Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie Dork
11/3/11 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
MG_Bryan Reader
11/3/11 12:42 p.m.

How much are you willing to spend?

AutoXR
AutoXR Reader
11/3/11 12:53 p.m.

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

oldsaw
oldsaw SuperDork
11/3/11 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
EvanB SuperDork
11/3/11 1:04 p.m.
oldsaw wrote: I'm sarting to wonder how BMW bottlecaps might look an a NA

Pretty good

AutoXR
AutoXR Reader
11/3/11 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
jrw1621 SuperDork
11/3/11 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
11/3/11 1:21 p.m.

Does Panasport make them in this size?

MG_Bryan
MG_Bryan Reader
11/3/11 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
11/3/11 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
MG_Bryan Reader
11/3/11 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
Vigo Dork
11/3/11 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
belteshazzar SuperDork
11/3/11 3:02 p.m.

i silently nodded in agreement

Snowdoggie
Snowdoggie Dork
11/3/11 3:04 p.m.

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

DavidinDurango
DavidinDurango Reader
11/3/11 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
Teh E36 M3 HalfDork
11/3/11 4:11 p.m.

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

Keith
Keith SuperDork
11/3/11 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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