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Old 04-02-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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17" Kopi Rims, Tires are 215\40R17
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Weight? It's all about weight.
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17s are really too big for an NA. 15s are going to work best in most situations, maybe some 16s if you are pushing an insane amount of power with a high boost turbo or V8 swap. Not bad looking wheels though!
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Yeah, not so much on an NA, but those would look fantastic on a 3.0CSL. They look like Dinan knockoffs.
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I'm not a fan. Looks too much like the guys riding around with an old crown vic and 26" wheels.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:47 PM   #7
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Yeah I was thinking the same djp.
The thing is the clear and fit nicely and don't have any area they would rub at. I think some wheel fenders\arches would make it look better.
I like the 17 in the back but then 17 in the front looks abit odd.

there are these, friend has them on his e30 like this setup except his is a 325i
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Consensus is that it is ghetto and form over function.

Ever sized an F1 wheel? They don't run big diameters.
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I agree, they are not for the NA. Plus I think 15" is perfect for the miata.
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17" wheels + NA = Lift kit, doesn't look right.
Maybe if the car was lowered with whee/fender arches/flares like Techsalvager suggested, they might work. But I'd just get different wheels.


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Look a bit like the last thing a bird sees before it goes through a jet engine.


Style isn't bad, but they do seem big.
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I really like that wheel design but not on an NA I had 17's on my NA for a while but they make the car look weird. Stick to a set of 16's or 15's it looks a whole lot better.
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I could pull them off....
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Well doppelganger ( have you seen the movie?) I do like your flared miata setup. Maybe one day I will be up in atlanta at some meet that I can see it.
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I has no added flares nor flared fenders :(
All stock body sans the GV bumper.
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I has no added flares nor flared fenders :(
All stock body sans the GV bumper.
ah I thought it was you must of gotten you mixed up with someone that had flares on their miata up in atlanta.
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Like a donk. I think 16s are the absolute limit on an NA.
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I do not like wagon wheels.

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17s are really too big for an NA. 15s are going to work best in most situations, maybe some 16s if you are pushing an insane amount of power with a high boost turbo or V8 swap. Not bad looking wheels though!
Mr. Nickt93, I saw your fine porsche green miata in the current issue of GRM as internet.hot.rod.of.the.month! Is there a link somewhere online or is it only in print?
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