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Old 09-26-2015, 12:42 PM
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Yep, we did it. 15x11's. Now accepting pre-orders for December or January shipment. Like most of our low volume specialty sizes, we won't make many. A few hundred in total so they'll likely sell out quickly. That means contact your 949 Racing dealer or order directly from our site before they're gone. After this batch, we'll do probably one batch per year.

Why 11's?
Because the same rule for maximum tire performance applies to 275/35/15's; Wheel should be at least as wide as tread, which in the case of the 275/35 Hoosier is 10.5". The 275 still works on the 10 but will generate more grip, wear more evenly and steer more precisely on the 11.

If I don't answer your question here it's because the answer is on the website (click the picture).

Fitment notes: They don't fit anything. Seriously though, don't ask me what you will need on your car with your alignment, your shock mounts, your ride height, your alignment, etc. Expect some trimming, hammering, rolling, cussing. 15x10 with 245 RC-1 on the NB can be accomplished with just a flat roll F&R and 2.25" springs. That's the only combo that is sorta PnP-ish. Every other possible combination requires cutting something.

Brake clearance: Up to 11.75" (298mm) with any caliper

15x10 are optimized for the 245/40/15 Hoosier Maxxis RC-1 on the NA/NB Miata.

15x11 is optimized for the 275/35 Hoosier. Since both the 15x10 and 15x11 requires either flares or major fender manipulation, don't waste your time with 15x10's if you plan to run 275's.

Available in Charcoal and Tungsten only. ~13.6 lbs for the 15x10, ~14.3 lbs for the 15x11


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I'm ready to go to 11. I was really excited this morning when I saw bronze as an option on the website, and then super disappointed when it was gone. Oh well. $219 for a 15x11 wheel? That's half of what a custom wheel goes for.
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Originally Posted by stoves View Post
.. $219 for a 15x11 wheel? That's half of what a custom wheel goes for.
The advantage of serial production.

The bronze listing was an error. We had to choose the two most popular finishes to make it easier to meet MOQ's and hopefully keep some in stock in between production runs.
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I definitely understand that. If I ever get enough of a bug up my *** about it, I can always repaint.
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Will there be 17x11 (or 17x12)?
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Originally Posted by Code Monkey View Post
Will there be 17x11 (or 17x12)?
5 lug 17x11 maybe. No demand for 17x12. What application?
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now 16X11 and 16X12 for 23.5R slicks
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For me 11's required massaging front shock geometry. 2.25" springs and the shock tops leaned in a little more keep the rubbing between the spring and the sidewall of the tire to an acceptable level under some turn angle.
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Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
5 lug 17x11 maybe. No demand for 17x12. What application?
Mazdaspeed6. I have 2 sets of gen1 17x9 ULR's and they clear my 340mm PowerBrake BBK's with ease, would love to run wider tires though.
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Damn you still have that car, code monkey?

-jroc from the old days
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Lol, blast from the past! Yes, I do, and it is in a full race car mode now! Hope life treats you well.
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Emilio, for the 15x10, what's your prediction on availability of tires in that 245/40-15 size a few years down the road? I know you may not know what's coming out, but do you see tires in that size sticking around or no? I love my 9s, but if in 5-10 years I can still get good 245/40 tires, maybe the 10s are a good investment.

I have a 245/40-15x9 Maxxis RC-1 setup and I know the 10 is more ideal, but if I ever have to revert to a 225 due to lack of availability of 245 tires, the 10 will be too big IMO. I'm not interested in running soft compound Hoosiers, the Maxxis gives me great levels of grip as is.
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245/40/15 future production? No idea. I'm not really the person to ask anyway. Like anything else production will depend on demand I suppose.
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For some reason I remember seeing or hearing that Maxxis worked with you or vise versa on putting out the 245/40-15 size. Maybe wrong. Just would stink to get stuck in a rut with a 15x10 if the only tires I could get would be a too narrow 225 or a too expensive 275.

I'll try to give Maxxis a call later today, doubt I'll get anything though. I'll just have to keep convincing people to go with a 245 tire so I can keep the demand up enough to get my own
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Emilio, i know this isn't the fitment thread and i apologize, but wondering if you have any data on running the 15x10 with RC-1 with 2.5" springs on NB? Small spacer necessary to clear suspension, and therefor a small pull on the fenders sound about right?
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Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
Emilio, i know this isn't the fitment thread and i apologize, but wondering if you have any data on running the 15x10 with RC-1 with 2.5" springs on NB? Small spacer necessary to clear suspension, and therefor a small pull on the fenders sound about right?
245's on 10's with 25 offset and 2.5" springs should work without a spacer just fine. The 25 offset 10" wheel is optomized for that exact fitment.
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Originally Posted by bbundy View Post
245's on 10's with 25 offset and 2.5" springs should work without a spacer just fine. The 25 offset 10" wheel is optomized for that exact fitment.

Ah ok, i was thrown by the 2.25" spring part, which i suppose makes sense because Xidas. I guess we're only talking 1/8" difference at the wheel side, though.
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Fantastic news Emilio. Makes for a good time for me to step up to the 275 Hoosiers.
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Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
Ah ok, i was thrown by the 2.25" spring part, which i suppose makes sense because Xidas. I guess we're only talking 1/8" difference at the wheel side, though.
Its the 11" wheel that pushes the sidewall into the spring 1/2" more than the10". Hoosiers have sort of a cantelevered bead sidwall at the rim lip so even when streatched slightly the tire is wider than the rim at the rim interface. it hits befor the rim does.

In many cases with extreem fitments like this 1/8" or less is the differance between acceptable amounts of tire rub and unacceptable amounts.
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