Drive Shaft Comparison: Lotus vs. Acura

Nov 2, 2010 update on MacLotus's 1999 Lotus Elise Sport 190 (Series 1)

With the added power and torque of the K24, and the different gearbox geometry of the RSX Type S transmission, it would be necessary to modify the drive shafts.

Normally, the inner Acura tripod joint is used in conjunction with the outer Lotus CV joint, but many owners report CV joint failures.

I’ve opted to have custom hubs made that work with the outer Acura CV joint (so no smaller Lotus joints as a weak link).

 

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