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Mazda MAZDA3, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#2741 of 2744 Re: 205/50/VR17 vs. 205/55/VR17 tires.... [igozoomzoom]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 07, 2008 (7:15 am)
It's actually a pretty big difference... The 205/55-17 are about 3.2% bigger.. (diameter/circumference)...
I'd stick to the stock size...
#2742 of 2744 Re: 205/50/VR17 vs. 205/55/VR17 tires.... [kyfdx]
Aug 07, 2008 (8:33 am)
I would stick with the 50, I am running 215/50/17 on my mazda 3 hatchback, I bought the Cooper CS4 Touring tire. Awesome, awesome tire. The wider footprint gives it more of an aggresive stance and it helps with the handling as well.
Nov 14, 2008 (11:59 pm)
I recently bought a 2008 Mazda3 hatchback with an automatic. I love it, but after a few months its dawned on me that one thing that I don't like is the light-weight, almost feather feel of the gas pedal/throttle. I have to work at sensing just how much I'm stepping into the gas, and I prefer to have a heftier feel to the pedal. I've read about the electronic throttle and its quirks relative to having a throttle wire, but I was wondering if there was a potentially simple way of getting the gas pedal adjusted so that more pressure was required to depress it. Even as I'm writing this I just know that there's likely no way this is something that the dealer would mess with even if I asked, but thought that maybe someone would have an idea.
#2744 of 2744 Re: throttle feel [mazda4etc]
Nov 17, 2008 (10:48 am)
I have to work at sensing just how much I'm stepping into the gas, and I prefer to have a heftier feel to the pedal.
Sounds like the gearing to which you have to get used. My Mazda Protege5 is similarly "light". Comes in handy for passing.