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Scored a cheap set of Mazda wheels with snow tires on them, but the tire size is 215-60R17. Will they fit? I have my doubts, but not a biggie if they dont. The wheels were cheap. Ill just get a new set of snow tires. Anyone know?
 

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The 60-series will be about half an inch taller. There's quite a bit of space under the fenders and I'd bet it would fit, assuming the offset and backspacing of the wheels isn't too different.
 

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They are Mazda wheels, not sure what model they came off of, but the seller said they were last used on an MPV. They are 17x7.5, 5x114.3, with a 50 offset....so they are pretty close to the CX-3 wheel specs, yea?
 

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Yah, pretty close. As long they didn't go crazy on the hub bore diameter for some reason, it will probably work.
 

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If you're going to replace the tires, 215 55s would be the size you're looking for I think. The diameter is only 0.6% larger than the OE 16" according to the online calculator.
 

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So, just for reference... our 2019 CX-3 has the 215/50/18 size tires and wheels, and when plugged into the tire size comparison calculatior with the 215/60R17 tires, this is what the difference looks like...do the difference percentages look ok? We can live with the slightly off speedometer.
 

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Doing the math myself I came up with 215/60-17 being 2.6% larger. That shouldn't be a problem (at 100 mph indicated you'll be doing 102.6 mph).

Ideally, you want to keep the new size within 3% of the original size.

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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%

205/60-16         4.8in  12.8in    25.7in         80.7in        785       -2.9%
205/65-16         5.2in  13.2in    26.5in         83.2in        761        0.1%
215/60-16         5.1in  13.1in    26.2in         82.2in        771       -1.2%
215/65-16         5.5in  13.5in    27.0in         84.8in        747        2.0%
225/55-16         4.9in  12.9in    25.7in         80.9in        783       -2.7%
225/60-16         5.3in  13.3in    26.6in         83.7in        757        0.6%
235/55-16         5.1in  13.1in    26.2in         82.2in        770       -1.1%
235/60-16         5.6in  13.6in    27.1in         85.1in        744        2.4%

205/60-17         4.8in  13.3in    26.7in         83.8in        756        0.8%
215/55-17         4.7in  13.2in    26.3in         82.7in        767       -0.6%
215/60-17         5.1in  13.6in    27.2in         85.3in        743        2.6%
225/50-17         4.4in  12.9in    25.9in         81.2in        780       -2.3%
225/55-17         4.9in  13.4in    26.7in         84.0in        754        1.1%
235/50-17         4.6in  13.1in    26.3in         82.5in        768       -0.8%
235/55-17         5.1in  13.6in    27.2in         85.4in        742        2.7%

205/55-18         4.4in  13.4in    26.9in         84.4in        750        1.6%
215/50-18         4.2in  13.2in    26.5in         83.1in        762        0.0%
225/45-18         4.0in  13.0in    26.0in         81.6in        777       -1.9%
225/50-18         4.4in  13.4in    26.9in         84.4in        751        1.5%
235/45-18         4.2in  13.2in    26.3in         82.7in        766       -0.5%
235/50-18         4.6in  13.6in    27.3in         85.6in        740        3.0%
 

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Your attachment is a thumbnail for ants...

Doing the math myself I came up with 215/60-17 being 2.6% larger. That shouldn't be a problem (at 100 mph indicated you'll be doing 102.6 mph).

Ideally, you want to keep the new size within 3% of the original size.

Code:
Specification  Sidewall  Radius  Diameter  Circumference  Revs/Mile  Difference
215/50-18         4.2in  13.2in    26.5in         83.1in        762        0.0%

205/60-16         4.8in  12.8in    25.7in         80.7in        785       -2.9%
205/65-16         5.2in  13.2in    26.5in         83.2in        761        0.1%
215/60-16         5.1in  13.1in    26.2in         82.2in        771       -1.2%
215/65-16         5.5in  13.5in    27.0in         84.8in        747        2.0%
225/55-16         4.9in  12.9in    25.7in         80.9in        783       -2.7%
225/60-16         5.3in  13.3in    26.6in         83.7in        757        0.6%
235/55-16         5.1in  13.1in    26.2in         82.2in        770       -1.1%
235/60-16         5.6in  13.6in    27.1in         85.1in        744        2.4%

205/60-17         4.8in  13.3in    26.7in         83.8in        756        0.8%
215/55-17         4.7in  13.2in    26.3in         82.7in        767       -0.6%
215/60-17         5.1in  13.6in    27.2in         85.3in        743        2.6%
225/50-17         4.4in  12.9in    25.9in         81.2in        780       -2.3%
225/55-17         4.9in  13.4in    26.7in         84.0in        754        1.1%
235/50-17         4.6in  13.1in    26.3in         82.5in        768       -0.8%
235/55-17         5.1in  13.6in    27.2in         85.4in        742        2.7%

205/55-18         4.4in  13.4in    26.9in         84.4in        750        1.6%
215/50-18         4.2in  13.2in    26.5in         83.1in        762        0.0%
225/45-18         4.0in  13.0in    26.0in         81.6in        777       -1.9%
225/50-18         4.4in  13.4in    26.9in         84.4in        751        1.5%
235/45-18         4.2in  13.2in    26.3in         82.7in        766       -0.5%
235/50-18         4.6in  13.6in    27.3in         85.6in        740        3.0%
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When you say 3% you left the door wide open for the uninformed to figure out the numbers .
Can / will you state 3% of what? Are you saying the tire width, the tire side wall, over all tire diameter,or the wheel diameter?
As I see it, changing any one measurement alters the concept , such as Gas milage , the speedometer , the gear box ratio, braking , weight, cornering, comfort, steering, and wheel bearings.
Big fat tires , or conversely thin tires ,in my opinion do not help the look of the CX3, there are safety limits also..
Insurance companies always look for modifications.
personally I am not against change or experimentation that is a wonderful thing so long as it is with in limits and safety boundaries.
Most if not all the problems out there are generally not the tires on the CX3 it always the condition of the roads, the whole issue on tire selection relates to a compromise.
i asked my wife what she wanted out of tire, she said" comfort" . I want road holding on wet roads
What do you want?

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TIRE COMPOUND

There is a few more things i could include is the tire selection and that is the tire make up or tread type and tread compound how about milage value for money. How about all season or just plain summer tires.

May be it would be a good idea to make list your priorities and stick to it.

As an example .
the Pirelli P7 has a harder tire compound than the Pirelli P6 so the P7 will hopefully last longer that the Pirelli P6 , the P7 is a great tire , however ,the softer P6 will give better road holding by the way there is nothing wrong with the Pirelli P7 as i performs as good as any out there.

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