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  1. Just gotta ask the right people, bloke! You asked anybody on the RX626 FB page?
  2. Not a hardtop, but damn...........this car is mint!!!! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-mazda-626-2/
  3. There still out there x(why)z. Cfamilyfix lives in Brooklyn and has just gotten a hold of this little gem, and it's been converted to rotary. Therefore, is now an RX626
  4. https://www.facebook.com/groups/266014573758441/permalink/662127297480498/?comment_tracking={"tn"%3A"O"}
  5. What width/profile tyre are you fitting? If you are fitting a 205/50, this means you are fitting a 6" tyre onto a 7" rim. Therefore, the shoulder of tyre will be narrower than the rim at its widest point. The lower profile also reduces shoulder roll under cornering. So you have a tapered side wall away from the edge of the rim at its widest point. Anyway, it's your car. I won't waste any more time. This is roughly what the tyre will look like fitted on to the rim.
  6. I am not sure if you are worried about the rim having enough clearance or the tyre, when under cornering load? To answer your question, yes, my 17s were about 1/2" (7mm) away from the strut. Did they ever contact under spirited driving and cornering, no! And let me tell you, I do not drive my RX626 like a grandpa. It was built to drive hard!!!! I am also not sure of your knowledge of tyres/rims, so I will try and explain a little. By up sizing your rims to 15, you done what we call 2 up or 2 sizes up. So, in a logical progression of tyre/rim sizes controlled by rolling diameter - 185/70 x 13, 195/60 x 14, 205/50 x 15, are the sizes you would go with for each rim upgrade. Can you see the progression here - width and profile alters accordingly to keep the rolling diameter the same? Clearance can be controlled by offset and backspacing, based on how wide a wheel you want to fit. By fitting a 7" wide rim with a 20P (positive) offset, you still have good clearance. If you wanted more clearance from the strut, then maybe a 10P or 15P offset BUT, what you always need to take into account is, as you alter offset, you reduce clearance of the outside of the tyre to the inner guard. Then the problem becomes, what rims are available to us "off the shelf"! In a nutshell, your rims and tyres will fit. You will not have clearance problems - between us Aussies and the Kiwis, there are not too many tyre/rim combinations that have not been tried on 626s. Here is a closer pic of one of the 17s on my car with bigger brakes. ( I paid a fortune for the rims and brakes, and now I do not use them. I am back to factory)
  7. You have the correct fitment rims. If you are a person who worries about speedo accuracy, then you will want the replacement wheels to be as close in rolling diameter as your original ones. Most of us guys over here in Oz run a 205 up to 225 width tyre and alter the profile based on the rim diameter/width and offset, used. Or, you muck around with offsets to compensate for tyre widths BUT you open a Pandora's Box when you start looking for wider lower profile tyres because suddenly the "perfect fitment" tyre is either not made or so expensive, you cannot justify purchasing it. ** Trust me, I have been down this path and, I sold tyre workshop equipment for 17 years so have many connections in the tyre fitting industry. I used the link below and did some quick calculating, for you, to show you what I am talking about. https://www.tyresizecalculator.com/tyre-wheel-calculators/tire-size-calculator-tire-dimensions Here is a pic of the 17s I fitted when I first did the Rotary conversion and fitted the big brakes - 17 x 7 20P offset with a 205/40 tyre fitted. NO clearance issues. My old 13BT hardtop with 16 x 7" rims fitted - 205/50 tyres.
  8. If you are looking for parts, especially LH drive interior items, you need to look at Europe, in particular, Germany. Most exterior parts are the generally the same, so most markets - Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand can help you out. These FB pages have a great mix of all nations with RWD 626s. I strongly suggest you join - I do not think you will be disappointed. I am Philip Hans on these pages. RX626 https://www.facebook.com/groups/266014573758441/?ref=bookmarks Mazda 626 CB2 https://www.facebook.com/groups/184887451593851/ Mazda Classics https://www.facebook.com/groups/mazdaclassics/
  9. I back tracked ....you're in Canada? Shame, i have an S1 hardtop here in Oz, begging for restoration!
  10. Here is an Aussie hardttop that has always been a favourite/benchmark!
  11. This one? Now resides in Brooklyn. Colin is on this forum.
  12. There was an Orange hardtop up in Seattle, but I don't know if Dave still owns it. He had fitted a really nice set of 3 Series BMW leather seats - fitted the car perfectly, and was looking at upgrading the motorvation, the last time I heard from him.
  13. Cheapest RWD Mazda we can still buy here in Oz, although S1 chrome bumper models, in good condition, are now becoming a lot harder to find and more expensive - $2K-3K ish. Some dreamers are now starting to ask $4K-$6K for S2 plastic bumper low spec 3sp auto sedans.....they either get laughed off websites or 626 newbies get totally done buying them!!!
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