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Old 01-13-2013, 03:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is 18x9 too wide for the MS6? and Which Mazda 6 springs work on the MS6?

So I just got my MS6, and i need new tires for the stock wheels, so I'm just thinking about buying a new set of wheels and tires, plus maybe a drop.

So what is "TOO WIDE" for the MS6?

18x9, 18x8.75, 18x8.5, or 18x8? And I know the offset is another variable too.

and what Mazda 6 springs work on the MS6? the V6 or 4 cycl?
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So I just got my MS6, and i need new tires for the stock wheels, so I'm just thinking about buying a new set of wheels and tires, plus maybe a drop.

So what is "TOO WIDE" for the MS6?

18x9, 18x8.75, 18x8.5, or 18x8? And I know the offset is another variable too.

and what Mazda 6 springs work on the MS6? the V6 or 4 cycl?
There is not really a too wide...it all depends on the amount of work you are willing do do (fender roll, fender pull, camber, cutting of the plastic fender liners, etc). Basically the higher the offset, generally the less work you will have to do to get them to fit.

Some dude on 6club.com named kid5 is running 19x10's now IIRC, so all those sizes that you listed will fit, all with some fender rolling done. And again, offset is the most important factor here, more so than simply width.

As for springs, the speed6 is a boat compared to the v6 and especially the 4 banger. With this in mind, the speed has different spring rates for its weight, and neither the i4 or v6 springs are really rated for the gargantuan, heavy ass speed..but they do indeed fit and if you HAAAD to get a set of regular 6 springs for whatever reason I'd opt for the v6 hatch/wagon for the extra weight they are rated for.

With all that being said, there are specific springs that are made solely for the speed, by a couple of manufactures; auto exe, H&R, and I believe therpmstore.com use to make/carry their own springs that had the perfect spring rate according to everybody from what I've read...but those have since long been discontinued.


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ctmazda said it nicely.

If you go wide like that I would recommend a quote if you have someone do the custom work for you. I'm always weary of someone cutting up my shit; I would rather do it myself.

You can rent a render roller from a dude on MSF or you can get it on streetunit.com iifc.


Also, I'm sure its common knowledge but since you are keeping the stock diameter you don't need to worry about the speed sensor being off as the diameter of the tire is the same.
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thank you guys for all your help, i should of let you know what wheels I wa planning on buying, becasue I really DON'T want to roll the fenders or have to replace the studs to use a larger spacers than 5mm.

I'm choosing either one of these.

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They both need alot of pulling and rolling your fender to make it work, then you will need neg camber on top of that.... The offset is too low...
i have 18x8.5 with 42 et and 245 series tires and i stll have to roll the rear fender+ neg camber to make it work..

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I have 17x9 et 48 on a 245/45. I had to roll and pull the rear. I might be able to fit 255 if I pull slightly more in the back. I'm on BC coils

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You do not want to run anything but MS6 specific springs, your ride will be horrible and the drop will be very low.
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If i run.the 18x8 wheels, will i need to roll the fenders if i stay stock ride height
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Depends on the offset and tire size. I'm at work so I can't see the listing.
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Depends on the offset and tire size. I'm at work so I can't see the listing.
18x8 with 30 offset. Dont know which tires yet
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