SE alloys - Differences



  • Hey guys.

    I've been seeing a lot of the SE alloys around, but they all seem to be different to mine.

    Mine look like this:

    (But with the older eunos/mazda badge)

    Now, all the ones I see on this forum seem to be the inverted type:

    Is one jap spec and one uk spec?



  • @1ece302bfa=nexussteve:

    Hey guys.

    I've been seeing a lot of the SE alloys around, but they all seem to be different to mine.

    Mine look like this:
    image
    (But with the older eunos/mazda badge)

    Now, all the ones I see on this forum seem to be the inverted type:
    image

    Is one jap spec and one uk spec?

    **Neither of those are SE alloys.

    SE alloys have a silver rim, with a five-spoke hub in gunmetal. The rim has wee plastic bits to fake a split-rim look and the wheelnuts are covered by a metal torus, screwed on with a large, plastic hex head to fake a race wheelnut.

    The second of your two pictures is the stock 6-spoke alloy. Not seen the first one before, so I imagine it's a Japanese wheel.**



  • Apparently they are?
    http://www.mx-3.com/se/

    My particular type of wheels are enkei made also.
    So many types! -_-



  • @7c3eb93129=nexussteve:

    Apparently they are?

    **Ahhhh. That's the Canadian 25th anniversary edition. It's a special edition, but not a Special Edition, if you catch me.

    MX-3 SE was Europe only and in clear white or occasionally the bluey-green colour (forget the name). There's only a couple hundred of them (mine is one).

    So your wheels are probably North American then. The other 6-spokes are just stock 6-spokes.**



  • Yes the top pic is the north american SE version wheels, but they used those wheels on normal mx-3's across the rest of the world.

    The bottom picture is the stock wheels that came on most stock mx-3's around the world from 91-93…

    I've seen the SE in the UK (white) that comes with 5 spoke rims - the same rims that came stock in North America in 94-96

    Also there is the Equipe version in the UK only that has the rims that famine described...



  • Those top ones seem to be the standard on the jap eunos 1.6 or 1.8 auto



  • @209dbe37b0=Mooneggs:

    Yes the top pic is the north american SE version wheels, but they used those wheels on normal mx-3's across the rest of the world.

    The bottom picture is the stock wheels that came on most stock mx-3's around the world from 91-93…

    I've seen the SE in the UK (white) that comes with 5 spoke rims - the same rims that came stock in North America in 94-96

    Also there is the Equipe version in the UK only that has the rims that famine described...

    **The Equipe has a similar pattern to the SE, but the wheels are all silver.

    Edit: Stock 5-spoke

    SE 5-spokes (UK only - 250 units, as I recall)
    **



  • @63b23154ee=Mooneggs:

    Also there is the Equipe version in the UK only that has the rims that famine described…

    I have an equipe and these are the stock alloys, this was before I painted them but they come standard sivler center and polished alloy on the rims



  • The first pic is of the wheels that I have fitted to my Eunos.



  • Nice one guys!
    That makes more sense!

    @25ac7cb22f=djmarcopolo:

    Those top ones seem to be the standard on the jap eunos 1.6 or 1.8 auto

    Apparently on the 1.8 manuals too! ^^



  • @d3450749cf=djmarcopolo:

    @d3450749cf=Mooneggs:

    Also there is the Equipe version in the UK only that has the rims that famine described…

    I have an equipe and these are the stock alloys, this was before I painted them but they come standard sivler center and polished alloy on the rims

    they look like Borbets…..



  • They do a bit but I can assure you they are the standard mazda issue for this model, I painted them bronze for japfest and the clours dont go so I do not know which way to go next, whether to go white with turquoise rim tape or a champagne gold



  • @1e700fb524=djmarcopolo:

    They do a bit but I can assure you they are the standard mazda issue for this model, I painted them bronze for japfest and the colours don't go so I do not know which way to go next, whether to go white with turquoise rim tape or a champagne gold

    i did like the gold mate but here's a suggestion, why not go white with a polished rim, imo mint…


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