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    Default How much does a polar bear weigh .. aka tyre wheel thread

    Enough to break the ice.

    Hi everyone , names Ryan. Currently driving an Evo 7, and have decided that it is time for something different.

    So I am now in the market for a series 2 6 MPS , which funny enough makes roughly the same power as an evo out of the box.

    Being new to the forum , any help is welcome and appreciated.

    Anyway , thankyou for your time everyone

    Maybe see you on the road soon
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    Aww I always wanted an evo hot as car sorry the polar bear quest got my attention haha

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    Howdy. Fine choice of car. Might see you at the cruise in a couple of weeks.

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    How much does a polar bear weigh ...?
    Anywhere from 400-1400 lbs. Google be praised...

    Welcome to the forums! Good to see yet another 6'er join the the WA crew

    See ya on the roads!

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    Thanks for the warm welcome

    Ideally I want a 6 in white , but have seen very few in perth.

    Just wondering , what sort of offset these can take , im after hellaflush ??

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    What is it with perth people and the 6's???

    Quote Originally Posted by Mazdab8 View Post
    Thanks for the warm welcome

    Ideally I want a 6 in white , but have seen very few in perth.

    Just wondering , what sort of offset these can take , im after hellaflush ??
    Do love the white 6's... And there is 2 awesome examples of perth based ones on this forum

    Not 100% certain what offset they can take, but am sure there wil be someone who knows...
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    I had a flick though some of the members rides , and noticed alot of +35 +50 .... was sort of hoping the rims I currently have on the evo would fit the 6 they are +22

    Iv arranged to met up over the weekend with someone who owns a 6 , so might test fit them if he lets me

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    +22 Fark, won't you need a "slight" guard adjustment?

    P.s. Interesting Nickname...

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    Yeah, +50ish std.

    +35 x8" wide would be close to flush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2XS View Post
    Yeah, +50ish std.

    +35 x8" wide would be close to flush.
    need some good guard rolling

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    Welcome, good hunting for your 6

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    Re. nickname , mate suggested I get them as plates on the car ... cant imagine it would go down to well

    currently running 18 x 9.5 +22 ... it would be funny to see them fitted for shits and giggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazdab8 View Post
    currently running 18 x 9.5 +22 ... it would be funny to see them fitted for shits and giggles.
    be sure to post pics of that here for our amusement!

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    mazdab8, browse these threads for your hella flush inspiration - OFFICIAL AGGRESSIVE OFFSET THREAD - Mazdaspeed Forums
    and 6/MS6 Wheel Photo Thread

    There's a member on there running 19x9.5 et25 on his MS6. Looks dope. But probably drives like balls on Australian roads...

    Here's a quick few photos:




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    225/35/19 Nankang NS-II
    ~ -2*f / -3.5*r
    Oh yeah, forgot about this one. Here's a more conservative set up that I really LIKE! These wheels are only $260 each from tirerack... hmmm oh so tempting




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    Wheel Brand/Model: BE GTS-AV
    Wheel Size and Offset: 19x9.5 45mm et
    Wheel Weight: 24.8lbs/ea
    Tire Brand/Model/Size: General Tire 225/35R19
    Suspension Brand/Model: RPM 345 springs...Nip&Tucked..lol
    Fenders rolled?: Yes ( only the rear )
    Rubbing?: No
    So you can definitely push the limits of the conventional 8-8.5 et30 wheel upgrade as seen above... its just up to you on how much you want to be hassled with pothole dodging and driveway angling. The front of the 6mps bar overhangs a fair bit.

    Me personally, I like corners too much. So I'm just going with a simple 18x8.5 et40ish with 245 tyres all round Snuggled under the guards for extra interweb points
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    Quote Originally Posted by laser beam View Post
    mazdab8, browse these threads for your hella flush inspiration - OFFICIAL AGGRESSIVE OFFSET THREAD - Mazdaspeed Forums
    and 6/MS6 Wheel Photo Thread

    There's a member on there running 19x9.5 et25 on his MS6. Looks dope. But probably drives like balls on Australian roads...

    Here's a quick few photos:




    Specs:


    Oh yeah, forgot about this one. Here's a more conservative set up that I really LIKE! These wheels are only $260 each from tirerack... hmmm oh so tempting




    Specs:


    So you can definitely push the limits of the conventional 8-8.5 et30 wheel upgrade as seen above... its just up to you on how much you want to be hassled with pothole dodging and driveway angling. The front of the 6mps bar overhangs a fair bit.

