Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Offset for Caterham with 15mm thick adapters

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    28

    Default Offset for Caterham with 15mm thick adapters

    Hey everyone,
    Have a ~2002 Caterham SV which I've been refinishing and making "mine"

    Planning to swap out my 4x108 16 inch 5 spoke wheels to the more commonly available 4x100 bolt pattern like found on the Miata and ordered some adapters. The adapters are 15mm thick, could anyone recommend a proper offset to look at?

    Anyone recommend a staggered setup with wider rears or am I asking for trouble?

    Appreciate the help
    Ben

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Southeastern Pa.
    Posts
    2,832

    Default

    How much horsepower do you have? Are you just doing street or are you going to track it? Most of the UK Lotus seven guys stay with same size fronts and rears with lower powered cars. The higher powered ones, usually do a bit larger in the rear. My 2000 Superlight with 195hp at the flywheel came with 185x55x13 up front and 205x50x13 in the rear . More rear grip less drifting. Your preference. Tom
    Mangia bene, Ridi spesso, Ama molto, Guidare veloce

    2000 Caterham Superlight #123
    1.8L VHPD Rover K Series
    2009 Caterham SV
    2.3L Cosworth Duratec

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    28

    Default

    Defintely hitting the track with it. It's about 210 bhp or so. Thanks for the feedback Tom

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    3,697

    Default

    Don't show him your current front tires Tom!
    Kitcat:AKA, Sir Spinsalot
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car
    '19 Honda Type R, sold
    '19 Miata Clubsport

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •