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      09-26-2012 05:25 PM #911
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      Good choice. I like 95 a little more because of that purpley red color.
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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.
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      09-26-2012 06:30 PM #912
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Good choice. I like 95 a little more because of that purpley red color.
      In muted light it looks blue. In strong sunlight it looks like a dark green (not quite BRG). When I first read the description, I'd thought I'd hate the color but it's rather nice actually. I decided to take it because the car is in very good condition (much much better than your typical 18 year old machine) and has not been beaten on at all. Another reason is because every other Miata I found within decent driving range was gray or silver. I'm sick of gray or silver cars.

      Just put insurance on it a few minutes ago. $63 per six months when paired with my Prius and I have the same low deductibles ($100 comp/$500 coll).
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      09-26-2012 11:59 PM #913
      I LOL'd at the "frown" pic.

      Where's the pics!

      you know we're pic whores here!!!
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      09-27-2012 01:13 AM #914
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      I hope he has another set of tires because those aren't doing **** on a track.

    5. 09-27-2012 03:16 AM #915
      I hope the weather holds out!
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      09-27-2012 07:25 AM #916
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00 View Post
      I LOL'd at the "frown" pic.

      Where's the pics!

      you know we're pic whores here!!!
      The car is being delivered today but there's no time for pics as I'm preparing for vacation tomorrow. Pics next week.
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      09-28-2012 12:52 AM #917
      You're a c0ck tease.
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      09-28-2012 08:53 AM #918
      I can't believe I missed this thread as I want on so bad. This is my friend's Miata running a T3/T4 Hybrid setup. Hopefully a proper shoot soon and not just in the parking lot of our apartment complex


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      09-28-2012 10:14 AM #919
      Corvette wheels belong on a Corvette....
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      09-28-2012 10:16 AM #920
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00 View Post
      Corvette wheels belong on a Corvette....
      The cancer has spread beyond Mk3 Golfs...
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      09-28-2012 11:42 AM #921
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00 View Post
      Corvette wheels belong on a Corvette....
      Quote Originally Posted by AKADriver View Post
      The cancer has spread beyond Mk3 Golfs...
      Maybe I'm biased because he's my friend and neighbor so I see the car everyday but I think they look better on his Miata than even on a Corvette. Besides, Volkswagen enthusiasts and other enthusiasts use plenty of other companies' wheels that don't necessarily "belong."

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      09-28-2012 02:08 PM #922
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00 View Post
      You're a c0ck tease.


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      09-28-2012 02:54 PM #923
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00 View Post
      Corvette wheels belong on a Corvette....
      or in the garbage

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      09-28-2012 04:02 PM #924
      I dunno, I kinda like the Vette wheels. They are so wrong it's right. Not like I would do it, but someone had to do it.

      On another note, here's some mad M Edition Merlot offsetz:

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      09-28-2012 05:29 PM #925
      Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post


      Not even a topless pic or a wheel...

      Your worse of a tease than the dudes on Grindr...
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      10-04-2012 12:45 AM #926


      Last edited by inquisitive; 10-04-2012 at 12:48 AM.

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      10-04-2012 12:06 PM #927
      Fresh and clean!

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      10-04-2012 12:32 PM #928
      Miata in SF?

      DIR
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      10-04-2012 01:02 PM #929
      inquisitive, what are your wheel and tire specs?

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      10-04-2012 05:05 PM #930
      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      Fresh and clean!
      Thanks!


      Miata in SF?

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      lol.

      Quote Originally Posted by QWKDTSN View Post
      inquisitive, what are your wheel and tire specs?

      Wheels are 15x7 +33mm 5Zigen FN01R-C's. Tires are 205/50/15 Toyo R1R's.

      Here's a blown out iPhone snap showing the wheels a bit better:



      Last edited by inquisitive; 10-04-2012 at 05:15 PM.

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      10-04-2012 05:20 PM #931
      Black one with Corvette wheels: Stupid, stupid, stupid. I can never understand why people will ruin the best aspect of a Miata, handling.

      Inquisitive: I love your car! Looks awesome, the wheel/tire setup looks great.
      ♪ Let's just drive, I wanna see what the wind does to your hair ♪

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      10-05-2012 05:51 PM #932
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      Black one with Corvette wheels: Stupid, stupid, stupid. I can never understand why people will ruin the best aspect of a Miata, handling.

      Inquisitive: I love your car! Looks awesome, the wheel/tire setup looks great.
      Thank you sir. Been contemplating a bunch of additional mods, so she'll keep getting sexier.

