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Got a GS with 16" alloy in Canada. And I am shopping for winters. Normally people like to do minus one size for winters. Just wondering if 15" is doable. Do they have enough clearance of brakes?

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Got a GS with 16" alloy in Canada. And I am shopping for winters. Normally people like to do minus one size for winters. Just wondering if 15" is doable. Do they have enough clearance of brakes?

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I’m not sure about that Ron.

There is a wide range of choice on 16s so I would stick with them.
 

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Went with 16" steel wheels for snows from the 18" alloys on GT. (Canada) Just to be sure, got the rims from Mazda dealer rather than take a chance on "universal" steel wheels.
Noticed that the part number for the Mazda 16" alloys for CX-3 is the same as for the Mazda 3 but I was told part number for the CX-3 steel wheels is different.
They fit and look fine (with used Mazda 3 wheel disks) and do not have to worry about banging up more expensive alloys in the winter.
As there is no 15" wheel option for the CX-3 (here at least), I would probably stick with 16s to avoid possible issues.
 

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I took this photo of the clearance on the 16 inch wheels. You might get another 1/2 inch.

 

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I took this photo of the clearance on the 16 inch wheels. You might get another 1/2 inch.

Thanks guys. Thanks anchorman for the picture.. from the picture you provided, it doesn't look like 15" will fit...

Just so happen my friend has a set of 15" xi2 lying around... I'll stick with 16" like plepak mentioned 16" is already thick (tall sidewall) enough, probably no point going minus one..

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Thanks guys. Thanks anchorman for the picture.. from the picture you provided, it doesn't look like 15" will fit...

Just so happen my friend has a set of 15" xi2 lying around... I'll stick with 16" like plepak mentioned 16" is already thick (tall sidewall) enough, probably no point going minus one..

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If you've got access to a set, try one on. You're only looking for half an inch on radius
 
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