Wheels: 18 x 8 OZ Ultraleggera (Black Painted)
Offset: +48 mm
Tires: 215/45/R18 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Front: Basically flush with fender. Recedes in about 3 mm, which just clears the front fender.
Back: Recedes in about 10 mm, which just clears the back fender.
Wheel Review: The wheels are super light at only 18.4 lbs per wheel. However, the black painted finish is not glossy, it's more of a matte finish, which doesn't match the black glossy paint of the car :/
I would recommend getting a glossy finish wheel to match the glossy paint of the car.
Tire Review: The tires are pretty heavy at 26 lbs per tire. I would recommend getting Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires because the performance is similar, the tread life is twice as much, and they are 4 lbs lighter per tire.
For those with new models 2014 and after. After doing my homework and taking measurements, installed 19'' wheels!
Am I the first to go 19''? Looks like it!!! only one regret... the wheels are not entirely silver, the front is liquid silver which looks kind of chrome. chrome looks cheap!
Privat Weiden 19'' wheels (about$700 on amazon)
Pattern: 5x4.5 (114.3)
Hub: 73.1 (installed hub ring 67.1ID/73.1OD)
Tire: Goodrich 225/40/19
Next step will be to lower it by 1 inch. So far, it does not rub!
Who can tell what coil springs fit?
H&R people don't have it and some Tein claims it fits earlier models??
Any recommendations on this topic? I'll tell you why I am giving this minor part more than 30 seconds of thought. I am going to buy some metal ones regardless of the fact that they are unnecessary; it's what I want.
The "anti-theft" systems I've seen mostly involve small parts like set screws...
As I have posted earlier, I replaced my OEM Yokohama S34s right off the bat with Dunlop Signature HPs because the Yokos were horrible. The Dunlops seemed a pretty good option, were quiet, nice ride, handled pretty good too. Until today that is. I went to swap the Traklite / ECS summer combo...
I have a 2014 Mazda 3 GT sadan and looking to upgrade the wheels. Curently on stock suspension with 18 inch factory wheels. Thinking of getting 18x8 inch wheels with 40 offset. Will be ising 225/45/18 tires. Any issues with this new setup?
Jet Black 2018 Mazda 3 hatch.
Thinking of getting Enkei PF05 in dark silver 18x8 and matching them up with Michelin PS4s in 225/45/18.
I'm dropped on H&R springs 45mm (1.77 in) front / 30mm (1.17 in) rear.
Helpful input would be appreciated. TIA :)