didnt even know you had a thread here heh, looks good, like the others im interested on seeing the winter rims with rubber on em, on a side note, those rear mudflaps seem a little off, maybe it would look a little better if they didnt stick out past the body?
The mud flaps are strictly functional but I like how they look. They keep the car cleaner and chip free on the dirt road near my house. Mazda3's don't have many mud flap options so these were the best way to go.
And Mazda3's have this thinnest paint ever! I was so pissed when I got my first 10 rock chips on the hood and above the windshield.....in the 1st month!!!! And of course me being a dent guy, I got a dent on the rail right by the mirror which is a no access spot I like the look of the mud flaps though and it's functionality.
Yeah I stopped looking for chips and dents. I live by the ten-foot rule when it comes to cars. As long as they look good from ten feet away it doesn't bother me.
I am totally undecided about what size I want those wheels in. They come in 18x7.5 +42 which will fit easily on my 3 and the lip is 2.5" on that size wheel. The other size I am considering is 18x8.5 +35 with a 2" lip. They would definitely take a good fender roll, possibly a pull, and a bit of camber to fit right. Not sure if I want to get that involved with wheel fitment or not. I could always space the 18x7.5's a bit to make them flush.
Well, seeing as how your project is low and slow you shouldn't worry too much about getting the biggest tires on the road as possible for traction. I say go with the 7.5 and make your life a lot easier. And like you said, if it doesn't poke enough you can get a 5 or 10 mm spacer and call it a day.
I like Kevin's car quite a bit actually. The ms3 spoiler is about the only thing I don't like. His fitment makes those wheels work. They are only 17's too. It looks better than before when it had weds sa70's on it.
They just didn't do anything for me. Plus the fitment was weird on them. Too much poke.
I am probably going to try to sell my ms3 wheels over the winter to start funding for my new setup. I might leave the tires on to help with the sale and go with 215/40/18 on the new ones but I haven't decided yet. It would probably be cheaper to at least try the 225/40's first.
I agree on the too much poke but those rims are waaaaaaaaaay better. I was about to get those rims but decided on the Volks instead. I'd go with the 225's...I would just hate saying my tire size is 215..... lol
In case anyone was wondering what has been done to it.
ZE engine, maffed (96 Millenia ecu and maf) , intake, headers, custom 2.25 to 2.5 axle back exhaust, straight pipe with resonator, Magnaflow muffler, AWR motor mounts, Ksport version 2 coilovers, Exedy clutch, Fidanza 9lb flywheel...
Going to start a thread here to document anything that we (me and jasons96pgtze) discover and figure out.
The trans we are using is from a 93-99 Toyota MR2 and has a viscous LSD stock. these things are bulletproof. This current trans is a NON-LSD with a locked up differential. i'll be using...
It seems like we've been seeing a lot of wrecked and fugly MX6's around here lately (no offense to anyone who may take things personally). Let's try making a thread with the best pictures of the MX6.
Ls3 took some of the best pictures of the MX6 that I have ever seen. Too bad the car is no more.
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