ENKEI

Enkei RS5 wheels

[8/1/2005] Reviewed by: Matt Bernazzoli - Mbernazzoli@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Enkei RS5 16x7" clean 5 spoke wheels.

Very Very nice wheels. The only things I dont like about them: the gold centers of the center caps, I really dont like gold anywhere let alone on my car! Luckily they are very small Enkei emblems. The next thing is they are uni lug, they would look much better in my opintion if they were only drilled for 100x4, The last thing, for some reason they molded in a small indention on 1 spoke of every wheel with a stupid thick decal emblem that said and I quote "racing". I peeled them off before they even went to the tire shop!

Very light and tough wheels from a Mazda OEM company. They are uni lug which I dont care for but for $110 each what can you do. Make sure to buy the installation kit with yours, I thought I could use the kit that came with my old American Racing wheels and was wrong. These use tuner lug nuts and a speacial socket, the kit also included hub centric rings.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Enkei RP-F1

[4/27/2003] Reviewed by: Mike W

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 +

Enkei RP-F1 rims, 15x7, 41mm offset, 4x100, less than 9.8 lbs ea.

Purchased from Goodwin Racing, these rims are an excellent improvement to my 1996 M-edition. Coming off the stock 96M rims and a set of 15x7 Panasports, the weight reduction of 7+ lbs per corner has noticeably improved handling and ride quality. While I personally prefer the Panasport look, these are very good-looking rims. They give the car an aggressive, all-business attitude. The finish is a clear coated silver and very high quality. The spokes are easy to clean. Requires narrower, tuner-style lug nuts; I have used the McGard spline drive nuts and this is a good fit. A great match to 205/15-15 or 215/45-15 Toyo T1-S tires to create one of the lightest combinations around. If you do autocross or track days on your daily-driven car, this rim is hard to beat.

Under 5 minutes to remove


Enkei 15" RS5

[8/11/2001] Reviewed by: Anonymous

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

15"x6.5 ,5 spoke wheel.

Wonderful handling, light, great looks, reputable name and reliability, plus excellent price.

I purchased the Enkei's along w/ 195/50-15 kumho 712's to replace my 2000's stock 14" alloys and yoko A460's. The difference, as I hoped, was amazing. Direct Tire had them at my door two days after I ordered them, just in time for my second-ever autox. They performed great! I placed 4th out of 28 in novice category. The wheels look sweet to me and change the overall personality of the car. I drive 60+ miles a day commuting and encounter rough roads regularly. Two weeks of this driving has not altered the ride quality at all. So far I am extremely pleased with this wheel and tire package. This is especially true when I consider the price of some other combo's I was looking at. If you like the looks I highly, highly recommend a set before they're all gone.

Under 5 minutes to remove


Enkei RS6 17"

[7/23/2000] Reviewed by Antony Wormack - awormack@hotmail.com

Applicable to '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Enkei rs6 wheel in 17" size

I have really enjoyd these rims thus far they have a great look and they do not look too big they look aggressive.

These wheels work really well with the Nitto nt extreme 450 tires in a 205/40/17

Under 30 minutes to remove completely


Enkei 16" RSE alloy wheels

Reviewed by: Brian Dwyer - bdwyer@sprintmail.com

16" Enkei RS Evolution Wheels with 205/40-16 Dunlop Equalizer Wheels from Discount Tire Direct.

WOW!! Combined with my new lip spoiler, the whole character of the car is changed. I have not noticed too much deterioration of ride quality from the 40% profile tires, and the handling is better.

These look great. I was concerned moving to 16" wheels, as I have seen some wheels on Miatas that just look a bit too big (they must have been 17"). I was also concerned that the red caps on the wheels would look bad, even with my red paint, but they really look great. I ordered from Discount Tire for a great price, and they shipped in 3 days. Unfortunately, when I tried to remove my factory alloys, the Mazda wheel locks shattered like saltine crackers. I had to have my tire shop remove the wheels. The car looks awesome. Now if only my wife would let me spend the money to make it as fast as it now looks!


Enkei RS Evolution

Reviewed by: Austin Tran - EXELION00@AOL.COM

16" Aftermarket rims for the Miata

Excellent overall design, and mates perfectly with the car, adds great handling but is very difficult to clean.

These aftermarket wheels look great on the Miata for many reasons. The big reason (at least for me) is that not very many other people have them-I think they look quite original, which is the main reason I got them. The other reasons-because they combine both a "classic" look with the seven spoke, 3 piece design, and a "racy" look, being made mostly of aluminum with a hint of chrome. The only drawback is that they are EXTREMELY difficult to clea, because dirt tends to get under the area where the spokes connect to the outer piece. I do recommend these rims, but at the larger 17" version-those cost a bit more but look a lot nicer.


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