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Hi All.
Changed from stock 17 inch to aftermarket 19 inch.
Wheel Specs: HR Racing Alloy (Lexus ISF Replica) 19x8, Offset +45 , PCD 5x114.3 Machined Centrebore to 67.1mm (to fit the Mazda 6).
Tyres (Tires): 245/40R19 Federal Formoza FD2
Also added spoiler, tint, Philips Blue Vision Ultra Main Bulbs/Parkers
We liking it. Image Attached.





 

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How has the steering feel/response and ultimate grip changed?
 

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How has the steering feel/response and ultimate grip changed?
My wife and I are no race drivers, but there has been no noticeable negative affects to those (steering feel/response and handling) after the change out. Ride may be ever so slightly stiffer due to the lower profile tires but have not settled on final pressure yet, currently 42psi cold, and this may be high (but wife and kids have not commented, so all good for now). Grip feels good, but I would not say better (we have chosen comfort tires, perhaps performance tires would show their pedigree in this regard). Not driven in wet yet. The FD2 tires do produce less road noise though than the Toyo T1 Sports they replaced, go figure. All in all we a happy with the change. Look forward to seeing what other wheels get rolling under other new Mazda 6s.
 

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Hi All.
Changed from stock 17 inch to aftermarket 19 inch.
Wheel Specs: HR Racing Alloy (Lexus ISF Replica) 19x8, Offset +45 , PCD 5x114.3 Machined Centrebore to 67.1mm (to fit the Mazda 6).
Tyres (Tires): 245/40R19 Federal Formoza FD2
Also added spoiler, tint, Philips Blue Vision Ultra Main Bulbs/Parkers
We liking it. Image Attached.





Sweet upgrade!
 

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One thing I gotta say that really helps with my budget is that I love the design on the stock rims for the '14 Mazda6. A cool design that works well with the car's lines. Of course, what fun would a car be if you couldn't cu$tomize!
 

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Looking at this thread, it would suggest that the wheels on the G3n Mazda 6 are "ideal". Outside of the pics in the other posts, this one's been kinda dead. Time to lively things up a bit. BBS with some "ideas" of what wheels could look like on the 6, featuring wheel that will NOT fit (due to lug orientation and offset), to wheels that possibly can.
 

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"Hawt Wheels"

Wheels can be SO expensive that I wondered what some would look like on the 6, especially since the 19" wheels are so "boss". So, here are some mock-ups I made of what the New 6 "could" look like in certain wheels (Based on size, I would say these would be 19" or 20" Wheels lowered; 8.5" - 9.0" widths w/ offsets around 35 mm - 40 mm):

Avant Garde m310 :cool:


Avant Garde m355 (N/A in 5x114.3):mad:


MRR HR10 :)


Niche Touring Concourse M886 ;)


Niche Sport Targa M131 :love:


Rohanna RC5 :mellow:


Vertini Fairlady :eek:


Vertini Magic :lol:


Weds Maverick 405S :D


Please tell me what you all think! Peace.
 

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Wheels can be SO expensive that I wondered what some would look like on the 6, especially since the 19" wheels are so "boss". So, here are some mock-ups I made of what the New 6 "could" look like in certain wheels (Based on size, I would say these would be 19" or 20" Wheels lowered; 8.5" - 9.0" widths w/ offsets around 35 mm - 40 mm):

Avant Garde m310 :cool:


Avant Garde m355 (N/A in 5x114.3):mad:


MRR HR10 :)


Niche Touring Concourse M886 ;)


Niche Sport Targa M131 :love:


Rohanna RC5 :mellow:


Vertini Fairlady :eek:


Vertini Magic :lol:


Weds Maverick 405S :D


Please tell me what you all think! Peace.
Great work with the above images man -- I'm a huge fan of the Targas from Niche. Monkee has em on his in anthracite and they're just sick looking.

I like the M310s too
 

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Thanks for the compliment kylekap19...it's greatly appreciated! ;)
seriously great work -- I'm a sucker for those niche targas! like mentioned, monkee has them in anthracite in 20, and I may go that route. I was looking at black too, but not sure how that will look.

Issue for me is the mrs. I would have to sell the stock rims and tires to support this investment!

Oh, and going to 20's is quite scary for a NJ guy -- with our potholes here in the garden state, running on 245/40s is a gamble
 

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Hi, I don't have my GJ yet (delivery in August), but I bought 2 sets of wheels (for summer and winter) and today my dealer had them mounted on one of their showroom cars and confirmed that they fit fine:

1. OZ Superturismo LM 7.5x17ET45 (graphite)
2. Tenzo-R Meister V.2 7.2x17ET42 (charcoal / silver lip)

Here they are, being checked at the showroom:





Pictures of my Mazda 6 with the new wheels will come in a few months, for now I wanted to share this info in case anyone is considering Tenzo-R or OZ wheels for their GJ.
 

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The M-R-S...

Issue for me is the mrs. I would have to sell the stock rims and tires to support this investment!
:D - Man, I believe the M-R-S, or what I call the Family CFO, was asking me "Why are you looking at Rims?". That statement alone has postponed my dreams of implementing these this year. So I just want to share, I empathize with you, my friend.
 

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:D - Man, I believe the M-R-S, or what I call the Family CFO, was asking me "Why are you looking at Rims?". That statement alone has postponed my dreams of implementing these this year. So I just want to share, I empathize with you, my friend.
Wow, my CFO actually asked the same question "why are you looking at rims?" But the way she said it, was really sick and twisted. She lead me on as if it were a reality, then quickly laid down the hammer. Soon, though -- exhaust first, then rims!
 

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Issue for me is the mrs. I would have to sell the stock rims and tires to support this investment!
There's a simple way out: when autumn falls on the land, put your original rims on the forum (or Craig, or eBay, or all of the above) for sale - lots of new M6 owners will start looking for a second set of wheels for winter at that time! That's what I did on my local forum in Poland and I already have a buyer for the original Mazda wheels, which will actually be brand new when I collect the car in August (the car comes on 19", I negotiated with the dealer to swap them for brand new, in-the-box 17". Buying the car with no rims at all was unfortunately not an option :) )
 

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Do you have bad roads in Poland? We have bad roads here. What's the reason for going with 17s? I'd normally opt for the smaller wheels for several reasons. Lightweight, cost effective tires and wheel size selection. In this case the wheel housings are huge in the 6. A smaller wheel looks awkward but would be beneficial for harsh roads. I do think it will fix the aesthetics of the wheel/brake size proportioning.

Personally I'd like to mount some 18in BBS wheels. 19in wheel and tire combo can be spendy.
 
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