I like a 15x6.5 wheel with this offset because I think it represents the most conservative way to up-size to a 15” wheel on a Mirage without concerns about sticking out too far, rubbing, etc. Plus it’s a perfect match for 185-55-15 tires, which gives you a lot of tire options including low rolling resistance and snow tires. And for those of us who monitor fuel mileage closely, you can run a 15” wheel/LRR tire combination like mine without taking a mpg hit vs Enasaves.
Originally Posted by Mossy1
Those 15x7 wheels should fit. They are ½” wider than my 6.5” wheels. That extra half inch is split about evenly (be sure to plug your numbers into the willtheyfit.com website). They will stick out ¼” more than my wheels and will sit into the fender an extra ¼”. You shouldn’t need spacers with that setup. Honestly…you wouldn’t want to push those wheels outward any further. They will already be close to lining up with the edges of the fenders as is. The only issue is that you might have some tire rubbing in the front fender wells if you turn the steering wheel to a full lock one way or the other. There are people on this forum running 7” wide wheels with 195 tires. Search and you may find some photos.
I found some American Racing rims AR-388 locally that are 15X7 ET+40
I’m thinking along the same lines as Johnny Mullet. Why run the nicer wheels in the winter with snow tires? Once you get some larger wheels/tires on the car, you won't want to take them off.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.4 mpg (US) ... 21.9 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.7 mpg (Imp)