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    2003 Mazda Protege 5

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    Ogden, Utah


    i have a 2003 MP5 and I was wondering if 17 wheels would fit or if i would have to do any special modifications or i can just put any on

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    Springfield, MO Area
    17's at around a +40 offset will fit pretty good, with a 205/45 or 215/45 tire. A 7" wide wheel is a good fit.

    +35 will rub sometimes with a 215 in the back at stock height, but not with a 205.
    2002 Protege5 5 Speed, Pure White, FSZE Swap, Konig Incident 17's
    2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3

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    Mazda, Protege5

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    Dec 2010
    Bel Air, MD
    According to TireRack, you can fit up to 18" wheel on our P5s, although I wouldn't put 18s on mine.

    As for offsets, this will depend on the wheel width. It looks like if you are in the 40s for offsets, you should be fine for 7" to 8" wheels, but again, this depends on the tires.

    Use Tire Racks wheel and tire shopping tool, they are guaranteed to fit. The downside is that they are very conservative when it comes to fitments, so there are more combos that might fit without modification, but Tire Rack won't list it if it is too close.

    You can call them with custom set ups, but they won't guarantee the fit of course.

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    Swollen Member Natey's Avatar
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    Pleasure Point, California
    17" x 7.5 wide fits perfectly and looks great. It'll need a +45 to +48 offset not to rub with 215 wide tires. The Mazdaspeed Protege came from the factory with 17x7s and a +55 offset.

    Here's my P5 on 18 x 7.5 +48 with a 215/40 tire.
    NPOT (Norcal Protege Options Team)

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    Mazda 323 BJ Astina 2002

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    Mar 2018
    Wollongong, NSW
    Does anyone know if the Australian delivered astina 1.8 can take the same sized tyres?

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    2002 323 protege

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    ingham queensland
    Quote Originally Posted by Toasty_Tubs View Post
    Does anyone know if the Australian delivered astina 1.8 can take the same sized tyres?
    As the Sp20 in Australia came with 16' wheels then you will have no problem legally, you just need to source some in 4x100 pcd.

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    '02 Mazda Protege5

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    Mount Kisco NY
    I just put 17s on my 02 with no problem. I think 18 would look too big personally but it should fit according to TireRack. They're the best site. I have never had a fitment problem with them in all the cars I've had.

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