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by Super Seven
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Alfa-Romeo powered 7
Replies: 49
Views: 24573

Re: Alfa-Romeo powered 7

The Yokos are sharply priced in the UK. I was paying £48 per tyre eight years ago, so they've held their price well. The Toyos are more forgiving than the Yokos close to the limit (at least on my set up) so I'll probably stick with them for the moment.

Cheers Mike
by Super Seven
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Alfa-Romeo powered 7
Replies: 49
Views: 24573

Re: Alfa-Romeo powered 7

I've found the Toyos to have much better grip in the dry and when there is no standing water. They also seem to last longer than the Yokos did. My one concern has always been their performance when it is very wet, after all they don't have as much tread as the Yokos do. When I was using the car in t...
by Super Seven
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Alfa-Romeo powered 7
Replies: 49
Views: 24573

Re: Alfa-Romeo powered 7

I used to have the A021R tyres on my Caterham but switched over to Toyo R888 when I couldn't find a supplier in NZ for them. Although I'll probably stick with the Toyos I'd be interested to hear where the Yokos can be purchased.

Cheers Mike
by Super Seven
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Mike's Caterham
Replies: 8
Views: 6930

Re: Mike's Caterham

Yep, that looks like the one. Can't remember seeing it before at Callaghan Innovation.
Mike
by Super Seven
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Members Rides
Topic: Mike's Caterham
Replies: 8
Views: 6930

Re: Mike's Caterham

Cheers Earle, this has been the first week for six months that I've been able to get behind the wheel of it. The exhaust is the standard Caterham 4-1 race exhaust, it sounds loud enough from the drivers seat! Surprisingly I spotted a Seven parked at work in Petone last week, metal body with pink win...
by Super Seven
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: General Sevens Chat
Topic: Importing a 7
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: Importing a 7

I brought my Caterham over from the UK six years ago. I wrote up my experience on the process which I can email to you. PM me your email and I'll send it to you.
The process may have changed a bit since then but probably not by much.

Mike
by Super Seven
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Chassis & Running Gear
Topic: RHS Tube sizes relative to HP
Replies: 7
Views: 2513

Re: RHS Tube sizes relative to HP

As a point of reference the largest tubes on an imperial Caterham chassis are 1 inch square and 1 inch round. But most of the chassis is from smaller section tube down to 5/8th inch in places. This would cover cars up to and including the R500. The switch to a metric chassis and even higher outputs ...
by Super Seven
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Chassis & Running Gear
Topic: Tyre Pressures?
Replies: 17
Views: 6392

Re: Tyre Pressures?

Hmm interesting subject. When I got my Dixon the tyre pressures were at 16psi ( the car had not being used for a while),I put them at 28 and have had them there untill the weekend.I took it into a tyre shop on my way past and they recomended 36, put them there and the ride was hard to say the least...
by Super Seven
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: General Sevens Chat
Topic: What Tyres to use?
Replies: 32
Views: 11405

Re: What Tyres to use?

Having run both A021s, A032s and also R888s on my Caterham I'll be sticking to the Toyos. They feel more progressive than the Yokos and so far seem to be wearing better. I've had no wet weather problems with them so far and have never had them let go in the way that the A021s would do when provoked....
by Super Seven
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: General Sevens Chat
Topic: Caterham 620R
Replies: 10
Views: 3905

Re: Caterham 620R

I'll start saving my pennies - not!

Mike