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General Wheel and tire fitment

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So winter is almost at an end now and its time to go find a pair of wheel for myMazda!
Now I'm a complete noob when it comes to that
I woulf like to know what specs I could run on 18in. And without roling the fenders!
Any help would be appreciated!
I'm at stock height and I have a 06 mazda 6i!
I would like the wheel to fill the fender but not rub!
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Hey
So winter is almost at an end now and its time to go find a pair of wheel for myMazda!
Now I'm a complete noob when it comes to that
I woulf like to know what specs I could run on 18in. And without roling the fenders!
Any help would be appreciated!
I'm at stock height and I have a 06 mazda 6i!
I would like the wheel to fill the fender but not rub!
Thanks

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Nothing will fill the fenders without a drop, which you'd need a roll (at least in the rears depending on specs) for.

Most people go with 18x7.5 or 18x8 for the typical aftermarket wheel. Once you start getting up into the 18x8.5 and 9 then you start getting close to the tolerances. Anything past that width is asking for trouble.

The higher your offset the less chance of rubbing you run.

And the wider tires, the more chance to rub as well, but wider tires certainly do improve handling noticeably.


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Re: General Wheel and tire fitment

Well what is the optimal setup width and offset wise?
I would love some wide tires!
So the bigger the offset the wider wheels and tires I can run right?

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Well what is the optimal setup width and offset wise?
I would love some wide tires!
So the bigger the offset the wider wheels and tires I can run right?

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There really isn't an optimum set up, it really depends how aggressive you want the wheels to look, how much you want them to be flush or poke, how wide of tires you want to run, etc etc. but I'd have to say maybe 18x8 IMO. That gives you flexibility in a few different areas.

Yes, the higher offset the less the wheels will stick out to the fenders, and the more room you'll have for (wider) tires.

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Look at willtheyfit.com. Play around with specs. Linked is mine. The green is stock and the orange is aftermarket that I have now. It's a tight fit though.

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Re: General Wheel and tire fitment

Well I want them to be just behind the fender line, not poking out but not hiding to much either!
And what are my width options with 18x8?
Would 235 fit with 18x8?
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Look at willtheyfit.com. Play around with specs. Linked is mine. The green is stock and the orange is aftermarket that I have now. It's a tight fit though.

Online Wheel & Tyre Fitment calculator. Offset, Tyre stretch and Rolling Radius calculator
Problem is I don't know how to read that thing lol

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Well I want them to be just behind the fender line, not poking out but not hiding to much either!
And what are my width options with 18x8?
Would 235 fit with 18x8?
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Just behind the fenders are going to more than likely require a roll, or else you will rub like a MF during even normal driving never mind spirited. Fender rolling is super easy if your fenders aren't rusted, and it really does allow you to run a much wider variety of wheel and tire, especially more aggressive wheels.

18x8 will fit anything from 205's to 265 or 275's. I've seen somebody throw 245's or 255's on 7.5's...so you pretty much have free range possibility wise...it's what fits. As long as they are rated for the weight of the car (which 205's aren't...but they have been done before with no issues, although its not suggested at all).


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Just behind the fenders are going to more than likely require a roll, or else you will rub like a MF during even normal driving never mind spirited. Fender rolling is super easy if your fenders aren't rusted, and it really does allow you to run a much wider variety of wheel and tire, especially more aggressive wheels.

18x8 will fit anything from 205's to 265 or 275's. I've seen somebody throw 245's or 255's on 7.5's...so you pretty much have free range possibility wise...it's what fits. As long as they are rated for the weight of the car (which 205's aren't...but they have been done before with no issues, although its not suggested at all).


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What is the minimum offset required to run 18x8 at about 255?
And what about the tire height?

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What is the minimum offset required to run 18x8 at about 255?
And what about the tire height?

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255 is the second widest tire ran by a dd on this car, and that was on a 9" rim iirc. I'd stick to a 245 max and that would be truly pushing the limit fitment wise without rolling.

What do you mean minimum offset required? You can't run anything under about 30 is what I'd say the lowest you can go, mind you that is super aggressive.

And tire height is either 40 or 45. 40 if you want the nice slick clean low profile look, and 45 if you want a slightly better ride quality with a little more comfort.


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