white_fly New Reader
Dec. 9, 2008 5:58 p.m.

So I have these 13" wheels with A048s that I was going to use on a ford festiva but I'm getting rid of that project and want something I can bolt them on to. I'm thinking Miata, but what other options are out there? I don't want FWD, but a CRX might be fun. Kinda stumped.

aircooled Dork
Dec. 9, 2008 6:08 p.m.

Stock Corvair rims are 13's... that would certainly be different.

Luke Dork
Dec. 9, 2008 6:30 p.m.

What stud pattern are they?

Old Toyotas look great on 13's Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

white_fly New Reader
Dec. 9, 2008 6:33 p.m.

4x100 and 4x114.3 but I care much more about the tires.

wlkelley3 HalfDork
Dec. 9, 2008 6:56 p.m.

Well...lets see. The MG Midget uses 13's, so does the early Opel GT or other Opel's like Manta or 1900 (Ascona), Pintos, Vega's, Toyota, Datsun/nissan. Even some newer like metro's and the like.

steamcorners
steamcorners Reader
Dec. 9, 2008 7:11 p.m.

4x100? The universal answer--Miata!

Sadly, I don't see ANYTHING wrong with getting a car based on wheels/tires. . .

bamalama New Reader
Dec. 9, 2008 7:14 p.m.
steamcorners wrote: Sadly, I don't see ANYTHING wrong with getting a car based on wheels/tires. . .

Me neither. I've actually done it.

I would suggest a 70's import. 13's look right at home on them.

white_fly New Reader
Dec. 9, 2008 7:26 p.m.

Forgot to mention 1st-gen RX-7. It's right up there with the Miata.

white_fly New Reader
Dec. 9, 2008 7:40 p.m.
P71 HalfDork
Dec. 9, 2008 7:42 p.m.

1st Gen RX-7 (though you will need to either swap the tires onto the stock 4x110 wheels or buy some spacer/adapters).

bamalama New Reader
Dec. 9, 2008 7:46 p.m.

Screw spacers. Swap GSL-SE stuff under it.

Will New Reader
Dec. 9, 2008 8:38 p.m.

CRX.

jrw1621 Reader
Dec. 9, 2008 8:49 p.m.

Can you still get the tires that you would want for 13" rims?

neon4891 Dork
Dec. 9, 2008 9:07 p.m.

86-89 accord

Dec. 9, 2008 10:49 p.m.

RWD Toyota +1

You already have 4x114.3, so no need to find new wheels.

TE73 Corolla + 3S-GTE + light mods = less than 10 lbs per hp, and can be done all smog legal like, if you you're in the People's Republic of California.

integraguy Reader
Dec. 10, 2008 5:56 a.m.

If not a CRX, than the same years of Civic aren't that much different. But if it has to be RWD, the answer is RX-7.

Treb New Reader
Dec. 10, 2008 6:39 a.m.

Yugo.

RWD?

X1/9, Fiat Spider.

SoloSonett Reader
Dec. 10, 2008 8:02 a.m.

SONETT III ( of course you'll play Heck finding 13 X 100mm chord bolt pattern)

Diamond Racing made mine.

Dropping from 15" to 13" lowers the car and reduces the gearing.

Bobzilla New Reader
Dec. 10, 2008 8:08 a.m.

METRO!

minimac Dork
Dec. 10, 2008 8:23 a.m.

I dunno, I usually buy a car I like then look for wheels to help it look better. I've been doing it wrong for all these years......................

vweezly New Reader
Dec. 10, 2008 10:47 a.m.

Get a rabbit...

13x8s on mine:

GSmith Reader
Dec. 10, 2008 11:24 a.m.

In reply to vweezly:

Sweet ride!

Triumph Spitfires and TR7's will do 13's.

m4ff3w Dork
Dec. 10, 2008 11:49 a.m.

Fiat X1/9, add a set of Wobble bolts and they will go on w/out issue (assuming bore size compatibilities)

Appleseed New Reader
Dec. 10, 2008 2:27 p.m.

Turbo Sprint

fornetti14 New Reader
Dec. 10, 2008 7:51 p.m.

The Rabbit on 13's is cool.

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