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Old 05-06-11, 12:39 PM
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ON 1st gen wheels

First post: Does anyone have a list of wheels that fit 1st gen (4x110) and where they can be purchased, offset adjustment req'd, etc? Alternatively, if I stick with the stock 13's what tires would you recommend?

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Old 05-07-11, 03:07 AM
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welcome to the board.

wheels with that bolt pattern are going to be pretty slim pickins. there are very few, but they do exist. if i recall someone had posted a link in the Gen I section and i had copied it into my journal. i'll have to see if i can find it and post it here for you.

on the stock wheels, i run 205/60s.
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Old 05-07-11, 11:22 AM
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The Panasort is the most widly used in SCCA racing classes. It's available in 13 x 7 to fit the 1st gen bolt pattern. Also a posible solution is Superlight. They advertise that they can make a wheel to meet any bolt pattern or offset. The both look like the original Minilites. For tire size, go with a 205/60/13. Nice meaty tire and looks good. You may need to roll the tops of the fender lip to keep from rubbbing. I used the Panasports for many years without issue. No longer in production, but American used to make a five pointed design called the "520' or "521".
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in my notes, i have model 002 and that they will custom make the 4x110 pattern.
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Welcome ROSS82RX7 , nice to see that there are still first gens up here . 14" and 15" mags do pop up from time to time with the old school Mazda 4x110 bolt pattern , though like others have warned , they are pretty hard to find as most have been out of production for a while. I currently have a set of Rikens 15 x 7's I use , as well as a set of Kosei 15 x7's for auto-x and a set of Rota's on my RX3 (which is the same bolt pattern).Keep checking this site for wheels that come available ....
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Anybody know the Offset needed to fit 15X7 or 15X8 rims?
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most go for 4.5" backspace on their wheels
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Wow.. that's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks man!
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This is a test - I tried twice before to reply
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OK it worked - great
Thanks to all for your words of wisdom. Dream36 - nice table - Afganistan, really?

So I'm suggesting that the spec for max size is 7" rim width with the same tire outside dia as stock + 1/2 in. backspace 4 1/2 in - 4x110. Any arguments? what about the center hole dia? Since wheels specifically for 1st gen seem to be scarce, any ideas what other cars share the specs? Maybe with spacers?
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