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I'm thinking about purchasing a set of used RX-8 rims and tires for my 2004 Mazda 6i. They're 18" OEM wheels. Has anyone else on the forum done this? I don't want to A) roll the wheel wells, B) sacrifice ride quality, C) have any more road noise. I've also got an email in to Mazda to see what they say.
Thanks, Kevin
 

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i agree search, but to be safe i think all the people with them have rolled there fenders.
 

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since you posted in the right place, I'll throw you a few. Like iboo said, most people I know have rolled the fenders...and some say the wheels are bulky and slow, but look friggin' cool. most of the questions are answered in these threads...I think.

http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...p;hl=rx8+wheels

http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...p;hl=rx8+wheels

http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?show...p;hl=rx8+wheels
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Actually, he posted in Mazda6, but it was moved...;)

Those are pretty good links though. Cover most of the info
 

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i purchased rx-8 rims with tires, but I ended with Motegi DP12 hyperblack rims instead, but kept the same tires.

I had to roll the rear fenders , the ride quality is nothing like 17s. Often my CD player would skip on bumpy roads. Something that wouldnt happen often on the 17s. (I live in Montreal Canada, roads are like war zones) My car rattles much more now, especially the dash.

I attribute the effects to the 18s rims. I have not lowered my car, I cant imagine how it would feel like with my mazdaspeed springs.

I also noticed that after I put the 18s, it is harder to turn the wheel.

A) my rear fenders are rolled
B) ride quality is comprised
C) Much more road noise.

That may be only me....

Am I satisfied? For look yes, for comfort no. Overall, OKAY



 

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Guys, Thanks for the input. You've saved me hundreds of dollars! When it gets down to it, ride quality and quiet ride are my biggest concerns. Sounds like the RX-8 wheels are not for me.
I really appreciate how everyone on this forum, and I'm sure it's the same for other makes and model forums, gets involved and posts their opinions. The information is priceless.
 
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