Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie Dork
Nov. 3, 2011 12:41 p.m.

Does anybody make a 14 X 5.5 or 14 X 6 Minilite or Panasport type wheel for a Miata. I like the old school look over the ones that look like wagon wheels and I want to stay with 14 inches.

MG_Bryan Reader
Nov. 3, 2011 12:42 p.m.

How much are you willing to spend?

AutoXR Reader
Nov. 3, 2011 12:53 p.m.

Rota makes them as does >>>damm the name escapes me - big int he tuner scene and cheap

oldsaw SuperDork
Nov. 3, 2011 12:58 p.m.

In reply to AutoXR:

I think the Rota's are RB's which are similar to Konig Rewinds which are similar to Panasports. Snowdoggie's biggest restraint may be limiting his choice to a 14" diameter.

I'm sarting to wonder how BMW bottlecaps might look an a NA

EvanB SuperDork
Nov. 3, 2011 1:04 p.m.
oldsaw wrote: I'm sarting to wonder how BMW bottlecaps might look an a NA

Pretty good

AutoXR Reader
Nov. 3, 2011 1:04 p.m.

XXR WHEELS

Konig's come (or came) in 14" as I have seen them on many early corvairs.

XXR 513's are the ones I was thinking of.

jrw1621 SuperDork
Nov. 3, 2011 1:11 p.m.
Snowdoggie wrote: Does anybody make a 14 X 5.5 or 14 X 6 Minilite or Panasport type wheel for a Miata. I like the old school look over the ones that look like wagon wheels and I want to stay with 14 inches.

Mazda makes some of the lightest (and cheapest) 14x5.5 or 14x6 Panasport type wheels for Miatas.

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie Dork
Nov. 3, 2011 1:21 p.m.

Does Panasport make them in this size?

MG_Bryan Reader
Nov. 3, 2011 1:26 p.m.

14x6 is a pretty common size for Panasports. This guy is supposed to be one of the better retailers - http://www.spruellmotorsport.com/select-parts-manufacturer-c-2067_2073.html

John Targett is the US distributor for genuine Minilites. He's a good guy and has always answered my enquiries quickly.

It all comes down to how much you want to spend...

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie Dork
Nov. 3, 2011 1:31 p.m.
MG_Bryan wrote: 14x6 is a pretty common size for Panasports. This guy is supposed to be one of the better retailers - http://www.spruellmotorsport.com/select-parts-manufacturer-c-2067_2073.html John Targett is the US distributor for genuine Minilites. He's a good guy and has always answered my enquiries quickly. It all comes down to how much you want to spend...

Thanks.

I might look into the street wheels if they have the Miata bolt pattern. The Panasport web site didn't even have links to their dealers.

MG_Bryan Reader
Nov. 3, 2011 1:36 p.m.

Panasport's website is garbage, which doesn't surprise me because I've heard a lot of accounts that dealing with Panasport sucks. They make a good product though, and their distributors seem pleasant enough to me though.

If you wanted to spend even more money but seem cool to the kids you could look into Watanabes, too.

Here's the Minilite link if you wish to cross-shop. http://www.minilitewheels.us/

Vigo Dork
Nov. 3, 2011 2:41 p.m.
Mazda makes some of the lightest (and cheapest) 14x5.5 or 14x6 Panasport type wheels for Miatas.

Im surprised this got no reaction. I LOL'd, anyway.

belteshazzar SuperDork
Nov. 3, 2011 3:02 p.m.

i silently nodded in agreement

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie Dork
Nov. 3, 2011 3:04 p.m.

The ones I have don't look like Panasports and the center caps are rather faded.

Nov. 3, 2011 4:04 p.m.

Ihave 4 of these http://images107.fotki.com/v780/photos/5/43175/7530637/wheels001-vi.jpg

can supply with 205 little tires. they are FIFTEENS. close to new.

But, suggest you get exactly what you want.

Teh E36 M3 HalfDork
Nov. 3, 2011 4:11 p.m.

David- Interested in the chaparrals. PM me with a price if you don't mind?

Keith SuperDork
Nov. 3, 2011 4:11 p.m.
Snowdoggie wrote: The ones I have don't look like Panasports and the center caps are rather faded.

Take the caps off :) I always run mine without the caps.

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