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Old 01-30-2012, 09:25 PM   #41
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ScottFW said big brakes like these (http://flyinmiata.com/index.php?dept...5%20%201990-93) wont fit on RPF1's, is there any more info on that
Not sure about those in particular, but the 11.75" won't fit for sure. As for more info...well caliper hits the wheel, sometimes a spacer will help it fit (ie 5mm spacer on 6UL 15x8/9 to fit the 11.75 BBK). I think some quick searching should be able to answer you on the FM kit.


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lol. just was curious. since others cars run staggered setups. i have a staggered set of 6ULs from my old car, is it really worth going through the trouble of selling a pair to have matching sizes all around.
I think so. Most cars that come staggered from factory...well there is a theory about that, its an insurance thing for the car manufacturers. An attempt to cause the last bit of fun-killing understeer to save people from smashing their car into a guard rail or tree, you could say. With that said, some race cars/teams run staggered setups, I cannot really answer for that. Maybe a series requirement, maybe something else.
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lol. just was curious. since others cars run staggered setups. i have a staggered set of 6ULs from my old car, is it really worth going through the trouble of selling a pair to have matching sizes all around.
I was always told "dont do it for racing in a miata"
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To share what I have seen, tracking anything from a miata up to a corvette, a square setup is still best for performance. Maybe in the world beyond 500 hp, staggered is helpful, but I don't know.
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yea me too. but i wonder if it would be a noticeable difference if the same size tire was ran all the way around but staggered rims size.
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yea me too. but i wonder if it would be a noticeable difference if the same size tire was ran all the way around but staggered rims size.
dude are you trying to convince a chick to sleep you?? No means No damn it. Or do it and post about it.
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yea me too. but i wonder if it would be a noticeable difference if the same size tire was ran all the way around but staggered rims size.
Stop posting about it and do it.
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i will k thanx
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Why can't you type like an adult?
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Omg stag FML
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Stop posting about it and do it.
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ScottFW said big brakes like these (http://flyinmiata.com/index.php?dept...5%20%201990-93) wont fit on RPF1's, is there any more info on that
Aren't they 14"? If they are, that's your issue.

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yea me too. but i wonder if it would be a noticeable difference if the same size tire was ran all the way around but staggered rims size.
What setup are you running? 7.5 and 8s? If it's something like that with only a half inch difference, I'd honestly run the same tires on all four and call it good, but my laziness is second only to Scott's.
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Why can't you type like an adult?
I was on my phone and at work. Just trying to reply quickly. Since i noticed i was asking the same thing multiple times. and not taking other's advice. my bad if i thread jacked.

and 7s and 9s
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^hahaha, what the
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Hmm. If it was a half inch or even a one inch difference, I'd say use it. But I wouldn't use that setup. 205s are the biggest that should be run on the 7s, and 205s shouldn't be ran on the 9s.

Post in the classifieds (when you have enough posts), see if someone wants two used 6uls, if I were in the market for 6uls I'd do it to save a few bucks.
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Why can't you type like an adult?
I've learned never to take people seriously with screen names including words such as but not limited to: kid, canyon, drift, XxxX, Z added to the end of any normal English word, touge, hero hmm I guess that about sums it up.
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I've learned never to take people seriously with screen names including words such as but not limited to: kid, canyon, drift, XxxX, Z added to the end of any normal English word, touge, hero hmm I guess that about sums it up.
What you're telling me is that you're not a fan of Purple Rain?
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Agreed.....
Not sure if you guys can tell from the pic here but there's not enough room to fit a business card between the caliper and the inside of the rim on these 17x9's I've got on my RSX.....
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thats nice brah, What does that have to do with this thread?
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thats nice brah, What does that have to do with this thread?
There was talk of rpf1 clearances and just showing how tight they are on other applications....the wider you go the tighter they get on your brake clearances, more than other rims. Although I suppose they only come in 15x7 for the miata, as far as a size to get decent sized brakes in and there are much better rims than 15x7 rpf1's for grip on the miata.
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There was talk of rpf1 clearances and just showing how tight they are on other applications....the wider you go the tighter they get on your brake clearances, more than other rims. Although I suppose they only come in 15x7 for the miata, as far as a size to get decent sized brakes in and there are much better rims than 15x7 rpf1's for grip on the miata.
You think someone on a Miata forum wants to know if the Chinese calipers on your shitbox fit inside 17" RSX wheel?
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