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thenorm 02-18-2012 06:54 PM

Perfect auto-x wheel
 
The perfect auto-x wheel would be:
light, affordable, 15" but clears SVT brakes, wide sizing, right offset, right bolt pattern.

May i present to you my latest wheels,
949Racing, 6UL: 15x10", 14 lbs, $210 each, clears SVT brakes

yes, this is a 4x100 wheel, but thats where neat part happens.

a stock 6UL has 6.3" backspacing which is a touch too much, so it lends itself perfectly to a 15mm spacer changing the bolt pattern from 4x108 to 4x100. which i got on ebay HERE for $70

i should also mention that the 15x9 works too, thats what i borrowed to test fit before i bought these. However i think with the 15x8 wheel, it doest have the high backspacing, so with the spacer it would stick out almost as much as the 15x9

so, happy autocrossing!

on to the pics and the proof
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTA5WDkzNQ...mvw~~60_12.JPG
my SVT used for test fitting
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24...x10inch_04.jpg
my helper
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24...g/DSC06507.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24...x10inch_11.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24...x10inch_08.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24...x10inch_05.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24...x10inch_01.jpg

dmoney52806 02-18-2012 09:39 PM

what's the final look like?! i love that matte look

tukaniSVT 02-19-2012 08:40 AM

I've heard that running with spacers isn't exactly safe. Puts more stress on the stock studs.

But all in all, they look great.

Now If I remember reading in the past, don't the Rota Slipstream 15" fit over the SVT Brakes and so do the Motegi TrackLites ...

-Ray-

thenorm 02-19-2012 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tukaniSVT (Post 4017668)
I've heard that running with spacers isn't exactly safe. Puts more stress on the stock studs.

But all in all, they look great.

Now If I remember reading in the past, don't the Rota Slipstream 15" fit over the SVT Brakes and so do the Motegi TrackLites ...

-Ray-

im not worried about the studs, it'll be the hubs that go considering the lateral load i get from the 275 hoosiers. anyways, people run spacers all the time with no problems.

yes, rota slips fit i think with a spacer, im not sure about the tracklites, but there is also team dynamic wheels that fit, OZ superlegeras and diamond racing wheels.

however, none of those (except the diamonds) are very wide. These wheels are uber wide.

macdiesel 02-19-2012 04:55 PM

I thought 949racing was supposed to come out with wheels with 4x108 bolt pattern? Can't wait to see them on the car.

thenorm 02-19-2012 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by macdiesel (Post 4018143)
I thought 949racing was supposed to come out with wheels with 4x108 bolt pattern? Can't wait to see them on the car.

ya, the Rev 8, however they're a different wheel with no promise of lightweight or brake clearance, and the date keeps getting pushed back.

I'm dying to buy a pair of those in 15x8 for the back end of the car. I'm stuck with a 15x7" right now

macdiesel 02-19-2012 06:00 PM

Good to know, and the flat black is badass.

GodLovesUgly 02-19-2012 10:33 PM

I just picked up a Miata and i'm looking to get those, but in the 7.5"
can't wait to see them mounted.
nice pick up.

There are a few in my region that run with spacers, I have only seen one wheel come off!

wrc_fan 02-20-2012 07:28 AM

Nice, a cheaper alternative to more expensive 3 piece custom options.

evanmdzx3 02-22-2012 10:12 AM

nice, i have been looking for some lightweight good looking wheels


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