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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2006, 01:38:58 AM »

MrBill - Those Enkeis are *very* nice, but the 15s wont' fit over your brakes.  If you search on the wheel itself on the good-win site:

Does NOT fit with the factory Mazda Miata big brakes (optional in 2001-2002, standard in 2003-2005).

I just purchased the Kosei K1-TS that good-win says aren't as nice - probably true (heavier, don't know about strength), but they are cheaper and still lighter than stock.  I just posted here:http://mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php?topic=6834.0 about them.  I got the wheels from TireRack at $150 each.  I bought pretty aggressive rubber - it doesn't sound like you want tires like mine, so you can save a few bucks there.
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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2006, 02:04:40 PM »

Checkout Drag's new DR26, its a 15x7.5, it looks like the old school work equips. If you're into the old school JDM, you'd like it.
Where do I find a picture of Drag's DR26?  And what does "old school JDM" mean?   help
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2006, 02:21:05 PM »

http://www.dragwheels.com/product.asp?ID=66

My problem is lack of info.  "** SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT DESIGN **" doesn't tell me very much.
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Larry

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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2006, 02:27:43 PM »

Those Enkeis are *very* nice, but the 15s wont' fit over your brakes.  If you search on the wheel itself on the good-win site:

Does NOT fit with the factory Mazda Miata big brakes (optional in 2001-2002, standard in 2003-2005).

I saw that, but well after I posted my message.  Here's another possibility:

     http://www.good-win-racing.com/mazda/miata/21-1045fs.html

The price is definitely right and the wheels look great to me, although I'd want to upgrade to 205/50/15.  But I'm hesitant to get 15x6.5 wheels since 15x7 has been recommended to me a number of times.  Can anyone tell me what the pros/cons would be of getting 15x6.5 vs. 15x7, for street use only?

Thanks!



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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2006, 03:04:18 PM »

Look here at the Kumho tire

http://tinyurl.com/ttr56

You will see the rim is listed as 5.5-7.5

A 6.5 would work fine for a tire like this and this is a very good tire at a very good price.

If you notice the specs quoted for this tire are even quoted mounted on a 6.5" rim.
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White Knight    1991 Crystal White   #99 CSP
Silver Bullet     1992 Silverstone     #17 SM2  FM I+ Turbo  (Gone but not forgotten)
Honey B          1992 Sunburst Yellow #99 SM2 J.R. M45
Whooosh         2004 Titanium MazdaSpeed MX5  #403 of 4000
Subie              2006 Steel Gray WRX STi Cobb Stage 2 (Gone but not forgotten)
No name yet    2008 Velocity Yellow Tintcoat Z06 Corvette
No Name yet    2014 Ashen Grey Metallic Camaro 2SS 1LE

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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2006, 04:50:27 AM »

I like the DR-20's as well. The real Work center caps fit nicely so one could flaunt real JDM if at a show , etc.

 "Old school" is relative to your age, for me it would be the late 70's and 80's. This is when the Japanese were making new records in auto technology through JGTC. The widebody, fender flare, large tachs, vinyl graphics and guages all along your A-pillar, were copied by the enthusiasts of the time. They were called bosokuso's. I would call that JDM styling.
It was also during this time that J. brands started to build a reputation for making high quality performance parts. Since it's so expensive to own a car, the owners were/are willing to pay high dollar for the best parts, and since the Japanese are known to be very prideful, the advancements were not copied but made better. Thus evolving the quality and performance of their cars. That to me is JDM as well; putting the best parts you can find while being unique in your choice. I would CRINGE if my exterior/interior/under hood could be mistaken for another's.  beer   
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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2006, 05:21:16 PM »

I just ordered a full set of wheels and tires from Joe at RSpeed:  http://www.rspeed.net/miata/item.asp?dept=7&cat=18&prod=400-004.  The only change I made to the description on the web page was to upgrade the Kumho tires to BF Goodrich G-force Sport 215/50/15 for $81 more.  I think I did OK, does anyone agree or disagree?    cheesy

Thanks everyone for the help!
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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2006, 07:34:21 PM »

I had the exact set but with the T1R's.... beautiful wheel....  I just decided the 15" look wasn't what I wanted....

Greg

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« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2006, 08:16:13 PM »

I had the exact set but with the T1R's.... beautiful wheel....  I just decided the 15" look wasn't what I wanted.

Actually, you probably had the 205/50/15 T1R tires, whereas I'm getting 215/50/15 - a size not available in the T1R's.  The difference is that the 215's are exactly the same circumference as the factory 205/40/17 tires which came with the MSM.

Originally I asked Joe at RSpeed for the chrome Chaparral's, but was told that they would not clear the "big" brakes on the MSM.  banghead  What a disappointment - the chrome looked sensational to me!
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