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Old 01-26-2014, 12:01 AM   #41
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Why aren't these this design?

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My guess: FM is a respectable vendor and likely felt the above design would be 'too close' to 949's 6UL. It's not good business to be viewed as a knock-off, particularly when you're an established vendor. This said, the 6UL is hardly an original design, at least from an aesthetic standpoint. From a moldflow/DFM standpoint, of course it is proprietary.

I'm purely speculating.

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:05 PM   #43
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Actually, no. That's basically the Spec Miata wheel up above, which looks a lot like the 13" Aero 300 that Jongbloed has made for a while. It's not an unusual design for light wheels, as it's a reflection of what works. Call it convergent evolution. The old design is almost a dead ringer for the BBS CH, actually, much more so than the 949 wheels.

Jongbloed made the change. I don't believe it was for aesthetic reasons at all, but I personally prefer the new design. And if it means we catch less crap because it doesn't look as much like other popular wheels on the market, even better.
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That's a pity, I think the more compact beefy looking wheel is a better match for the miata than the spindly open look of the "new" design.
Not that I'm looking to get new wheels anytime soon though, so I've got no right to comlain anyway :P.
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Compact Beefy Looking == Weight.

Remember that in SM, there is a minimum wheel weight. And it's pretty high (nearly 14# for a 15x7). If you're not racing SM, you can do better.
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I can't exactly say a wheel like for example volk te37 is heavy, but it doesn't get much beefier than that :P.
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Why aren't these this design?

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Old 01-27-2014, 05:40 PM   #48
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Not by a long shot. That's like calling the other design 5ul.
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Don't spend your time looking for ways to be offended, life is too short.

I've asked for renders of these exact wheels. The offset is mostly done with the thickness of the pad, which has no effect on the dish. We'll certainly take lots of pictures once the real thing is in our hands as well, although the GB will be done by then.

As for the hub bore, a lot of Miata owners get all wound up about lug centric wheels. We can do bigger bores if there's a demand, but these are Miata wheels from a Miata shop so 54.1 seemed appropriate.
QFT. I can't believe someone just bitched about center bore made for a miata on a miata forum.
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I just signed up for the group buy. Should I run 225 NT01 or 245 R6 on 15x10?
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I don't think you will be running 225's on 15x10 unless your going for hella-stretch.
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I don't think you will be running 225's on 15x10 unless your going for hella-stretch.
I think I'm set with 245. I was thinking of 275 but I'm afraid to dig a fiberglass fender into a tire at the track. I have 30mm AK fenders and quarter panels on my car.
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Strange propping going on in this thread. ??

Anyways, I'll be joining the group buy tomorrow!! Black 15x9s for me.

Don't forget . . . Made in USA. MURICUHH!!
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Not actually made in the USA. I don't know who writes Jongbloed's website, but that particular piece of information is very misleading.

Urban, we've got a car here with 15x10s and 275s. With the AK bolt-on flares, we're well clear of the tires. It's an easy enough thing to check if you pull the springs.
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Not actually made in the USA. I don't know who writes Jongbloed's website, but that particular piece of information is very misleading.
That's a bummer. Oh well.

I wonder if any wheels are made in the USA anymore?
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I Want 15X11 now.
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I Want 15X11 now.
Dangit bundy, stop overachieving. You should just get it over with and tub your car already
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Dangit bundy, stop overachieving. You should just get it over with and tub your car already
No seriously the 275's really would like to be put on 11" wheels. near Is I can tell they will fit with the same offset I am curently using. wouldnt really change fender/wheel well clearance issues at all. just make the tires feel as good as what you get when you mount 245's on 10" wheels. That combo makes my 275's feel squirmy sloppy and with snap brake away charicteristics by comparison. I think even more grip and improved behavior at the traction limit.

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Here you go, available with whatever offset and bolt pattern you want.
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