Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter
Set of four multi-spoke wheels (14 straight spokes): 4x100 bolt pattern, 42-37mm offset, w/hub-centric rings.
The finish is excellent, in a light silver paint with a clearcoat. The design is beautiful and classic. These look AMAZING on the car. One tire tech commented that they really fill up the car, as if they were 16"-ers! In fact, there are no complaints. They seem reasonably strong; I haven't bent one yet, after Detroit's pothole-filled roads. I beat the heck out of one side-swiping a freeway wall at 50mph, but then, I also had to change out the subframe, so what more can you ask for? However, I think I may switch to something lighter, since per Tire Rack, they weigh in at 19lbs/ea, although I haven't verified this. All I know is that my 14" steelies are noticeably lighter, and that the car handles better now. But for an everyday driver, or a boulevard-cruiser, they're not bad at all.
Tire Rack's service was excellent, although they failed to tell me that the size I was buying were a closeout. I'd go with them again. I'm looking at perhaps the Team Dynamics Pro-Race 1s, for a similar style and lighter weight.
Not an installed item
Applicable to: 1.8 liter
Mille Miglia Spider 16x7" Silver Painted Alloy Wheels
Soft wheels. Keep tire pressure at 35psi+ and you should be fine. I ran mine with Kumho Ecsta Supra 712's and really enjoyed the cornering improvements, but was disappointed with how heavy these wheels are. Drove mine in Chicago for 1 year without any trouble even when I hit a few things in the road. Moving to Oklahoma took it's toll, though. A buddy recommended deflating the tires to 32 front, 27 rear and I ended up with three bent rims after hitting a few of the typical potholes here. And I thought Chicago was bad. Bought a set of Konig Ziege 15x6.5" for durability sake.
Overall pleased with the wheels, but wouldn't recommend it unless you just want a sweet looking ride. I can't believe they're so soft considering how heavy they are. Best looking wheel on the Miata, though, in my opinion.
Not an installed item
Applicable to '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter
These are aftermarket 16x7 wheels with 37 mm offset.
With 215/40-16 tires and inflated at 30 psi, I thought the car rode pretty well. The tires did not rub on anything and, visibly, you can still accommodate 225 series tires on the REARS (not in the front).
Inflated at 30 psi, I encountered a pothole and managed to bend 3 wheels. I was VERY disappointed since the wheels were just 2 weeks old. After taking the rims to Rim and Wheel in Boston to get rebent, I was horrified to find out that Mille Miglia's, TSW, Borbet among others were easily bent (soft wheels). So just as a precaution, if you intend to purchase 16 inch wheels, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PUMPING UP THE TIRES TO 35 psi. I've had no visible abnormal tire wear at about 1000 miles. The ride isn't as bad as I thought also. But after this experience, I DEFINITELY would NOT advise going into 17 inch wheels... Do yourself and others a favor - when you purchase something, please fill out a review so that your fellow Miata owners won't have to go through the same pains (as I did).
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