Better measure than opinions based on suppositions no?!Ehhh, speaking as an engineer (electrical but took mechanical too. It looks like the front bar is a small sheer plane. I would expect it to provide some slight additional resistance to both yaw and pitch. Far more than the rear anyway.
Agreed! If its apart may as well measure.Better measure than opinions based on suppositions no?!
Exactly.....maybe a bit closer to the Elise in front / rear torsional stiffness than the MX5. Its really not bad as far as convertibles go.
I was taken by surprise by the big gaping hole the mirrors leave.While pulling out the surprisingly heavy OEM motorized mirrors I also dropped some door hardware too. Suprisingly removing the handle is AWESOME. So much room for activities! You don't realize how much / often you bank your knee (over 6 ft) with that thing in there.
I would like to get down to 2000 lbs with AN interior. The challenge is the addition of a lot of weight with things like the intercooler, meth system and additional control modules. That all adds up too.the little things add up. what is your goal weight?
I ordered the carbon version (is the fiberglass one lighter!?). Ordered the Snelbaard brackets. Should be pretty light.
On another note, I have been looking at the wiper arm cam structure. I always liked the way my Elise used a single wiper. I think I can manage fabbing up a new cam to convert to single arm. The combination of the wiper arm and bade is actually kind of heavy. Im not a fan of the single wiper left in the middle of the windscreen "Ricer" style but one that sits where it is actually supposed to and swings 180° is attractive to me. I had zero issues with it on my LSS Elise and the windshields are similar size. The Elise assembly is pretty heavy but the Toyota dual bar system could possibly be modified to do the same. That's an odd weight reduction item since I bet zero people have done it right.
yes the fiberglass version is 18lbs. with the side brackets and lexan window, the carbon is 21lbs with brackets and widow. the carbon version is just the fiberglass version with 1 sheet of carbon with resin over it. most carbon fiber hoods are the same wayI ordered the carbon version (is the fiberglass one lighter!?).
Ehhh, that looks mostly done wrong. The wiper needs to sit at a regular spot and sweep fully. Hence the heavy hinge mechanism on the Elise. If done right it wont be noticeable.