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I'm trying to work out winter tires, since it's already snowing here in Wisconsin :swearin: Anyway, the sale at Edge Racing had me really interested, so I finally called today to try and work something out. They have a fitment guarantee, which is a very cool idea. Anyway, the highest offset they offer in a 17X7.5" lightweight wheel is 45, but the guy wouldn't sell me those. He said there'd be fitment problems with anything MORE than a 42 offset, which he guaranteed would work. He also said he wouldn't sell me 225-45-17s because those would rub on any 17" wheel. Please correct me, but aren't I looking for at least a 48-50 offset with a 17X7.5, and if I can find that the 225-45/17s should fit OK? In the end I gave up and went with the 215-45/18 Bridgestones from Tirerack-way too much money but at least I know for sure they'll fit. Tirerack says they don't have any 17X7.5" wheels with an offset greater than 42! So, for the spring, is there a reasonably inexpensive ($150) 17X7.5 wheel with 50 offset, weighing less than 18#, and where will I find it?
 

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call up again and make sure its a different salesperson or dont do business with them.

17x7.5 with a 225/45 tire is the optimal size, period. 43mm offset is the lowest i would personally recommend, lowered or not. 45mm is an excellent offset, and i only say that because so few wheels actually are 45mm. although 48mm is the perfect offset imo :D

but don't worry man, YOU know what you're talking about.

i'll get back to you on the wheel. i have 2 blisters on my right index finger and thumb, and this message is taking a while to type.
 

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Here is a start (no guarantees):

Rota Subzero; 17x7.5; 40mm, 45mm, 48mm; 16.5 lbs
Sport Edition D5; 17x7.5 50mm; 18.5lbs
5Zigen GN+ ProRacer; 17x7.5 48mm; 20 lbs
MB Motosports Blast; 17x7.5 50mm; 20 lbs
Sport Edition D3; 17x7.5 53mm; 20 lbs
Rota SDR; 17x7.5 53mm
Sport Edition F2; 17x7.5 50mm; 23 lbs (too heavy)





I have been working this for a while, forcusing on +50mm offset. Reciept guidance indicates 48mm should work for a 225/50-17 and 225/45-17. I guess I'll broaden my research.



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Here is a start (no guarantees):

Rota Subzero; 17x7.5; 40mm, 45mm, 48mm; 16.5 lbs
Sport Edition D5; 17x7.5 50mm; 18.5lbs
5Zigen GN+ ProRacer; 17x7.5 48mm; 20 lbs
MB Motosports Blast; 17x7.5 50mm; 20 lbs
Sport Edition D3; 17x7.5 53mm; 20 lbs
Rota SDR; 17x7.5 53mm
Sport Edition F2; 17x7.5 50mm; 23 lbs (too heavy)



I have been working this for a while, forcusing on +50mm offset. Reciept guidance indicates 48mm should work for a 225/50-17 and 225/45-17. I guess I'll broaden my research.
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Unfortunately Sport edition wheels mentioned at the Tire Rack are all 7, not 7.5, the MB is also just 7", and the Rota and 5zigen are mui expensive. Am I missing something? The D5, if I could find it in the size you mentioned is perfect!
 

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I have Sports Edition D5 17X7 with 225/45R17. It fits perfectly. Many people are running this size with 17X7 instead of 17X7.5.

 

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Unfortunately Sport edition wheels mentioned at the Tire Rack are all 7, not 7.5,
My mistake.

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the MB is also just 7", and the Rota and 5zigen are mui expensive. Am I missing something? The D5, if I could find it in the size you mentioned is perfect!
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The tiresdelivered web site shows the MB Blast with a 7.5 width. http://www.tiresdelivered.com/proddetail.p...BLST1775511450S

The tirerack shows the Sport Edition F2: 17x7.5, +50mm, but 23#.
The tirerack shows the Kazera KZ-T: 17x7.5, +48mm, 19.4#.
 

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Unfortunately Sport edition wheels mentioned at the Tire Rack are all 7, not 7.5, the MB is also just 7", and the Rota and 5zigen are mui expensive. Am I missing something? The D5, if I could find it in the size you mentioned is perfect!
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on the contrary, i have a set of subzeros on order from MachIII, $500 shipped for the set. that's quite inexpensive, IMO. they're 17x7.5, 48mm offset you also need the hub rings as the center bores are i believe 72mm. I gave up on TireRack as their selection was extremely limited.
 

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Ummmm Nice Roller Fender :yesnod:
 

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on the contrary, i have a set of subzeros on order from MachIII, $500 shipped for the set. that's quite inexpensive, IMO. they're 17x7.5, 48mm offset you also need the hub rings as the center bores are i believe 72mm. I gave up on TireRack as their selection was extremely limited.
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I like the subzeros, so I visited mackIII.net. I saw the Rota Subzero, 17x7.5, 5x114.3 in a +45mm and a 5x100 +48mm. Which did you order. I'm assuming for a Mazda(?).
 

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I like the subzeros, so I visited mackIII.net. I saw the Rota Subzero, 17x7.5, 5x114.3 in a +45mm and a 5x100 +48mm. Which did you order. I'm assuming for a Mazda(?). [/b]
Yep, Mazda6. Talk to Dave, he was the guy who I worked with. The ones I ordered at +48mm offset.

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Ok. I spoke with a Henry at MackIII. They have the Rota Subzero in gun metal and +48mm for $550 shipped. Unfortunately they don't have silver. But I am encouraged.

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Keith / Dennis,

what is the weight on those Rota sub-zeroes?
 
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