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At least out of the 36 or so cars I've had!! I think I pulled muscles in my hands....... These are definitely wheels that you spray down with a cleaner and pressure wash off. Hmm, now for hunting for less spokeage wheels. How do these MS6's drive on 17's? Could you run a 17x8? I really hate it for the MS3 guys.
 

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You should have opted for the Mazdaspeed wheel package as an extra accessory...Less spoke.
 

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I was on the high end of what I was willing to spend. Time to start saving. I agree that the RX8 wheels look great, I guess that might be a cheap way to get rid of spokes and wear out the 18's. I did search but only found a bunch of 18" wheels.

Here are the wheel sites I can think of:

www.tirerack.com
www.discounttiredirect.com
www.treadepot.com
www.edgeracing.com
www.thewheelconnection.com
www.wheelmax.com
www.18racing.com
www.machiii.net
www.centerlinewheels.com

Any others are welcome so I can look til I get sick.
 

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Well.... having owned 36 cars... You probably have the money to buy any new rims... and full custom anything you could imagine...

Average person probably goes through 6-10 vehicles in a life time... You figure 1 every 4 years on average... probably aren't on a site like this much past 60 years old... so that leaves about 40 years or so of driving and owning cars... 10 =) 36 is "slighly" above average....
 

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Well.... having owned 36 cars... You probably have the money to buy any new rims... and full custom anything you could imagine...

Average person probably goes through 6-10 vehicles in a life time... You figure 1 every 4 years on average... probably aren't on a site like this much past 60 years old... so that leaves about 40 years or so of driving and owning cars... 10 =) 36 is "slighly" above average....
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Unless he's a used or new car dealer or his family owns one. I've known guys that have family-owned car dealerships and they get a new car every week or two. Just slap a dealer plate on any car they want on the lot.
 

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Unless he's a used or new car dealer or his family owns one. I've known guys that have family-owned car dealerships and they get a new car every week or two. Just slap a dealer plate on any car they want on the lot.
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But then he isn't "owning" the cars. From what i've been told most dealerships don't even own the cars on their lot.
 

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Try wheelstudio.com, I called them and talked to a guy named Jacob and I told him what style I was looking for. He did his homework called me back the next day with a ton of choices.
 

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I agree these wheels are a real pain to keep clean, partially due to the excessive brake dust in the front, but I'm not complaining, I like the aggressive pads Mazda used, I would take some extra brake dust in exchange for the great initial bite our cars come with anyday. However in the spring, I plan on picking up a set of RX-8 wheels and hope they're a little easier to clean.
 

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Is there any kind of wax or coating available that makes the dust clean by just spraying water?
 

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Detail shops use Muriatic Acid to clean the brake dust off. Literally spray on the wheel and rinse off. Not a hint of brake dust remains. Also Water nutralizes the acid so it does not pit your wheels or harms the clear coat.
 

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Can you buy Muriatic Acid at an auto store or something?
 

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Oh good, so other people are getting that black dust on their rims. I just take a paper towel once a week and wipe them down. Nothing too hard.
 

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Oh good, so other people are getting that black dust on their rims. I just take a paper towel once a week and wipe them down. Nothing too hard.
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Just a lot of work and really annoying. =)
 

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Muriatic Acid is Hydrochloric Acid, HCL. It not neutralized with water, no acid is.

They have it at the home improvement places, or jack some from a neighbor who has a pool and use liquid treatment for their pool.

This will promote RUST, so you must remove it thoroughly from your rims, and it eats chrome.
 

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Detail shops use Muriatic Acid to clean the brake dust off. Literally spray on the wheel and rinse off. Not a hint of brake dust remains. Also Water nutralizes the acid so it does not pit your wheels or harms the clear coat.
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Acids are only neutralized by bases. Water is not chemically basic.
 

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Average person probably goes through 6-10 vehicles in a life time... You figure 1 every 4 years on average... probably aren't on a site like this much past 60 years old... so that leaves about 40 years or so of driving and owning cars... 10 =) 36 is "slighly" above average....
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I'm 60, bought my first car when I was 20, and have owned 19 (about 1/2 of them for performance reasons). I don't think that would be out of the ordinary for a car/truck enthusiast.
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Rely? I must have some magic going on, I just wipe it across once and its down.
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Nope, no magic involved. The experiment is independently reproducible. :D

I noticed the brake dust wiped cleanly off my wheels while dry when checking my tire pressure one day. (Getting it off your finger where you accidently touched the stuff... Now that takes a lot more work.) Ever since I just take an old rag or paper towel and wipe the wheels down to clean them. One pass and you're done. It's VERY easy.
 

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Let me correct myself. I make payments on them. I'm 35 and I've traded way too many times. Should probably have started with "Hello, my name is Mike and I've traded 35 or more times. I just can't seem to stop." So, no, I'm not made of money, I just seem to have a knack for trading.
I agree, it does tend to wipe off really easy when dry.
 

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You should have opted for the Mazdaspeed wheel package as an extra accessory...Less spoke.
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This is what I wanted to do but whan I asked the dealer salesperson about upgrading the rims before I bought the car, he and hs manager told me they couldn't work anything out for me but were nice enough to point me in the direction of the parts dept. where they said I could order them myself. Good thing they were so helpful because after deciding to never buy from them, I ended up with rims I like much better.
 
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