Been thinking about 22s again. I like this look:
And I can get these wheels for $307 CAD, no tax and free shipping. They are Fast, which has a relationship with Mazda. They are made in Montreal.
Problem is that they only come in satin bronze and gloss black. I actually emailed them to ask if they'll ever be producing them in the ever popular gunmetal or titanium. If not, I was thinking of DIY spray painting them. Then if I didn't like the shade after one season I could change to something else. Also down below is a titanium shade I like.
Now, when the mechanic changes the wheels to put on my winters, which will be the OEM 18s with winters on, they could chip the paint around the lugnuts and I'd have to touch up every year. Also because of normal wear and tear of course.
Looks good! I really want to lower my car now lol..
Personally I'd go with the satin bronze if those are your only colour options for those wheels. Then, as @youri mentioned, try Superwrap for a cheap, temporary solution until you decide on a permanent colour. Once you decide, you'd remove the Superwrap and then have them powdercoated as @MGMGT16 suggested, or professionally painted (or DIY spray painted).
Also, personal preference here, but on the CX-9, especially with 22s, i prefer fuller wheels (multiple spoke) over 5 spoke or very thin spoke set up because the brake components on the CX-9 are not that big and looks very small in the 22 inch wide opening. Calipers are also unpainted so not that great to look at as they age and start showing surface rust.
Unfortunately, we do not do special colours and those are the only available options for the foreseeable future. It is always possible to get the wheels powder coated post purchase to get exact colour you desire.
Thanks man. Makes sense.
Anyone here themselves or read about others who say the ride on those size tires is rough?