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Old 02-25-2012, 10:52 AM
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:03 PM
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Wow, you would never get away with those wheels/tyres sticking out of the fenders in Australia, instant police defect notice...let alone what it will do in time to diff/axles and wheel bearings...etc.

Looks good though.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:44 AM
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Is there anyone not doing stretched tires? Maybe it's me but it looks really bad I think. I never have liked it. I rather have slightly bulging sidewalls. Or, straight up and down. Not stretched to fit the wheel. I really don't get that look at all.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:07 AM
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Is there anyone not doing stretched tires? Maybe it's me but it looks really bad I think. I never have liked it. I rather have slightly bulging sidewalls. Or, straight up and down. Not stretched to fit the wheel. I really don't get that look at all.
I'm with you.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:14 AM
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Is there anyone not doing stretched tires? Maybe it's me but it looks really bad I think. I never have liked it. I rather have slightly bulging sidewalls. Or, straight up and down. Not stretched to fit the wheel. I really don't get that look at all.
I agree. My wheels should be in next week and with any luck my suspension the week after. Ill post up a couple pics. Im gunna have some chunky rubber under it
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:30 PM
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At least two people think like me. lol
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:53 PM
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its all personal prefernce some like some dont. to me the little extra lip looks dope when rolling.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by RMXG8 View Post
its all personal prefernce some like some dont. to me the little extra lip looks dope when rolling.
I guess I'm more old school. Plus the bulging tires are more along what you see on race cars so it makes the car look more "racey" to me. Not sure that's the right word to use, but I think you get my idea. I did watch a guy trash a rim on an Audi with stretched tires once at an autox when I lived in IL. We kept hearing scraping noise and thought it was his "hella flush" wheels rubbing in the corners. Well, it was actually the lips scraping on the pavement. Tore the hell out of his very expensive rims. I thought it was a bit funny.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:54 PM
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I promise to try and get better pictures.

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:22 PM
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/\ Like your Wheels mate...

Just a question, how do you like your Sunroof Dome thing, I guess you have the OE Mazda installed Sunroof? like mine.

Does the Dome/Deflector make any wind noise and what are it's benefits..

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:30 PM
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/\ Like your Wheels mate...

Just a question, how do you like your Sunroof Dome thing, I guess you have the OE Mazda installed Sunroof? like mine.

Does the Dome/Deflector make any wind noise and what are it's benefits..

Thanks..
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Ash,

The dome benefits:

Little to no wind noise
Little to no wind in cabin
No rain gets in when raining if I'm on the hwy

Disadvantages:

When the sun roof is wet, say after it rains...it doesn't dry very quickly because the wind is deflected over the wet glass.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:11 PM
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:59 AM
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I promise to try and get better pictures.

Holy schitt that looks nice.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:29 PM
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Are-Ex-Eight, that is a NICE looking combination!
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:00 PM
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Thanks, I wish I had a better camera for better pictures. Maybe this weekend.

Also going to install eyelids are soon as they get here!
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Talking 20" Oz Ultraleggera's

Hi, I have committed the (in some people's eyes) near-unforgivable sin of putting 20" wheels on my R3, ... and (predictably) I just love them

The car handles better, as the Ultraleggera's are lighter than my R3 wheels with Eibach spacers, and gives better feel.

Tyres are Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 245/30/20.

I posted originally in the S1 section. Oops.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:10 PM
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XXR 522 18X8.5. lighter than stock GT rims by a pretty descent amount. I dont really like the stance to much, but its amazingggggg for autox
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:28 PM
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I doubt they are lighter than the stock 18's. The factory 18's are pretty light, even my 18" Volk GT-F's were not lighter
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:46 AM
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Stock was around 25. The xxr's are about 20
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by kilos6 View Post
Stock was around 25. The xxr's are about 20

My stock wheels with 245/40-18 (my Raptis WR-1 is 24.69 lbs new) tires weighed in at 46lbs so that means the stock wheels weigh 21lbs. Let me find the pics. But honestly that is all pointless anyway since tire weights of the same size vary considerably.

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Old 03-16-2012, 07:20 PM
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Just installed Enkei Raijin 18 x 8.5 +50 today on stock Bridgestones. Tein S-Techs were installed last weekend.

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^^^ Looks nice. What other colors do those come in? Price?
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:31 PM
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^^^ Looks nice. What other colors do those come in? Price?
Brite silver and gunmetal gray. $233 at Tire Rack for 8.5" +50. +35 is also available in 8". +40 maybe in 8.5"

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Old 03-18-2012, 12:41 AM
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Looks sharp. Really like the black with silver. I think a bright silver would look better on mine. Time to look into a set.
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Originally Posted by 9krpmrx8 View Post
My stock wheels with 245/40-18 (my Raptis WR-1 is 24.69 lbs new) tires weighed in at 46lbs so that means the stock wheels weigh 21lbs. Let me find the pics. But honestly that is all pointless anyway since tire weights of the same size vary considerably.
My Enkies weigh 19#, and Hankook Ventus V12's 23# equal 42# total.

Next tires will be Continental Extreme Contact DW for a total weight of 38#.
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