Lotus 2ZZ Shift And Crossgate Cables Kit
There is a lot of room for improvement on the Lotus shift cable. The ends of the cable fitted on the Exige and Elise are not sufficient enough to stand up to the wear and tear that even a standard road car can generate. They never start from the factory with tight tolerances but over time the ball joint at the lever end as well as the fitting at the gearbox end of the cable either wear out or elongate.
To combat this SSC has replaced both ends with a high quality Teflon lined spherical rod ends. The plastic cable guides have been replaced with brass nickel plated sleeves with dust caps to help with the axial loads on the ends of the cable. A slight redesign at the gearbox end sees a new larger operating rod with double protection neoprene boots. The cable itself has been changed to a low friction cable which reduces shift lever force and backlash in the cable. The cable core is also internally splined allowing for a close tolerance low friction fit with the inner cable. It is then covered by heat shield tube to insulate and protect the cable from the harsh conditions of the engine bay.
Various iterations of cables were trialled and tested and this version of the SSC uprated shift cable stood up to every track and driving style it was subjected to. It is a stronger cable to cope with race conditions whilst having a more positive engagement feel much smoother operation.
A stronger cable with improved shift feel
None that we can think of!
- 211 & 211S
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- Elise R S2 Toyota 2ZZ [07-10]
- Elise S S2 Toyota 1ZZ [07-10]
- Elise SC S2 Toyota 2ZZ [08-10]
- Exige S2 2010MY SC 2ZZ [10-11]
- Exige S2 NA Toyota 2ZZ [04-06]
- Exige S2 SC Toyota 2ZZ [06-09]