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Paulh12

posted on 14/11/18 at 10:17 PM Reply With Quote
What width and offset wheels

I'm building an mx5 based roadster and want to run 13" wheels.

What width rims would you recommend front and rear and what offsets?

Thanks

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cliftyhanger

posted on 15/11/18 at 09:30 AM Reply With Quote
I would suggest you need to post the kit you are using?

But another though, will 13"wheels fit over the calipers? Clearances are often tight with std wheels, going smaller may not work?

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b14wrc

posted on 15/11/18 at 12:04 PM Reply With Quote
Go bigger! Better tyre choices in my opinion.

I'm running:

16x7 on the front with a 225/45/16

17x9 on the rear with a 255/40/17

My new 330mm discs only just fit.






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Paulh12

posted on 15/11/18 at 03:06 PM Reply With Quote
It is a kit I bought part finished. I am believe it is a Saturn kit.

From what I have read on a number of mx5 forums most 13" wheels will fit over the standard mk1 1.6 brake setup.

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CosKev3

posted on 15/11/18 at 08:20 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by b14wrc
Go bigger! Better tyre choices in my opinion.

I'm running:

16x7 on the front with a 225/45/16

17x9 on the rear with a 255/40/17

My new 330mm discs only just fit.


Hopefully thats not a seven type car?

17 inch wheels ruin sevens.

15's are ok,but once you try 13's you won't go back up for sure

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Nickp

posted on 16/11/18 at 07:55 AM Reply With Quote
13's don't normally fit over Haynes rear uprights. Certainly the case with Sierra stuff, not sure when using MX5 so you need to check. 15's is the norm.

[Edited on 16/11/18 by Nickp]

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