I have a pretty much mint perfect condition MX-5 as a daily driver, principally because it’s SO much fun to drive and costs me nothing to run. It was however looking decidedly… well, not as good as it good be – as the entire office was quick to point out at every opportune moment. However a bit of work, and we’re nearly there… The first job was a set of HSD Coilovers which replaced stock broken shocks and springs with sublime ride and body control. I don’t like to run my cars too low, but I do know the front needs another bit of a drop. Anyway…
The next job was to fit some nice wheels.
After a bit of fannying around choosing, I settled on a set of Rota Zero Plus ET10’s in 15×8 flavour. After trying to get some RS Watanabes from Japan and failing to find any in 4×100, and there being literally no decent wheels that the VW scene tax hasn’t ruined, these were by far and beyond the best option. They weigh less than the tyres that they’re fitted to!
Jay took some time out of the Factory to help me fit the tyres onto the rims, and gently tickle the arches out the way.
No, the suspension isn’t broken, a combination of me running it reasonably conservative so that it’s actually drivable and only just pulling off the jacks is my excuse for the ride height.
ET0 wheels stick out too far on an 8j, but the ET10 looks spot on. No mexi-fit here!
Next jobs are a splitter of some sort, geometry and a stainless manifold and de-cat, some induction noise, and then it’s complete!