I finally got the VMR V702 on yesterday. They look great on the car and I am very happy with them. These are Matte Gunmetal with Aluminum Brushed Face, 18x8.5 +45. The tires are Bridgestone Potenza RE11 225/40 R18. The lugs are WedsSport Racing Lug Nuts, blue, openended.
Here are pics I took.
(Lots of trumpets blaring. Some fanfare. Streamers and confetti raining down.)
I'm lowered on H&R springs and Koni Yellows.
They fit pretty flush and the Bridgestone RE11 225/40s only have a very slight stretch to them. The rear fenders have been rolled.
The texture of the aluminum brushed face is what I like most about the wheel. It's the main reason I decided to get a set. I also like the simple and clean design. The spoke coming to an end right before the lip is a nice touch, as is the recessed valve stem. There is a slight concavity to the wheel, that I found more noticeable once it was on the car. The only negative thing I can say about the wheels is that they are heavy, weighing in at 24.6 lbs. I wish there was an VMR V702 stamp on one of the spokes or in a space next to the valve stem. It could be subtle and help people ID the wheel.
If anyone is interested in a set, feel free to reach out to VMR directly. My contact there is:
(714) 442-7916 ext. 107
Thanks Mitch for giving me the opportunity to be one of the first Mazdas with the V702. High five!