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Smallest wheel diameter on a Copen?

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Jim, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Jim

    Jim Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2017
    Location:
    Leamington Spa
    Car(s):
    Toyota GT86
    So I'm looking into Copens again as a potential track day car (I know it will be slow as sin compared to the usual Clios etc) and I'm wondering how small you can go with the wheels and still fit them over the calipers. Can you go as low as 13"? That would open up part worn Caterham track tyres (185/55R13 and 185/60R13).

    What tyre sizes are people running as I'm struggling to find any decent tyres in 165/50R15 in the UK!
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2019
  2. AFR0N1

    AFR0N1 Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen L880K (KMVZW)
    The best (and only reasonable) tyres you could get in 165/50/15 73v in the UK are:
    Bridgestone Potenza RE040 (Very rare and hard to find, discontinued)(Sports summer tyre)
    Nankang NS2-R (Semi-slick) (120 is the track compound)

    Wheel size I'm not sure what the smallest you could go is. There isn't a huge amount of brake clearance with the stock 15" wheels.
     
  3. jez77

    jez77 Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Location:
    Brisbane Australia
    Car(s):
    2003 Daihatsu Copen
    2000 Toyota RAV4
    I've got 14in wheels on mine.
    I think I remember someone putting 13in wheels on (steel ones from memory) but they did have to grind the brake calipers for clearance.
     

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