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Thread: WCM Lotus 7 front sway bar

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    Default WCM Lotus 7 front sway bar

    I have a 2004 WCM 7, and in autocross will pick up the inside rear wheel when cornering tight. That of course leads to wheel spin. A friend of mine with a Westfield, says a front sway bar would help hold the rear flat and down. I would appreciate any advice from anyone who has achieved that install. Thanks, Mel

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    The trick is to make the front stiffer than the back, Either by stiffening the front sway bar or by loosening the rear, if you have one. I have completely disconnected the rear sway bar on my 1987 1700 Supersprint and have no problem with rear wheel spin.

    An LSD would also help.
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    Thanks Anker. My ride does not have a front or rear sway bar, but does have an LSD. In a hard corner, it lifts the inside rear tire, and the LSD wants some traction to limit spin. So I am looking to find a way to put a sway bar on the front. That should limit wheel lifting.

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    At this years NJMP event I will be looking at anti roll bars to get some ideas for my Locost. I don't have either from for rear ARB's and want to at least add a front ARB. The rear will be easy but the front will be a little more challenging. It funny last year I was looking at Roll Bar ideas, This year it's Anti Roll Bar ideas, there is a theme here somewhere.

    Graham

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    Mel, where are you located? I am in Scottsdale AZ and have WCM that's not running and the prior owner removed the front sway bar if you wanted to check it out.
    WCM Ultralite S2K

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    Quote Originally Posted by cytocycle View Post
    Mel, where are you located? I am in Scottsdale AZ and have WCM that's not running and the prior owner removed the front sway bar if you wanted to check it out.
    I am in Mt now, but will be in Mesa in January.....if you still have the bar I would love to look at it....my phone is 406 223-1515....lets be in touch

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    I made an effort and googled it to no avail. What is WCM?


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    WCM is no longer in business. They use to fix lotus 7 variants for track use in Texas and then decided to make their own. What they built were based on S2000 engine/transmission with WRX rear end and Coil overs . 1240lbs with 240hp. Prices started at 38k

    Quote Originally Posted by SanderGA View Post
    I made an effort and googled it to no avail. What is WCM?


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    WCM Ultralite S2K

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    Quote Originally Posted by cytocycle View Post
    WCM is no longer in business. They use to fix lotus 7 variants for track use in Texas and then decided to make their own. What they built were based on S2000 engine/transmission with WRX rear end and Coil overs . 1240lbs with 240hp. Prices started at 38k
    The company is owed by a member here. WestTexasS2K He may be able to advise you on the status.
    Jerry

    WCM Ultralite S2K (Sold 8/17)

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    SanderGA is exactly right...mine was built by Jerry Eddens in Mo in 2004
    ...picture in in my icon....Mel

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