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Which wheels would you like to see on the Speed6?

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Ok, so its time for some new wheels for the Speed6. I had my mind set on some, but I kept looking and now I don't know anymore. So I have here a few options and I want to hear what you guys think.
Pics of the car for reference:




And now for the wheels.
Konig Zero


TSW Trackstar 5


League WKR-1


OZ Crono HT - black


OZ Crono HT - gold


Now I'm not sure I can get the Crono's to fit the Speed. Very few details floating around on fitment for those guys. So my final question begs, is the 5-114 bolt pattern the same or close enough as the 5-114.3?

Thanks for your opinions. Don't see one you like? Post up what you think would look good!
 

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TSW's all the way
 

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if the Zero's didnt have that gloss red, i would have picked them. i think the deep red would look better, imo.
 

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Chrono HT's. Black wheels on a black car are sometimes decent looking, but not so much the case with your pickings. Althought out of those, I'd go with the TSW's.
 

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Unfortunately those BBS's only come as 17's. Which is silly coming off an STI, but whatever I guess. I think I'm going with the gold Crono's. They don't make black in the right size and they were my second choice all along. Unless someone can find something hideously wrong with them quite soon.
 

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Now I'm not sure I can get the Crono's to fit the Speed. Very few details floating around on fitment for those guys. So my final question begs, is the 5-114 bolt pattern the same or close enough as the 5-114.3?
5x114 is 5x114.3, people just get lazy and leave the .3 off the end.

As far as fitment is concerned, possible offsets for an 18x8 or a 19x8 are:
+42 will fit, but you need to substantially role the fenders.
+48 will also fit, and chances are you will need to slightly roll the fenders.
+52 will definitely fit, and you should have no rubbing issues.

All of the previous information is assuming that you aren't running a crazy sized tire. Sizes such as 225/45-18 or 235/40-18 should not interfere with the fenders too much. A 245/40-18 will be significantly wider than the stock tire, and thus requires additional offset to fit/not rub.

A little forewarning. All this information is based off a 6 with stock suspension, if you change your suspension setup, chances are fitment will change.
 

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Just so you know about the differences between tire sizes.
Specification_|_Sidewall_|_Radius_|_Diameter_|_Circumference_|_Revs/Mile_|_Difference
215/45-18___|__3.8in__|_12.8in__|__25.6in__|____80.5in_____|___787____|___0.0%
225/45-18___|__4.0in__|_13.0in__|__26.0in__|____81.6in_____|___777____|___1.4%
235/40-18___|__3.7in__|_12.7in__|__25.4in__|____79.8in_____|___794____|__-0.8%
245/40-18___|__3.9in__|_12.9in__|__25.7in__|____80.8in_____|___784____|___0.4%
 

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Wow Nealio, extremely helpful. Thanks for that info. What would you suggest on a stock 6? Either 225/40 or 225/45? I know the differences technically, but am wondering if the is anything else I should be looking at
 

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The 225/40-18 is 2.1% smaller than the stock size, and 225/45-18 is 1.4% larger.

I personally use 235/40-18s on my car. I like the extra width for grip and looks, and I will probably get 245/40-18s next time around.
 

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hmmm.... not too sure if the Mazda 3 specs are the same, since I only have the Mazda 3 listed in this "wheel fitment guide".

Anyway, the biggest you can go is
19x7.5 The tires would have to be 215-35-19
or
18x7.5 The tires would be 215-40-18
Both rim sizes will require an offset of 48 to work.
But thats (again) with a Mazda 3. So you'd have to do your research from there.

Good luck eitherway.
 

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The Mazda6 can fit a slightly wider wheel and tire package than the 3. And the Speed6 can fit a slightly wider wheel a tire package than the standard 6.
 

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^ Yeah thanks, I have so little info on these cars... ah well... at least I tried.
 
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