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Old 01-27-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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I was looking around at wheels like the RPF1 or the 949 6UL, but what wheels are you running for your racing setup. I tried to see if Enkei would make the RPF1 in a 15x8, but they are talking about shutting down production of the this awesome wheel.
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We use whatever we have. I doubt light car like a miata would bend or break anything of decent quality. RPF1s, 6uls, Koseis, Konigs, Enkeis, Team Dynamics, the list goes on. Basically anything here:
http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda...es/Wheels.html
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If you're planning to track a turbo miata you will eventually want to run bigger brakes, which don't fit so well under RPF1s. Stock power and stock brakes, no problem. Many/most of the track guys here run 15x8 or wider 6ULs. Wide, light, fit big brakes pretty well, look good, not insanely expensive.
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I use Team Dynamic wheels for Spec Miata racing
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6UL. you have other options. including a few Konigs, good ol Kosei K1s, a bunch of Team Dynamics wheels come in 15x7. There are others too, just look around.
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I have looked around I would have thought there would be more choices for a 15x8, but most of the light weight wheels are gone or going bye bye.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:06 AM   #7
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Just like the Buddy Club P1 Racing QF's and the Dymag Wheels that were on the Ariel Atom, by the way does anyone have specs on those Dymag wheels that were discontinued
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There are tons of 15x8s. Depends on how light you want thought. 6ul is the lightest by far, but in the 12-13 lbs range you have a variety of choices:






plus the 6ul. Think long and hard about having a 15x7, your choices almost double. And this was obviously only one site, there are other choices out there.
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I've read more than one story about people cracking RPFs.

There was a discussion a while back on miatanet about them.
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I have also seen people use what looks like circle track wheels and weighed 10 lbs and want to see if some one was using stuff you don't normally see. For the time being im getting RPF1's/Hankook Z214 for the track and dont know what to get for the street tires/wheels. what stays some what gripy during normal driving

curly: are you running stock internals on 11 psi
what are the wheels at the top, I have seen those before
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I've read more than one story about people cracking RPFs.

There was a discussion a while back on miatanet about them.
Ugh this argument again. When will people learn. Wheels are wear items. Expensive wheels can fail not just cheap ones *gasp*. I saw a set of forged 3 piece CCW Porsche gt3 wheels completely separate at speed while on track last summer. Weird things happen even to the best of em.
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Ugh this argument again. When will people learn. Wheels are wear items. Expensive wheels can fail not just cheap ones *gasp*. I saw a set of forged 3 piece CCW Porsche gt3 wheels completely separate at speed while on track last summer. Weird things happen even to the best of em.
I agree with you that wheels are wear items...and 6ULs seem to live longer than some of the others mentioned in here. A wheel failure at the track is a pretty serious failure.
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Yes, should be a little under 200 tq, ---- breaks at 225 apparently.

Top wheels are konig flatouts I believe, recent copy of some old Enkei wheel
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Ugh this argument again. When will people learn. Wheels are wear items. Expensive wheels can fail not just cheap ones *gasp*. I saw a set of forged 3 piece CCW Porsche gt3 wheels completely separate at speed while on track last summer. Weird things happen even to the best of em.
Wheels should bend. They should never crack. Bent wheels are a completely acceptable (and expected) "failure" - cracked wheels are not.

I'm not saying RPF1s crack, BTW - I've never seen that or even heard that rumor before, and I'm not sure I believe it.

We use 6ULs in 8", 9" or 10" widths depending on the application/goal.
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I guess it would break if you are unaware of the bent rim for a while lol
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The one that comes to mind was on an Integra. The picture showed a thick hairline crack. The guy ended up cutting the other spokes completely to separate the inside from the outside... the crack was completely through. He said that everything was normal during his first few laps and then he started hearing popping. Steel rims bend.. aluminum, not so much.
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Rota, TR, and 949 all have a 15x9 that will fit a Miata.
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hehe, wheel failures are an interesting topic...

(BTW, Most of these probably failed in a wreck of sorts. There is no indication that these failed during a DE/AX event and for the most part, you can see the car was hit...if its in the picture)
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showth...t=73984&page=2

Also, there is a few powdercoated wheels in there too!
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I doubt light car like a miata would bend or break anything of decent quality.
You couldnt be more wrong.
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I think there was a thread a while back about a race team that is breaking 6ULs. let me see if I can dig it up...

Here it is, first post, page 3:
https://www.miataturbo.net/showthrea...t=57412&page=3
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