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I was just curious what would it take to make this work on a stock height car? I've seen offssets between +35 and +45 for this. Just not sure how well it fits how big a tire I can go.
 

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Just purchasing them. +45 would be the preferred to keep it moderate, without going crazy on camber or rear fender rolling.

At stock height, I would recommend a 245/40 or 255/40.

Should look pretty good. I threw a set of 17x9 +45 RPF1's on my sedan and was tempted to not remove them and give back to owner.
 
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I didn't think I could fit 245 under the fender. I'd ideally like something that's at the edge or under the lip. If I can fit 245 under there I'm doing 16x8s and putting in 245/55/16 in there. I've had that size a few times in the past and I'm happy with it as a width. My firebird formula weighed about the same as this mazda with those tires and I was very happy with the handling.
 

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Has anyone tried 3rd gen rx7 wheels on a 4th gen MZ3

There are two versions of the FD3S wheels available from the factory, both were 16x8 +50 - They'll fit fine, but I don't think anyone has put a set on their 3rd Gen yet.

Make sure that you look for the reinforced version, as the 1993 models were known to be fairly brittle (and also 13.8lbs!)
 

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There are two versions of the FD3S wheels available from the factory, both were 16x8 +50 - They'll fit fine, but I don't think anyone has put a set on their 3rd Gen yet.

Make sure that you look for the reinforced version, as the 1993 models were known to be fairly brittle (and also 13.8lbs!)
Can I install them with 245/50/16 tires?

Considering how light the mazda3 is I doubt they'll have too many issues.

How do you know if it's reinforced or not?

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Can I install them with 245/50/16 tires?

Considering how light the mazda3 is I doubt they'll have too many issues.

How do you know if it's reinforced or not?

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The re-inforced wheels have spokes that are about 2.25" wide right where they meet the outer edge.

The non reinforced ones are about 2" wide where it meets the outer edge.

Not the best picture in the world but the wheel on the right hand side is the reenforced model -
 

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The re-inforced wheels have spokes that are about 2.25" wide right where they meet the outer edge.

The non reinforced ones are about 2" wide where it meets the outer edge.

Not the best picture in the world but the wheel on the right hand side is the reenforced model -
Awesome, and the other question on whether or not I can fit the 245 tires in there without rubbing. I'm keeping it stock height.
 

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Awesome, and the other question on whether or not I can fit the 245 tires in there without rubbing. I'm keeping it stock height.
You'll be fine with that setup. It's a little bit more "bulldog" than stock on the non sGT models.

Should look pretty attractive, and you'll have some room if you do decide to change suspension components.
 

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You'll be fine with that setup. It's a little bit more "bulldog" than stock on the non sGT models.

Should look pretty attractive, and you'll have some room if you do decide to change suspension components.
I have an SGT now. I am primarily looking for the purpose of moving away from the tiny sidewalls of the 18s while getting wider tires on it for better overall handling and getting increased mileage out of my tires with lower costs. The stock tire size runs at least 150-170 a tire installed. I can get 245/50/16s for at least 20 bucks a tire less and they last 10k longer. I've got the mazda body kit too so I assume it'll be an overall good design for it. Originally I was looking at the 17 inch RFP1 wheels.

But I can get a set of lightweight 16x8 rx7 wheels for as little as 200-400 bucks.
Or get a 17x7 set from the miata for 400-500 bucks.

I figure go lightweight or go home.
 

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I'm trying to keep the tires under the lip if I can. I figure with the +50 offset I would keep most of the wheel and tire inside the lip.
 

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Just purchasing them. +45 would be the preferred to keep it moderate, without going crazy on camber or rear fender rolling.

At stock height, I would recommend a 245/40 or 255/40.

Should look pretty good. I threw a set of 17x9 +45 RPF1's on my sedan and was tempted to not remove them and give back to owner.
are the breaks the same size on your sedan as an sGT? I want to make sure that exact same wheel size won't touch my breaks.
 
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