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Old 11-01-2009, 04:26 AM   #41
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13's for 30 bucks yahooooo!
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:01 AM   #42
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and rs watanabe R types come in the size your asking about
Yea, but my wallet hates wats...

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If you're ok with the styling of the Diamonds, Spinwerks look similar but much lighter but about twice the price, which still is only ~$1k. Type 82s are about 15lbs in 15x10. 16x10 are 16lbs.
Nice! Thanks the info...they do look like a good option. At first I was accidentally looking at the series 85 wheels and was like WTF... the 15x10's were like $400 per wheel... like you say though, the series 82 wheels are the way to go...15x10 $249 ea and weight 15.5lbs...not bad at all! The 13x10 $228ea and weighs in at 10lbs...I think this wheel has moved its way to the top of my list!

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how much more room do the n2 flares give you on each side?
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:22 AM   #44
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how much more room do the n2 flares give you on each side?
I think like 3" or so...
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Anyone have any ideas on what rubber to run on these size rims...13x10, 15x10, 16x10...I've been poking around for a little while and can't seem to find any good performance tires for this width rim...for the 15, we'll probably need like a 245/45/R15 or maybe even a 255 series tire...This may end up being the determing factor as to which rim diameter I would like to run....


PROXES T1-R 245/45 ZR16 94W with rim protection ridge

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why cant you just run a 1" spacer??

that will open up some choice of tires/rims.
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why cant you just run a 1" spacer??

that will open up some choice of tires/rims.
I suppose thats true...rather than run with a spacer though I could just run negative offset....instead of the 15x10 0et, I could go with 15x9 -15 and that would put the outside of the rim in the same location as the 15x10....then at least I could run a 225/45/R15 and get R1R's or RS3's...I don't know why I did'nt think of that before, thanks for pointing out the obvious to me
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i personally like staggered set ups! i ****** HATE rotating tires!
How do you like running in the novice group?
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:54 PM   #49
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How do you like running in the novice group?
Yea...running a staggered setup would probably promote understeer....not an ideal characteristic even if you don't track the car...Keepin the rims the same on all corners will keep the car neutral and more balanced...
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running a spacer and running low offset put the same amount of strain on the hub.

just sayin. wouldnt completly off the spacer if the right set of wheels come along and are just barely out of your spec it might help. but i also understand you not wanting to run a spacer.

just saying dont rule it out
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btw guys i hope you know those steel rims are a bitch to balance. A lot of people run them on wranglers (my previous vehicle). Even with the 35" tall tires by 12.5" wide they were still tough to balance even when the tire was spun around to match the opposite of the rim... aka heaviest on the tire goes to the lightest on the rim...

I know alot of people that switched to aluminums and removed more than half the weight the steelies took to balance. I've seen those things take up to an lb of weights to balance.

If you are going to run a spacer get the one that has its own set of studs.

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^ even with a 35" tire ???? what the bigger the tire the harder it is to balance there for your statement is wrong. steel wheels are fine with a smaller tire.
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running a spacer and running low offset put the same amount of strain on the hub.

just sayin. wouldnt completly off the spacer if the right set of wheels come along and are just barely out of your spec it might help. but i also understand you not wanting to run a spacer.

just saying dont rule it out
True...its that whole physics thing...its hard to prove wrong, lol

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I know alot of people that switched to aluminums and removed more than half the weight the steelies took to balance. I've seen those things take up to an lb of weights to balance.
The spinwerks are aluminum...
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^ even with a 35" tire ???? what the bigger the tire the harder it is to balance there for your statement is wrong. steel wheels are fine with a smaller tire.
it will be harder to balance if its the tires fault however it cant be the tires fault because if you switch to aluminum you should still be having problems while thats not the case. The people i've seen switch from steel to aluminum seem get a good balance afterwards.
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that would be ideal....but somehow I dont think that's going to happen. Although, in my searching, I did find that he did a limited run of 15x10's a while back..
He never made them. He needed 50 people to commit and got like 4. For a while, he said he'd do it if someone bought 200 wheels from him, and then he said he'd never do it under any circumstances, so I don't know where he stands on it now.
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If you are going to run a spacer get the one that has its own set of studs.


why?
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They are safer than the spacers that simply extend the studs like these.



The reason for that is leverage. When you use the blue spacer i posted above the leverage of the bolts remains the same since the mounting surface remains on the same location. When you add a spacer the mounting surface is much further away from the base of the stud so it creates leverage on the stud.

Basically the blue spacer is not much different than a rim with that same offset. The only thing you have to worry about is the extra nuts that hold the spacer since they are hidden by the rim.
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Yea, but my wallet hates wats...



Nice! Thanks the info...they do look like a good option. At first I was accidentally looking at the series 85 wheels and was like WTF... the 15x10's were like $400 per wheel... like you say though, the series 82 wheels are the way to go...15x10 $249 ea and weight 15.5lbs...not bad at all! The 13x10 $228ea and weighs in at 10lbs...I think this wheel has moved its way to the top of my list!

Series 82



Anyone know of another company similar to spinwerks (Price ~$250ea. /weight ~15#'s) that offer a 15x9...for some reason they don't offer them. They go from 15x8's to 15x10's. If I did go with them, I think I'd be picking up the 16x9.5's since the tire market is most favorable to that size from the research I've done. The best performance tires arn't available, but some moderate ones are. The selection is at least better than whats available for the 15x10. Once I get the flares in, at least I'll be able to see what offset will be necessary to fill them, which should help me with the search for wheels. Thats the one nice thing with these custom wheel companies....you can have them make the wheels to any offset. But like you said Tyson, I could always run a spacer....maybe I'll run 15x9 6ul's with a 2" spacer
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13's fit on my '95 1.8 they wouldn't on a whatever year with sport brakes though. i did have to shave the excess casting off of my calipers though. about 15sec. per caliper with an angle grinder.
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I've heard this from several Miata buddies that AutoX with 13"s.

Regular 1.8L calipers will fit under 13" wheels, although I'm sure there are some out there that won't work.
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