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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.

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I'm dropped on H&R springs 45mm (1.77 in) front / 30mm (1.17 in) rear.

Helpful input would be appreciated. TIA :)
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What are the wheel offsets? I used 18x8 ET50, with 235/40 PS4S. This resulted in zero change in scrub radius, and only a very slight change in revs/mile (819 PS4S vs. 816 stock).

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Nice. To be honest, no clue.

What would you recommend for 225/45/18 tires with my drop? 45?
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Thank you for the help.

18x8 et 45 paired with 225/45/18 PS4s..

This is getting exciting. :)
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Thank you.

This is pretty expensive and can really impact how my car handles. I appreciate you sharing your experience.
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Nice. To be honest, no clue.

What would you recommend for 225/45/18 tires with my drop? 45?
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Yes, if you prefer a 45-series tire then 225 is the closest to stock rolling diameter. But I prefer a 40-series. :)
IMO PS4S is the benchmark all-around summer performance street tire available today. You won't be disappointed.

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I live in Los Angeles and have to cover a lot of really messed up roads.. with 225/40/18 tires I'd be scared every time I saw a pothole in the road ahead.. I'm hoping these wheels last for a little while.. I really hope they do because they are perfect IMO.
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It sounds like a 45-series tire is best for your application. Good luck. I'm excited for you, and look forward to seeing photos of your car with its new shoes.
Just to be clear, 235/40 or 225/45 are the comparable options.
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Ok. That makes more sense. Thanks again.
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Thanks Min. I appreciate the confirmation.
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Enkei wheels on order from Japan and should be arriving in 6 weeks or so...

Michelin PS4s just got thrown on to my stock rims during my lunch break... without the 5mm spacers this time.. 225/45/18

Wow.. these things really grip the road well.

They are also really smooth driving tires.. I could barely feel bumps in the road with this setup.

Can't wait for the rims to show up... too bad they are only special order.
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You're going to love the Enkei rims when you get them... I've got the M52's on my car and love them... unbelievelable how quality of a rim :cool: I'm running Michelin AS3's on mine 225/45/17 on mine as my speedo was already reading high and I wanted a slightly smaller overall tire/rim than stock
 

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Here's the rear passenger side. I'm really happy with the stock fitment (no spacers).

Megan Racing camber/control arms in. Super Pro blade control arms installed. Rear alignment dialed in and the car is handling great. :)
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Those wheels are gorgeous 👍👍👍, making me wonder how I missed it lol...
I always like simple 5-spoke with the spokes not intergraded into the lip.
 

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Thank you. I can't wait to see how they look on the car.

They are very strong and lightweight too.. part of their racing line. Enkei has the performance line, the tuning line (performance line with some added bling) and the racing line (cast for strength and flow forged for lightness using some proprietary method they call Most Advanced Technology (MAT)).
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