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Even tho the streched look is sick; I cant go that route.
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I literally just purchased the wheels so I wont have them for atleast a week
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changing my tire size

Hello.I am new to the site. I have read the post on tire sizes. However. I would like to change the tires that came on my car from 225/40/18 to a 225/45/18. Can I do this without modifying my fenders? I have a 2005 mazda 6s. Thank you for your help in advance.

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Original rims what tire?

On my original MS6 rims which tire can I use it? 225-45-18 or 225-40-18
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Hello, I just bought a 2005 Mazda 6. It has the stock 17" wheels with 215-50-17 tires. I am due for new tires and want to keep the stock wheels but was wondering what size tire would give the best handling. Thanks! Brenda
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My 2006 6s sport has stick 215/45/18. But I'm thinking of going to a 225/40/18 with a wider wheel


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I have a problem with aftermarket 17's I have on my 1st gen 6, I have P225-45-R17's on there and if I go over a bump the wrong way, even on a straight stretch, the back wheels are shearing rubber off where the sidewall meets the tread and tearing up the inner quarterpanel... the front has been fine so far... Are these tires not recommended or should i look at possibly faulty shocks in the rear? It seems predominantly in the rear right but is visible on the rear left.

Also if it's relevant, the tires are a full set of Continental ContiPro's and the rims are a either an 8 or 8.5 inch wheel base, I believe it's 8.5

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Stock Wheel & Tire information

Mentions that you may need to roll the rear fenders with wider tires and/or aftermarket rims with a different offset.

Original factory 17" rims.

17x7 (60mm, 21.1lbs)
Tire - Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 215/50/17

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I have a problem with aftermarket 17's I have on my 1st gen 6, I have P225-45-R17's on there and if I go over a bump the wrong way, even on a straight stretch, the back wheels are shearing rubber off where the sidewall meets the tread and tearing up the inner quarterpanel... the front has been fine so far... Are these tires not recommended or should i look at possibly faulty shocks in the rear? It seems predominantly in the rear right but is visible on the rear left.

Also if it's relevant, the tires are a full set of Continental ContiPro's and the rims are a either an 8 or 8.5 inch wheel base, I believe it's 8.5
Yeah it sounds like you just need to roll your rear fenders. It's a very quick and easy process and will completely eliminate the issue you are having as long as they are rolled all the way down to the bottom of the side skirt, close to where you are getting rubbing when the suspension compresses.

Without the rear fenders rolled, the tolerance for any non oem spec wheel is tight and more or less hit or miss wether you will rub or not.

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