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Re: 17 inch alloys
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2021, 09:11:21 PM »
They should fit, I seem to recall to keep your rolling diameter you'll need to fit 205/55 R17 (original size for that wheel is 205/50 R17 if fitted to a gen 2) but worth putting it in a calculator to make sure it stays similar. We never got a 17 inch on the gen 3 in the UK but it is listed as an option for other markets.

As an aside seem quite expensive for what they are, look like a gen 2 sport wheel which if you can pick up for as low as 80-100 quid a set in just off a car condition. Plenty of 2.2ds and 1.6ds come up for breaking on the UK Facebook group (in fact there's a 2.2d with a siezed engine being broken currently).
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Re: 17 inch alloys
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2021, 10:05:26 PM »
ah thank you will take a look on facebook.
Ye it`s a gen 3 that I have.
I guess they don`t actually have to be mazda one`s so will see if there are any second had ones as quite fancy black.
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Re: 17 inch alloys
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2021, 10:14:46 PM »
Only reason I mention it is the top ones are one of the most commonly available wheel options on a gen 2 (I have some on mine oddly enough) but painted.

If you're heading away from Mazda wheels obviously make sure to get 5 x 114.3 and correct centre bore etc. Pretty much all Mazda wheels are interchangeable so doesn't have to be off a 3, can be off a 6 or a CX etc.

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Re: 17 inch alloys
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2021, 08:41:31 AM »
I know this is a resurrection from the grave but it's relevant.  I replaced my corroded originals. There are good quality companies out there that can provide exactly what you want. You just need to do a little research.
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Re: 17 inch alloys
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2021, 08:41:31 AM »