Who has the smallest wheels here? - RX8Club.com
RX8Club.com

Go Back   RX8Club.com > General Topics > RX-8 Discussion




Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
Old 12-17-2007, 01:06 AM   #1
Banned
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northwet
Posts: 58
Who has the smallest wheels here?

I figure if I install the smallest and lightest wheels possible, my 8 would handle even better. Anyone here also care about the unsprung weight, or just content with the compromise of the 18 inchers.

Would the 16" fit?
liam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 01:08 AM   #2
OMGITM!
 
tiltmode43's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (15)
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 3,509
Send a message via AIM to tiltmode43
rpf1 ftw :D
__________________
-Matt

@violetnites
tiltmode43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 01:09 AM   #3
Not Jeff Gordon
 
Gauge's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: SE-GA
Posts: 322
Rogue7Assassin
Send a message via AIM to Gauge Send a message via Yahoo to Gauge
16" are you racing?
__________________
Esmeril Racing Ignition Upgrade, Greddy Oil Pan, RacingBeat Gauge Pod, HKS Legamax Exhaust, Toyo Proxes T1R's, Avarus 19" AV3's, Matrix HID Kit.

My Garage
Gauge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 02:30 AM   #4
road warrior
 
LionZoo's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Oakland and Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,861
Hi liam.

If I remember correctly, you have a 6MT, which means that the smallest wheel size that fits is a 17" and only certain wheels of that size will clear the brakes. As for whether going down to a 17" size is worth it, please read the argument and my posts in the currently active thread about 14" wheels in the wheels and tires subforum on miata.net. The choice is yours.

(This is probably the wrong forum to ask this question.)
__________________
www.canyonrats.com
LionZoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 06:53 AM   #5
Banned
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 782
my lawnmower has like 4in wheels.
4me2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 07:25 AM   #6
Insanely Yellow
 
StewC625's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Buffalo Grove IL
Posts: 2,093
My office chair wins - each wheel is 2.2 inches tall, and weigh only 5 1/2 ounces each. ULTIMATE in unsprung weight!

This thing takes the corners just badass, and the swivel feature really makes it interesting!
__________________
StewC625 - FORMER owner of a 2004 RX-8 that served me well for 4 years and 48000 miles. Current Ride: 2004 BMW 330Ci Convertible.
StewC625 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 08:38 AM   #7
Banned
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Waukesha Wisconsin
Posts: 2,653
Send a message via MSN to chetrickerman
does your office chair wheels have ball bearings?? mine does
chetrickerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 04:06 PM   #8
Lets go Caps!
 
Zephyr Words's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 154
I have 47mm rink rat crossbars on my goalie skates with ABEC 9 bearings. It will crush everything including office chairs
Zephyr Words is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 04:07 PM   #9
Mu ha.. ha...
 
Razz1's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cali
Posts: 14,372
The Auto comes with 16" wheels.
__________________


Boy... am I beautiful!
Razz1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 04:32 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
8 Maniac's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (1)
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Aki City, Japan
Posts: 3,814
Quote:
Originally Posted by Razz1 View Post
The Auto comes with 16" wheels.
auto also has smaller brakes I believe so that wont work so well with the MT (unfortunate for OP if he has MT). could switch out brakes I guess.
8 Maniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 04:36 PM   #11
I don't buy Kool-Aid
 
DOMINION's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Vegas Baby!
Posts: 8,859
Send a message via AIM to DOMINION Send a message via Yahoo to DOMINION
Quote:
Originally Posted by liam View Post
I figure if I install the smallest and lightest wheels possible, my 8 would handle even better. Anyone here also care about the unsprung weight, or just content with the compromise of the 18 inchers.

Would the 16" fit?
The old (2004) bone stock AT's come with 16"s I have mine in my back yard. Now days a lot of the dealers have AT with 18's on hand. Or you can order one with 18's.
The 5 speeds from over seas would come with 16's as well. I dont know about now.
However, the rotors and calipers on the "sport-suspension" AT's are the same as the MT RX-8's. That means if you have 18"s and try to put 16" they wont fit. On the other hand 17"s will and you can run a sick off set!
Also the AT's with 16"s dont have "sport suspension" where the AT's with 18"s like the MT, will have "sport suspension"
-Gil
__________________
04_MT_Full Appearance Pkg_Idemitsu Premix_AP Pulley_RB Race Duct_K&NV2 Intake_OBX Header&Exhaust_RB Race Pipe_Spaced Hood_Throttle Body Bypass_ AFE ShortShifter_ScanGauge2_Clear Corners Ice Blue Lights_B-Pillers_Front & Back Rotor Accents_Rotor Shaped Valve Caps, Licenseplate Bolts, Oil, Brake Fluid, Radiator & Washer Fluid Caps_Tanabe GF 210 Springs_AP Front&Back Sway Bars W/EndLinks_18x8.5 & 18.9.5 32 Off Set Stock Tires

Last edited by DOMINION; 12-17-2007 at 04:42 PM.
DOMINION is offline   Reply With Quote


 
 
 
Reply

Tags
av3, avarus, weight, wheel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 AM.

 

All content Copyright 2007 by Internet Brands, Inc.