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15 " wheels

  • September 16, 2016 1:29 PM
    Message # 4253534
    Anonymous

    I just bought a 1999 Miata, with 14" wheels. I checked with my local custom shop and was told there's not much of selection out there. 15" much more so. My question is can I replace the 14" with 15" wheels and tires.and will the larger wheels and tires effect steering? Like rubbing on fenders.

    Last modified: September 16, 2016 1:31 PM | Anonymous
  • September 17, 2016 5:36 PM
    Reply # 4255081 on 4253534
    Gary

    Before you change tire size.....there are some nice wheels here:)

     http://www.carid.com/1999-mazda-miata-wheels/

  • September 18, 2016 10:11 AM
    Reply # 4255564 on 4253534
    Anonymous

    Thanks I'll check it out 

    Hank 

    (new member)

  • September 19, 2016 12:54 PM
    Reply # 4257691 on 4253534
    Neil Tusing

    For the 1999 Miata, Tire Rack lists the following wheel sizes:  14" (OE), 15" (+1), 16" (+2), 17" (+3), and 18" (+4).  I went to a 15" wheel (+1) on my '93 and was very happy with them.  Standard equipment for my '04 MazdaSpeed Miata is 17" wheels with 205/40R tires.  This was also standard on the '05 MazdaSpeed.  The larger the wheel, the lower profile the tire, and, in general, the harsher the ride.  Look here.

    http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/results.jsp?autoMake=Mazda&autoModel=Miata&autoYear=1999&autoModClar=&package=false

    Here's some other sites for tires/wheels.

    www.edgeracing.com
    www.tires.com
    www.treadepot.com
    www.onlinetire.com
    www.onlinetires.com
    www.tirefactory.net
    www.tirefactory.com




  • September 20, 2016 10:18 AM
    Reply # 4262021 on 4253534
    Anonymous

    Thanks for all the info. Do you have any problem with the 15 inch tire rubbing on the fender.


  • September 20, 2016 3:29 PM
    Reply # 4265508 on 4253534
    Neil Tusing

    No, I had no problems.  Call Tire Rack.  The techs are very helpful and will work with you to take care of all wheel fitment and tire questions as well as any specific requirements you may have.

  • September 22, 2016 10:07 AM
    Reply # 4268945 on 4253534
    Anonymous

    Hi 

    When I'm ready to change tires and wheels I'll check out Tire Rack. 

    The tires on the car are almost brand new.

    Thanks 

    Hank.

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