Lowtush on LotusTalk has come out with some factory spec front and rear Elise clams. One reason this is a good thing is that Lotus makes batches of replacement clams every few years. When the supply starts to dwindle – you can be left waiting for months for a replacement clam from Lotus or you might end up settling for a crummy poor-quality Chinese clam.
On Rails Engineering is a good reputable company in the Elise/Exige aftermarket products marketplace – they’re even on our Where To Buy Stuff list. They do really high quality carbon fiber replacements and addons and are now doing these fiberglass clams! Here’s what he has to say about them:
Well its been a long venture but On Rails Engineering is finally ready to start taking orders. It will be 4-6 weeks to make and get it shipped. They are hand made not vac assisted like the Lotus ones. These clams are lighter and stronger than the factory ones. It will still have the seam, after much discussion we wanted to keep it looking stock as possible.
We will be offering Elise front and rear clams. These are made to factory spec with the headlight buckets for both versions of the headlights. We can also offer the Euro spec version with out the side markers as well.
If you have had an accident with the elise please get in touch with me. We can get everything setup for you to present to your insurance company.