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I put mine in my RX8.  Feels fine and stiffness is on-par with my Sparco. I'm torn about the center hub cover though.

 

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I put mine in my RX8.  Feels fine and stiffness is on-par with my Sparco. I'm torn about the center hub cover though.

 

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I would lose the center hub :(


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I ran out of the Driven wheels just about the time MOMO bought them. Got an email last week from MOMO wanting to know if I needed more inventory.

 

I have been selling the 13" MPI wheel for the last year. I like it. Lots of neat structural features. I think their website has details. Sold probably 20 of them. Talked with Mrs. Max Pappis at PRI show (she is also Emerson Fitipaldi's daughter). They know offer a 12" and a 14" version of the same wheel. I will be ordering those next week.

 

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We have them in the Global cars. They are very nice. Max was at the Global Indy race this year asking for feedback.

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We have them in the Global cars. They are very nice. Max was at the Global Indy race this year asking for feedback.

 

Per MPI, it's a Mazda design and they are the ones who dictated the move from the old to the new style. I'd buy one just for fun, but I'll wait till Mazda combines the best of both designs.

 

And with the adapter, I can put it on my Logitech G920 setup I just bought. :)



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I received an order of the 13" wheels yesterday. 14" should be here next week. 12" will be a little while longer.


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v3 is coming soon from Mazda - design can be seen here:  https://www.maxpapis...t/mpi-f13-mzd3/  Better than v2, v1 still looked the best.



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Yes, I liked the blue Mazda logo of V1 the best. Wish I could find one.....



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The off "Mazda" center irritates me for no reason other than I think it should be centered and the orange stripe gone. I have never needed or understood why you need the orange stripe to center the wheel. If you are that lost that you are looking at the wheel to see where it is positioned.. its probably over anyway : )  Or you could always just look at the spoke :) 


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The off "Mazda" center irritates me for no reason other than I think it should be centered and the orange stripe gone. I have never needed or understood why you need the orange stripe to center the wheel. If you are that lost that you are looking at the wheel to see where it is positioned.. its probably over anyway : )  Or you could always just look at the spoke :)

 

1.) NOT EVERYONE CAN SEE OVER THE STEERING WHEEL JIM, SO THEY USE IT FOR REFERENCE. (me)

2.) MPI is the only brand that actually puts that center mark in orange, I like that.

3.) That center mark is so accurate, drivers can use the exact degree point, to the third decimal, to notify to their crew that their steering is off. (Example: 6.050 to the left)

4.) V1 still is the best looking one IMO with the blue but this one looks good, far better than V2.


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They were selling these at run-offs for $200 but the guys wasn't sure what hubs they're compatible with.  I would have thought it was universal but didn't want to bet $$ on it.


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They were selling these at run-offs for $200 but the guys wasn't sure what hubs they're compatible with. I would have thought it was universal but didn't want to bet $$ on it.


Odd that they wouldn’t know. I believe that broadly speaking there are two common bolt patterns, the 6 bolt x 70mm used by Momo, Sparco seems dominant these days. The Nardi 6 bolt is a slightly larger pattern, and there are a few other less common ones with 5-bolts and even 8. From my experience the more important dimension related to hub choice is dish/offset.
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1.) NOT EVERYONE CAN SEE OVER THE STEERING WHEEL JIM, SO THEY USE IT FOR REFERENCE. (me)

2.) MPI is the only brand that actually puts that center mark in orange, I like that.

3.) That center mark is so accurate, drivers can use the exact degree point, to the third decimal, to notify to their crew that their steering is off. (Example: 6.050 to the left)

 

 

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The off "Mazda" center irritates me for no reason other than I think it should be centered and the orange stripe gone. I have never needed or understood why you need the orange stripe to center the wheel. If you are that lost that you are looking at the wheel to see where it is positioned.. its probably over anyway : ) Or you could always just look at the spoke :)


Because it looks cool! :) Don't over think it. Pure vanity. Every racecar has to have a little eye candy.




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