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I have ( sittin in my garage ) some 18inch tenzo-r 48 offset wrapped in 225/40/18

im thinking of getting 17 inch / 40 offset / wrapped in 215/45/17

Im, a fraid of loosing too much pwer with the 18 ..
the 17 will be light weight ..

18 sounds big to my ears ..

what chall think ?
 

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don't like that offset I'd go with a 48 instead of a 40 if possible. 17's are probably the best balance between performance and looks on the 3 just be sure your new wheels are not heavier than stock.
 

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people get so caught up in wheel weight. i have 18s on my hatch. the car doesn't feel any different than the stock 17s. i plan on a lot of track days this year so im going to put some falken rt-615s on my stock wheels and change them out at the track.
 

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[quote author=benzesp link=topic=67011.msg1150718#msg1150718 date=1168887829]
don't like that offset I'd go with a 48 instead of a 40 if possible. 17's are probably the best balance between performance and looks on the 3 just be sure your new wheels are not heavier than stock.
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well the new wheels ( still not sure about grabbin them ) are lightweight
 

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[quote author=TEXAS2LO link=topic=67011.msg1150814#msg1150814 date=1168891025]

well the new wheels ( still not sure about grabbin them ) are lightweight

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then what's the problem????
 

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Yo Texas!

It dosent realy matter, you'll only need light weight if you realy plan on racing it. And wich light weight JDM wheels are you looking for??? not Gram Lights 57S I hope :p

If you could get like a +45 on some wheels, just because you wanna drop that b*tch down, so you wont rub, cuz at +40 I cant realy drop more then I am right now.
 

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you can MP me if you want texas!

If you want, I can come over to our house and lend you one of my rims to see if your rubbing. All under my supervision :D :lol:

Me gots 17x7.5 @ +40 with some "sticky" 215/45s
 

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i just ordered some 17x7 +40...youll be ok if you plan on goin conservative drop like progess or pro kit... if you wan to go lower, get some coilovers and drop it until u dont rub!
 

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[quote author=Anthonys3 link=topic=67011.msg1154047#msg1154047 date=1169050114]
i just ordered some 17x7 +40...youll be ok if you plan on goin conservative drop like progess or pro kit... if you wan to go lower, get some coilovers and drop it until u dont rub!
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im ridin under TEIN SS ... fuck conservative drops :p

seriously they are 7 inch wide ... so I think it wil be ok, thanks for the offer depou !!!
I just dont know yet if i'll be keepin these 18's ....
damn hard call
 

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[quote author=TEXAS2LO link=topic=67011.msg1154243#msg1154243 date=1169055895]

im ridin under TEIN SS ... fuck conservative drops :p

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Tein SS = Tein Super Street Dampers

I think you mean s-techs, cuz if Tein SS, they are coilovers that are height and damping ajustable.
Basicly, it's the best damn suspension you can put on your mazda 3 :p
 
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