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just got my new wheel and tires in a few days ago. they give the car a completly different look, i'm really happy with them. what do ya'll think? did i do good?







 

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well, if you like them, thats what matters, if you want my opinion:

they are too big in diameter (19's are totally excessive on a Mazda3), and too wide, and don't quite fit right. Unneccesary weight, and uber-stretched tires. . .
 

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i have ADR wheels too!!

they look sweet on your hatch but I think I would have gone 18, no bigger than that. I agree with ruby.
 

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[quote author=rubyred3 link=topic=70243.msg1227066#msg1227066 date=1172249107]
well, if you like them, thats what matters, if you want my opinion:

they are too big in diameter (19's are totally excessive on a Mazda3), and too wide, and don't quite fit right. Unneccesary weight, and uber-stretched tires. . .
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accually they do fit just right. my best man is a store mgr for discount tire. he was very well aware for the issue of 19's fitting wierd. but he did plent of reseach for me and found several wheel the were made with the correst offset and width. they are 19x7.5 and even with my skunk2 lowering springs...NO RUBBING BABY!!! and as far as weight goes, not too concerned cuz not really into racing the 3...its got a few engine mods, but mostly a daily driver. thanks for the feedback!!!
ps...but ur right...i am rollin' on some rubber bands!!! lol
 

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those tires aren't stretched. what you think is stretched is actually the rim protector.

stretched tires is a euro thing...for example:

 

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that looks RETARDED (the jetta that the415 posted)

As far as fit, the more I look at it, the more you're right, they actually do fit fairly well for 19's, I'm just not into wheels that huge.
 

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[quote author=rubyred3 link=topic=70243.msg1227299#msg1227299 date=1172255101]
that looks RETARDED (the jetta that the415 posted)

As far as fit, the more I look at it, the more you're right, they actually do fit fairly well for 19's, I'm just not into wheels that huge.
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looks good to me.
 

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[quote author=the415 link=topic=70243.msg1227384#msg1227384 date=1172257013]
[quote author=rubyred3 link=topic=70243.msg1227299#msg1227299 date=1172255101]
that looks RETARDED (the jetta that the415 posted)

As far as fit, the more I look at it, the more you're right, they actually do fit fairly well for 19's, I'm just not into wheels that huge.
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looks good to me.
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I suppose like most things, its just a matter of opinion.

I guess thats just the engineer in me talking, b/c with tires that stretched, you clearly have more wheel weight than you need as a narrower wheel could have EASILY fit those tires (again, talking about the crazy jetta, not your 3). Perhaps thats the style, but its certainly not optimal for performance. Threadjack complete.
 

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Your 19's do look good, but how is the ride now? I had 18's (225/40/18) and they rode to rough for me on the small, quick jolts like road cracks ect... But remember, as long as you're happy, to hell with what us experts say! :p


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i'm telling you, my best man did plenty of research for me. he only found a hand full of wheels that were 19x7.5. most were 8in or wider. as far as the ride goes...i really cant tell much difference. i feel the road a little more now, but all-in-all, it really isn't as bad as i thought it would be. Those Pirrelli PZero Nero tires handle bad-ass, hardly no roll when i take turns.
 

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it's a euro thing. you either like it or you dont. you obviously wouldn't take that car around a track because it's not safe. for daily driving though, it will be ok.

i love euro. my focus was euro'd out and i wanted to get some show wheels that were stretched but i blew the motor before that happened.

ruby, i too am/was an engineering major and i know where you're coming from but to me, and a lot of euro fans, stretched looks HOT!!!
 

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[quote author=rubyred3 link=topic=70243.msg1227299#msg1227299 date=1172255101]
that looks RETARDED (the jetta that the415 posted)

As far as fit, the more I look at it, the more you're right, they actually do fit fairly well for 19's, I'm just not into wheels that huge.
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its not a jetta its a GTI, to be more exa its Jolf. the front is a jetta while the rest of the car is golf!

and they look damn good
 

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ps: i luv hearing about performance talk on a 16sec car.

***** please!! IF U ARE OFFENDED COME TO ME IN PM AND TELL ME WHY, THERE IS NO REASON WHY YOU SHOULD, i didnt say ******, and i wasnt calling anyone one. so please grow up!

oh on topic...

they look good.

they actually dont look 19s more like 18.

dude get some coils and put it on the fender!
 

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[quote author=the415 link=topic=70243.msg1227627#msg1227627 date=1172260781]
it's a euro thing. you either like it or you dont. you obviously wouldn't take that car around a track because it's not safe. for daily driving though, it will be ok.

i love euro. my focus was euro'd out and i wanted to get some show wheels that were stretched but i blew the motor before that happened.

ruby, i too am/was an engineering major and i know where you're coming from but to me, and a lot of euro fans, stretched looks HOT!!!
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so hot:
 

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MMM....SO HOT.

euro, easy on the ***** please. you might offend somebody.
 
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