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Hi All,

Both my wife and myself own 2006 Mazda6's. She has a 4 banger and I have the V6.

I noticed with both of our cars that the space between the front tire and fender is greater than in the rear.

I figure this is either a 2006 and up thing or happens on all model years.

Have other people noticed this?

For those of you that have lowered your 06's, did this gap even out?

Thanks,
Larry
 

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it's that way on all model years. Mine is close to being evened out, but then I didn't cut my bumpstops yet.

btw, 6s sedan with eibachs
 

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It's that way for the 6. Depending on the type of lowering springs, you can try to even it out. I have Mazdaspeed springs and the fender well gap, between front and rear, is not even, although the ride height is.
 

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Yes, the fender gap will be that way due to the actual fender build style. Look at how it was made in the rear versus the front. Your car ride height should be fine, it looks wierd but there's not much you can do unless you invest in some lowering springs.
 

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You have to have fender gap up front. If you had no fender gap and hit a bump with the wheels turned, the tire would go into the fender.

There's no reason to have fender gap in the rear because the wheels don't turn. It only hurts aerodynamics.

Most cars have uneven fender gap for these reasons.
 

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The Mazda6 ha a much larger gap than other cars. I'll probably get some H&R springs to help even it out a little.
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I disagree that the 6 has more than other cars. My friend has a 05 4 cyl accord and the front gap on that thing is huge. Dont get me started on the Eclipses. Man.
 
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