15x8, 0 Offset D-Windows

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15x8, 0 Offset D-Windows

Post by jakx784 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:25 pm

Hi there,

Just wanted to ask around for some opinions on getting a set of D-Window steel rims for my 92' na mx5. I like the idea of how well they'll fit and getting a little bit of stretch tyre look going but I'm conscious of the weight difference between mag wheels.

Any opinions/advice is much appreciated

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Re: 15x8, 0 Offset D-Windows

Post by Keith Jones » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:31 pm

NA''s are very sensitive to wheel/tyre weight, as you are aware.
This is particularly so if the shocks haven't been replaced recently.
I don't know how much a 15x8 D window weighs, but it it's anything more than about 7kg, I'd be very cautious about using them. The NA was designed for a 4.5kg wheel

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Re: 15x8, 0 Offset D-Windows

Post by jakx784 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:08 am

The previous owner did a bunch of suspension work, Bilstein Shocks/Springs etc. Yeah, I just don't like the fitment it has on its current rims (16x8 16x7 ? Rays Volk Racing Cv pros, forged really light). The rims/tires sit a good 10mm inside the guard but I'd rather change rims and not have to use wheel spacers.

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