I recently started taking my 2008 mazda 3 (2.0 L) to open track events. It has the stock 15 inch steel wheels with 195/65-15 size tires.
I am ready to get a set of wheels and tires for track use only.
My question is what size wheels and tires are best for the track?
I have read people will get wide rims and put the narrowest tires possible on them to reduce sidewall flex?
I was thinking 16"x7.5" or 17"x7.5" wheels, does wheel size matter, is one better than the other?
according to tire rack the widest tire I can use (without rubbing) for each wheel size is:
225/50R16 or 225/45-17
I would like to know your suggestions regarding the best tire size for track usage as I am pretty new to this!
Also wheel and tire suggestions are welcome...
I have attached a pic of what I did to my current front tires