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I don't know if anybody can help me with this, I have 16x6 protege wheels and I want to put 205-60-16 on them for winter.

The wheels fit but I was wondering if my camber will be affected since the protege wheels have +50 offset and 6" width compared to mazda 6 16" +55 offset and 6.5" width?

Maybe I sound stupid, but I'm worried if the weight will be too much concentred on the outside or the inside of the wheel and/or creating lever effect and affect the camber. :confused:
 

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I don't know if anybody can help me with this, I have 16x6 protege wheels and I want to put 205-60-16 on them for winter.

The wheels fit but I was wondering if my camber will be affected since the protege wheels have +50 offset and 6" width compared to mazda 6 16" +55 offset and 6.5" width?

Maybe I sound stupid, but I'm worried if the weight will be too much concentred on the outside or the inside of the wheel and/or creating lever effect and affect the camber. :confused:
I don't see any issue with the wheels, and I doubt it'll do much (if anything) to the camber. I'd run with them.

Any idea as to the tire you're going with?
 

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I don't see any issue with the wheels, and I doubt it'll do much (if anything) to the camber. I'd run with them.

Any idea as to the tire you're going with?
Ok thanks for the quick reply!!

I was thinking about getting Toyo Observe G02+ , my father have those on his '07 camry and they are pretty good!
 

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Ok, I've just used the Wheel Offset Calculator on Wheel Offset Calculator and I did the 2 following try :

My oem 17x7 +60 offset wheels vs. oem mazda 6i 16x6.5 +55 offset,
It makes 11 more mm of inner clearance and the wheels retract by 1 mm.

Mazda oem 16x6.5 +55 offset vs. oem mazda protege5 16x6 +50 offset,
It makes again 11 more mm of inner clearance and the wheels retract by 1 mm.

So if we follow the ratio and if the mazda 6s and 6i wheel hub and bearing are the same, My protege wheel would not affect the bearing and camber??
 

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So a 215/55/17 winter tire would not be a good choice for the stock 17" rims? Checking because 225/50/17 is available but for a good amount more
 

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Anyone ever experience any rubbing with replacing stock 215/50/17, stock offset, stock suspension with 225/50/17 on stock rims?
 

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Anyone ever experience any rubbing with replacing stock 215/50/17, stock offset, stock suspension with 225/50/17 on stock rims?
I never ran with that size, but I haven't heard of anyone rubbing with that size (and OEM wheels) either.
 

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Ive got an STD suspension, I need to tire on my 7 inch offset mag

Which size of tire it will be better

225-40 ??
215-40 ??

My stock tire is 215-50-r17

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Thanks for this. Ordering Falken Azenis RT-615s in 235/45-17 and mounting them on the stock wheels. I want to go to 245, but don't want to roll the fenders.

My buddy just picked up 335/40-20s for the back tires on his Terminator Cobra. Enormous is an understatement. He's waiting on the wheels to arrive, but they are Cobra replicas that are stretched to fit his tires. Its what you need when you spin through third and chirp 4th. :) 650rwhp is yum.
 

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Replacement tires

I now have three kids and a wife and the car needs new tires. My question is simple. I don't need performance or sports car handling so is there a set of tires that I can put on and are safe and less expensive.
 

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I now have three kids and a wife and the car needs new tires. My question is simple. I don't need performance or sports car handling so is there a set of tires that I can put on and are safe and less expensive.
Are you worried about winter traction?

What size wheels/tires do you currently have?
 

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lanceburton, if your not worried about performance and handling above and beyond normal driving then depending on where you live, all season tires are recommended. this would reduce the need to change tires as the seasons change. if you want to maximize safety in an area that sees moderate to significant snowfall then you would have to change over to snow/winter tires for that time period.

get oem size tires if you still run stock wheels that have a speed rating of at least H and for longevity, a tire with rated tread life of at least 400.
 

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I was glancing around and found picks of members rims with sizes and offsets!!!
Here they are and I tried to give me idea what will work without rolling your fenders!!!


19x8.5+42 215/35-19 rolled
19x8 225/35/19
19x8 +45 225/35/19
19x8 +45 235/35-19 rolled
18x8.5+45 235/40/18
18x8.5+48 235/40/18
18x8.5+50 235/40/18
18x8 +35 245/40/18
18X8 +45 215/45/18
18X8 +45 225/40/18
18x8 +48 225/40/18
18x8 +50 235/40/18
18x8 +60 225/45/18
18x7.5+40 215/40/18
18x7.5+42 225/40/18
18x7.5+45 215/40/18
18x7.5+45 225/40/18
18x7.5+48 225/40/18
18x7.5+48 225/45/18
18x7.5+48 215/45/18
18x7.5+50 225/40/18
18x7.5+52 215-45/18
18x7.5+52 225/40/18
18x7.5+52 225/45/18
17x8 +40 225/45/17
17x8 +45 235/45/17
17x8 +48 225/45/17
17x7.5+42 225/45/17
17x7.5+50 215/50/17
17 +45 215/50/17
17x7 +48 215/50/17
 

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i have stock 17 on my 6, i wanna know if i can take 225/45/17 to a 245/45/17? jus making the width 2 size wider? can it be done. like to know
Did you see the first post in this thread? There's your answer.
 

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I looking to get some rims and tires out of CL and I was wondering if you guys could help me!!! 2004 Mazda 6s and do I need fender roll or it will work as is?
19x7.5 5x100/114.3 42 Gun Metal
19x7.5 5x100/114.3 48 Gun Metal
Tires Nitto Neo Gen 215/35/19

I am not sure which of this two sizes he got for sell, but should be one of them!!!
 

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on the hunt in alaska

Thanks for all the helpful information in this thread . . .

so, I live in Alaska and drove my 2004 mazda 6 up here this summer.

i need to put studded snow tires on it. it has snowed like, 6 feet already this winter.

i currently have (stock, i think) hankook 205/60/r16 tires on it, but they are for smooth city driving, and aren't worth a hoot in the snow.

i'm scouring craigslist to find a set of studded tires on the cheap, but all the sizes i'm finding are just slightly outside the range of the OP.

i've found some that are:
225/60/r16
215/65/r16


is there no possibility of using r15 tires? i think that might mess with the spedometer a little bit . . . but would it be doable? i don't care much if my spedometer says 35 and i'm actually going 33 or 37.

thanks!
 

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ALSO,

if i found a set of 215/60/r16

but not on rims, would they fit on my stock rims currently holding 205/60/r16 tires?

please say yes :)
Yes! :)

The 215/60s should fit on the stock rims, no problem. In fact, of the sizes you mentioned, I'd prefer 215/60 over the others.
 

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Wondering...

MS6 wheels on a 2007 M6 with 225/45/18...

this should work fine right?

Fender issues are..a non-issue as theyre rolled from a previous set up.

What about the suspension and brakes end of things? wouldnt these sit closer because of a 225 tire?

Any insight would help
 
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