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Old 12-13-2007, 06:35 PM   #21
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save for the 6ULs
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:46 PM   #22
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dont get wheels that fail like the wheel in that pick. talk to spec miata guys in your area go to track days and races make some new friends and i'm sure you will quickly find a set of good used wheels cheap
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Sounds like a decent street setup. I have something similar on my car, except i use KYB's (which really do suck), but it handles very nice! although with the tophats and the FM springs the car sits a bit low. about 12.25" all around.

i also vote for saving up for 6UL's. i have those with 205 RS2 rubber. i have no clearence issues, but i suspect with 225's it would be a tight fit with that setup. Ive thought about picking up a set of spaces but im too lazy to pull the suspension again just to add spacers...
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:06 PM   #24
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dont get wheels that fail like the wheel in that pick. talk to spec miata guys in your area go to track days and races make some new friends and i'm sure you will quickly find a set of good used wheels cheap
That's a really good point - I went off at Thunderhill (spun inside between 10 and 11) and managed to bend one a bit. It still balances out, but ... a heavier stronger wheel would have likely fared better.
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:58 PM   #25
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i guess 6ul that is...
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:13 PM   #27
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are nippon wheels any good?
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:50 PM   #28
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Nippons are okay (a step above Rotas), Heliums are better IMHO, lighter IIRC. I have the bronze ones... the color is ideal for a track car - they don't show brake dust; the look is kinda wearing on me on the street though.. I rotate back and forth between the OEM M Enkeis.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:02 PM   #29
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If you have a real LSD, I think you're going to want a bigger rear bar.
FWIW, my setup is very similar. FM springs, FCM 46mm bumps & tophats, Bilsteins, and a Moss 5/8" front bar. With this setup, I am running no rear bar (completely removed) and I'm actually very happy with the setup. This is with a '95 T1 Torsen, a turbo, and RE-01R rubber on 15x7 wheels.

For the most part it's pretty predictable, a slight predisposition towards understeer, shifting towards neutrality when cornering with steady throttle.

Camber is -1 front, -1.5 rear. Toe is zero front, 1/16" in rear. I probably could stand a bit more negative camber all 'round.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:35 PM   #30
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im gonna see about camber... if it understeers too much im going for -1 front and -2 rear. if it is more or less neutral, im gonna go with -1 front and -1.5 rear
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I'd start with the rears to -2 the fronts at -1.5 or so. More negative camber up front will offset understeer, so if it understeers too much, put in more negative front camber, not less. Some folks even run equal camber front / rear.
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I think your tire pressures are way too high... I start losing grip on my RS-2s above 35 psi...
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:38 PM   #33
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how about Falken Hanabi 15x7 (11lbs) + RS2?
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Update: ordered top hats and bump stops today. Shocks are on their way here.
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so... what spacers to run on heliums?
15x6.5 +30 konig heliums...

i was thinking 15mm spacer to get +15mm offset and just roll my fenders + run 1.5 degrees front and 2 degrees rear camber
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How about this failure mode:
Um. I've seen that done to a variety of wheels...ranging from Rota to Volks to Desmonds...
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Um. I've seen that done to a variety of wheels...ranging from Rota to Volks to Desmonds...
Sportmax's = the fail.

Period.
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Um. I've seen that done to a variety of wheels...ranging from Rota to Volks to Desmonds...
+1 if you smack a curb, **** breaks
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my friend just drove into a curb at about 80mph on his rx8 and his 20" sportmax wheels smashed into about 3,000 little pieces. lip from one of the rims was about 150ft from the car. i dont think anything like that should happen...
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at 80mph and you dont think that should happen? not much out there that can withstand an 80mph curb hit....maybe a duck?
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