    Me personally, I like corners too much. So I'm just going with a simple 18x8.5 et40ish with 245 tyres all round Snuggled under the guards for extra interweb points
    That second pic of the red 6 OMG... just needs some alloy front teeth ( FMIC FTW)
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    Those pic are scary. Whats the idea behind undersized tyres on those rims, I mean apart from making the car very unpleasant to drive and dangerous? Is there a point to it, or is it the age old story of young guys doing stupid mods because they are, well, young and stupid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmh001 View Post
    Those pic are scary. Whats the idea behind undersized tyres on those rims, I mean apart from making the car very unpleasant to drive and dangerous? Is there a point to it, or is it the age old story of young guys doing stupid mods because they are, well, young and stupid?
    It's a trend called Hellaflush. Started in the US (or maybe Japan, not 100% sure).

    I like the meaning from Answers.com

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_hellaflush




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    Aha. Thanks for that. So it's the automotive equivalent of planking, except that you put a lot of other lives at risk instead of just your own. Surely there are better ways to announce to the world you are a moron.

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    as soon as he mentioned "hellaflush" was afraid it would turn into this...
    sigh...

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    Haha , must say with the right amount of offset they do look very aggressive .

    I have a second set of 17 x 8.5 +35 ?? so I would be keen to try these out , I would end up going for a smaller tyre to prevent rubbing etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmh001 View Post
    Aha. Thanks for that. So it's the automotive equivalent of planking, except that you put a lot of other lives at risk instead of just your own. Surely there are better ways to announce to the world you are a moron.
    Announcing to the world you are a moron would be to tank slap in a shitter 6 banger, and immediately curb it . Stretched tyres and offset are to achieve a certain look .... afaik , no one has been killed because of this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazdab8 View Post
    .... afaik , no one has been killed because of this
    My day job involves working out how morons get themselves and innocent others killed, so it's a bit difficult to say nothing at times like these. When a tyre manufacturer says that their 225 tyre wont fit on a 9.5 inch rim, it's not because they don't like how it looks. And that's to say nothing of the fact insurance will be void when the inevitable happens driving on a defective tyre/rim combination.

    BTW you may have trouble fitting some 17's over the brakes on an MPS.

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    If they clear evo brembos , then im sure there wouldnt be any problem with a the calipers on one of these .

    Depends on how concave they are as well... time will tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by laser beam View Post
    mazdab8, browse these threads for your hella flush inspiration - OFFICIAL AGGRESSIVE OFFSET THREAD - Mazdaspeed Forums
    and 6/MS6 Wheel Photo Thread

    There's a member on there running 19x9.5 et25 on his MS6. Looks dope. But probably drives like balls on Australian roads...

    Here's a quick few photos:




    Specs:


    Oh yeah, forgot about this one. Here's a more conservative set up that I really LIKE! These wheels are only $260 each from tirerack... hmmm oh so tempting




    Specs:


    So you can definitely push the limits of the conventional 8-8.5 et30 wheel upgrade as seen above... its just up to you on how much you want to be hassled with pothole dodging and driveway angling. The front of the 6mps bar overhangs a fair bit.

    Me personally, I like corners too much. So I'm just going with a simple 18x8.5 et40ish with 245 tyres all round Snuggled under the guards for extra interweb points
    Sorry to hijack your thread. But I got in touch with Tirerack.com about the BE GTS-AV. It's a BMW wheel. Absolutely will not fit a 3 or 6. So he says they've modified the car with an adapter which they don't deal in for safety reasons. The lengths that people go to. Looks good though.
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    I'll be putting my MPS6 on the market in about a months time Atm it's only done 17550km.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeldarb View Post
    Sorry to hijack your thread. But I got in touch with Tirerack.com about the BE GTS-AV. It's a BMW wheel. Absolutely will not fit a 3 or 6. So he says they've modified the car with an adapter which they don't deal in for safety reasons. The lengths that people go to. Looks good though.
    Incorrect. They used to be a BMW-only wheel.

    They might not be recommended for a 3 or 6, but they sure do fit a RX8 - tirerack link

    The owner ordered x4 rears in 19". He explained to us on another forum how he obtained them.

    The tirerack employee you talked to is a newbie me thinks.
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