Just before new years I ordered a set of OZ Superturismo LM 18×8 +45 wheels with 225/40R18 Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Specs. They came in and I installed them early this month. I just haven’t uploaded the pictures and such until now.
I spent a lot of time trying to decide which wheels to get. It eventually came down to the OZ Alleggeritas and the OZ Superturismo LMs. I decided to go with the LMs because the Alleggeritas always look smaller than the really are, and I didn’t think that look suited the Mazdaspeed3 well. I think they pictures speak for themselves.
The new wheel and tire package ended up being about 1.5lbs lighter (44.5lbs per/corner vs. 46lbs/corner) than stock per corner. So not much in weight savings. But I gained 1/2in. in wheel width and quite a bit of rubber.
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