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I think that the tolerances are pretty tight as standard.

Im running stock front Cup 2's on my 380 (215's I believe) with standard Bilsteins / ride height, albeit shims removed for extra camber and the tyres rub slightly on full lock.

It may vary between tyres as they often have a slightly different profile.

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Hi Zam,

a tuner close to Munich in Germany called Laptime Performance did it with a project car in 2018- was an Exige 380. They did put on 235 on the front and changed camber to -3° on the front and -2° on the rear by milling + minor changes (what exactly i don´t know).

225 on the front works on normal driving. 


Here´s a vid with their project car from the Nordschleife chasing GT3´s 😉

They ended the Lotus project after 2018, but i guess still do some service things.


Another and more Lotus expierienced place to go is Komo-Tec in Mendig Germany they helped me with the 225 on front in combination with 295 on the rear.


Hope this is some help.




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18 hours ago, jpr said:

not that I can see.  It may not be true of other brands of the same size, some run wider tread or have a different sidewall profile.


good to know, are you running the 235/40/17 on the stock 7.5J wheels?

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