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Flyin' Miata
499 35 Rd
Palisade, CO 81526

Wheel and tire packages

Flyin' Miata is a Tire Rack dealer, so we can get anything they sell. Our prices are the same as theirs - but we know Miatas better, so we can give you better advice on unusual fitments.

An important note about these packages:
These are samples. We can offer literally thousands of wheel/tire packages. The packages here are good options for various Miata uses due to size, performance and price. The prices are an approximation, as wheel and tire prices change faster than we update the website. They should be very close, and you can call us to confirm exactly. All of our packages are shipped with the tires mounted and balanced and include lug nuts, valve stems and centering rings where required. Instant gratification, just bolt on and go!

If you're interested in ordering wheels and tires for your Miata, please contact us by email or by phone at 1-800-FLY-MX5s (359-6957).


1990-05 packages

Targa Miata footwear - $1112

The goal of the Targa Miata is a very, very high performance street car. Its wheel/tire combo has to be able to deal with a wide range in temperatures, weather conditions and surfaces. This package is very similar to the setup worn by the V8-powered Targa Miata in the 2011 race - but nearly two pounds lighter, stronger and about 13% less expensive! We didn't think that would be a problem for anyone.

The wheel is the flow formed 11.1 lb Advanti Storm S1 in 15x8, wrapped in a 225/45-15 Toyo R1R. This tire is legal in classes that require street tires and works well in a wide range of temperatures as well as deep water. Keith has tested these in the middle of a hurricane and reports excellent resistance to aquaplaning.

The wheels are available in matte grey (shown) or black.

Options:

  • wider wheel. For an extra $12, we can use the 12.1 lb 15x9 version of the same wheel. This will off more grip than the 15x8, but at the expense of a bit of sidewall compliance. The reason we ran the 15x8 during the Targa was to absorb the rough roads in that event.
  • different tire. We can also offer this package with a Hankook RS3 v2depending on availability. The RS3 will do well in high-heat situations but is not as happy in cooler weather or deep water, which is why we didn't use it for the Targa. The Hankook is not hurricane tested. The package price with RS3s on a 15x8 is $1020.
Track special - $1128

Looking for a high grip setup with a good lifespan and a great price? We've paired the most affordable 15x9 wheel with one of the friendliest R compound tires in existence. This is about as much grip as you can get from a Miata and still drive it on the street.

The 15x9 TRMotorsports C3M is specifically made for the Miata. It's a bit heavier than some other options at 15.8 lbs, but it's also under $104 per corner. Meanwhile, the 225/45-15 Toyo RA1 is a mainstay at track events due to its friendly nature. It works over a wide temperature range and is almost immune to heat cycles. It'll just get faster and faster until it cords. It's not the fastest R comp tire out there, but it's a very good value. If you want them shaved, that's an extra $60. While they are an R compound tire, they can also double as a very high performance street tire.

Options:

  • different wheel. The 15x9 Advanti Storm S1 is stronger, 3.7 lbs lighter and more expensive. Add $148 to the package for this wheel.
  • different tire. The BRG Rival is a street-class tire (treadwear 200) that's remarkably sticky and very popular. The tread design is not a good choice for standing water. Take $196 off the price of the package when using this tire. Great bang for the buck.

This package will require a mild fender roll on 1990-97 models, but not 1999-05. The wheels are available in bright silver (shown), light grey and black.

Sport - $812

A great all-around street and autocross setup. It's even good on the track. Yes, it'll do just about anything. And check that price!

We started with the TRMotorsports C1M wheel. It combines a good 13.6 lb weight with a very low price.

The tire is the most excellent Dunlop Direzza ZII in a 205/50-15. It's our favorite high performance true street tire.

The wheels are available in light grey (shown on the car), silver (shown at below left) or black.


2006 and later

Nancy's Targa footwear - $1292

When it came time to choosing wheels and tires for Nancy (our supercharged 2006) to run the Targa Newfoundland, we went to our favorite street tire and a strong and affordable wheel. We didn't regret it one bit - we used this setup for the Targa in a hurricane, then a 2000 mile highway drive, then two days at Laguna Seca without doing anything more than checking pressures. And they're ready for more.

Once again, we went to a TRMotorsport wheel. The C3 is a 17x9 that weighs in at just under 20 lbs and is strong. The tire is the Dunlop ZII, the all-around winner for us. This package includes a 235/45-17 tire, which is the largest that fits under the stock soft top fenders without any modification. Power hardtop cars will want a 225. We can also supply a 245/40-17, which requires a bit of fender rolling but gives more traction. If you really want big feet, there's even a 255/40-17 which also requires fender pulling.

The package price does not include TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) sensors. If you'd like a set installed when the tires are mounted and balanced, that will add about $200to the price. You can run without the sensors, but your car will complain that you have four flat tires.

The wheels are available in bright silver, light grey (shown) and black.

 

A common question is: why a 235/45-17 instead of the smaller 235/40-17? That's due primarily to availability. Very few tires are made in the 235/40-17 size and the Dunlops are considerably more expensive. We know the extra 1" of overall diameter doesn't cause a problem.

Lightweight all-around - $1380

Looking for a minimum weight setup at a reasonable price? Here you go. And it's not just light, it's sticky, too. This will be a very fast autocross, street and track combination.

The wheel is the 17x8 Kosei K4R. At 14.8 lbs, it's lighter than even the popular Enkei RPF1 and considerably less expensive. That's what's called a win-win.

For the tire, we chose the 235/45-17 Hankook RS3. One of the fastest street tires out there in the biggest size that will fit under the unmodified soft top fenders. We recommend a 225 for the power hard top cars. This combination should make your MX-5 light on its feet.

The package price does not include TPMS sensors. If you'd like a set installed when the tires are mounted and balanced, that will add about $200 to the price. You can run without the sensors, but your car will complain that you have four flat tires.


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