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I have an opportunity to get a set of 4 free new Falken FK 452 225/45R-17XL 94Y BSW from a family member. Will I be able to put these on my 2006 MZD 3 Hatch? If so I would like to get some rims but I really know nothing when it comes to buying rims. I really want to upgrade the stock rims to a 17 inch rim. Would a 225/40/17 tire work better for 17's? Any tips would be great!
 

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225/45/17 would be better than 225/40/17. Make sure the wheels you get are 7.5"-8" wide if you're going to run 225 width tires.
 

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TEK thanks for the reply. So 225/45/17 tires wouldn't work?
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My Bad 225/45/17 will work as well.

So your Hatch has 16" wheels now ???
 

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Yes, those 225/45/17 tires you have an opportunity to get are the perfect size for upgraded 17" wheels. Any 17" wheel that is 7.5" wide, with the correct hub bore and bolt pattern for you car and an offset around +45, would be the perfect choice.
 

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My hatch currently has stock 17's. I would like to get some after market 17s. Are there any particular brands or specific 17" wheels that would look great? I'd really like to get a gunmetal wheel. I think that looks really sleek on a black mica hatch!
 

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lol Mack. Those guidelines are for mere mortals that dont want to have coils on full still in order to not rub. Also, we dont drive VWs.
 

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Your "full soft" is a hell of a lot stiffer than stock or "normal" lowering springs. You also have a little more clearance on the inside. AND you have rolled your fenders slightly.

This guys not looking to fit 245s on his car.. lol. 7.5 or 8 inches will do him just fine.
 

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Well, I am on 400/400 springs... Road Magnets aren't that far away. Only have the rear rolled.

8" +45... they still aren't really flush with the fenders. There's at least 1cm from the fenders for the rear... a bit more for the front.

I just went outside and checked... my 8" with +43 (5mm spacers) has a finger gap, +48 rear... has almost 2 finger gap.


Note: I just forgot I am running a little more camber in the front (-2.5) but without the spacers in the front... 10mm no problem. :wink"
 

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And Pro-Kits are ~180 which is what many on here run. Bit of a difference eh.
 
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