      Ironically, I was thinking of slapping on some ZR1 wheels

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      10-05-2012 07:34 PM #933
      New street wheels are on and definitely need to replace the overly stretched tires the previous owner put on.


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      10-05-2012 08:01 PM #934
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      Black one with Corvette wheels: Stupid, stupid, stupid. I can never understand why people will ruin the best aspect of a Miata, handling.

      Inquisitive: I love your car! Looks awesome, the wheel/tire setup looks great.
      Good thing he works for a team that only races Miatas then

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      10-05-2012 09:51 PM #935
      I'm looking for the lightest, most "classic" wheels for my Miata.

      Not a boat anchor from a Corvette.

      These cars HATE heavy wheels
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      10-05-2012 10:08 PM #936
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00 View Post
      I'm looking for the lightest, most "classic" wheels for my Miata.

      Not a boat anchor from a Corvette.

      These cars HATE heavy wheels
      Well if you want really light, 14x7 RPF1's are less than 9 pounds each. And 949 Racing 6UL's are about 11-14 pounds for their 15" wheels. (Width range from 7-10") Neither has terribly classic looks though.




      You could also try to find the 14"/15" OEM BBS's. Those were around 10-12 pounds each.



      Or look for some Panasport/Watanabe reps. (Or the real things) I believe these ones are Konig Rewinds.


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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.
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      10-05-2012 10:24 PM #937
      Quote Originally Posted by inquisitive View Post
      Tires are 205/50/15 Toyo R1R's.
      DIW. the 195 is the fast tire.

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      10-05-2012 11:19 PM #938
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Well if you want really light, 14x7 RPF1's are less than 9 pounds each. And 949 Racing 6UL's are about 11-14 pounds for their 15" wheels. (Width range from 7-10") Neither has terribly classic looks though.

      You could also try to find the 14"/15" OEM BBS's. Those were around 10-12 pounds each.

      Or look for some Panasport/Watanabe reps. (Or the real things) I believe these ones are Konig Rewinds.
      Who makes the RPF1's? Enkei?

      The "problem" I have with the 949 Racing wheels is they look too much like my Audi's wheels.

      I'd like some 15" BBS's since they're timeless.

      The Rewinds look like an EMPI 8 spoke
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      10-05-2012 11:51 PM #939
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Well if you want really light, 14x7 RPF1's are less than 9 pounds each. And 949 Racing 6UL's are about 11-14 pounds for their 15" wheels. (Width range from 7-10") Neither has terribly classic looks though.
      I've been eyeing the 6UL's in 15x7 for my '03 SE with the factory 16x6.5's. "The Internet" says the '03 SE wheels weigh 16.2 pounds, which is pretty light for a 16 inch alloy built to OEM specs. However I had to order 2 new tires, as one of my tires got a puncture near the sidewall. So same scale: tire alone, 19.5 pounds, tire mounted on wheel, 39.0 pounds. That implies the wheel weight is actually more like 19.5 pounds too. That's more like what you expect a heavy, strong OE wheel to weigh in at.

      If the listed weights for the 6UL are accurate and listed weights for 15" tires are pretty accurate then such a combo should come in around 32 pounds, or 7 pounds per corner of savings. Also the car rides a little harshly on the 205/45-16s and I'm expecting it would improve ride quality a little bit by going to 205/50s or something with a taller sidewall. I like the look of the SE wheels though, so I'm conflicted on if I even want to do lightweight wheels once I do manage to wear out my current tires.
      Last edited by AZGolf; 10-05-2012 at 11:54 PM.

    30. 10-06-2012 12:37 AM #940
      ^If you like the SE wheels... hey. Keep liking them.

      But let me tell you.

      15's are the size for Miatas.

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      10-06-2012 12:43 AM #941
      If you look at the pic on 949's site, they show pics of the bare wheel being weighed.
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      10-06-2012 07:50 PM #942
      buy a miata, win at autocross.


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      10-07-2012 11:34 AM #943
      double WIN
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      10-07-2012 11:43 AM #944
      Quote Originally Posted by dubina4steve View Post
      I can't believe I missed this thread as I want on so bad. This is my friend's Miata running a T3/T4 Hybrid setup. Hopefully a proper shoot soon and not just in the parking lot of our apartment complex


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    35. 10-07-2012 01:37 PM #945
      Has anyone here purchased a new 2013? I think I might early next year. I love the "club" trim level for aprox $25,000, I also want to get one before they cram a turbo in it.

      ( I like them low maintenance )

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