toonarmy
toonarmy New Reader
3/12/21 11:24 a.m.

Anyone have any idea/read anything about why 949 Racing's 4x100 6UL wheels aren't in stock anywhere at all? None available on Good-Win (only 5-lugs for NCs) or Flyin' Miata but I can't find a reason for the lack of supply listed anywhere.

Slippery (Forum Supporter)
Slippery (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
3/12/21 11:33 a.m.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/12/21 11:35 a.m.

Sounds like a new wheel is coming. From their FB page posted February 12:

We recently did a a physical inventory at our 3PL (Third Party Logistics provider) and found a few orphans. The list below is everything we have left from our last China production run in 2017. If its not on this list, we don't have it and won't any time soon. Among a variety of other projects for the Miata and FRS/BRZ side of our business, we have been working on new wheel designs to be made in Taiwan. At this time, there is no ETA or other information for the next generation of 6UL wheels.

The website is live inventory so if you can add it to your cart, we have it. If you can't add to cart, someone else beat you to it.

-Some sizes not available in complete sets

-Deep discounts - Closeout pricing

http://949racing.com/

17x8 5x100 +40 BRZ/FRS/CT200H/VW

17x9 5x100 +40 BRZ/FRS

17x9 5x100 +48 WRX

17x9 5x114.3 +55 S2000

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/12/21 11:48 a.m.

The high levels of availability of 6ULs for a few years there was the exception, not the rule. They were always perpetually waiting for the next container until a few big retailers started stocking large numbers. But when production shut down, those warehouses eventually emptied out.

Luckily, there have been some other options for the Miata platform come to market recently.

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
3/12/21 12:24 p.m.

Bummer - great quality, great looks, low weight, and most importantly low cost!  I have almost snagged sets used a few times.

toonarmy
toonarmy New Reader
3/12/21 12:30 p.m.

Thanks all for the info! I had no idea they hadn't been producing wheels for so many years...

Vajingo
Vajingo HalfDork
3/12/21 1:18 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

The high levels of availability of 6ULs for a few years there was the exception, not the rule. They were always perpetually waiting for the next container until a few big retailers started stocking large numbers. But when production shut down, those warehouses eventually emptied out.

Luckily, there have been some other options for the Miata platform come to market recently.

Subtle plug for Kogeki, lol? 

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