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  1. Kamal, depends on what parts you look for. Australia and New Zealand have a lot of second hand parts. Europe has a lot of NOS parts but the interior dash and centre fascia parts are not interchangeable because they are LH drive. Also remember that the size of the part will cost a small fortune to ship. You can join these FB pages as they are specifically for CB2 626. Australian page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266014573758441/ European page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/184887451593851/
  2. The 626 boys and girls representing at Daylesford Motorfest 16.02.2020 Later on in the day when we had some room to move.
  3. Because this is what owning a CB2 626 is all about !
  4. Hardtop, for me, prettier lines. For all round practicality, sedan!
  5. Sorry Sean, long gone. Are you after S1 or S2?
  6. It is always nice to see a hardtop in really good condition. I think you are grateful that you purchased a well looked after and maintained car?
  7. Just gotta ask the right people, bloke! You asked anybody on the RX626 FB page?
  8. Not a hardtop, but damn...........this car is mint!!!! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-mazda-626-2/
  9. 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
  10. https://www.facebook.com/groups/266014573758441/permalink/662127297480498/?comment_tracking={"tn"%3A"O"}
  11. 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.
  12. 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)
  13. 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.
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