I like those WIDEOPEN wheels, but with that offset, won't most tires require a fender roll?
On an NA? Probably.
If you want the Heliums, buy the Heliums. All I'm saying is that if they're not exactly what you want, don't get all caught up in thinking you found some unicorn of a deal and compromise wheel selection based on the emotional desire not to pass up a killer offer.
I had my eyes on the 6UL Spec wheels as well, but they trade some weight for width.
Anything that's a Spec Miata wheel has to meet a weight minimum (13.5# IIRC) and will be 2-3 pounds overweight for a 15x7.
I used to run Feathers on the Silver car. Similar to the Helium, but without multiple bolt patterns. They are light for a cast wheel. They did end up with some slight bends after several thousand miles, but still functional.
My $0.02 . . . these days I'd get a flow-formed rim for the weight and durability. Something like the Dial-In or Helix. You won't notice the extra $20-30 per wheel you paid 6 months down the road, but you'll continue to appreciate the weight and strength advantage.
Last edited by hornetball; 01-08-2016 at 05:48 PM.
One thing I forgot to mention is that Discount Tire will often run smokin' sales (like Memorial Day, July 4th, etc.) that will let you pick up some Konig's super-cheap and without shipping. So, if you can hold off a bit . . . .
Why are these called "anodized" They are not anodized and calling them that annoys me.
From the website:
The same process that produces the "Full Anodized Bronze" is being used to make this silver version. That means the wheel is painted all matte silver first, then the front is fully machined, and then a matte tinted clearcoat is applied.
I'm guessing they mean that it looks anodized, rather than it actually is anodized. Confusing, though.
One of my knockabout spare sets is Helium in 15x6.5. I bought them from a neighbor kid after he ran over a hooker in his Civic when a drug deal went bad. One was bent badly and one slightly but still balanced easily enough. They had been spray painted black. I bought one replacement from GoodWin. Light, round, and holds air, and handles 205's. WTF else do you need to know if you are that broke?