate interia spacer, 1 3/8" x .500" spacer, 3 3/8" washers, 2
14mmx1.25x30mm bolts, 2 14mm washers, 2 14mm lock washers, and the alum
angled spacer for the cable bracket so the cables are at the correct
angle to the LETSLA when installed.
|Lotus Elise/Exige Shifter Cable-
We decided to not sell these as the install time and
effort was not worth the gain.
been working hard on getting some new cables for the
Elise and Exige. We are working on getting cables that
will perform with less loss of motion, low friction and
higher load capacities than the stock cable. Some
details of the cables- Long-lay conduit construction
with multiple strands of oil-tempered carbon spring wire
to withstand high tension and compression with minimum
deflection under load while providing superior
protection for the load carrying core. Specially
formulated high density polyethylene liners minimize
friction for maximum efficiency minimizing lost of
motion and premature wear. Stainless steel rods for
strength and corrosion resistance. A 1x7 stranded
galvanized cable covered with nylon to provide high
efficiency, low lost of motion and more flexibility.
be coming out with new shifter cables for both the
bellcrank and crossgate cables. The stock cables simply have to
much play in them and cost to much to replace from Lotus. We have gone through many different
manufactures and have finally found some cables that are
robust enough, have a low amount of friction for the
cable size and a small loss of motion in the cable so
there will not be as much play. The cables will also be
bolt in replacement cables. They will also be sold as a pair and
be much cheaper than stock cables. I will have more
details soon as we are working on fitment and testing