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Old 08-04-2010, 11:14 PM   #1
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Does anyone know anything about this company? Ive been looking at their carbon hood for my car but i know very little about them. Can anyone shed some light on them.
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whats this autokonexion you speek of?????
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there are a few threads on this forum about them.. i havent used any of their stuff but my impression of them isnt bad based on what ive read (which is little).

/this was a pointless post, but so was yours :P (search)
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went through a bunch of posts and the company is only mentioned or a part by them not an impression of the company or if the products are of good quality.
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Holla at your boy leatherface24 (Jared). He'll tell you all about them.
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I work for Autokonexion. Pm me with any questions
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I have flares from them, good product.
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I work for Autokonexion. Pm me with any questions
Yes, questions: Does everything from them not fit properly, as i've read? Has anyone actually put some decently wide street tires under the flares? Has the extraction hood been track tested?
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235/60/15's big enough for you? They are 25 inches tall and balloon around the 15x9 6uls. I have the RL flares (don't know if Mike got them from autox) that look like the small version they sell. We had to cut an inch off the front lower portion of the wheel well just to keep the tires from rubbing. The flares give an inch and a half of extra clearance.

On fitment- fitment is great, but the flares need a bit of reinforcing. I plan to hit a few cones and one day more then likely end up in the grass on accident, so we REALLY reinforced mine before putting them on.
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235/60/15's big enough for you? They are 25 inches tall and balloon around the 15x9 6uls. I have the RL flares (don't know if Mike got them from autox) that look like the small version they sell. We had to cut an inch off the front lower portion of the wheel well just to keep the tires from rubbing. The flares give an inch and a half of extra clearance.

On fitment- fitment is great, but the flares need a bit of reinforcing. I plan to hit a few cones and one day more then likely end up in the grass on accident, so we REALLY reinforced mine before putting them on.
What are your rear spring rates and ride height? Did say wider rear tires, not taller... but that's a datapoint.
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These are as wide as 275/35's iirc. No clue on ride height. The lower control arms are at 2 degree incline and I'm currently on 220# 8 inch rears, but might have to put the 280# 8 inch rears back in depending on how much the car squats in 1st and 2nd while on the DR's.

Side note- the car weighed 2585 tonight without ballast, so its heavier then most on here.
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Yes, questions: Does everything from them not fit properly, as i've read? Has anyone actually put some decently wide street tires under the flares? Has the extraction hood been track tested?
I’m running 275/35/15's under the narrower type 2 flares barely fit, but look good. Running an ET 20 wheel offset just gets it out enough to clear bump travel issues with the inboard fender well area.

The non woven mat fiberglass lay-up construction isn't exactly the most durable stuff if you lean on it a bit. Fit was Ok. Look I’m happy with.

The type 1 flares would require even les offset to look right. Since I only use the 275’s for autocross I didn’t want the car to look stupid when running the 225’s. I leave my 15mm spacers in all the time with the 949 15X9 wheels now.

I have 700/400# springs and around 11.5/12" F/R ride hights. custom suspension setup has more bump travel than most.

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Im running 275/35/15's....

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Yeah, i know the 275 r-comps fit, that's why i specified street tires.

More interesting data though.
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Did say wider rear tires, not taller...
Nothing wider exists in street size without going taller, FYI.
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225/45s and even /50s fit under stock fenders, maybe with a little massaging, assuming reasonable offset. It would be hard to find a street tire that really necessitates flares without silly offset or spacers.

Edit: unless, of course, you're looking at 285/30/18s. Mother of god.
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Nothing wider exists in street size without going taller, FYI.
Yeah, i know. That's why the 235/60/15 size fitting was interesting, and why i asked about ride heights and spring rates.

Know this is likely a fruitless endeavour, but still hoping to see someone fit wide street tires under a Miata.... espeically since 285/30/18's are considerably shorter than 235/60/15's. (26.1 for the 235's, 24.7 for the 285's.)
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Yeah, i know. That's why the 235/60/15 size fitting was interesting, and why i asked about ride heights and spring rates.

Know this is likely a fruitless endeavour, but still hoping to see someone fit wide street tires under a Miata.... espeically since 285/30/18's are considerably shorter than 235/60/15's. (26.1 for the 235's, 24.7 for the 285's.)
No freaking way you could have a good handling miata with 235/60/15's or 285/30/18's without chopping out the whole fender well and modifying suspension geometry maybe drop spindles. 23.8 OD is pretty much the absolute limit.

I suspect chpmnsws6 is concerned more with driving straight down a drag strip.

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No freaking way you could have a good handling miata with 235/60/15's or 285/30/18's without chopping out the whole fender well and modifying suspension geometry maybe drop spindles. 23.8” OD is pretty much the absolute limit.

I suspect chpmnsws6 is concerned more with driving straight down a drag strip.

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I have 225 NT01's for auto-x duty. After smoking them up in 2nd and 3rd from a roll, I decided they were not up to the task for fun street duty.

You are right though, my rear fenders have been chopped, folded, re-welded, and will be sealed with fiberglass.
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I have 225 NT01's for auto-x duty. After smoking them up in 2nd and 3rd from a roll, I decided they were not up to the task for fun street duty.

You are right though, my rear fenders have been chopped, folded, re-welded, and will be sealed with fiberglass.
The whole fender well?

Ill put it this way. The outer fender of mine has been cut and bent up and re-welded I suspect similar to yours in the rear and just cut in the front. At full bump my 275/35/15's at just 23” in diameter rub pretty much the full width of the tread at the top of the fender well in the rear and much of the front fender well in towards the shock. I have since ground out some material near the front shock top and added some hard spacers in the bump stops to limit bump because it was rubbing too much and chewing up my tires. The rear just leaves mild scuff marks in the undercoating. My car is made to handle well on a road course track or autocross. And I daily drive quite a bit as well.

Some pictures of my initial hack job
https://www.miataturbo.net/showthrea...cut+fender+275

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The top portion is about the same, but the front is cut the extra inch to fit the taller tire. I'll have to check the rubbing when I pull the tire and maybe fab up an adjustable bump limiter depending on which tires are on that day.
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