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Hi all over the pond, I'm looking at fitting some wheels and tires as above. Nobody on the UK forum has any experience first hand so cannot comment for sure... wondered if ay of you guys could confirm they will fit ok without rubbing on lock etc..

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[quote author=sdemo45 link=topic=136542.msg2942668#msg2942668 date=1234897926]
225/45 is a bit tall. You should either stretch 215/45/18 (stock size) tires on there, or run 225/40, or 235/40. 225/40 is going to throw your speedometer off a bit (its what many Mz3 owners use)... 235s would be your best bet and should be fine on those wheels considering theyre 8" wide.

On a side note, do you have a picture of your car? What exactly is the "aero kit?"
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sorry, its a lowering kit and mirrors + spoilers from mazda as optional extra at purchase on uk models...




 

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[quote author=Mica07ms3 link=topic=136542.msg2942677#msg2942677 date=1234898073]
I run 225/45/18 Bridgestone S03's on my car with RX8 wheels and lowered on Mazda3 Eibachs. No problems with rubbing except for in high load corners when I have two passengers in the back seat and even then it just barely rubs for a split second. No rubbing in the front at all.
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Thats the answer I was looking for!!!! :)
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[quote author=Mica07ms3 link=topic=136542.msg2942677#msg2942677 date=1234898073]
I run 225/45/18 Bridgestone S03's on my car with RX8 wheels and lowered on Mazda3 Eibachs. No problems with rubbing except for in high load corners when I have two passengers in the back seat and even then it just barely rubs for a split second. No rubbing in the front at all.
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Do you have any pics? Would like to see how your ride height compares to mine... Or just look at the pics of mine in this post and then tell me if its lower/higher/same as yours...
Thanks. :)
 

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[quote author=Mica07ms3 link=topic=136542.msg2944681#msg2944681 date=1234963110]
[quote author=ben_mpsuk link=topic=136542.msg2944627#msg2944627 date=1234956321]
[quote author=Mica07ms3 link=topic=136542.msg2942677#msg2942677 date=1234898073]
I run 225/45/18 Bridgestone S03's on my car with RX8 wheels and lowered on Mazda3 Eibachs. No problems with rubbing except for in high load corners when I have two passengers in the back seat and even then it just barely rubs for a split second. No rubbing in the front at all.
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Do you have any pics? Would like to see how your ride height compares to mine... Or just look at the pics of mine in this post and then tell me if its lower/higher/same as yours...
Thanks. :)
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Well it's kinda hard to tell by those small pics but here's my pics, the ones near the bottom show the ride height - http://www.pbase.com/willspics/ms3
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Sorry, I meant the large pics at the top of the thread, not the signature strip...
Looks quite similar though, thanks...
 

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[quote author=RJKSpeed3 link=topic=136542.msg2949186#msg2949186 date=1235104705]
nice! what size tires? 225/45/18??
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Yeah, not ideal, but the ones that came on the wheels. Will swap for 40s when finances allow it or I get a flat (whichever happens first)!

Not had any rubbing though... yet! :quiet:
 

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Found a flat spot on tyres so went and spunked even more cash on some new tyres...
Gone for 225/40/18 this time. Seems to fit much better.
All clean and tidy now too, so heres a few pictures! :)
I love the way it looks like each side of the car is a different colour!




Lovin the new wheels... finally! ;D
 
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