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gonnabuildabuggy
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Indulging my outer chav  Reply with quote

Pick these up next week hopefully.

The first set of wheels I bought from Ebay arrived damaged so have bought these of a forum. Meeting the guy next Thursday to collect hopefully


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, not a fan of Minilites on anything not from the 70s.

Lad who works in the unit next door to us has a 53 plate Mini Cooper on those wheels and it looks utter gash. Not helped by the stupid camber he's running at the back....
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent! Chavs away, chaps!
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hmm, not a fan of Minilites on anything not from the 70s.

Lad who works in the unit next door to us has a 53 plate Mini Cooper on those wheels and it looks utter gash. Not helped by the stupid camber he's running at the back....


Kind of know what you mean.

These are Rota RB's from Japan, a bit wide at 8inches on a 15 inch rim but the gold will really suit the BRG so I decided what the heck. If I don't get on with them I'll sell them on.

I've been assured by my Mazda guru that the 8 inch will be OK with their offset.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8x15"?

Favourite size of the stretched tyre brigade, who love to throw 195s over them when it should be running 225s.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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8x15"?

Favourite size of the stretched tyre brigade, who love to throw 195s over them when it should be running 225s.


My concern too. They didn't look to have much of a stretch in the pics (as you can tell)

I checked with the guy who runs Mazda on Track who felt it wasn't an issue although really 205's would be better - I'll be buying 205's next year.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can depend on the tyre. We run 205s up front on the Mono with 7.5" rims and the lip of the rim is noticeable because there is no give in the sidewall. It really should have 215s.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Refurbed in a single colour they'd be even nicer...
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Refurbed in bright orange like all the other chavs they'd be even nicer...


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Look nicer here Reply with quote

Look nicer here


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's quite nice.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks better than I thought.  Has the ride height been sorted as well?  It doesn't look like an off road roadster as most do!
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chavtastic!
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they look great with the car and colour combination.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look pretty darn smart.

Martin wrote:
Looks better than I thought.  Has the ride height been sorted as well?  It doesn't look like an off road roadster as most do!


If it's a Eunos then it will be lower than the UK car as standard.  I really want to get the kit for Lindsey's.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beat me to it Mark.

Yup, agree it looks nice.  Blarno is wrong about Minilite-style wheels, when it comes to MX-5s.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roadsterstu wrote:
Beat me to it Mark.

Yup, agree it looks nice.  Blarno is wrong about Minilite-style wheels, when it comes to MX-5s.


They look great. Blarno is right, Minilites generally look rubbish on anything post 1970, but the mk1 MX5 is very 1960s in style anyway!
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this.

http://oldcafeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/stagione-autunnale.html#more

Some great pics and a bit of inspiration for me.


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gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
Found this.

http://oldcafeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/stagione-autunnale.html#more

Some great pics and a bit of inspiration for me.



Not too sure about the jumper but if you can pull off the look then go for it!
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhilD wrote:
gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
Found this.

http://oldcafeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/stagione-autunnale.html#more

Some great pics and a bit of inspiration for me.



Not too sure about the jumper but if you can pull off the look then go for it!


Do you think he could manage the hairpiece with such aplomb?

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