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anyone know of a good set of shocks for my '89 MX-6 LX that I can get for budget price? a guy told me what to get but I forgot already. I need new shocks so I can drive at ease when I lower it. Oh yeah, Anybody know what the offset is on stock rims are? would a +42 offset be safe?
 

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KYBs are good for about $50 each.
 

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A +42 offset should fit OK, but it also depends on how wide the rims are. I have 17x7 with a +35mm offset on my car and they work great. A 42 offset will push the rims out about 7mm more than where mine sit, and I think that will work. I've heard that the MX-6 can fit a wheel with up to a 45mm offset.
 
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i'm not sure of my offset.... but i managed to fit 17x8 with 235/45/r17's

don't know if that helps... hope it does
 

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I was looking at the Dunlop site on the internet http://www.dunloptire.com/fitment.html and it shows that for a plus two or more the following tires are possible. 225/45ZR17 and P245/40ZR17 Not sure how true this is, but I will be trying P225/50R15's on my car to see if they work. Since the car will be lowered 1 inch shortly I think these will be looking good. They are about the same size as the stock tire that came on my car in 88. These stock tires were P195/60R15's. In 90+ models they started putting on 205/60R15's.
 

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tokico blues are around 90 each. they also come with a lifetime warranty. i dont know if the kyb's do or not. i do not think 225's will fit on our cars. i think they will rub the rear strut tower, i know my 225/50/16's did. dont know about the 15's. but i am going to guess they will as well.
 

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they rubbed on the bottom/side of the spring pearch i think. it wasnt much, 215's would fit no problem. dont be fooled b/c 225's will fit the front no problem.
 

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Hmm, that is what I thought. See, the 225/50R15's are actually smaller in diameter than P195/60R15's. The 195's are 24.21, 205/60R15's are 24.6 (these were the stock sizes) but the 225's are 23.85. The ones you tried were 24.85 and entire inch larger in diameter. Where I could run into trouble is if it rubs the side of the strut. I guess I will find out. :)

Actually a 215/60 would not fit, but a 215/55 or 50 should. Man, tires are just plain complicated.

Oh, one more thing, I 255 tire mounted on a 7 width rim is wider than one mounted on a 6.5 (stock) width. It is due to how the tire has to start curving to fit on the rim. Anyways, wish me luck.
 
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