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New rims are rubbing please help!

I just bought a set of 18x7.5 (same size as stock rims) Motegi MR-117s for my 2006 mazdaspeed6 with Goodyear Eagle GT tires 225/40 (recommended 215s but I've always had 225s) and they are rubbing only when I turn hard. I had the exact same tires on my stock rims and they didn't rub at all. Maybe the offset is wrong?? I don't have any idea but it's really pissing me off because I don't have the stock rims anymore and I don't want to put the stock springs back on. Any comments/suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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Bet they look great but stock wheels are 7X45inch not 7.5X45, just looked it up. You said you had 225 tires on stock wheel with no troubles, (thats good to know) so that extra half inch was outboard and got you in trouble. The fender gap is pretty close already, need some room to play with for situation that could come up with out rubbing. Wait till you turn in a dip with body twisted a bit, you could bend your fender and be dangerous in odd situation hanging tire up on fender driving. You might call a body shop and see what they say, could be cheaper to modify fenders then deal with your tire/wheel investmment. Don't forget, your speedometer will most likely be off now too, probably slower then you are actually going, better check it.

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The stock rim is 18x7 not 18x7.5, also the stock offset are much higher 55 et
The one you have now probably have lower off set and it's 18x7.5 and that the reason why it rub..
All you need to do is have your rear fenders professional rool it and you're golden..
I'm running 18x8.5 with 42 off / fender fully rolled and fat ass tires 245/40/18 with no problem
My car also lowered on autoexec springs


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The stock rim is 18x7 not 18x7.5, also the stock offset are much higher 55 et
The one you have now probably have lower off set and it's 18x7.5 and that the reason why it rub..
All you need to do is have your rear fenders professional rool it and you're golden..
I'm running 18x8.5 with 42 off / fender fully rolled and fat ass tires 245/40/18 with no problem
My car also lowered on autoexec springs
Thanks. Damn 245s thats awesome! I'm going to get it done ASAP. Can you estimate roughly how much it's going to set me back to get all 4 fenders rolled?
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block8head got it right obviously, I totally messed up wheel size and knew better using aspect ratio of the tire in wheel size. However stock is 7 inch wide as we both said. Sorry about my error.
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Thanks. Damn 245s thats awesome! I'm going to get it done ASAP. Can you estimate roughly how much it's going to set me back to get all 4 fenders rolled?
Got mine done for $50!
Or you can do it yourself with a baseball bat for $0 , except you have to buy the bat


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in every thread about wheels, people say how important the offset is. that should be the very 1st thing you look at when shopping for wheels for these cars. its amazing people still dont even check that.


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People don't understand the basics of what offset even is.

though tire specs are lost on a lot of people too.

you should not have to roll the fronts, but just the 2 rears as the factory rolls the fronts for you.

baseball bats are for mindless idiots who don't care about their paint. Having the proper tool to do it makes it painless and very easy. Some shops will do it for you, others will allow you to rent the tool........

don't risk making a 200 or more dollar error with a bat, because you too cheap to use the right too the first time.


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People don't understand the basics of what offset even is.

though tire specs are lost on a lot of people too.

you should not have to roll the fronts, but just the 2 rears as the factory rolls the fronts for you.

baseball bats are for mindless idiots who don't care about their paint. Having the proper tool to do it makes it painless and very easy. Some shops will do it for you, others will allow you to rent the tool........

don't risk making a 200 or more dollar error with a bat, because you too cheap to use the right too the first time.
Easy pal! No need to calling or naming ppl as idiots just because they use the bat to roll their fenders If you cant give advices or helps pleast don't ... i have mine done professinally and i'm just saying you can use either...


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