Having a whale of a time at the Dunsfold Supercar Event didn't come cheap! A by-product of having such a great time was a new pair of rear CR500 tyres were destroyed and there was a ton of mess underneath my arches - the car has been cleaned, but it needed new tyres too!
|These were practically unused before the Dunsfold Supercar Event!|
I weighed the tyres before I took them to the tyre fitters, so I just had to give the wheels a weigh in between they fitted the new tyres... I wanted to weigh the wheels before I got them repainted earlier this year, but totally forgot, so here goes....
Front AVON CR500 (175/55R13) weighed in at 6.3kg:-
|Front AVON CR500 (175/55R13) weighed in at 6.3kg|
|13 inch eight spoke Caterham front alloys weighed in at 4.4kg|
Onto the rears... The rear AVON CR500 (205/55R13) weighed in at 7kg:-
|The rear AVON CR500 (205/55R13) weighed in at 7kg|
|Rear thirteen by eight inch eight spoke Caterham alloys weighing 4.7kg|
Total Wheel and Tyre Weight (CR500's on 8 spoke wheels)
So the total overall wheel and tyre weight for a Caterham on 13" eight spoke wheels (front's 6 inch wide, rears 8 inch wide) with CR500 tyres is 44.8kg - and that seems like a pretty heavy figure when every gram counts on a car as light as a Caterham.
ZZR Tyre Weights:-
I could've sworn I weighed my ZZR's a while back, but can't find the images, so when the car comes back from it's annual service I'll do a follow on post from this one.
ZZS Tyre Weights:-
This thread on blatchat pretty much backs up my CR500 weights, but also suggests the weights of the new CR500 replacement tyre the AVON ZZS are as follows:-
"A quick check in Tech Talk has resulted in the CR500 175/55/13 weighs 6.05kg (my weight 6.3kg) and 205/55/13 weighs 7.03kg (same as my weight) compared to 7.65kg and 8.8kg for the ZZS tyres respectively.
So by fitting the ZZS tyres front and rear it will potentially add 6.3kg to the overall vehicle's weight.
Anyway, the new set of CR500's are fitted, balanced, and nicely tucked onto their rack ready for refitting when my car comes back.
|CR500's are fitted, balanced, and nicely tucked onto their rack ready for refitting|