Front brake Calipers

Topics relating to the Lotus Exige S1 (series 1)
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winthattt
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Are the S1 and S2 front callipers the same? They have different part numbers. I have a spare set of s2 callipers which I would like to get painted and fitted.
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winthattt
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Answered my own question, they are the same. Elise parts sell the same Caliper for both cars.
junks
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Not exactly the same matey but yes interchangeable ;)
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Fonzey
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junks wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:56 pm Not exactly the same matey but yes interchangeable ;)
Sounds like a good pub quiz question. What's the differences? Are some stamped AP Racing and later ones stamped Lotus?
winthattt
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junks wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:56 pm Not exactly the same matey but yes interchangeable ;)
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Greenelise86
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Fonzey wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:18 pm
junks wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:56 pm Not exactly the same matey but yes interchangeable ;)
Sounds like a good pub quiz question. What's the differences? Are some stamped AP Racing and later ones stamped Lotus?
S1 have a spring in them, I don't think the later cars did, all lotus cars had the lotus casting, VX220 had the AP casting
junks
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No they both have Lotus but the S1 calipers had a knock back spring added to the piston which was removed for the preceeding cars - could have been for the MMC discs & pads :)
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Fonzey
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Well there we go :thumbup:

ETA: I know of at least one Lotus car that had AP stamped calipers from the factory :geek:
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