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Old 04-06-2009, 03:45 PM   #41
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can't you just pull a fuse for the light to turn off?
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you can, but isn't it easier to simply tie the wires together or wire in a resistor while you have the connector exposed?


you can also do it under the dash, where the blue/orange connector feeds into the steering wheel.
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I am also using the cheap ebay hub ($15 shipped or something). Also, you can de-pin the blue connector so you don't have to cut the hub or anything, and tape up the 2 unused wires. I did not search for the resistor size needed, and am just living with the airbag light for now. It was already on b/c myairbag module was beeping incessantly and I had unplugged it.
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i like the back one only cause the rest of the interior is black .
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:00 PM   #45
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can't you just pull a fuse for the light to turn off?
Remind me to not ride in your car.
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I did not search for the resistor size needed, and am just living with the airbag light for now. It was already on b/c myairbag module was beeping incessantly and I had unplugged it.

like i said, if you go up under the dash, the connector that feeds into the steering wheel is there, blue/orange connectors...
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like i said, if you go up under the dash, the connector that feeds into the steering wheel is there, blue/orange connectors...
It's on my to-do list now, I may be swapping in a 99 dash, so it's not currently high on the priority list (#1 is waiting for the weather to clear so I can finish bolting on all the turbo goodies).
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lap dances never pay off. you just get frustrated and depressed and end up smelling like cheap lotion and perfume.

make sure you get a 3 ohm resistor that's pretty tight tolerance.
Pretty much what wound up happening. :-(
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:25 PM   #49
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3 ohm resistor also works with my 2001
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I removed the light but mine now beeps...... so I'm in for destroying the buzzer!! just have to find it first
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What is the general consensus on D cut wheels? I've heard pretty much nothing but bad things about them. For a Miata it seems like they'd make the most sense, clearing up a bunch of leg room below the wheel. I've noticed them popping up on several vehicles from the factory as well.

I think of all the wheels here, Brain's $25 wheel + hub seems the best option for me. I just cant get past the size...320mm seems extremely small.
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D cut wheels are for ghetto cruisers. If you actually drive your car (and why else would you have a miata unless you are tryin to pick up dudes), get a circular wheel.
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D cut wheels are for ghetto cruisers. If you actually drive your car (and why else would you have a miata unless you are tryin to pick up dudes), get a circular wheel.
Ya, i understand what you are saying (kind of) but that isn't exactly the answer to the question I was looking for lol. I still feel like a D cut wheel would increase drivability.
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You can't smoothly slide your hands around a d-cut wheel. It may be more comfortable when traveling in a straight line, but I think it could be downright dangerous when you need to react quickly because the shape your hands feel will not be constant. You can gain leg/ knee clearance by 1) choosing a smaller diameter wheel or 2) do a foamectomy to lower you in the seat or 3) buy different seats that are lower to the floor. Between the foamectomy and the 10mm smaller radius (20mm smaller diameter) wheel, I now have about 3/4" an inch more clearance than I did with the stock seat and steering wheel.
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D cut wheels are for ghetto cruisers. If you actually drive your car (and why else would you have a miata unless you are tryin to pick up dudes), get a circular wheel.
Yeah, great answer there. Now can you try again please? I'm thinking about getting a D cut wheel.
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Yeah, great answer there. Now can you try again please? I'm thinking about getting a D cut wheel.
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You can't smoothly slide your hands around a d-cut wheel. It may be more comfortable when traveling in a straight line, but I think it could be downright dangerous when you need to react quickly because the shape your hands feel will not be constant. You can gain leg/ knee clearance by 1) choosing a smaller diameter wheel or 2) do a foamectomy to lower you in the seat or 3) buy different seats that are lower to the floor. Between the foamectomy and the 10mm smaller radius (20mm smaller diameter) wheel, I now have about 3/4" an inch more clearance than I did with the stock seat and steering wheel.
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He hadn't seen your second, more sensible post when he wrote that i'm guessing.

Makes some sense. I still question it. Again my logic questioning it is that they are beginning to be popular from the factory in many cars.
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I think of all the wheels here, Brain's $25 wheel + hub seems the best option for me. I just cant get past the size...320mm seems extremely small.

I'm at 340mm, i wouldn't mind smaller... It's only 1.18" less diameter than stock...that's like a pinky finger segment on each side.


you should see pschmit's wheel. I think it's like 290mm or something crazy.
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He hadn't seen your second, more sensible post when he wrote that i'm guessing.

Makes some sense. I still question it. Again my logic questioning it is that they are beginning to be popular from the factory in many cars.
Name some of these many cars for me. I admit I have let my subscriptions to the new car mags lapse over the years, but I haven't seen a single new car that piqued my interest that has a D cut wheel. If my first reply to your questioned seemed harsh, I apologize, but I am of the "Mod for a purpose" school of thought. And that purpose in my cars almost always is Performance, and a D-cut wheel offers no performance gains, and likely a disadvantage, IMO.
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I have a Mazdaspeed wheel with a Daikei hub with the airbag harness. The MS wheel has a nice and thick rim.
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