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Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by ilikepie, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. ilikepie

    ilikepie Senior Member

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  2. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    It looks nice, I'd buy it if i had money.

    i wanna know what kind of transmission is in it though.
     
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    I would assume a b-series. It would be the exact same thing except they have to figure out some way to make the linkage work.
     
  4. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    wow, I was looking at that completely wrong, i guess im a little too fucked up today.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    B series in the pre stateside cars were pretty common.

    evens SCCM did a write up on one.
     
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    yeah this is pretty old news...like 4 years old
     
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    I thought those cars were powered by a B18C5 for a while.
     
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    no, offically, Lotus has never put a honda engine in the elise (or exgie) from the factory. They came stock with the "Rover K-series" engine, which is not the best performer, and does not pass US emissions. People have swaped in b-series for a while for a few reasons. One is the Honda engines are just better performers then the old K-series. Second, honda engines have already met the US EPA standards, so emission problems are no longer a problem.
     
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    Lotus actually went to Honda and asked. However, ended with the GTS from a Celica. Wonder what it would be like if had the new K-series.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    it would porbably be breaking down all the time :D
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    i saw a lotus on the highway yesterday, sweet as hell. i didnt realize they were so small though.
     
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    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    Pretty clean swap. I bet it is fast if it really only weighs 1350lbs. Oh well at least it looks cool.
     
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