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    Anyone know of reliable suppliers of aftermarket wheels for Caterham (De Dion) in the USA, other than the obvious Caterham USA etc?
    I am after a set of 13" and possible 16" wheels.

  • #2
    Kodiak wheels, made in Canada, are excellent. Woody, a member of this site, can hook you up.

    I bought some minilites from a UK 7 dealer a few years back, before freight cost more than wheels.

    Also, Joe Hawkins (on this site) has 4 Panasports with new ACB 10s mounted at a decent price.

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    • #3
      Re: Wheel Stateside

      Roll a 7
      Thanks for the info, Kodiak sounds interesting, Woody, if you are out there and can offer help I would appreciate any help you can offer!

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      • #4
        Wheel for sale??

        Calling Joe Hawkins!

        Joe...apparently you have some wheels for sale...If you still have them please let me know..Kiwi



        Originally posted by Roll a 7
        Kodiak wheels, made in Canada, are excellent. Woody, a member of this site, can hook you up.

        I bought some minilites from a UK 7 dealer a few years back, before freight cost more than wheels.

        Also, Joe Hawkins (on this site) has 4 Panasports with new ACB 10s mounted at a decent price.

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        • #5
          I'm leaning towards the Kodiaks or Rials myself, but a cheaper option is Compomotive. The 13" CXR shown below is heavier than that Kodiaks, but they are a lot cheaper and still reasonably light. They will also provide you with just about any offset you want. BTW I've learnd of a shipping option that makes orders from the UK (like the Rials) a little more palatable. Parcels2go charges ~$115 for up to 25KG and ~$250 for 70KG. I am using them for my BGH gearbox and cams so will let everyone know how well they do.



          -John
          Westfield SEiW
          2.0L Duratec
          Throttle Steer

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          • #6
            it will be interesting to hear how this Parcels2go thing works out, thanks for the info on Compomotive and Rial I will look into both.

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            • #7
              Woody's biz is located between SF & Sacramento.

              Joe lives in the bay area, though he may be @ buttonwillow this weekend.

              Both use this website and may offer their Email addresses on the members list.

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              • #8
                Thanks! I will drop them a line.

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                • #9
                  I purchased wheels from Pack Racing Products, they are based in Arizona.

                  www.packracingproducts.com

                  I had very good customer service, they sent me several wheels to check the fit on my Caterham before I placed my order.

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                  • #10
                    unsprung weight

                    I believe the lighest wheels you will find are the ones from Mike Barnby (original equip on the R500). They are lighter than the RIALS that John mentioned above:

                    MB wheels (bare)
                    3.55 KG front (7.83lbs)
                    3.78 KG rear (8.33lbs)

                    Details here:
                    http://www.blatchat.com/t.asp?Id=116200
                    http://mb-racingwheels.com/

                    The RIALS are 4.9KG (10.8lbs) and even if they are a bit heavier, they seem to be quite nicely priced!! I'm not sure what the MB rims go for...

                    Based on the above numbers:

                    RIAL = 43.2 lbs/set of four
                    MB = 32.3 lbs/set of four :)
                    Tom "ELV15" Jones
                    http://PIErats.com

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                    • #11
                      When I inquired about the weight of a 13x7 Kodiak wheel, I was told 6.5-9 lb depending on offset. So they are similar to the MB wheels. The nice thing about the Rials is that they are TUV approved, so provide a bit more confidence in the strength department. Of course there is certainly something to be said for saving over 10 lb of unsprung weight...

                      -John
                      Westfield SEiW
                      2.0L Duratec
                      Throttle Steer

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                      • #12
                        The Barnby wheels have a mag center and were described as "ridiculously light" by the gent that sold me a set. When I received a 2 foot tall box from the post I knew it was too light to be one of the wheels. I opened it and found a really light wheel inside, and a second wheel under it. Now I believe!! These are too light for everyday street use.

                        The Caterham dealer in VA had a set of 4 fronts, 13X6.5, for about $1600 a while back.

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