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Old 01-05-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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I am looking for a set of really light rims for my 2000 miata. From what i have gathered, 15" rims will give me the most available tire choices and will be the lightest.

This car is my primary daily driver, (correct me if i am wrong) so i assume that an offset of 35mm or less won't work to well. As for rim width, i assume that a 7 inch width will suit my available tire choices well, but what do i know ?

I don't exactly have an unlimited bank account so i can't get anything too exotic, but i am not looking for bottom of the barrel cheep rims either.

Also any recommendation for sticky, predictable road rubber is always appreciated.

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check out 949racing.com 6UL. they are a bargain.
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check out 949racing.com 6UL. they are a bargain.
+1 i'm going to try and sell my Drag16 over the winter to snag me some..
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the 6UL's are great also look at the enkei rpf1's if you want something lighter but they only come in 7" with the 6UL's come in 7,7.5,8,9"
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Konig Heliums are really light and cheap if you can stand a 15x6.5. Team Tynamics makes several options as well. Check out www.good-win-racing.com.

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6ULs FTW. Mate them with some 225/45 Toyo R1Rs for a really bitchin' street setup.
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I am looking for a set of really light rims for my 2000 miata. From what i have gathered, 15" rims will give me the most available tire choices and will be the lightest.

This car is my primary daily driver, (correct me if i am wrong) so i assume that an offset of 35mm or less won't work to well. As for rim width, i assume that a 7 inch width will suit my available tire choices well, but what do i know ?

I don't exactly have an unlimited bank account so i can't get anything too exotic, but i am not looking for bottom of the barrel cheep rims either.

Also any recommendation for sticky, predictable road rubber is always appreciated.

Thanks
15's look great on a miata. depending on width i would go with at least a 205/50 tire. Falken azenis, give great grip.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:30 PM   #8
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-I realy like the Enki RPF1 because it is so light, But doesn't it have clearance issues with big brake kits?

Those 6UL's are really nice, especially since they have a little bit wider width. Has any one here tries the 7.5 inch version of these?

Also what do you guys think of the Kosi K1-TS?
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-SAVINGTON- What size are the 6UL's that are on your car?
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-I realy like the Enki RPF1 because it is so light, But doesn't it have clearance issues with big brake kits?

Those 6UL's are really nice, especially since they have a little bit wider width. Has any one here tries the 7.5 inch version of these?

Also what do you guys think of the Kosi K1-TS?

i have a set of SSR comps 15x7.5 they fit 205's very well they will work with a 225 but im looking to pick up a set of 6UL's in 15x8 for that with

if i had to do it all over again id get a set of 15x8's (6UL's) then try a set of 205's and a set of 225's RT615's or RS2's for street or 205,225 RA1's for track work and see what i liked best.
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-I Also what do you guys think of the Kosi K1-TS?
I've got the Kosei K1 TS on my 91 turbo and previously had the Konig Heliums. I like the look of the Kosei K1 TS a lot better. I have them in the dark grey color. I had Toyo Proxes 4 in a 205/50/15 on both sets and they are great tires. They wear awesome auto X and stick pretty good too. Without going to an R compound tire, the proxes 4 are the best I've found.
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What offset would i need to be able to tuck 15x8 6UL's under my fenders with 225/45/15's?

It looks like they come in a couple different offsets
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Never mind i just read the fitments guide in their website
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:33 AM   #14
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ok problem solved, after reading the 949 site i am hooked on their 15x8.

Now the only question is, is there a sight that sells them with my choice of tires mounted balanced and shipped for a decent price.

OR

Is it possible to get a group buy deal worked out.
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i got my set off goodwinracing.com I think you could get them with different tire choices, but im sure emilio at 949 could set you up with your tire choice.
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Savington has the 15x8 6ULs. I have the same wheels on my 99, though mine are +36 offset, i think his are +40 though I could be wrong. He's also running 225/45s while i only have weaksauce 205/50s azenis.


Call and ask Emilio if he will mount the tires and ship them out to you. When i bought mine you could buy the tires and have them mounted and balanced all at the same time. Don't skimp on valve stems, buy the nice aluminum ones he sells. They are definitely worth it.
He might have gotten out of the tire mounting and shipping business though.
He doesn't do group buys, he does production runs, then they all sell out.

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Old 01-06-2008, 12:49 AM   #17
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Emilio works at 949?
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I got my K-1's through Tire Rack. I have the white ones, and really make the car.
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Savington has the 15x8 6ULs. I have the same wheels on my 99, though mine is +36 offset.
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Emilio owns 949.
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