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  • History of the 949 Racing 6UL wheel

    A look back on the history of the 6UL wheel design and our current offerings.

    Last edited by emilio700; 04-14-2018, 12:05 AM.
    WWW.949RACING.COM
    SuperMiata

    Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
    But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

  • #2
    You guys look sleepy. All-nighter?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TrackDayHookey View Post
      You guys look sleepy. All-nighter?
      Is your car ready yet? You're not getting any younger.
      WWW.949RACING.COM
      SuperMiata

      Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
      But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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      • #4
        That's a harsh affirmative.

        Yer pal,
        Force

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        • #5
          They did great in the video. I don't need hyper hosts, I want good info from rational people. When I need Ginsu knife sales I will wake up at 3 AM.
          To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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          • #6
            While it's a cool video, the thread title is a little misleading. I was expecting you to go into the history and evolution of the 6UL. I still have 1 first gen 15x8 6UL in black with a glorious machined lip in my garage. I think it will be hung on my garage wall at some point as automotive art. BTW, that set of 6ULs were the first set of aftermarket wheels I bought.

            BTW, isn't this the 10 year anniversary of the 6UL or was that last year? You're due for an actual history of video to commemorate the first 10 years. I'd be happy to help shoot it.
            Last edited by Red_5; 04-13-2018, 11:00 AM.
            99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
            '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

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            • #7
              Audio could use little help. But for the most part. Very well done.
              That's not a Typo, I just can't spell no so well.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gian View Post
                Audio could use little help. But for the most part. Very well done.
                #potatocam
                WWW.949RACING.COM
                SuperMiata

                Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
                But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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                • #9
                  Misleading thread title but great vid and the new 19 looks killer.
                  Ryan Passey
                  Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

                  #13 1990 Miata
                  "The sport dedicating to the spirits of time attacking motoring" -Emilio

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                  • #10
                    Well crap, linked the wrong video. That was the Mustang wheel intro. Edited the OP. Correct video embedded now.

                    doh
                    WWW.949RACING.COM
                    SuperMiata

                    Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
                    But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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                    • #11
                      ^^That makes a lot more sense.
                      99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
                      '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

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                      • #12
                        One day I will have a Miata worthy of the 15 x 12. My 140whp ain't enough for that right now. 15 x 9 UL's will have to do for now.
                        SuperMiata S2 Class #33

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                        • #13
                          Cool video! It would be interesting to see the manufacturing process, and maybe some illustrations showing how the wheel is scaled to larger diameters and heavier loads. I'd be interested in what needs to be changed.

                          The 15x9 6UL was the first item I splurged on for my MR2. Being perpetually poor, it was nice to spend money on a quality item. I was running the Rota Slipstream prior. They served their purpose quite well, but the fit and finish of the 6UL was way better, as expected, and I was excited to have wide wheels. They were truly something special and I couldn't stop looking at them and touching them.

                          The 6ULs received plenty of attention on the street and on the track. "What wheels are those?" "How wide are your wheels?" "Are those 6uls?" At first I was happy to give 949 a plug, but after a while I'm just like, leave me alone! To place it in context, the 6UL was sort of a big deal in the MR2 Spyder community, and it was not a well known wheel. However, it fit a well-needed niche for auto-x and road courses, and those were the type of people I would most often socialize with. As a result, tons of questions about the 6ULs regarding fitment and impressions. "Well, they are wheels, they are round, and the car rolls on them just fine." I'm strongly introverted, by the way - I like people just fine, but usually converse on my own terms.

                          One day I was at ACS, getting ready to load the MR2 on my trailer at the end of the day. It's wasn't a great day for me, I was tired and grumpy. Some strange looking guy was driving by with his Miata on a trailer, stopped, and yelled out, "are those 6uls?" I was annoyed. Turned out to be Emilio. I don't think he knew the MR2 crowd was using those wheels at the time. Haha. Anyway, I made a ****ty first impression, but I still have the same set of wheels all these years later. I love them, and I want a set for the Corvette in bronze.
                          2001 MR2-Eleven
                          Experience Points: 21
                          Youtube Channel.

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                          • #14
                            Great videos. It is great to hear about the design details of high quality products.

                            Charley

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
                              Cool video! It would be interesting to see the manufacturing process, and maybe some illustrations showing how the wheel is scaled to larger diameters and heavier loads. I'd be interested in what needs to be changed.
                              The 6UL doesn't get scaled. Each size is a clean sheet design.

                              WWW.949RACING.COM
                              SuperMiata

                              Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
                              But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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