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Clearance issues with 17X7's

I just picked up a set of 17X7's and they're hitting the lower spring cup of my struts. The struts are shot, and need to be replaced, but does anyone know if there's a strut with a 1" difference in lower spring cup height? I'm tall, and a 1" lift would give me the clearance and make getting in and out easier. If not, will the stock struts clear these wheels with 215/50/17's?
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What size tire are you running now?

What is the offset on the rims? Maybe adding spacers will do the trick.

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I was running the stock 15's on it, cracked a rim avoiding a teen driver with no sense. Picked a set of these off Craig's List. http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...6/IMG_8306.jpg
From the looks of it, if I add a spacer, I'd be into the fenders in no time flat.
My thought would be "up" would be best, to avoid that lower spring cup.
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I had the stock 15's in there, but I cracked a rim on a curb (thank you to the teen driver who caused the accident and promptly left the scene). I picked up the rims and skins on Craixx list.
My rims are the 7th picture down. I tried to put in the link, but it put a hold on the post. I called tech support at KYB to see it they had a recommendation. Of course, they did not.
I was also considering going with an air ride system, but it's not something I've done before, and I can't find anyone who is using it to RAISE, not lower their car.
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215/50/17 is too big a tire for the mx-6 if you're comparing to the stock size of 205/55/15. It's almost an inch bigger in radius, so that would put it almost an inch closer to the lower spring perch and cause the rubbing issues you have. A size of 215/40/17 is almost an exact match to the radius of the stock tire, and if the offset of the stock vs new rim is the same, then it shouldn't have any issue at all. I used to run that size on my rims, but 215/45/17 gave me a more comfortable ride because of the taller sidewall and made the wheel look a bit bigger as well and filled the wheel well more while still not rubbing anywhere. My rims have an offset of +40mm or so, if yours are +40 or less, then the 215/45/17 size should be fine. You can usually see the offset stamped into the rim somewhere.

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HUGE help, thank you. I'll pick up the new rubber and get going. I'll probably have to stick with the 40's as the roads here are pretty brutal.
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I forgot to mention that my rim is also a 17x7 with the +40mm offset.

If the roads are brutal, the 45 profile will give you a thicker sidewall...the 40 profile will be a more harsh ride.

Don't get new rubber until you check the offset of that rim. If it's +40mm or less, you'll be okay with the 45 profile tire.

Oh crap, I just did a quick search, and it says the Mazda 6 wheel you're using is a 60mm offset: 2004 Mazda 6 Rims, 2004 Mazda 6 Wheels at OriginalWheels.com

You're going to need a 20mm+ spacer and new wheel studs to make the offset +40mm or less. Even if you can fit the wheel on there with skinnier tires, it going to look dumb because the wheels won't even be close to flush with the body, they'll be too sunk in.

I would get longer wheel studs and spacers to make this work, or sell them and get something with a lower offset.

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this thread is awesome! Tire calculator told me everything I wanted to know about swapping to rx8 rims.... now I just need to grab the cash and hope they're still available!

I am starting to get a laundry list of stuff done to my car. Does that make it fast? No! Does that mean i spent too much money on a toy? Maybe. Do i have fun every time i jump in my car and drive? Hell yes.
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https://www.mx6.com/forums/2g-mx6-gen...ld-thread.html
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willtheyfit.com is another great tire size calculator that overlays two sets of wheels/tires on top of each other so you can compare how they'll fit.
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it looks like i have to run spacers for the rx8 18 X 8 rims to fit..... the 1.3" suck in is what I'm questioning. I'm looking to run the 235/35/18 from 195/65/14

I am starting to get a laundry list of stuff done to my car. Does that make it fast? No! Does that mean i spent too much money on a toy? Maybe. Do i have fun every time i jump in my car and drive? Hell yes.
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https://www.mx6.com/forums/2g-mx6-gen...ld-thread.html
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thats what im running on my 18x8 et38... 235/35/18 they are pretty flush, but i want it to be REAL flush. not hellaflush just real flush...
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Hi folks, as a little bit of (possibly) useful information, OEM wheels for the 929 will fit onto the MX-6 I just found out that I've been driving on 929 rims and they don't need spacers either. So if you like the look of any 929 OEM rims, you too can drive away on a set of them.
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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...t6lGCwmwqxsKJg my fitment on my 6 with Mazda 3 rims they fill out the fenders so well
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