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Old 08-07-2017, 08:36 AM
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I have a set of 949 Racing 6UL wheels. They are 15x7 +36 offset in black, which it appears are no longer in production in that size. I have searched everywhere because I would ideally just purchase one replacement wheel and be done with it, I like them and don't want to spend a ton of money on a new set of wheels.





I also cannot find anywhere local that is capable of repairing a bent wheel.

I have thought about finding a cheap pair of mismatched wheels for the back just to get me by, but even finding some steelies in the right size or for dirt cheap has been problematic. I am debating just going with a full new set.

Rota Slipstream in flat black maybe?

What would you do in my situation? One bent wheel, out of production, don't want to spend a ton of money...
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I'd buy a pair of 15x7's and run a staggered setup, where you have 2 of one design on the front and 2 in the rear.

Here's a decent place to start for budget-friendly 15x7's: Miata Wheels - Mazda Performance Parts
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I'd buy a pair of 15x7's and run a staggered setup, where you have 2 of one design on the front and 2 in the rear.

Here's a decent place to start for budget-friendly 15x7's: Miata Wheels - Mazda Performance Parts
Thanks for that link. I had come across the site while searching for 6UL's in my size. I confirmed yesterday they are indeed 15x7 +36. They are already flush in the rear, but I think this will be my next best option to find either a different width, offset, or style to run in the rear.

I did locate a guy locally who 'might' be able to fix the wheel. He is looking at it today. Says if it's a radial bend it's repairable, if lateral bend then not so much. Going to cost me the same as a new wheel would, but it will be a lot less hassle if it works!
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This is ******* frustrating!

Goodyear shop tells me I have a bent wheel.

Take them to a wheel repair specialist, he says they are all good. That maybe it's a bad tire.

Took them to another tire shop today, guy was a complete ***** but it's the only place close to my work. He's going to balance and check them.
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That sucks to hear man hopefully it's just the tire and not a bent wheel.
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Well, when I first took them to a Goodyear shop they told me one of the front wheels was bent. They charged me to remount it with one of the rear tires and "balanced out" the bend.

Took them to a wheel repair dude, he measured them and said they were great, no bends.

Took them to a different tire place to rebalance and check for bad tire, said they were great except for one wheel that was 1oz out of balance.

Will find out tomorrow if that fixes the vibration. Either way the Goodyear place wasted loads of my time and money.
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