Thursday, 29 January 2015

Fresh Rubber and New Wheel Update

Thanks to everyone who has voted for what colour wheel option I should be going with.  I'd appreciate any further votes by visiting this link but at the time of writing this post, the poll results are as follows:-

Poll results at time of writing this post.
Poll results at time of writing this post.
The results to date indicates the favourite option to be the full gloss orange, with the matt black/anthracite and orange rim second then the standard full anthracite finish the least favourite option. 

Wanting a full on loud wheel paint job, I am tempted to go with the majority vote, but something is drawing me to the orange wheel rim option.  The look I'm trying to achieve is something like these two images below, but with an orange rim instead of yellow:-

Caterham with 8 spoke anthracite wheels with yellow rim.
Caterham with 8 spoke anthracite wheels with yellow rim.
Another view of the development R600 with anthracite wheels with yellow rim.
Another view of the development R600 with anthracite wheels with yellow rim.

Like I said above, I'll appreciate any further votes by visiting this link
 
Yesterday (Wednesday 28th Jan) I got an email from Stef on the lotus 7 forum in response to a 'wanted' advert I placed about some 8 spoke wheels.  He has a full set of 6x13's which will be fine for the front, but I need 8x13's for the wider rears.  He should be meeting me next week to drop off a couple of 6x13" front wheels for me - which sorts out the front, all I needed to do is get some rears.
 
With the lack of response on the rears, I decided to bite the bullet and get the 8x13's ordered directly from Caterham along with a full set of brand new ZZR rubber too.  Caterham seem to excel in the speed of delivery for parts ordered online, as they arrived this morning to my delight.
New 8x13" 8 spoke alloys with full set of new ZZR's
New 8x13" 8 spoke alloys with full set of new ZZR's
All I need to do now is find a company who can paint the rim orange, and if I can't find a company to do that I'll get them finished in gloss orange.

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