My current situation is as follows:
I'm a college student, planned to just maintain my NB for the next 2 years or so and then, upon hitting the 100kish mark, start doing mods (since I should be graduating and finding some kind of job around then). Unfortunately, I recently curbed one of my stock rims *bad* and now am in a position to replace it (I have a 2003 Shinsen Miata). The cheapest junk-yard option I could find was $210 shipped, which made me recoil and think "I could spend 2-3 that amount, get new rims, and Ebay off the remaining three rims."
I've genuinely searched, read, and tried to understand the parameters of buying a rim (both from this forum and a few other Miata ones) with the proper offset. I've had *a lot* of sports cars in the past, but rarely have had to deal with the offset/rolling fender/etc. issue that Miata's seem to represent in the 16"option (which is the size of my current rims/wheels). I've come down to two rims that seem to fit the bill:
- Rota Slipstreams (which, ironically, were what I had on a car of mine several years ago: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/473571/1992-eagle-talon
I understand that they are generally seen as old-school-Honda rice, but they fit the budget, look, weight, and overall will keep my car on its feet for another year or two.
- Konig Candy
I'm looking to keep any modification necessary to a minimum. Whichever one chosen will be used on my existing 205/45/16 wheels. In any NB users experience what offset would I need to buy said 16" rims to keep any modification to the car itself to a minimum?
Again, I'd research this issue more but the bent rim occurred a few days ago but I need my car back on its feet asap and am literally dealing with a mid-term at 1AM right now.
Thanks for any help.