Caterham parts "ask an expert" and Roll Cages

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Caterham parts "ask an expert" and Roll Cages

Has anybody used the "ask an expert" enquiry form on the Caterham Parts website and actually got an answer? I've tried on at least three occasions and never received a single response. My latest question was to ask them what Roll Cage they recommend for a 1999 Superlight R. No response.

So whilst I'm on I might as well ask if anyone on here knows or alternatively if there is anyone in the Midlands area who could supply and fit one?

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I just asked a simple question about the dimensions of a heat shield and got a reply within hours.

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Me too

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In answer to your question, there's basically two choices of cage ...

- Race SLR cage, fits "outside" the cockpit and offers the greatest protection, Imperial fitment.

- Roadsport cage, fits within the confines of the cockpit and can be used with screen, doors and hood. Imperial type, single diagonal on the top. There's actually 2 versions of this, one with straight side tubes, the other (quite rare) with curved side tubes.

Its also possible to fit the later metric "double D" top Roadsports cage, but it can be a bit tight, sometimes it will, sometimes it won't. Ratchet straps can help flex it to fit though.

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Simple questions answered in a couple of hours but difficult ones are seemingly ignored.

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To add to Stu's post, the roadsport cages are also available as a tall version which is approx 2" higher at the rear. This means the standard hood will not fit anymore. I use a half hood with my tall cage.

There was a write up in lowflying a few years ago explaining the various types with pictures. Most of these have been scanned and uploaded onto the forum somewhere. A search should find them!

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Used and yes within 24 hrs got reply

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Thanks for the informative reply Stu. My carbon dash has two holes at either side (see pic). Would I be correct in assuming a previous owner had a roadsport cage and these holes are the front attachment points?

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Could be - mine has three fixings on that plate.

Is there a hole in the side skin / inner skin just below this?

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Here is the pictorial guide from Lowflying that is referred to earlier: here 

 

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The cage type with the dash plates is a fairly early imperial cage, later imperial cages were the same cage but without the dash plates, and locate at the front using the bolt through the chassis side only.

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