I offer a mobile
Caterham set up service using the experience I have learnt from
setting my own car up. I began by using a simple system of eight bathroom scales
(yes, really!) whilst I now use professional digital load cells
purpose built for weighing cars. In addition I set my own cars
up for front and rear toe and camber.
Caterham owners have
all reported positive results following my work, a couple of
quotes as follows -
Just got home, car
drives like a dream! Handling sorted, thanks for all your help
Andrew, Nov 2012
Ride height raised
(car had previously smashed sump on a cats eye), rake increased
and flat floor set up.
The worst handling
Caterham I have ever driven! Well known instructor at Castle Combe 2010 when driving an SV160 which had been bought from
Caterham. We changed the wheel and tyre
size and flat floor set up. Re-driven by the same instructor
Much improved handling, a different car Spring 2011
work on your car I will find out what sort of driving you do,
whether alone, two up, track work, touring and if your driving
needs kerb or speed hump type of ride height and adapt the set
up to suit.
On the day I carry
out the following -
pressures, to make the rest of the set up correct.
-Adjust ride heights
and rake to suit with you sat in the car (this takes the bulk of
the set up time). Requires adjustable spring platforms.
-Flat floor fine
tuning with scales (Rebco digital accurate to 500grams)
spreadsheet with before and after modifications so anything can
be checked, altered or even reversed if required
measurement and adjustment (laser)
checking and modifying
although in my experience every Seven drives differently and
each driver has their own set up preference. On track driving is
the best way of finding out the quirks and characteristics of
each car. I can certainly give you some observations from a
drive on the road.