Elise/Exige and speed bumps

Elise/Exige and speed bumps

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georgecars1

Original Poster:

156 posts

18 months

Friday 19th February
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I have been considering possible Lotus ownership and wanted to ask how are the Elise (S3) and Exige (S3) with speed bumps?

I have two at the entrance to my parking area, and one of them can sometimes catch the centre silencer of my current car (lowered 20mm on Bilstein coilovers) if I am not careful and am worried that an Elise or Exige would not be able to clear them.

Any first hand experiences would be very helpful,

Thank you

Tin Hat

947 posts

173 months

Friday 19th February
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I have an S3 Exige, adjustable Nitrons.

It has never scraped itself on any speed humps/strips, it needs a gentle approach though. It does scuff, albeit lightly, on deeper dropped kerbs though

Mr E

19,764 posts

223 months

Friday 19th February
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I have a S2 on nitron streets. I clip the front plate on speed bumps and gradient changes if I’m not careful.

I treat the plate as sacrificial.

ecain63

10,346 posts

139 months

Friday 19th February
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Absolutely fine at standard height. Just don't brake onto them. Take it slow and steady.

Mine is lowered to CupR height and is still fine.

SFO

5,064 posts

147 months

Sunday 21st February
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Approach the hump at an angle

Fonzey

1,530 posts

91 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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When we go on 'runs out' with a few cars across the generations it's generally the S3 cars that lose hardware along the way, particularly the Cup Elise cars.

That said they can all get over deceptively large humps due to lack of overhang at the front. Some splitter arrangements allow for a sacrificial positioning of numberplate and/or rubber trim to act as a heads up.

My S2 Exige is far better than my lowered Impreza was for clearing stuff.

georgecars1

Original Poster:

156 posts

18 months

Thursday 25th February
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Thanks all. Like I said there are two speed humps at the entrance to where I live but what I forgot to mention is that where the drive meets the road there is also a U curve as the road slopes into a gutter which the drive then meets. I assume that if a Cayman S on standard suspension can clear it without scraping its front bumper then an Elise or Exige would have no issues either?