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Old 04-17-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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ok i think i know my answer is yes

i want to know if i can put 13s on my 97 miata?

but like i said i may know my answer is yes, just want to make sure 100% before i start looking around
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:29 PM   #2
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I believe you'll have to downgrade to the 1.6L brakes.

I can help you with that.
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I'm thinking gospeed is right. 13's are a very close fit over the 1.6 brakes.
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:50 PM   #4
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3rded. The 14" daisies do not leave room to drop an inch and still clear the brakes.
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ooo ok nevermind...i dont want to downgrade my brakes just to get 13s
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I was told this just the other day by a friend that is a very avid racer. He has an M-edition, and a 96? with the larger 1.8L brakes. He can barely run 14" daisies over them.

If you want to swap your 1.8L brackets and calipers for my 1.6L hardware in order to run 13" wheels I can make it worth your while.

EDIT: Nm, just saw your post. I have seen some people downgrade just to get superlight wheels for racing. They end up running some pretty heavy duty pads though with the smaller brakes.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:01 AM   #7
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it depends on the wheel and the offset though. SOME 13's would fit
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:03 AM   #8
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Some 13s fit. 13x8 +4 Rota RBs clear 1.8 brakes, IIRC. 13x8 Lenso VPDs cleared my 1.8 brakes as well.
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Diamond Racing makes a 13in wheel that fits as well, but be prepared to open your wallet.
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My 13" lenso's fit fine. And look killer I might add....
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Are the weight savings with 13"ers that great to justify the cost (and looks)?
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Are the weight savings with 13"ers that great to justify the cost (and looks)?


Cost??? You will save the cost of the 13" rims in the 1st tire change, 13" slicks are cheep and as a bonus it lowers the car.
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Found a pic of my rims, I think there good looking.
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Those are nice...thanks, now I understand. I assumed it was about less unsprung weight, at the expense of smaller tires (lowers car, inaccurate speedo, high cost for some models). I hadn't considered the cheapness of racing tires in this size.

What kind of profiles/treadwidth do you run to keep the gearing from getting too short?


EDIT: Those are great 9lb!!!111!! wheels. I need $650 right friggin' now.
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Those are nice...thanks, now I understand. I assumed it was about less unsprung weight, at the expense of smaller tires (lowers car, inaccurate speedo, high cost for some models). I hadn't considered the cheapness of racing tires in this size.

What kind of profiles/treadwidth do you run to keep the gearing from getting too short?


EDIT: Those are great 9lb!!!111!! wheels. I need $650 right friggin' now.
225-50-13 or 215-50-13

Are the sizes I run. Never looked at speedo? And I never ran out of gear at all my local Auto-x in 2nd gear with 200 whp. I even drive it to auto-x on slicks sometimes.
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Any pics of these 13s on the car?
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i thanks for all the info...but i jus pick up some sortmax 002s for a good price ..well i think a good price...ill post pics later when i get home
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Aren't Sportmax's heavy?
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Here ya go, just went out side and took these so no comments on the car covered in tree crap!
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225-50-13 or 215-50-13

Are the sizes I run. Never looked at speedo? And I never ran out of gear at all my local Auto-x in 2nd gear with 200 whp. I even drive it to auto-x on slicks sometimes.
Mike; how wide are those rims?
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