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Old 01-22-2018, 09:32 PM
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My son has a 2001 Miata SE with Flying Miata Springs and bilstein struts, so I was told it is lower than stock. He wants to switch the look. He wants to go to 15" (car has 16") rims that are slightly deeper. I know nothing about rims and tires but know that he can't just buy 15's and have them fit (unless totally lucky). What size rims and tires would accomplish this with out and other modifications. I would want to be able to just take the old rims and tires off and put new rims and tires on. Please be as specific as possible so I would know exactly what to look for.

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Hi David,
That's a tough one as there isn't enough information.
- why does he want 15" wheels
- how does he use the car - track, auto-cross, daily driving around town?
- how low does he want the car to be?
- is he willing to change suspension to make things work with new wheels if the ones he wants don't fir with FM springs?
- how wide he wants the wheels to be?
- is he going to have aggressive alignment/camber?
- is he doing this for looks or function?


A good place to look would be Miata specific wheel vendors like 949 Racing, Good-Win Racing, Flyin Miata, Moss Miata and others.

Good-Win has some decent info about most of their wheels including weight, size, needed modifications, fitment problems, etc.
Miata Wheels - Mazda Performance Parts

I would recommend giving them a call. You can also go to Miata.net forum and see pictures of different wheels on different miatas that Brian from Good-Win posts.
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It literallly would have been 10x faster to google this than sign up here and write that post. Since your retarded, I would go to Goodwin racing or 949racing and orider any 15x8 you like and any 205 tire, then sign up for some adult ed classes
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That's for the response.
Looks (not function)
Street (non racing)
No further mods wanted
Going lower an inch wouldn't be bad.
Wheels wide as possible without making mods.
no aggressive camber or alignment.

Jacob, I was going to write something negative back but that likely wouldn't help you. Good luck.
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David,

Go here and pick any 15x8 (they are all proper Miata fitment wheels).
http://www.good-win-racing.com/mazda/miata/process.html

Match them with a 205/50/15 tire of your choice and you will be fine.
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Personally I would go to 949 and buy a set of 6uls. 7.5-8" wide on any 205 tire. guarantee a great fit.
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Yes, if it's mostly for style then any of the miata specific wheels like 6UL in 15x8 will be a great way to go. Light and strong and still useful if he decides to get into this more seriously. They also hold value very well.
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Originally Posted by 2slow View Post
Yes, if it's mostly for style buying quality miata parts, then any of the miata specific wheels like 6UL in 15x8 will be a great way to go. Light and strong and still useful if he decides to get into this more seriously. They also hold value very well.
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side note for OP- anything in the big RACK that sells wheels stated as being specific for a miata- was stolen. More specifically, a design that was stolen from 949 Super Miata. support the guy who actually develops parts for us.
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he needs an EFR
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They sell 6uls on the Goodwin site too.
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