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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Tires are Rubbing

After researching this forum and reading about what tire size fit the Gen I Mazda 6 (http://forum.mazda6club.com/wheels-t...size-tire.html), I went ahead and bought a set of 215 60 16 Bridgstone Blizzaks which I mounted on a set of 7" aftermarket aluminum rims. These rims do stick out a bit, not sure what's the offset on them but it didn't seem much different than the OEM.

Well, the rear rubs. With load (the summer tires in the trunk) on sharp turns and bumps and with no load, on bumps. I haven't tried driving with 4 passengers but I bet it will be scary.
I was able to drive back and fourth to work with out it rubbing once but...

So my options are:
- Buy another set of smaller tires. $$$
- Buy another set of rims, 6.5" maybe. $$
- Buy air bags. $

There are some links in this forum about Firestone Air Bags 4168 (http://forum.mazda6club.com/suspensi...2009-99-a.html) but checked and neither etrailer or sdtrucksprings list them for the Mazda 6 anymore but (4168, Firestone Coil-Rite Rear Air Bag Kit for the Mazda 5, 6 | TruckSpring) still does.

My cheapest option is the air bags but couldn't find any posts here about someone using them plus not sure why some sites no longer list them for the 6. In addition, not know how will ride comfort will be affected.

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You cant get the fenders rolled?


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Not something I'd like to do but appreciate the advice.

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Roll the fenders or get different wheels with a higher offset. Stock is 55. My guess is those are about 40.

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Rear fenders already have some minor rust bubbling, rolling them will most likely break them apart. Not something I want to do.

Does anyone know or heard of using the air bags?

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It would probably be cheaper to roll and repaint than to run bags. All depends on what you want out of the setup.

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U can buy my roller for $50 incl. shipping :-D
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