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  • WTB 15" Rims

    Looking for suitable 15" rims for the Caterham (so I can run alternate rubber). Thanks!
    http://www.zenoscarsusa.com Official importer of the Zenos E10
    http://www.theadrenalinegallery.com Your USA dealer for Levante Cars, Origin Cars, Minotaur Racing, Sadev Gearboxes, RST V8 Engines, and more... How fast do you want to go?

  • #2
    Would these be for an SV?

    The fenders on a traditional size Caterham are typically radiused for 13" wheels. The SV has 15" radius fenders. I am noting this because fitment/appearance might be an issue.

    The number of tire brands making good 13" tires seems to be dwindling on this side of the pond. 13" tires and wheels do have a significant advantage when it comes to unsprung weight, if you care.

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    • #3
      Perhaps this is changed now. We built our SV with 13" rims and the S3 R400 with 15" rims. The fenders were the same... but then the outer rolling diameters of the tires were very close.
      http://www.zenoscarsusa.com Official importer of the Zenos E10
      http://www.theadrenalinegallery.com Your USA dealer for Levante Cars, Origin Cars, Minotaur Racing, Sadev Gearboxes, RST V8 Engines, and more... How fast do you want to go?

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      • #4
        15s have been used on many S3 variants for a long time, normally the higher spec cars get the 13s because of their lower weight.
        Chris
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        A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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        • #5
          It is my understanding that the difference is the stanchions not the fenders, my car has 15" (which is how it came) wheels but the stanchions are for the 13" and there is a sliver of clearance between the tire (195/45/15) and the fender, even had to bend the stanchions a bit so it wouldn't rub. The pics of Randy's R400 with 15" wheels show a lot more clearance between the fender and tire.
          Unfortunately because of this I am stuck buying the Avons tires which are the only tires I have found that come in this size and they expensive and hard to find, or switch to 13" wheels which is another can of worms.
          www.morgansegal.com

          The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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          • #6
            Have any connection to some 13" Caterham wheels, toying with the idea of going to 13" in which case my 15" wheels will be available
            www.morgansegal.com

            The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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            • #7
              I have brand new 13" rims from Caterham.
              http://www.zenoscarsusa.com Official importer of the Zenos E10
              http://www.theadrenalinegallery.com Your USA dealer for Levante Cars, Origin Cars, Minotaur Racing, Sadev Gearboxes, RST V8 Engines, and more... How fast do you want to go?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by randychase View Post
                I have brand new 13" rims from Caterham.

                Oh really?......

                Lets chat if you are interested
                www.morgansegal.com

                The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                • #9
                  Beuller?....... Beuller?.......
                  www.morgansegal.com

                  The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                  • #10
                    Randy, I took it from your post that you may be interested in parting with your 13" wheels and taking my 15" wheels, but you have not responded to my messages both here and elsewhere. Could you let me know what you want to do so I can figure out what I need to do as I need to replace the tires on my car soon.

                    Thanks

                    .
                    www.morgansegal.com

                    The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                    • #11
                      I find it a little unnerving that the new factory authorized Caterham dealer in California would allow a request for parts to go unanswered for so long.
                      I understand he is in the process of moving the business to a new location, so let's hope the temporary disruption will be minimal.

                      Hey Morgan, I see that there is a new 13" BBS wheel for Sevens available here for only €2,500 per wheel before shipping and taxes ($3,271 at today's published exchange rate). Insane.
                      | | Sean

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                      • #12
                        Had they been $3,269 per wheel then maybe I would consider

                        Thanks!
                        www.morgansegal.com

                        The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                        • #13
                          Some years ago I bought 13" Minilites (2 6X13, 2 8X13) from a UK Caterham dealer for about $800 delivered to me here in SD, CA. You might investigate some of their offers. No VAT should be charged on export sales.

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                          • #14
                            Sorry, we are busy moving right now. I hope to have the new facility up by end of this week.
                            http://www.zenoscarsusa.com Official importer of the Zenos E10
                            http://www.theadrenalinegallery.com Your USA dealer for Levante Cars, Origin Cars, Minotaur Racing, Sadev Gearboxes, RST V8 Engines, and more... How fast do you want to go?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sean View Post
                              I find it a little unnerving that the new factory authorized Caterham dealer in California would allow a request for parts to go unanswered for so long.
                              I understand he is in the process of moving the business to a new location, so let's hope the temporary disruption will be minimal.
                              To be fair, this was not a request for parts. I was looking for 15" rims. I want an extra set of rims so I can put on sticky rubber so I can autocross the car properly. To that extent, this was not a dealer request. I was looking for rims. I was not as interested in trading rims, but I would consider it. Even if I trade, I still want 15" rims.

                              So if that was a formal "request for parts"..then my apologies. I will try to check this forum more often.

                              Please note that I have been on top of properly submitted queries for cars. :)
                              http://www.zenoscarsusa.com Official importer of the Zenos E10
                              http://www.theadrenalinegallery.com Your USA dealer for Levante Cars, Origin Cars, Minotaur Racing, Sadev Gearboxes, RST V8 Engines, and more... How fast do you want to go?

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