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Old 05-13-2010, 05:30 AM   #1
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Default 275/40/17's on a NA Miata?

How do you think it'd work out on the rear only? I'm going to test fit some 275's (around the same size as the 255 drag radials) to see if 255's drag radials will fit under it. Fenders Rolled, and I can raise it up a ton because of coilovers.. Would I have to cut the inner fender?

This is a strip setup only to go with a engine that I am building for my NA.

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What are those, 3" taller than stock? Expect to roll, pull, and cut the inner liners out for sure.
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Alright, thanks.
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you can run 275s in 15" - quiet a few auto-x guys run that.
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How do you think it'd work out on the rear only? I'm going to test fit some 275's (around the same size as the 255 drag radials) to see if 255's drag radials will fit under it. Fenders Rolled, and I can raise it up a ton because of coilovers.. Would I have to cut the inner fender?

This is a strip setup only to go with a engine that I am building for my NA.

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you would have to tub the inner fenders at least. Can't go that much bigger in diameter.

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Always wondered why i haven't seen 285/30/18's on a Miata before. They seem like they'd work with cut fenders and flares.

They're only .7" taller than 225/45/16's that i've seen on here... which are already quite tall, i admit, but it seems close for /a lot/ more width.
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I got 255/40/17's on it, but they're pretty huge. It actually looks decent, with the way it tucks the tires.

but meh, i've been trying to get some 15''s so I can start tracking it/twisties.. and just hold on to the 17's for when i get bigger brakes.

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Alabama is pissed, they want their oversized wheels back.
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The 255s look awesome, just because of the sheer amount of rubber there. Back picture from low ftw, wanna see it.

How much suspension travel do you actually have though? Looks like... none.
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The 255s look awesome, just because of the sheer amount of rubber there. Back picture from low ftw, wanna see it.

How much suspension travel do you actually have though? Looks like... none.
not that much at all.. I'll try to get some more pictures, it's cambered out of the *** but still has a good look.



That's the only other picture I have of a low side/rear, I'll grab one in the morning.
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Alabama is pissed, they want their oversized wheels back.
they can have them back, i can't launch on them because ill break something.

I think I'm just gonna go with some daisies and throw some 225 slicks on them.
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