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Thread: New member - 2011 Mazda 3 MPS

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    Hi guys,

    Thought I'd sign up as this forum looks great.

    Picking up a late 2011 Pearl White 3 MPS this Saturday.

    Already enquiring about black Oz Allegerita HLT's from TireRack hehe.

    Not really any mods planned apart from different wheels - this is a replacement for the wife's car for the work commute so need to keep it sensible.

    We are in west side Brisbane so if you spot us on Moggill Road/Coro Drive or Ipswich Mwy give us a wave if we don't first!

    Cheers.

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    Welcome aboard!

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    Welcome.
    I like your planned taste in wheels!

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    Welcome!

    +1 for CWP

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    Just got to work out if these in 18 x 8 will fit with 48 mm offset. According to willtheyfit it sits 2.3 mm closer to the strut and pokes out an extra 10.3 mm (if I'm reading it correctly using a 52 mm offset for the OEM wheels).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockDr View Post
    Just got to work out if these in 18 x 8 will fit with 48 mm offset. According to willtheyfit it sits 2.3 mm closer to the strut and pokes out an extra 10.3 mm (if I'm reading it correctly using a 52 mm offset for the OEM wheels).
    Did a quick check on stock (18x7.5 +52) and the OZ rims (18x8 +48)
    1010TIRES.COM - Wheel Offset Calculator

    2mm less inner clearance, and 10mm more outer position.
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    Excellent, so thats pretty much what I figured.

    Looking at around $2200 delivered from TireRack, not including GST, exchange rates and fees.

    Good deal?

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    From my experience that seems like an average deal... the tax will be the killer.

    Honestly I would rather go through a place like LSD Motorsports on EBAY (or any other reputable seller) and get a set on ENKEI rims for ~$1100 at my door.
    OZ rims have never been at the top of my rim list due to price. I almost had a set of OZ Ultraleggera in near new condition with tyres for $850.

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    Hi Dan,

    Which Enkei's were those?

    I was also looking at the Enkei GTC01 which is AU$2037 shipped from LSD Motorsports.

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    Welcome, another Queenslander. I'm at Moorooka. Hope to see you around


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    It has been a while since I checked out LSD Motorsport, so my last post was a bit on the optimistic side for current pricing

    I was looking at RPF1's for both my WRX and current MPS3 at the time 18x9 for the WRX and I only toyed with the idea for the MPS. Ended up going with RX8 Gen1 rims.

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    I worked out with the help of the Customs website that total duty and GST payable would be approx AU$338 (using 0.92 exchange rate).

    That makes a set of these wheels $2713 all up, or $678 per wheel.

    Waiting on a local price before any further decision.

    Will be scoping out others in the meantime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeldarb View Post
    Welcome, another Queenslander. I'm at Moorooka. Hope to see you around
    Cheers, a red MPS was behind me this morning on Ipswich Rd, before it splits at the Muddy Farmer pub, prob around 6:30am.

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    Welcome! more qld forum memebers is what we need :P

    -1 for those wheels dude! especially at that price.......
    there's rota g force wheels that have the same look, same effect but not so hard on the old wallet @albii has the ones I'm on about

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockDr View Post
    Cheers, a red MPS was behind me this morning on Ipswich Rd, before it splits at the Muddy Farmer pub, prob around 6:30am.
    Alas no. I'm on gold rims...can miss me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinsin View Post
    Welcome! more qld forum memebers is what we need :P

    -1 for those wheels dude! especially at that price.......
    there's rota g force wheels that have the same look, same effect but not so hard on the old wallet @albii has the ones I'm on about
    Yeah I'm starting to think the whole thing is getting a bit pricey.

    Rota any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockDr View Post
    Yeah I'm starting to think the whole thing is getting a bit pricey.

    Rota any good?
    Rotas break on the track apparently... Or crack or whatever
    i haven't seen it and to be honest I don't think they would crack with the power Mps puts out
    maybe carrying a 500hp skyline gtr or Evo that zips around corners like a fly...
    But for the Mps I think rotas are just fine

    Plus they look hot

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    Welcome :-)

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    Welcome mate.

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    Cheers guys. I rang Bridgestone for a price on those Oz racing wheels and they quoted me $695 per wheel minus rubber, so that's not that much more than getting them from tirerack. I then rang Mazda for a price for the new mps black wheels and they quoted me $814 per wheel minus rubber!!!!!!!!!

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