Hello, I have a 2004 Mazda 3, S Touring Hatchback. The car has 205/50R tires and 17 inch rims. The rims are the OEM 6.5 inch width. I would like to replace the original rims with some aftermarket rims. The local tire dealer told me most 17 inch aftermarket rims are now 7 inches wide and will cause the tires to rub on the outside fender well if the rear of the car is loaded down. The tire dealer also told me the only way to avoid the rubbing is to modify the fender in some way to create more clearance. This is confusing because I see a lot of Mazda 3's around with aftermarket wheels. The question is....is it ok to use a 17 inch rim that is 7 inches wide and not have any fender rubbing problems? I would also like to use a 225 / 50R tire. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.