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So before I go on, I just want to lay out my plans. I'm not going extreme, just subtle as this Mazda 3 GT is my daily driver and I don't need something totally off the hook.

So...
On the day I picked up my new ride.
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Summer setup...
Just picked up my summer wheels and had them installed. Wheel shop discovered FAST wheels made a mistake in their math, as the guys had to use a pair of 3mm wheel spacers for the front end as the wheels/tires did not have enough clearance.
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Mario at Bodykit Warehouse had to call them and notify them of this minor issue. Hated having to wait a month for these wheels, but so worth the wait.
You can pick up a wheel with your pinky finger! Wish I had taken a picture to show you guys.
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Love these wheels! As soon as it came out of the garage, I was over the moon. One of the guys had to get pictures of my car, as I am the first of their customers with these wheels. And they were amazed at how well these wheels look, especially on a black car.
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I will get better pictures up tomorrow after I have washed her.

In two weeks, window tint and than my subwoofer install next month.
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So before I go on, I just want to lay out my plans. I'm not going extreme, just subtle as this Mazda 3 GT is my daily driver and I don't need something totally off the hook.

So...
On the day I picked up my new ride.
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Winter setup...
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Summer setup...

Love these wheels! As soon as it came out of the garage, I was over the moon. One of the guys had to get pictures of my car, as I am the first of their customers with these wheels. And they were amazed at how well these wheels look, especially on a black car.
I whole-heartedly agree with the guys at your shop. Your choice of summer wheels looks really sharp!

I'm curious, did the steelies that you run for your winter set-up come stock? (I ask because here in the US, only the 2.0L SV and iSport trims come with stock steelies, and your car is a GT trim level.)

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Mazda gave them to me with free winter tires. Which were absolute crap! I soled them off, and am using my 17" MSRs from the Lancer I had as winter wheels.
The 2.0L M3 I test drove did not have steel wheels. It came with 16" alloys. I did not bother to ask which trim level, but I know on the most basic, you get steelies up here.
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GX model gets 16" steelies
GS model gets 16" alloy
GT model gets 18" alloy
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what are the specs of the wheels? 18x8 +45
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18x8 40mm offset. 19lbs a piece
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Windows Tinted

Got my windows last week. Three shops later...

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First shop I was going to was advertising ceramic tint for $350. No one answered their phone, no one returned my calls or emails to book an appointment, so they were out.
Next shop was one I dealt with before. They booked 4 cars in at the same time (9 am) and none of the employees showed up. Myself and the three other customers all left by 10:30.
Finally found a shop behind where I work and they were done within 3 hours.
20% tint all around $250 and change.
Very pleased with the results and came with a lifetime warranty.
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Subwoofer install

Got my subwoofers installed today.

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2 12" Infinity 1260 watt 300 RMS 2 ohm subs
JL Audio 1000 watt amp
Wirez 4 awg amp kit
Pac 2 channel adjustable high w/remote

I knew these subs would pound when turned up, but...DAMN!! Love the bass on these things. Felt like the car was going to fall apart!

A friend called me a 32 year old child. And she is right!!
Absolutely happy!
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