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One thing we always look for is a flat and true outer lip for using typical 3-point camber gauges and string alignment tools.
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We just bought an entire production run of the MOMO Podium wheels.  I have 150 sets in stock.  We have had very good luck with how they hold up.  In my opinion they are not the most attractive wheels on the market, but you can't do better than $475 for a set of wheels.  It is also nice that if you get a bent wheel from contact you don't risk ending up with a bunch of mismatched wheels.  MOMO has assured us that if we keep ordering large quantities they will not discontinue this wheel.


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That's good info, Ben.  I'm buying some more wheels in the near future and ad hoc availability is one of my biggest concerns when choosing.  I may pick up a set of them to check out.



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I'm wondering if the reason that 949 has taken a step back is the failures they were seeing on larger wheels of other track cars.  I used to run 17x9 6ULs on my ND track car, but have since sold the car and the wheels.

 

There has been a lot of talk of failing 6UL wheels in the ND track community as of late:  https://forum.miata....ght=6UL failure

 

I'm also looking for another set of wheels before June and am choosing between the Momos from Ben or the TRs from Tire Rack unless someone out there has a good used set they are trying to get ride of.  If so, please PM me.

 

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^That's been happening since he first started selling wheels.  Nothing new really except new model Miata.  


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I'm wondering if the reason that 949 has taken a step back is the failures they were seeing on larger wheels of other track cars.  I used to run 17x9 6ULs on my ND track car, but have since sold the car and the wheels.

 

There has been a lot of talk of failing 6UL wheels in the ND track community as of late:  https://forum.miata....ght=6UL failure

 

I'm also looking for another set of wheels before June and am choosing between the Momos from Ben or the TRs from Tire Rack unless someone out there has a good used set they are trying to get ride of.  If so, please PM me.

 

Thanks!

I know there has been a lot of heat on them about that. I managed to keep 4 sets that I prefer. When I won the NASA champs last year,  they quickly posted a picture promoting that I won with their wheels, I'm sure the check is in the mail for the advertising :)  All kidding aside, I have never experienced a failure. They bend easier than others, but overall, i think they were the best wheel to date for SM


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We just bought an entire production run of the MOMO Podium wheels.  I have 150 sets in stock.  We have had very good luck with how they hold up.  In my opinion they are not the most attractive wheels on the market, but you can't do better than $475 for a set of wheels.  It is also nice that if you get a bent wheel from contact you don't risk ending up with a bunch of mismatched wheels.  MOMO has assured us that if we keep ordering large quantities they will not discontinue this wheel.


Ben, where are these momos made?

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We just bought an entire production run of the MOMO Podium wheels.  I have 150 sets in stock.  We have had very good luck with how they hold up.  In my opinion they are not the most attractive wheels on the market, but you can't do better than $475 for a set of wheels.  It is also nice that if you get a bent wheel from contact you don't risk ending up with a bunch of mismatched wheels.  MOMO has assured us that if we keep ordering large quantities they will not discontinue this wheel.

150 no more!  One set headed my way now...



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Ben, where are these momos made?

 

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