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I really want some new rims for my mazda, but I have a few questions.....Do I have to get new tires if I purhcase new rims??? What rim size best fits the mazda6 and do I have to get any additional work done if I get bigger rims??? I hate when the tires rub!!!!! I do not want that too happen if I get bigger rims.
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What are you currently running for wheels?

If you change to a similar size wheel and you have good tread depth they might swap over. If you up or down size you will obviously need new rubber.

You can usually get away with up to 20x8 rims but are cars are usually pretty picky with offset. So unless you are willing to roll your fenders I would do some research before you get your heart set on anything.

If you post up some choices or a list of prefereances members are very helpful at telling you what they would choose


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right now I'm guessing that I'm running on stock but I wanna go bigger on the wheels......is it expensive to roll fenders?????
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I really want some new rims for my mazda, but I have a few questions.....Do I have to get new tires if I purhcase new rims??? What rim size best fits the mazda6 and do I have to get any additional work done if I get bigger rims??? I hate when the tires rub!!!!! I do not want that too happen if I get bigger rims.

Ok...yes you need new tires for new rims unless you get the exact same size rims which would look stupid and makes no sense. If you have stock suspension you should be ok with getting bigger wheels as long as they're not ridiculously big. If you rims are huge or you car is low you may need to roll your fenders. I think 18 inch rims with a lower profile tire will do you just fine

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right now I'm guessing that I'm running on stock but I wanna go bigger on the wheels......is it expensive to roll fenders?????
All you need is a heat source and the tool from an auto parts store...maybe the wheel shop will do it for you

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So I do wanna go bigger but should I go 17 or 18?????? What do you think looks better on it???
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There is one member on this form that rents his fender roller out, street unit also does. Or i'm sure some local car clubs might if your worried. Shouldn't be very expensive and will open up a much bigger selection of rims that you can run. Some rims can also use spaces to keep them from rubbing. Are you on stock alloys? There are stock 16" 17" and 18" on the 6. Link up some of what your interested in and most people can tell you if they are going to rub or not. good luck

Most people will tell you to lower your car after you put new wheels on it

The bigger and heavier the wheel the more you will lose in performance. So it depends on if your more concerned with looks over functionality.


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