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post #1 of 18 Old 08-11-2015, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Tire size

Hello.

I don't know anything about tire and wheels. My friend is selling 4 winter tire + rims on 235/60R17 and was wondering if it fits on the CX-3 (was on a CX-5).

I know it's sad to start a thread for a single question, but I got a good deal and don't want to passed them out if it fits !
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I suspect the bolt pattern is the same because the hubs of both the CX-3 and CX-5 are derived from the Mazda 3. The tires however, are too tall to maintain proper clearances and speedometer calibration. It would also cause the motor to run at a lower rpm at any given road speed in car that is already geared too tall for economy purposes, hurting acceleration. And that is assuming you could stuff them under the wheel wells, which I doubt.

If you want to reshod the 17" wheels with 215/55 or 225 50 17s, that would probably work, as that would roughly maintain the stock overall wheel/tire diameter, but be sure the bolt pattern and center hole line up.



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Yeah, finally found some information about it.
9.7% bigger isn't the best solution.

Anyway, thanks man, appreciated.

I will probably go for 215/55R17.
According to this site, it looks good !
https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc...0r18-215-55r17

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Hi there.

Almost looking forward to winter myself to see how my CX-3 performs

Also got the GT model with the 18in wheels, but I'll be buying a set of 16in winter mags with the standard 215/60/R16 that Mazda runs on the GX and GS models.

Already scoped the Nokia Hakappeliitta. Only question left is studs or no studs?

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As you wish. In some underground parking it is not allowed to have studded tires, but driving on icy area / snowy surface is much better on studded tires.
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I have a friend who is selling some 205/55/16 snow tires for a decent price. I'm not too versed in tires, but from what I've been able to google, it sounds as though the size difference is fairly minimal.

Can anyone here tell me if I would be able to put these tires on a CX-3 when I eventually buy one?
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I have a friend who is selling some 205/55/16 snow tires for a decent price. I'm not too versed in tires, but from what I've been able to google, it sounds as though the size difference is fairly minimal.

Can anyone here tell me if I would be able to put these tires on a CX-3 when I eventually buy one?
You could put them on, but they are too small. Reduced ground clearance, busier engine at cruise, inaccurate speed readings, and look silly. Go to tirerack.com for sizing.
To maintain approximate appropriate diameter on the 16" wheels

205/65/16 (less width)
225/55/16 (more width)




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I have a similar question.

An acquaintance is selling a set of OEM mazda 3, (design 143) 17inch wheels with 205/50 winter tyres. Wheels and tyres are in good condition and fairly priced.

Wheel pattern is same, I imagine width and offset will be a little different. I dont know enough to be sure if it matters.

But. Tyre shop chap tells me the tyres are too small.

Any thoughts?
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The radius of the 18 inch wheels with tyres is 327mm. Your mate’s 17s with tyre would be 318mm. It might make your speedo show incorrectly.

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I tried reading the suggestions above but am finding it a little confusing. I'm in the market for some winter tires for my CX - 3 AWD GT.

Right now it has the 18" wheels but I want to a get a whole new set of tires/rims for the winter seasons here!
Can anyone give suggestions on what I should get?!

I hear the Michelin X-ice are good, but if I can get away with saving some $$ I'm open to anything as long as they fit on the car ok!

Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks!
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