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Old 03-11-2005, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Question on upgrading to better OEM wheels

My first question of manying to come, involves replacing the stock 14 inch steel wheels with the 15 inch sawtooth wheels. The 15" wheel and tire, when placed against to the 14s, seem just a bit bigger than the 14s and i was woundering if that is going to throw the speedo off bad or just a little? And if bad what will i have to do to fix the problem.

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Old 03-12-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: Question on upgrading to better OEM wheels

It shouldn't if you use the right size tires. I think the OEM tire size is 195/60/15 for the alloys...

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Old 03-12-2005, 10:21 AM   #3
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Default Re: Question on upgrading to better OEM wheels

go to www.tirerack.com. there, you can plug in your car and compare it to the tires for an SL2 (15" wheels). once you know the stock sizes, you can compare them (if you don't want to do the math, go to www.1010tires.com and you can do a side by side comparison).
generally, whenever you go up in rim diameter, the tire sidewall gets shorter, so the overall height shoud be close. until you start using REALLY big wheels, like 17"and up.

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Old 03-12-2005, 11:21 AM   #4
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http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Try to keep the tire size within 2% to minimize speedometer/odometer error.

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