Question about that last pic. Noticing the odd spot for the gas cap on the car off to the side, which car is that?225/50/16, same overall diameter as stock (so no ECU, odometer, or mileage issues):
And one steelies:
The difference is the more rounded profile b/c the rim is smaller compared to tire width with 225s over 205s.
I really like those! Sure they're only 215's? Seems wider than that. What tires are those? I like the way the tires bulge out like that. Any idea what the offset is? I use to have a set of rims like that on an Oldsmobile, think they said "Streetwear" or something like that on the caps.55/215/r16 with a little more backspace than stock. Here is the thread with pics: http://www.newscionxb.com/133-wheels-tires/9353-new-throwback-tri-spokes-2.html
I agree on the "perfect balance" of a vehicle. I owned a 2009 VW GTi and red a few posts in the forums about how VW owners kept handing owner's of MazdaSpeed3's asses back to them on the track. I thought they were bluffing because I think a 3 has 60hp or 80hp more. Turns out they were right.I've driven a couple V-8 Miatae. They almost all modify the rear suspension to fit in another differential, for a while the 90s V-8 T-Bird was popular. The problem is that such changed the handling characteristics and made the tail not hold the road right-> completely ruining the Miata's best feature: well balanced, clean road-carving handling.
One guy swapped driving with me between my breathing 1.6 and his 302 Monster Miata during one Miatas at the Gap (which takes place on The Tail of the Dragon, centered on the Lodge). We each drove our own first with the other riding-telling specific characteristics, then swapped seats. His was first, then mine. Neither "pushed" very hard in the other's car, as we neither wanted to risk bending metal . . .
I didn't like the handling of his at all. It would accelerate fast, but the tail kept wanting to come around (despite me driving it "gentle," for me). On Sunday, he had a for-sale sign on his and he told me he was planning to buy an early 1.6, drop in an NB 1.8 and get a Flying Miata turbo (which I had mentioned sometime during the driving, he told me- I didn't remember saying it).
That gets the lightest chassis, the best configured 1.8 engine (I specifically like the 2000, as it is after the 99's issue and before the more complicated engine management of the 2001). Plus, it fits pretty easy. With the FM turbo, it's the most "stock" Miata engine with the least weight body-> best power-to-weight.
Stock, I like the 1.6, as it spools up quickly and has great mid-range power/torque.
225 on the 6.5 will definitively look beefy, like truck tire beefy.I'm also curious if anyone has used Ichiba V2 spacers on their xB's. I'm really looking to move the rears out a little while keeping the steelies. At the same time may put 225/50 or 225/55's on the same steelies. 225's too wide?
Oh my. I guess 225 is too much for me. I didn't think it would look like that. Looks dangerous to me or your cornering would go to crap. What profile are those? Guess I'll wait and get 16x8's.225 on the 6.5 will definitively look beefy, like truck tire beefy.
These are 225 on a 16x7 rim, I really like the look
I have no clue as to the offset, they were off of a 1990 Eagle Talon. Scored off Craigslist for a hundo! Prime is the brand, couldnt find too much about them on the internet except that they are out of business... this is all the info I could findI really like those! Sure they're only 215's? Seems wider than that. What tires are those? I like the way the tires bulge out like that. Any idea what the offset is? I use to have a set of rims like that on an Oldsmobile, think they said "Streetwear" or something like that on the caps.