Caterham Penske 8700 Series 3 Way
After a period of research and testing we are now able to offer a Penske Racing Shocks kit for your Caterham. Our kit is Caterham specific and uses parts from the 8700 and 8760 series to provide a simple to fit, install and adjust package.
SKU : PS-8700
The Penske 8700 Series 3 Way are perhaps the most universal Penske shock available, Penske 8700 Series 3 Way is used in a wide variety of professional racing applications. In its standard configuration, the 8760 is a triple-adjustable, coilover damper. The 3 adjustments are comprised of a high speed compression adjustment, a low-speed compression adjustment, and a single rebound adjustment. The high-speed compression adjustment works with preloaded shims on a piston face while the rebound and low-speed compression adjustments consist of a needle/seat arrangement for a bleed bypass. The reservoir is available in either integral (piggyback) or remote style (with a hose connecting the main shock body to the reservoir). All aluminum body components combine for a lightweight, high-performance damper that can be configured in a variety of ways due to its modular design. The Penske 8700 Series 3 Way is available in a large array of body, eyelet, body cap, and reservoir lengths which makes custom installations possible. Both 45mm and 55mm body sizes are available as well which permits the use of 2.00”, 2.25”, and 2.50” I.D. springs. The 8760 is used currently in Grand-AM, SCCA, IRL, and ALMS among other series.
I have used the Penske 8700 Series 3 Way dampers myself and have to say not only do they look exceptional but they perform faultlessly. Providing such confidence within the car enables the driver to make even better progress. Knowing that you are using the same make dampers as many F1, Le Mans and NASCAR teams is very satisfying.
Having seen the dampers on our dyno I can also say that the shapes of graph and adjustment range available are outstanding. If you ever want to change the handling of your car by making damper adjustment these are the units for you.
*CLICK ON 8700 SPEC PDF TO SEE STANDARD LENGTHS AND ADDITIONAL OPTIONS, TYPE DESIRED SPEC OR OPTIONS IN APPROPRIATE FIELD*
The Penske Advantage
Triple Adjustable – 25 Clicks Low Speed Compression, 17
Clicks High Speed Compression, 80 Clicks Rebound
Extended Lengths from 10.0” through 24.0” or Custom Lengths
Piggyback or Remote Reservoir
1/8” NPT, Banjo, or Banjo-Swivel Style Hose
45mm or 55mm Bore Body
2.00”, 2.25”, 2.50” Spring Hardware
Coarse ACME Thread Aluminum Body
Various Piston Options
Built to Customer Specifications
Custom-Valved for Driver Feel or Chassis Set-Up
100% Manufactured, and Hand Built in the U.S.A Engineered for your Caterham in the UK
“Thanks to Penske Shocks for their support this year. Being my first year racing in cars, I’m still learning a lot and working with the Penske shocks has helped make my car better and me a better driver.” – Colton Herta
“Penske Shocks have been the Gold Standard in motorsports for years. I raced on them and watching my son race on them now is a great source of pride for me.” – Bryan Herta
Engineered for your Caterham in the UK