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post #41 of 101 Old 02-13-2019, 07:55 PM
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Ground clearance.
Larger tire.
Though I suspect it's mostly aesthetics.


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Ground clearance.
Larger tire.
Though I suspect it's mostly aesthetics.
Do you think putting 225/55R18 tires is possible with stock suspension without rubbing?
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Do you think putting 225/55R18 tires is possible with stock suspension without rubbing?
I want to tentatively say "probably" but I'm not certain.

https://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Specification  Sidewall  Radius  Diameter  Circumference  Revs/Mile  Difference
215/50-18         4.2in  13.2in    26.5in         83.1in        762        0.0%
225/55-18         4.9in  13.9in    27.7in         87.2in        727        4.8%
225/55-18 only has about 3/4" taller sidewall and there's a fair amount of clearance under the fenders.

That said, keep in mind that your speedometer will read almost 5% low for a given speed. Keep an eye on those speed traps.


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Have you seen the website Spaccers? Supposedly they can make spacers for any rig.. costs about 1,100 USD to lift about 2in. Thoughts? Should I try it out?
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I emailed them multiple times regarding how installation would work and never got a reply which isnt too reassuring not to mention that price lol. The main issue here isnt the spacer because even these ebay spacers I bought 'should'work. The issue is the factory rear spring/suspension configuration of the mazda cx-3 itself. Even if you were to get the spacers you would still have the same issue with trying to install them and 2" will never work in the rear unless you heavily modify axle components and run a longer brake fluid line. Then you would have the spring basically trying to 'bend' outwards which is super dangerous. Their spacers are also C-spacers meaning theres an open end which will slide off of the cx-3 since the spring 'mount' on top and even the bottom need a fully closed piece or else itl literally slide off.

Ive contemplated too much on this topic haha

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Also those spacers dont take into consideration the travel of the shock/strut itself so youll be in for quite a unusual ride. The main reason I decided to try these ebay ones was because it lifted from the top of the strut/shock/spring mounts themselves so you will technically still have oem 'comfort' without being too intrusive and throwing off original specifications aside for the alignment needed when changing height.

Just a reminder that the front lift does work as does the rear shocks, its the rear spring that is the issue :/

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You’ve definitely thought of everything lmao! I appreciate all the foot work you’ve done for this mod, seems like there really isn’t anything that’ll work.. I recently tried to contact fabrication shops and ask if they could try to help me, they told me to buy one online and they’ll install. So much for that..
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I figured out how to get 15mm or 0.98 inches lifted by adding zero.

CX-30

oddly for my purpose it may be just enough extra height .

and trunk space .. but smaller than the CX- 5 . hope the price is between the CX-3 and the CX-5

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I figured out how to get 15mm or 0.98 inches lifted by adding zero.

CX-30

oddly for my purpose it may be just enough extra height .

and trunk space .. but smaller than the CX- 5 . hope the price is between the CX-3 and the CX-5
Maybe you can use cx-30 springs and shocks.

On a side note, do you think 29" diameter tires fit? I am thinking of putting 235/60/18 to give my cx-3 a extra inch in height.
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Someone responded on a FB post I made about lifting the CX-3. They had successfully lifted theirs using these springs. Looks like I know what I'll be doing next time I have a few bucks.

AWD (I think): https://www.blackhawkjapan.com/products/tanabe-dk5awuk
FWD (I think): https://www.blackhawkjapan.com/products/tanabe-dk5fwuk
No Idea: https://www.blackhawkjapan.com/products/tanabe-dkefwuk

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Tanabe UP210 lift springs are available for the CX-3. Got a set, Installed them on our CX-3. Lifted the car ~30mm. Then I installed 255/40R19 wheel / tire combo with no rubbing issues whatsoever. The ride though is just noticeably underdamped now as the stock dampers lack the necessary rebound control for the firmer springs. I’m waiting on either a set of TEIN Endura Pro dampers or KYB New SR dampers that supposedly have ~10-15% more damping force / firmness compared to stock dampers. Here’s a pic of ours lifted already

Ample length for the brake lines too so no worries about pulling anything. Shop that installed it said CV angles were fine as was the steering gear too. Nothing stressed or put in an extreme angle
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