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Mazda CX-7, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#189 of 209 Re: Limited Tire Availablity for the i Sport??? [kyfdx]
Feb 27, 2011 (3:40 pm)
I was replying to the post by 2010zoomzoom1 (Dec 03, 2010 9:45 am) in which it states that the standard tires on the 2010 i Sport are size 235/65/R17. I thought that all 2010 CX-7 i Sports came with the size on my car which is 215/70/17 and that size is also quoted as the correct OEM size by Tire Rack. I wonder if this could be a reason for prematuire wear. I do agree that it is terrible to have no choice of tire in either of these two sizes. We are stuck with Bridgestone Duellers.
Here is the post in question:
NEW 2010 Mazda CX-7 i SPORT
235/65/R17 ~This size is ONLY made by Bridgestone in the Dueller and the Blizztak. Does anyone else think this is HORRIBLE????
Why wasn't i told about the limited tire availability before i paid 27,000 for this car?
I have already had to replace my tires after 6,000 miles....BS! i need to know what i can do about this.
#190 of 209 Re: Limited Tire Availablity for the i Sport??? [coaster]
Mar 31, 2011 (6:39 am)
The correct tire size on my cx-7 is the 215-70-17....that is correct. I feel very strongly about not having any options on tires...especiall when the Dueller H/L in this size is a non mileagle warranty tire.....
if i would have known this when i purchased the car, i would have went with the 18" wheels and turbo. I was think economical and it has kicked me right in the butt! I have filed complaints with the BBB, Attorney General with my state and with Mazda USA. I have gotten NOWHERE! i am ready to just trade it in.....when i had to replace my tires at 6100 miles, bridgeston didn't even have them in stock! i worry about this....what if i am traveling and something happens!
Anyone looking to purchase a 2010 CX-7 i sport with only 12,000 miles?!?!
#191 of 209 Re: Limited Tire Availablity for the i Sport??? [2010zoomzoom1]
Apr 07, 2011 (8:46 pm)
Quite a few of the major tire companies including Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear, etc. make tires in size 215x65x17. I just wonder if that size can be substituted for the original 215x70x17 Bridgestones.
#192 of 209 Re: Limited Tire Availablity for the i Sport??? [coaster]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 08, 2011 (3:20 am)
Also... 225/65-17 or 235/65-17 would be even closer to the original diameter.... if your wheels are wide enough.... 7.5" is plenty for either... 7" wheels will probably take the 225s.. but, might be a little narrow for 235s...
#193 of 209 Re: Limited Tire Availablity for the i Sport??? [kyfdx]
Apr 08, 2011 (10:10 am)
thank you for all your advice. I was told to totally recify the issue, i would have to buy an aftermarket tire package, and i could go with 18". How would that affect my speedometer?
I just don't know why they even offer the FWD CX-7 if the tire availability is so scarce.
it is such a shame that after buying the car brand new, 12 months ago, i am now looking into buying new wheels to fix something MAZDA should have caught in the beginning.
i am just a little frustrated at this point.
#194 of 209 Re: Limited Tire Availablity for the i Sport??? [2010zoomzoom1]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 08, 2011 (1:51 pm)
No need to go to 18", unless your 17" wheels can't handle a slightly wider 17" tire...
The cheapest alternative would be to use the wheels you have.. Plus, switching to 18" will mean a lower profile, and may change ride/handling characteristics in ways you won't like..
Plus, 18" tires are about 25% more expensive than comparable 17" tires..
Apr 08, 2011 (1:59 pm)
Checking the Mazda website, your wheels are 17 X 7... That might be a little narrow for a 225 or 235 width tire..
They give the factory alternative as 235/60-18 on 18 X 7.5" wheels.. Lots of choices in that size...
I have to agree... not great alternatives....
#197 of 209 Re: well.. [wilmeland]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 09, 2011 (8:29 am)
I agree.... but, I run tires in a similar size.... and, 225s don't fit on any rim smaller than 7" wide.... 7" is a stretch.... and, may work..
Apr 28, 2011 (5:51 am)
i am still having issues with my tires...they are 6 months old and have 4,000 miles on them and they are already wearing, by almost 1/2! I am not sure if i should change my tires/rims because of my computer system, speedometer ect.....i am concerned that it may cost me more in the long run. i don't believe that as a consumer i should be left without options or a recitification that may cost me thousands of $$$$........i can't get an answer from Mazda, my dealership or any official as what to do...... i don't drive irratically, or many miles for my tires to be wearing down so fast.