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i am strongly considering getting some 5zigen lighweight wheels; 17x7. and have no idea what size tires to get. i think i had enough of my 18". no matter what kindaof tires i put on it and how many times i balance them they always feel like there out of balance; and i cant stand it anymore. time for a change.


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i am strongly considering getting some 5zigen lighweight wheels; 17x7. and have no idea what size tires to get. i think i had enough of my 18". no matter what kindaof tires i put on it and how many times i balance them they always feel like there out of balance; and i cant stand it anymore. time for a change.[/b]
Do your wheels have hub centering rings?

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ok here is a question.... 245 50 r16 technically fits on the stock 16 7 inches being the minimum width for it. but from what i can tell it wont fit on the car with the stockers due to the front spindle rubbing can anyone confirm this?

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235 whp 219 wtq (avg of 3 dynojet dynos) rpm rear and side smokes markers 8k 35w hids in lows and fogs. try as you might but you just cant keep up.
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im pretty sure they do. why?


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Just wondering if perhaps that&#39;s the cause of your vibration. I had 18 inch PIAAs on my other 6 and never had a problem with vibration. I have some RX-8 wheels that I&#39;ll be installing soon (I hope) and I don&#39;t expect any vibration problems, either. Vibration issues aren&#39;t something inherent to 18s, but anytime you install aftermarket wheels, you do run the risk of vibration issues to either hubcentricity or radial runout (depending on the quality standards of the wheels you bought). My point is that your vibration problems aren&#39;t simply because you have 18s, it&#39;s going to be something related to tire or wheel quality (or hubcentricity).

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Does anyone know roughly how much difference there is in fenderwell clearance between the standard 6 and MS6?? In this thread some of the sizes listed as "won&#39;t work" are commonly used on an MS6. 215/50/17 is said to be borderline at best, but that&#39;s a hair smaller in diameter and obviously no wider than the stock 215/45/18. So there must be a little more room in the MS6s.
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just wondering what size tire is best suited for a 18*7.5 wheel with 45et and if ill have any problems with rubbing if the fenders are not rolled.im looking at the enkei lm1 for a 06 s .thanks
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just wondering what size tire is best suited for a 18*7.5 wheel with 45et and if ill have any problems with rubbing if the fenders are not rolled.im looking at the enkei lm1 for a 06 s .thanks[/b]
From the first page:
215/45R18 7.0"-8.0" 35 psi (6s, 6i), 38 psi (Mazdaspeed6) *original equipment size*
225/40R18 7.5"-9.0" 38 psi
225/45R18 7.0"-8.5" 38 psi

If you want to be safe, pick 215/45R18

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215/45R18 7.0"-8.0" 35 psi (6s, 6i), 38 psi (Mazdaspeed6) *original equipment size*
225/40R18 7.5"-9.0" 38 psi
225/45R18 7.0"-8.5" 38 psi

If you want to be safe, pick 215/45R18[/b]
thanks bro does the load rating have to be 91 and higher as i have found the 215 18 with a rating of 89
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thanks bro does the load rating have to be 91 and higher as i have found the 215 18 with a rating of 89[/b]
yes, 91 is recommended. See sticky

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