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Ok, so i'm about 98% sure i'm going to do a little bit or purchasing tomorrow...

18x8.5 Front (225/45-18)
18x9.5 Rear (275/35-18)

 

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I like the rim, dunno if I am feelin' the gold though.
 

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I actually went ahead with the purchase today because after thinking about it for a few days, it really isn't going to cost me very much... (Older brother owes me $300, I have a $600 cheque that I haven't cashed from a while ago, and I have the rims/tires from my Celica to sell)

Marijke,
I absolutely LOVE the stock RX8 rims, they are one of the nicest rims i've came across... But they are stock and every RX8 owner has them aside from the cheap-o models with 16's on them... I can literally sell my stock RX8 rims for more money than what I am paying for the new rims. (A buddy here just got more money for his stock RX8 wheels, than I am paying for these wheels while they are on sale)

Doug,
Like most people, I would have went with Silver... Silver unfortunately was not available in these sizes at the moment, so I decided I would try something different... I've always liked Gold Rims on White cars, aswell as World Rally Blue STI's, so I figured i'd give them a shot... If I end up not liking them all that much, its really not a big deal to sell them to someone else and buy a new set in a little bit...

I've always loved 6-spoke rims and obviously rims with a lip on them, so these suit me quite well.

Zack,
You're french, and have a TRD badge on only one side of your car, your opinion doesn't matter here lol jk... I certainly don't expect everybody to be feeling the rims, just like I don't particularly like the rims I see on alot of other people's cars... But again, you're french, so maybe i'll just paint them red, white and blue with a little yellow star on there and then you'll have a hard on over them
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I'm not really a fan of the center caps on these rims, they are fine I guess, but if the stock Mazda ones fit, they will be going in there in place of them lol...
 

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I bet it will look pretty good when they are actually mounted on the car and mspaint-chopped on there. It looks a lot better in the first picture than it does in the second; must be the color differences or something.
 

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Hmmm, I like it much more in the 2nd picture than in the first one... LOL
I made another picture from the side, but it doesn't do much for me lol...



I only had one set of photos to work with... From a Nissan Silvia.... lol

This is what the rear will end up looking like, but with a nicer tread pattern (IMO)

 

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all in all, i think you made a good choice
if you can sell the rx8 rims for alot, go for it!! it looks good anyway, and not everyone has to like the rims right!
 

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I won't actually be selling th RX8 rims, will just be loaning them to my older brother for his Mazda6...
 

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Already posted in another thread, but I guess since this one is actually about the rims, i'll add some more:





 

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QUOTE (Hammer @ Dec 20 2007, 08:41 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=161160
Zack,
You're french, and have a TRD badge on only one side of your car, your opinion doesn't matter here lol jk... I certainly don't expect everybody to be feeling the rims, just like I don't particularly like the rims I see on alot of other people's cars... But again, you're french, so maybe i'll just paint them red, white and blue with a little yellow star on there and then you'll have a hard on over them
jk[/B]
Hey man! It's Donnie's fault he only gave me one TRD emblem. Any I speak better English than most Miramichiers anyway. I actually wonder what an Acadian themed rim would look like. Probably suck really bad now to think of it. Especially spinning lol.

QUOTE (MA70Supra88 @ Dec 20 2007, 10:08 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=161163
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Don't encourage him. Your not helping. lol

I kinda read this a bit late. I actually heard first hand about your rims rather than read it on the boards lol.

I like them having only 5 holes instead of the ones with a bunch of fitments like the ones you were looking at before. Can't wait to see how they actually turn out on the car.

Nice lip too.
 

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QUOTE (Kool_Aider @ Jan 5 2008, 10:59 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=161744
I like them having only 5 holes instead of the ones with a bunch of fitments like the ones you were looking at before. Can't wait to see how they actually turn out on the car.

Nice lip too.[/B]
The pictures shown on the website had the dual-fitment holes actually... But after seeing the rims on a few cars on the net, I was pretty sure they would arrive as just 5-holes instead of 10... Didn't really matter to me but I like 5 a little more lol.
 

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when do they go on the car?
 

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Not until the spring
Hoping sometime in April!
 

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Got a little bit bored and started working with my trusty old MS Paint again.

I thought the 215/35-18's on my brother's Sonata looked a bit odd without a drop... (Skinny Elastic-band tires on this size of a car lol)

Sooo, I made my rims a little more how i'd prefer them (bigger lips) and made his fit a little more accordingly (Widened the tire, the lip and lowered the Sonata)

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MS-Chopped
 

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With MS Paint... seriously, to be able to do that you must have WAY too much time to waste to master that kind of skill on such a ###### program lol.
 

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LOL dude, it takes barely any time whatsoever to do what I did here... But i've been tinkering with MS Paint for years lol...

Only thing I could ever use PS for was smudging, blurring and changing colors/shades of things lol... I wish I still had it lol.
 
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