Got the new tires on the Miata finally! Also nice to have 15 inch wheels on the car again instead of 16s. The wheels the previous owner put on the car were fine, they were tasteful at least. But 16s just weigh more and have worse tire choices. Since I have more than one set of 15s laying around it made sense to just switch over.
With the 16s:
With the 15s:
They really dont look all that different which is the funny part. I actually took a pic with one on the front and one on the back. And couldnt tell at first that they were mismatched:
Im waffling about having my alignment adjusted since im not planning on tracking the car. I just feel bad about having spent a good chunk of money on the alignment and corner balance only to do 2 track days last year and then proceed to trash my tires because of it. I could certainly have the toe taken out and that would probably resolve my tire eating concern. But then again I just love how it handles right now...
Anyways, Im gonna ignore that concern for now and enjoy some driving off into the sunset since I havent driven the miata in over a week. And the couple weeks before that I was tip toeing on trashed sketchy tires. 200TW tires and warm summer evenings mean its time to drive and enjoy some of that exhaust note. Well as much as you can enjoy a 1.8L four cylinder making noise... If I had the money, LFX swap would be in order!!