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always-there 10-18-2012 10:42 PM

Aftermarket wheels
 
http://m.voices.yahoo.com/how-wider-...g-3973758.html

For all of you thinking of replacing your old wheel/tire, combo please read !

Gheybe 10-18-2012 10:52 PM

I'm not reading this shiit.

always-there 10-18-2012 10:59 PM

It affects the performance of your car including torque, transmission shift points etc.

Gheybe 10-18-2012 11:01 PM

My solution: run the widest square set up one can.

always-there 10-18-2012 11:04 PM

So you want to stay as close or the same tire height your car was designed to work with. I'll be gunning for 2 sets of m3 front wheels and a set of Michelin tires in the 225/45/18 size. It should be a good combo. I'm just tired if the style 68 wheels.

always-there 10-18-2012 11:06 PM

So what's the widest wheel and tire you can run without rubbing? We can't get a taller tire, it'll affect the car. I love the torque I have now, wouldn't want to sacrifice it.

El_Grantus 10-19-2012 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UDM-E46 Enthusiast (Post 14827688)
I'm just tired if the style 68 wheels.

Do you mean "tyred"?
:excited:

ImolaSix 10-19-2012 01:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UDM-E46 Enthusiast (Post 14827688)
So you want to stay as close or the same tire height your car was designed to work with. I'll be gunning for 2 sets of m3 front wheels and a set of Michelin tires in the 225/45/18 size. It should be a good combo. I'm just tired if the style 68 wheels.

That's the wrong tire size for a non M. The sidewall should be a 40 not 45.

MercForHire 10-19-2012 01:59 AM

All I can say is my 195 wide winters tires suck major balls on wet ground. Even a left turn at normal speed would spin the tail out a bit.

always-there 10-19-2012 09:25 AM

Nope, I mean "tired", lol??

always-there 10-19-2012 09:28 AM

Imola, my stock tires 225/45/17. What I'm wanting to do is gain better traction and handling. So having a wider wheel and tire is a must, that is without rolling fenders and what not.

always-there 10-19-2012 08:04 PM

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I like it.

fth001 10-20-2012 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImolaSix (Post 14827968)
That's the wrong tire size for a non M. The sidewall should be a 40 not 45.

+1, if you want to keep the same tire height then a 225/45/17 would be roughly the same height as a 225/40/18. check this link http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html


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