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Old 11-19-2012, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have a 2006 Mazda6s. I initially had a decent budget for mods on my car, but then I realized I need new tires soon. I'm on Eagle GTs right now, any suggestions for tires? My tires are 215/50R17 right now, and I'm looking to replace with all seasons. Budget is around $100- $170 per tire. Could I use 225mm width tires? I could use the extra grip

I figured the rest of my money I would but toward either springs, sway bars, or an intake. I was searching around, and I found this website: Mazda6 Performance Parts

Any thoughts? Thanks for helping a rookie out
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Welcome, i have no help on the all seasons bc I have one season... As far as buying them I would find the cheapest price online onlinetires.com and show discount tire how much they are and get the price matched since they are awesome and do that kinda thing.

I would get springs and sway bars from therpmstore.com and Get an ebay intake then throw away the filter that comes with it and buy a quality filter (aem,k&n, injen, etc.)

Post up some pics of your 6 so we can all see
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Welcome to the club.

+1 to everything jordan said.

225 tires shouldnt be an issue unless you drop quite a bit. Worst case, you need a slight fender roll. Should be fine though.


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Thank you both! Any specific tire recommendations? And would you recommend the sway bars or the springs?
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I love Falken.

I would start with springs.
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I love my bridgestones. Falken & hankook also make great tires.

For sure springs first. How much of a drop are you looking for?


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I love my bridgestones. Falken & hankook also make great tires.

For sure springs first. How much of a drop are you looking for?


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Enough to get me over the speed bumps littered around where I live

I am using this car as a daily driver, so nothing too serious. Just looking to have a bit of extra fun from point A to point B

And as always, thanks to both of you for the prompt and helpful replies!
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Im sure smokeskeezz will tell you Eibach's and so would I after what he and others have said about em.
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Im sure smokeskeezz will tell you Eibach's and so would I after what he and others have said about em.
Heard anything about Tein S.Tech springs?
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Yes, they offer a lower drop then eibach's. However I have read that eibach's have a better ride. The lower you go the more bumpy you get unless you get coilovers (1,200$).

I am on megan's with koni shocks all around and its pretty damn bumpy.

I am in the process of buying some eibach's bc i am not a bump fan.
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