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Considering some new rims. Love the TE37's but don't have 3k to spend. The t
Rota grid look nice and the offset +44 in a 18x8.5 is tempting. Does anyone have these. I know rota is a rep but also saw avid av06. Gotta get tires soon so thought it would be a good time.
 

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Considering some new rims. Love the TE37's but don't have 3k to spend. The t
Rota grid look nice and the offset +44 in a 18x8.5 is tempting. Does anyone have these. I know rota is a rep but also saw avid av06. Gotta get tires soon so thought it would be a good time.
I currently have rota grids but not in the size you're looking at. I have them in 17x9 25 offset 245/45/17 tires. I may eventually invest on TE37 later on. I would trip out more getting scratches if I was on volks.
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Well considering I have read multiple post what would you all recommend? 17" or 18"
I have the stock 16" on. It is a daily so I do t want to decrease the comfort too much. Do you all think a 17x8 +35offset would fit with eibach LS and no fender roll?
 

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Well considering I have read multiple post what would you all recommend? 17" or 18"
I have the stock 16" on. It is a daily so I do t want to decrease the comfort too much. Do you all think a 17x8 +35offset would fit with eibach LS and no fender roll?
From what I read, it also depends on your tire size. I’m not sure how low does your springs lower your car from stock position but that is something to take in account.
I tried to run my ksport coilovers with my current set up and it slashed my tires. The highest setting for those coilovers are too low for my tire/wheel setup. I believe 225-235 is relatively safe but I’d double check.
 

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Yea I figured 224/40 seems reasonable. I saw a picture of av6 18x8 with 225/40 and states no rubbing or fender roll. I'm just double checking to see if anyone has good pictures or can confirm. The eibach is actually very mild ~1-1.2in all around. I also want to talk about comfort and noise. I mean I know mazda 3 are not quite, but for long road trips I would like to keep the increase to a minimum.
 

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Yea I figured 224/40 seems reasonable. I saw a picture of av6 18x8 with 225/40 and states no rubbing or fender roll. I'm just double checking to see if anyone has good pictures or can confirm. The eibach is actually very mild ~1-1.2in all around. I also want to talk about comfort and noise. I mean I know mazda 3 are not quite, but for long road trips I would like to keep the increase to a minimum.
i would say it might be a good idea to roll your fenders if you’re considering 18’s. Just to be on the safe side. My 17’s are comfy af. I do wish they’re 18’s but I don’t think it would fit and will ride as good. Coming from running 45 sized tires, I would even go 50’s in my next set of tires.
Also to further add, my wheel/tire setup is super light and has helped a lot in performance.
Tires aside, I’d love to learn on getting boosted like your car. That’s super inspiring. Mad props!
 

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Rim size is irrelevant when it comes to fitting wheels. What you need to look at is overall tire diameter and offset.
If you want a better ride for daily driving, you can do 17s with 45s or 50s and still have good performance.


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Arathol thanks for the picture. That looks good. Not too much wheel gab and looks proportional so as not to make it too much tire. What wheels are those?
 

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Alright so I think I found a decent set up. 18x8 +42 and a 225/45 tire. Do you guys think it would rub on a 1in drop mz3? I would go with 17 but they only have +35 for 17x9. Which I think is way too wide. Trying to avoid rolling fenders if possible.
 

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Alright so I think I found a decent set up. 18x8 +42 and a 225/45 tire. Do you guys think it would rub on a 1in drop mz3? I would go with 17 but they only have +35 for 17x9. Which I think is way too wide. Trying to avoid rolling fenders if possible.
That should be okay. 17x9 +35 will likely rub with a load and on dips


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This is what I'm going for. Unfortunately they don't make this size and offset in bronze. So I figured I can powder coat them later.
What size/width/offset is that? It doesn’t say that on the screen shot. Are you sure you it doesn’t come in that size? I know a vendor that sold me my wheels and they have a pretty good selection of sizes.
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This is what I'm going for. Unfortunately they don't make this size and offset in bronze. So I figured I can powder coat them later.
There’s a lot of companies that make TE style wheels in bronze. Have you looked at avid or aodhan?


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The pic is the avid ones. They only make the bronze in 18x8 +35.
Odd. I think 18x8 +35 fits better anyway. Mild rolling of the rear fenders would clear that easily, especially with only a 1” drop. Less cost/hassle then powder coating wheels.


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