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Old 04-27-2007, 11:54 AM   #1
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i'd like to order my rims asap, and knowing things before a purchase is usually best.... what size of tire would cause fitment issues with a 16x9" with a +15 offset? crimson mx5 had 205/40/16 on a 9" wide rim, personally i'd like to go 225 but would that require me to roll the fender if the car is lowered? or will i have to find out how low i can go before it starts gettin the friction on?
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now you might get a good response or two. You should try to post at clubroadster.net since many more of them deal with crazy wheel/tire size combos.
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thanks... i'm never one to start new threads cuz there's always someone who goes "check the search" and then no one ever replies anything more.
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I'm probably the only one who's ever said that here :gay:
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lol well if your the only one .... i honestly feel as if its my first week of a new job. with my 323 i was always the one helping others with theirs since i knew everything about it. now i'm in a totally different ball game. any and all help is much appreciated
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i'd like to order my rims asap, and knowing things before a purchase is usually best.... what size of tire would cause fitment issues with a 16x9" with a +15 offset? crimson mx5 had 205/40/16 on a 9" wide rim, personally i'd like to go 225 but would that require me to roll the fender if the car is lowered? or will i have to find out how low i can go before it starts gettin the friction on?
Pretty sure Crimson's car is flared. You're going to have big issues with a 16x9 +15 on any tire. Flare and pull the fender and stretch the tire and you have a chance.
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i was in the local parts shop today and i was told i should just go for a set of sportmax 0 offset. for what im looking for right now as i am just getting back to work. im sure i have to roll the fenders for those aswell but the price is right for them.
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might want to look at sportmax +15, they have nice lip, are flush with the edge of the fenderwell with 205/50's. Probably would be much more doable than 0 offsets sports.
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My car has all sorts of fitment problems with 16" wheels. 195/50/16 doesn't even fit. I'm going to sell them for 15".
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not sure of my offset but I have 225/45/16s 225/40/16 would be better. I rolled the fenders but thats easy.
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With 16x9 +15offset you should be fine with 225/40/16 in the back, in the front I'd go with 8jj 0offset and 205/40 tires. You'll have clearance issues with 9jj wheels. Rolling and pulling the fenders is required of course but it's not that big of a deal and pretty easy to do. But it will look very nice with those sizes.

What wheels do you want to buy? I'm looking for some in those sizes.

edit: I'm talking about NB here which has a bit more flared fenders, on NA miata 215/40/16 might be max, but with a lot of pulling you should be able to pull 225 off.
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My car has all sorts of fitment problems with 16" wheels. 195/50/16 doesn't even fit. I'm going to sell them for 15".
is that with or with out rolled fenders? what wheels? what offset?


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With 16x9 +15offset you should be fine with 225/40/16 in the back, in the front I'd go with 8jj 0offset and 205/40 tires. You'll have clearance issues with 9jj wheels. Rolling and pulling the fenders is required of course but it's not that big of a deal and pretty easy to do. But it will look very nice with those sizes.

What wheels do you want to buy? I'm looking for some in those sizes.

edit: I'm talking about NB here which has a bit more flared fenders, on NA miata 215/40/16 might be max, but with a lot of pulling you should be able to pull 225 off.
i have an NA.... i was going to order a set of work wheels but i cant get 16's in a 4 bolt pattern so i either have to get 15's in those sizes, OR find a different style bla bla bla..... im just going to get the 16x8 sportmax 002's for now cuz i can get a smokin deal on them and they'll get me by. right now there's winter tires on and im not wasting money on all seasons or w/e for the stock rims...there's no point.
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i have an 03 and i'm rolling with 205/40/16 front and 225/45/16 and the back and they tuck in, not even close to the edge.. so you'll be good with those or if you want to go a little more looks and aggressive ness and you have the money check these out

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if you're going to run 205 then might as well do 16x8 =/
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If you're going to run 225s then 8" wheels are good enough.
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