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Showing off the wheels.

18x7.5 Kosei K1-TS +50 offset
225/40/18 Toyo T1-r
Eibach Sportline Springs (~1.8 Drop)
Verdict: Not rolled, no rubbing. I've had 150 lbs. in the trunk and cornered fast, with no rubbing.





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19x8 +45mm, Konig Trouble
235/35-19 Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105
Fender rolled of course.





I am borrowing these wheels from another member Blue6 until me gets his car back from the body shop so I thought I'd post some pictures.

I am still driving on the stock wheels and tires, and I have a set of RX-7 wheels for autoX with R-comps. Pictured below on Zoomzoomfan's 1991 MX6 GT which we fully rebuilt from the ground up over the winter.


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Well here's my contribution:

17x8 +48 Enkei RP03
Toyo Proxes4 225/45/17
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OEM 16x7.5" RX8 wheels +50 offset
Hankook Ventus RS2 Z212 Tires 225/50/16
Stock Suspension
No problems with rubbing

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Love my RX8 wheels, no issues but had to buy the RX8 for the wife to get them!
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2006 Titanium MPS (MINE)
2006 Black RX-8 (WIFE's)
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18 X 8 45mm Offset
Toyo Proxes T1-R 215/45/18
No Drop / No Rubbing/ Fenders not rolled


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17x7 Mazdaspeed Protege Racing Hart Wheels (21.4lbs)
+50 mm offset
Kumho Ecsta SPT (KU31) 225/45/17
Not Dropped/Can't Rub/Fenders Not Rolled (yet x3)

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Car is dropped 3" i had to roll the rear fenders

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Hi all, my first post!

Here are some pics of an Aussie 6 Limited (bottom of the range here - 2.3l MZR engine) fitted with:

Simmons Alta 17 x 7.5" 3 piece alloys ET 45mm with Bridgestone RE050 215/45R17 tyres.

They're made in Australia, but are exported all over the world. See http://www.simmonswheel.com.au/ .

It's standard height and has no rubbing- yes it would look better lower. Excellent thread BTW.





(Sorry, it's also very dirty in those pics, I need to take some more....)
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Liquid Platinum MazdaSpeed6 with RX8 wheels and 235/40 General Exclaim UHP tires. Stock suspension. Fender lips rolled before install as precaution; no rubbing so far. Saved almost 5lbs per corner, partly due to tires. The Generals are quite a bit lighter than competing tires.

Stock MS6 18x7 wheel and 215/45Bridgestone RE050 tire combo weighs 47.6lbs on my digital bathroom scale. I didn't weigh my wheels as the tires were mounted but others say the MS6 wheel weighs about 23lbs, putting the Bridgestone 215/45 at 24.5lbs, which is close to spec of 24lbs on TireRack's website.

RX8 18x8 wheel weighed 21.5lbs on my dig bathroom scale. After Generals were mounted the combo weighed 42.8lbs on the same scale, so the tires weighed just over 21lbs, which is what they're spec'd at on TireRack's website. Nice weight savings overall.

Left side view:

View along passenger side, showing position of tire to fender:

Right front:

Rear view (notice badge is gone):

Position of tire to fender from rear:


Impressions?
Both my wife and I disliked the MS6 wheel so the RX8 wheel is a big improvement visually. The larger tire fills out the fender nicely and gives the car a "broader shoulder" look. The tires sit just about right, almost but not quite to the edge of the fender. The car just looks better, more muscular and assertive. The design of the RX8 wheel almost makes them look like 19s on the car, when visually compared to the stock 18" wheel.

I haven't put a lot of miles on them yet (about 400kms) but I'm quite impressed so far. The car feels slightly less "tipsy" now, probably due to the increase in track width. The tires are quiet and smooth, and ride very well. Turn in is just a bit less crisp than the RE050 but not enough to cause any issues for my driving needs. Plenty of grip but again feel just a bit less "sticky" than the RE050, but I think overall grip is close due to increase in tread width, but I've yet to slide either tire. Keep in mind the RE050 has a treadwear rating of 140, and people are finding the need replacing around 15k - 20k. The Generals are 380 so should last a lot longer than the RE050. In the short time I had the RE050 I was finding little chunks of rubber "pilling" up, like a racing tire.

Haven't experienced the tire in the real rain yet, but we did have some showers a week ago and the tires gripped like it was dry.

2006 MazdaSpeed6 Sport in Liquid Platinum Metallic
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Changes: 3.25" ETS TMIC, Forge BPV, SU Boost Tubes, RPM Prototype Sport Springs, TWM Short Shifter and bushings, SU motor mount, Nokya H11 yellow foglights, RX8 wheels on 235/40 General Exclaim UHP, rolled fender lips, Fujita CAI, 3" custom single outlet exh with 2 (yes, 2) Magnaflow resonators, SpiralFlow and Aeroturbine muffler, Osram Silverstar H1 high beams, Turn signal mod, MazdaSpeed6 badge removed
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