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Mazda CX-7, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#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.
#199 of 209 Re: well.. [2010zoomzoom1]
Apr 28, 2011 (10:38 am)
I have not had the extreme problem you have, but my Bridgestone's were cracking both sides and between treads. I took the vehicle to the Firestone/Bridgestone dealer and they submitted it to the factory and I received a complete new set of tires at N/C. This is the reason I stayed with the same tire, OEM's because they donot have a very good reputation.
You can look on line and see what tires are available in the size needed. Tires Direct.com will show you reviews on all brands and it makes it easier to make a choice. Good Luck. I know it can be very frustrating.