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Old 12-27-2006, 03:11 AM   #21
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What about the 17's? :gay: Not to popular with this crowd and I'll prob go 15's eventually, these came on the car and are paid for so i'm happy with the BFG Gforce Zrated rubber that's on them.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:34 AM   #22
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I guess I should chime in that I am also a 16" fan. I have the same wheels as durden, but with a polished lip.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:03 AM   #23
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I'm a 16s fan too, simply because I can give up that last 10th of performance for something that looks better. That said, when my '01 arrives, I might have to spring for the 6ULs so I can put some 225s on 'em. 8 wides are nice. What retard at Mazda decided to go with a 16X6.5 stock wheel on the 01+ 6.5? They could have at least done a 16X7.

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Old 12-28-2006, 01:34 PM   #24
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14, 15, 16s are all nice IMO. I'll take any as long as they have good sticky tires on them. Those grids are really a looker.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:16 PM   #25
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Frank,

If you go with something wider, let me know what you do with your stockers. I think they'd look good on my 91.

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I'm a 16s fan too, simply because I can give up that last 10th of performance for something that looks better. That said, when my '01 arrives, I might have to spring for the 6ULs so I can put some 225s on 'em. 8 wides are nice. What retard at Mazda decided to go with a 16X6.5 stock wheel on the 01+ 6.5? They could have at least done a 16X7.

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Old 12-29-2006, 09:25 PM   #26
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Frank,

If you go with something wider, let me know what you do with your stockers. I think they'd look good on my 91.

Ben
Will do. We might need to hook up with someone for a road trip though. Shipping from Balt-Atl would hardly be worth it.

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Old 01-20-2007, 12:20 AM   #27
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After getting the parts and taking the time to install and set everything up, I am done. Iced the cake with an alignment today and it is a rockin setup. The basics perform as well as people have made them out to be and are absolutely comfortable on even fairly bumpy roads here in town and when it comes time to make a quick corner at 40 or 50 mph, it is more than up to the task. Further, it looks really awesome with the bronze heliums against the red paint. I also may consider NB or Fatcat upper shock mounts in the future if hitting the bumpstops becomes an issue.

My alignment:
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1/16 toe out front
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4.5* caster
12.75" hub to fender height in front
13.25" hub to fender height in rear

Ill post some pictures tomorrow Next up on my plate is swapping the brakes and rear end from my 97 onto my 90, reinstalling the Begi turbo kit, and making another stab at megasquirt.
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:25 PM   #28
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and i got a picture up top, check it out foolz
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Old 01-21-2007, 03:33 PM   #29
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yeah, tradin the 17" myself for some 15"-16"

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But I do go to 15" at the track (I aint no fool)

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Right now I am trying to decide what some nice rims would be in the 15x8 range. I was looking at those ones from 949 racing, the 6UL or whatever it is. What do you guys think about those rims.
My set arrives in two weeks. They've been pre-ordered since November 1st. He designed the wheel for the Miata, to fit the most rubber possible without modifying the fenders. A bitching wheel, if I must say so myself.

I'll post pictures when they arrive.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:12 PM   #31
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Booooo, it's the 15" fo lyfe crew reppin'. I respect your decision for 15" wheels, but 16" looks waaaaaaay better, IMO.





PS- Yes, the hot rod stance has been rectified.
oh my god! That is the best looking NA I've seen. I must get an air dam. I will get some nice 16's when I can afford it. 16's for some reason make the hard-top look super dope.
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To the above pics:
I am a fan of 15's or smaller but no doubt looks phenomenal. Top 5 Miata for me on looks. Props.
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to the original poster: make sure to reconnect your wastegate.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:33 AM   #34
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to the original poster: make sure to reconnect your wastegate.


ya i knew it was disconnected at the time. I had not installed the fmu at that point so i didnt want to boost. Now im just running like 4psi with fmu only and waiting for freaking corky bell to get back to me about my turbo that might need to be rebuilt. Im gonna bug em again tomorrow in fact.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:16 AM   #35
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All the pics here look good
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