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Old 10-30-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default What wheels to go with Tuckin99 N2 Flares??

Well, I’ve decided that this might be a useful thread since I am picking up a set of these flares from spoolin2bars…. Also this info might benefit many of you since it seems that rharris may be making replicas. Obviously the Kosei k1’s that I have on my car (15x7 +38et) just aren’t going to cut the mustard once these things are installed and many of you would be in the same boat. Now before we go any further, lets clear the air here: yes we know 6ul’s are a great wheel for those who often track their car, yes we know the wheels that you need to fill these flares will be heavier than other options out there, yes we know not everyone cares for negative offset and the deep dish look, yes we know the scrub radius and all that jazz won’t be ideal…. However, if you are even remotely interested in these flares, its clear that your primarily into the look more than the function of them, since its been proven time and time again that you can stuff more than enough rubber under stock body work or moderate flares.

Now lets get to the nitty gritty….lets try to make this as informative as possible. Lets try to include:
1) Wheel Manufacturer / Model
2) Wheel size and offset – Front and rear in some cases
3) Average cost (Huge factor for many of us, myself included)
4) Where to buy (Cheapest place at the moment)

So, let me get this party started, lol:
The quintessential Tuckin99 N2/ Wheel combination
1) Panasport C8-16
2) 16x9 0et Front – 16x10 -2et Rear
3) $$
Panasport Racing Wheels, high performance, lightweight, economical, one piece cast, modular, aluminum alloy, heat-treated, reliable, brake cooling, low unsprung weight and rotating mass, precision machined, custom offsets, road race, rally, autocross

Panasport Racing Wheels

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1) Axis Racer X
2) 15x8 -27et
3) $150-$180 per rim
Axis OG Racer-X Wheels - 15x8 Silver Rims

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i'd go with 5 point stars instead of 4s and a little different on the offset but otherwise not too bad
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Offset is everything, bro. Panasports.
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https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t25285/

Work, Rota, and Sportmax in that thread.

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Offset is everything, bro. Panasports.

Yessir...thats why I'm thinking about a 15x10 0et rear and like a 15x9 0et front (Anybody know of any wheels!)...those axis ones are a little deep for me, but figured they deserved a spot in here...
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Ive always been a fan of the black NA with the Panasports, is my wallpaper at work Make a poll, I go for the Panasports..
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Deep dish wheel thread at CR.net. 14 pages of high offset goodness / evil / deadweight depending on your outlook.

deep dish wheel thread. - ClubRoadster.net

Of course there's always the dirt cheap steel racing wheel option. Keizer or Kodiak for alloys.

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Mickey Thompson 15x12 3.25" backspacing anyone?

You'll look like the mexican "tuned" cars around where i live with the flipped over style rims.
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Deep dish wheel thread at CR.net. 14 pages of high offset goodness / evil / deadweight depending on your outlook.

deep dish wheel thread. - ClubRoadster.net

Of course there's always the dirt cheap steel racing wheel option. Keizer or Kodiak for alloys.
There's some serious rice in that thread. I used to be in love with sportmax wheels, now I cant get 15x9 6uls our of my head . On my budget however Im gonna end up with sportmax, watch.
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Those Racer-X wheels look pretty decent in higher offset, but that -38 stuff is stupid gay. Stick with the Panasports if you can afford them.
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What the heck.. I'll put in my undervalued $0.02...

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I think thats hot.

Just make sure you're using a nice wide wheel and the proper fitting tires.
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Diamond Racing
13x9's 0 offset
cheap
heavy
cool looking

Interested in Diamond Racing Wheels - ClubRoadster.net
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Well, Iíve decided that this might be a useful thread since I am picking up a set of these flares from spoolin2barsÖ. Also this info might benefit many of you since it seems that rharris may be making replicas. Obviously the Kosei k1ís that I have on my car (15x7 +38et) just arenít going to cut the mustard once these things are installed and many of you would be in the same boat. Now before we go any further, lets clear the air here: yes we know 6ulís are a great wheel for those who often track their car, yes we know the wheels that you need to fill these flares will be heavier than other options out there, yes we know not everyone cares for negative offset and the deep dish look, yes we know the scrub radius and all that jazz wonít be idealÖ. However, if you are even remotely interested in these flares, its clear that your primarily into the look more than the function of them, since its been proven time and time again that you can stuff more than enough rubber under stock body work or moderate flares.

exactly the **** i have been wanting to know! thanks Cspence
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Diamond Racing
13x9's 0 offset
cheap
heavy
cool looking

Interested in Diamond Racing Wheels - ClubRoadster.net
The diamond racing wheels don't look half bad...but damn they're boat anchors...some were over 20lbs. Not sure I could live with adding 8+ lbs of unsprung weight to each corner of my car...
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The diamond racing wheels don't look half bad...but damn they're boat anchors...some were over 20lbs. Not sure I could live with adding 8+ lbs of unsprung weight to each corner of my car...
rather inexpensive though! as far as the weight, if you got the horsepower..........why not!
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rather inexpensive though! as far as the weight, if you got the horsepower..........why not!
The price sure is right...I know going this route ment sacrifice, which I am willing to accept to a point since I am not "compeditive" with my car, but this would definitly have a large impact on performance....I don't have a LS2 in this thing, lol


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Just rechecked their website and found some 15x10's that they say are 18 lbs...and you can get them with pretty much any backspacing (1"-7") so thats about (-101et to +51et)

For the fronts if you play'd the offset right you could probably get away with the 15x8's which weigh 16lbs (-76et to +38et)....now I'm gonna break my own rule, the 6ul 15x9 only weighs like 13lbs wtf!

If I went this route, I'm thinking I could run the 15x10 0et in the rear and like a 15x8 -15et front....but then that might have some negative characteristics on handling with the staggered setup..not sure

http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/pro.html



No miata, but the wheels don't look half bad (I don't think these are the "wide 5" version which are lighter)

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The price sure is right...I know going this route ment sacrifice, which I am willing to accept to a point since I am not "compeditive" with my car, but this would definitly have a large impact on performance....I don't have a LS2 in this thing, lol


i thinks i wouldnt go any heavier than around............16lbs????

what is the equation for actual weight to rotating weight? i have always been curious about that!
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Please don't stagger, thats dumb.

Also, the 13" with flares are light enough and look way better. This is more of a CR thread than anything. There is a guy on there with 13x10 daimond racing wheels that look just money. Search for pics, 13's rock...go gangster.

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Please don't staggered, thats dumb.

Also, the 13" with flares are light enough and look way better. This is more of a CR thread than anything. There is a guy on there with 13x10 daimond racing wheels that look just money. Search for picks 13's rock...go gangster.
I can't find it
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Please don't staggered, thats dumb.

Also, the 13" with flares are light enough and look way better. This is more of a CR thread than anything. There is a guy on there with 13x10 daimond racing wheels that look just money. Search for picks 13's rock...go gangster.
nah! this would be some CR **** if we got into talking about the idea of using ridiculously thick spacers with longer studs to achieve the look we want, and saying that it wont **** up anything on the car!
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