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The information is all over the place, so trying to get some input from the professionals :)

1. wheels - trying to find the right sizes/offset/center bore for the right wheels (Panasports/minilities). any idea where I can find the info?

2. windscreen - which one to use for the street (Brookland?) - any way to get it in the US?

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The information is all over the place, so trying to get some input from the professionals :)

1. wheels - trying to find the right sizes/offset/center bore for the right wheels (Panasports/minilities). any idea where I can find the info?

2. windscreen - which one to use for the street (Brookland?) - any way to get it in the US?

Thanks!!
To clarify do you have a genuine Lotus 7 S3 or is it a Se7en (caterham, locost, birkin, etc)

1. If a real lotus 7 S3, Bolt pattern will be 4x4.25. When you say "right sizes," do you mean as was equipped originally? There are a lot of other sizes that will still work depending on your application.

2. You can use a brooklands on the street, but eye protection is advised. Many people find buffeting is improved over a standard windscreen, but you also tend to get a bit dirtier (i.e. dirt in hair etc).
 

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Thanks!

yes, it is a true Seven.

I looked at Brookland but actually prefer a full screen
 

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Assuming you have the 9" rear wings as supplied with the original S3, you will be limited by how much tire fits under the rear wing. You also need to make sure that you have enough offset to clear the rear trailing arms. Obviously things get easier with narrower wheels, but the standard S3 steel wheels were 13x.5.5" (not sure about offset).

My S2 with 9" wings and cortina axle fits 13x5.5" wheels with an offset of +7" and 185/60/13 tires. I would suggest you measure you car to ensure they will fit on your car.

Most aftermarket wheels have a large enough center bore, but will not be hub-centric. I've never believed hubcentric rings provide a noticeable difference.

Regarding the windscreen - A caterham one should fit, but there are subtle differences with original lotus 7 scuttles. I would again measure before purchasing.
 
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