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Post Pics of your RX8 Wheels on your 3 and Provide info:

Tires: Brand, Model, Spec
EJ: Toyo, Proxess R888, 225/40/18

Suspension: Brand, Lowering numbers

EJ: Progress, 1.3 Front 1.3 Back

Problems/Rubbing:

EJ: Not at all

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Back Story: I finally bought a set of RX8 wheels for my 3. I still need to buy Tires for it but I'm still undecided on what brand and measures to look for. I ask you my fella 3 owners to help me decide! Show Me Your RX8 Wheels!
 

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Should I post pics here or just forward you guys to my gallery post here on the forums? ;)
 

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[quote author=sok07 link=topic=89182.msg1718717#msg1718717 date=1190034855]
Should I post pics here or just forward you guys to my gallery post here on the forums? ;)
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Post some here. An put the link too. 8)

The purpose of this post is to have some sort of album. :klavergreg:
 

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Here's when I had them !!!

I picked them up as temporary wheels and ended up using them for a week.

Tire size : stock from RX8 225/45/18
suspension : TEIN Stechs
Rubbing : hell yeah !!

 

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I'm getting RX8 wheels this week hopefully. I plan on painting them a light gold in the future. I ordered Kumho Ecsta SPT 225/40/18 yesterday. I can't believe I found this thread, I've been searching endlessly for something like this haha. Also, first weekend in October I will be dropped on Tein S-Tech.
 

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2004 Mazda3 Sedan

Tire: Nitto NT555 (225/40/18)
Suspension: Tein Basic Coilovers (-1.8" front / -1.5" rear)






Suspension: Tein Basic Coilovers (-2" front / -1.75" rear)


Suspension: Tein Basic Coilovers (-2.125" front / -1.75" rear)




Just a shot of the rays and the rx8 wheels, both are 18's and on 225/40/18 tires.



And just here's a bonus shot of how my brother has it sitting now.... Tein Basics (-2.125" front / - 1.8" rear) on Rays MST-II 18x7.5" wheels w/ Kumho SPT 225/40/18 tires
 

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2007 Mazdaspeed3 (Cosmic Blue)

Tires: Nitto NT555 225/40/18
Suspension: H&R coilovers (-1.8" front / -1.25" rear)












Tires: Kumho SPT 225/40/18
Suspension: H&R coilovers (-1.8" front / -1.625" rear)








Tires: Kumho SPT 225/40/18
Suspension: H&R coilovers (-1.8" front / -1.75" rear)









And the bonus shot.....Rays MST-II 18"x7.5" wheels on Kumho SPT 225/40/18 tires


As you can tell my rx8 wheels have some miles logged on to them. I have no major rubbing issues w/ the drops that I run on both setups. The only noteable issue is the rub w/ the damper body on the Tein Basic setup w/ drops more than 1.75". This issue was resolved w/ running slightly shorter free length springs up front. Much more pics of both cars can be found in my comprehensive picture archive/gallery post here on the forums....
Sok07's 2007 Mazdaspeed3 and Lcmz3 (sok's little brother) 2004 Mazda3 Sedan Gallery page
 

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I've only logged on about 5000 miles on the Kumhos so far, so I can't really give you an good longterm assessment on them quite yet. All I can say is that they ride pretty good for the 40-series and seem to be a good tire in terms of comfort and low road noise. The sidewalls are a bit soft so you'd probably want to run an extra 2-3psi of pressure to compensate. Otherwise reasonably priced at $404 for the set of 4 from discounttiredirect and have a UTQG (treadwear rating) of 360.
 
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