Mazda3 Forums banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
276 Posts
if your primary objective is to fill the wheel-well in a little, than going with a 17" x 7.0" 225/45/17 will not do much considering that it is same overall diameter as the stock 205/50/17. although it will look alittle better since its wider.

you can get a taller tire to fill your wheel-well but it will throw you spedo off

Have you looked into the RacingBeat Springs?, they only drop .5'' around and are like20% stiffer

i suggest the springs with 225/45/17 or 225/50/17 (these will fit the stock rmi size, so you wont have to worry about the whole offset thing)
 

· Registered
Joined
·
276 Posts
[quote author=PhoeniX Skye link=topic=74799.msg1340805#msg1340805 date=1176752520]
Pros = Handling, Sexiness

Cons = Minor lost in ride quality (with some springs)
[/quote]

This is correct,
There are 3 diff cadigorys for you:
a. conservitive .5'' drop Racingbeat

b. moderate 1.0-1.5'' drop EibachProkit / Progresive
c. slamed 1.5-2.0'' drop Tien / EibachSportline
 

· Registered
Joined
·
276 Posts
For your situation:
'I live in pothole heaven and often drive my friends around so I have a full load. Friends aren't exactly skinny either.'

I suggest a. (the 1/2inch drop), since you ride with a full load and encounter potholes daily

b. is do-able but your passangers will prob complain about the ride, and
c. def not for u
 

· Registered
Joined
·
276 Posts
[quote author=the415 link=topic=74799.msg1342982#msg1342982 date=1176813905]
if you get the 17x7, get a 215/45/17...not a 225/45
[/quote]

Re-read the OP:
He wants to fill the wheel well, not take away from it
a 225/45or50 will do this, not a 215/45(smaller overall diameter)
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top