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i know that i've been all over the place when it comes to rims, i have an idea of what i want i just cant find a rim that fits the idea.

Heres everything im looking for:

i want to strech the tire so its like this...


A rim that looks like this

or this..

(more of a fan of the 1st ones, dunno what they are called)


Finally, I know black would look the best but im looking for something that will stand out,
white,gold,bronze im pretty sure would all look bad

only black that i think would like nice is flatt black, mby with a red lip?

anyways heres a pic of the front of my car and i just quickly put a white rim on using Ms-Paint just because...

 

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Re: Help find my rims, Cant find what im looking for :(




Specs

Tires = *205/45/17
Rims = *17x7.5 5x114.3 et 45

OR

Tire = 205/45/17
Rims = 17x8 5x114.3 et 48


Know any online shops with good prices or wheels/tires?
what do u think about my choice?
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

[quote author=xxguitarist link=topic=139559.msg3009229#msg3009229 date=1237689204]
Are you keeping the stock wheels? use those for winter & put summer tires on the new ones rather than all-seasons.
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Oh that all depends on where he is located, here in oklahoma winter setups are non-existent :)

+1 for the flat black though
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

Im still keeping my stock wheels they will have my winter tires on them.

these are strictly for summer the tire i showed in the pic isn't the exact time im getting its just for the logo.

just want to confirm those rims will be fine and that i wont need a spacer...
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

If you are worried about fitments or the fact of spacers or not, just contact the Wheel Dude (wheeldude.com) and he can hook you up with all the info needed becuase I beleive he has the lowest prices for rotas around here.
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

205/45R17 is too small. For a 7.5" or larger rim go either with a 215/45R17, or a 225/45R17.

Will fit fine.
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

[quote author=blankets3 link=topic=139559.msg3009284#msg3009284 date=1237692302]
these are strictly for summer the tire i showed in the pic isn't the exact time im getting its just for the logo.
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The brand matters a lot less than the model of tire..

Both offsets are fine based on my experience with 18x8 +45 with 235/40/18 on a speed3. Not sure of the fender size differences, but I believe they are supposed to be minimal.
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

[quote author=condor888000 link=topic=139559.msg3009317#msg3009317 date=1237694239]
205/45R17 is too small. For a 7.5" or larger rim go either with a 215/45R17, or a 225/45R17.

Will fit fine.
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I know its to small im streching the tire
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

stretched tires are best left to vdub enthusiasts or hella low peeps

the first rims are advans
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

[quote author=biped link=topic=139559.msg3009575#msg3009575 date=1237727553]
stretched tires are best left to vdub enthusiasts or hella low peeps

the first rims are advans
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Does our forums or any other mazda forums have a discout cupon code? for wheeldude?
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

[quote author=biped link=topic=139559.msg3009575#msg3009575 date=1237727553]
stretched tires are best left to vdub enthusiasts or hella low peeps

the first rims are advans
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Mild stretch is fine if its the look he's after. I'm a fan :)

215s on 18x8"



 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

Ive got to throw in my 2c on stretched tires..
The only "plus" is looks, and I happen to disagree here.
The negatives are handling, treadwear, and the ease of curb rash.

In reply to your post, I think wheeldude throws in free lugs or something to that effect if he knows that you're on the forum. email him.
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

[quote author=xxguitarist link=topic=139559.msg3009756#msg3009756 date=1237738570]
Ive got to throw in my 2c on stretched tires..
The only "plus" is looks, and I happen to disagree here.
The negatives are handling, treadwear, and the ease of curb rash.

In reply to your post, I think wheeldude throws in free lugs or something to that effect if he knows that you're on the forum. email him.
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hmm mby i will contact him see whats up
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

[quote author=xxguitarist link=topic=139559.msg3009756#msg3009756 date=1237738570]
Ive got to throw in my 2c on stretched tires..
The only "plus" is looks, and I happen to disagree here.
The negatives are handling, treadwear, and the ease of curb rash.

In reply to your post, I think wheeldude throws in free lugs or something to that effect if he knows that you're on the forum. email him.
[/quote]

Explain handling and treadwear to me.
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

[quote author=Aitch link=topic=139559.msg3009737#msg3009737 date=1237737640]
[quote author=biped link=topic=139559.msg3009575#msg3009575 date=1237727553]
stretched tires are best left to vdub enthusiasts or hella low peeps

the first rims are advans
[/quote]

Mild stretch is fine if its the look he's after. I'm a fan :)

215s on 18x8"




[/quote]


ur 2nd pic... how the hell is ur front plate on ur car?? what is that?

(i ask becausei wanted to do that aswell *put it to the side*
 

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Re: Think i found rims, looking for online store (canada friendly)

[quote author=Wastegate13 link=topic=139559.msg3009847#msg3009847 date=1237742506]
[quote author=xxguitarist link=topic=139559.msg3009756#msg3009756 date=1237738570]
Ive got to throw in my 2c on stretched tires..
The only "plus" is looks, and I happen to disagree here.
The negatives are handling, treadwear, and the ease of curb rash.

In reply to your post, I think wheeldude throws in free lugs or something to that effect if he knows that you're on the forum. email him.
[/quote]

Explain handling and treadwear to me.
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You wind up on the shoulder of the tread more often when cornering, the tread block has more room to move side to side, and if the tires are not inflated just right you're more likely to burn out the center or the shoulder, moreso than on a "correctly" sized tire.

[quote author=blankets3 link=topic=139559.msg3009870#msg3009870 date=1237743867]
[quote author=Aitch link=topic=139559.msg3009737#msg3009737 date=1237737640]
[quote author=biped link=topic=139559.msg3009575#msg3009575 date=1237727553]
stretched tires are best left to vdub enthusiasts or hella low peeps

the first rims are advans
[/quote]

Mild stretch is fine if its the look he's after. I'm a fan :)

215s on 18x8"

[I MG]http://i39.tinypic.com/29givdy.jpg[/img]

[IM G]http://i43.tinypic.com/dhd004.jpg[/img]
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ur 2nd pic... how the hell is ur front plate on ur car?? what is that?

(i ask becausei wanted to do that aswell *put it to the side*
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That is a bracket which uses the stock tow hook location, there are a few available.
 

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[quote author=blankets3 link=topic=139559.msg3009870#msg3009870 date=1237743867]

ur 2nd pic... how the hell is ur front plate on ur car?? what is that?

(i ask becausei wanted to do that aswell *put it to the side*
[/quote]

Mine is actually made from a stock towhook; I cut off the towhook loop, drilled and tapped a threaded hole in the end, and used a bolt to affix a set of metal brackets which the plate bolts to top and bottom.
 
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