Brian wrote:Your stock 17x7 wheel is a bit over 17 pounds. Thus the 6UL is dropping a few pounds and will have the best ride, the Ampliform is about a push on weight compared to stock but wider. The wider wheel will support sidewall more, so when all other things are equal, the Ampliform will ride stiffer because of more sidewall support with benefit of giving a lot more stability in the corners for the same tire size. Most going with 17x8 go with 225/45 or 235/40. I seem to recall that tire choice of yours comes in 225/45. Yes, slightly tall but many have posted pics at Miata.net, perhaps have a look. I currently have 225/45/17 on wife's 17x8 Tungsten 6UL on her Supercharged RF.
Near the top of this post, you have a post with two pics of a ND RF LE Grey Metallic with Ampliform Dark Metallic Graphite 17x8s. The tires appear to be Bridgestone RE-71R...that I can't quite be sure say 245/40R17 (???)
Are the tires 245/40R17s (??)
And, if so, are those rims 17x8s (??)
ShamirM072 wrote:Hi Brian- getting ready to pull the trigger on these for my ‘12 PRHT, and wanted to make sure the 17x8 +40 offset with 215/45 Michelin PSS would fit without rubbing. I’m on coilovers with a height of 13.25”F/13.5”R. This is a daily driver with no track or autocross use, but spirited canyon runs are frequent. I may go up to 225/45 in the future, so I’d want to know if I’d need to do any fender rolling. Thanks!
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