Last post on Sep 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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Mazda CX-7, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#204 of 209 Re: is it just me? [alaskacx7]/CX7 BEST TIRES
Sep 18, 2011 (7:01 pm)
In reading this thread about CX-7 tires, I would agree that the original tires put on the car were bad wearing tires (we have a 2008 CX-7 and the original tires were GOODYEAR RSAs.
I got rid of them at about 23,000 and switched to Yokohama PARADAs from the TireRack. I also bought a new set of wheels that they had on special discount. My CX-7 now has 19" O-Z wheels with the Yokohama PARADAs and the car drives and handles MUCH better. - AND that is in rain and snow as well.
I did a lot of research on the tires and the PARADAs are a great fit for performance in Mud and Snow. (We have had some real bad winters the last two years and the CX-7 handles great)
My advice to any looking at replacing the original tires - go with the Yokohama's and if you can, up to 19" wheels. The car handles much better. (we are at 44,000 miles on the car now - tires are still sticky and have great traction)
#205 of 209 Re: Limited Tire Availablity for the i Sport??? [2010zoomzoom1]
Oct 03, 2011 (12:33 pm)
We have only had our CX-7 a month. We ran over a screw last week puncturing the tire. As many of you have already discovered the tires are impossible to get. How do you design a car with no tire availability. Shame on Mazda.
The part that makes me the most angry, is we asked the salesman if the tires on the car where standard 17inch easy to find tires, and he told us they were. I guess shame on us for not checking he was telling the truth.
I am not even sure when we can get a replacement now. This was suppose to be our main vehicle for traveling, which we do quite frequently, but now feels like a useless car. If we get a flat on a 500 mile trip somewhere we are completely stranded.
I am feeling really duped by both Mazda and our local dealership.
#206 of 209 Re: Limited Tire Availablity for the i Sport??? [tigerhawk48]
Oct 03, 2011 (1:48 pm)
Go to tirerack.com or better yet - CALL them. They can fix you up with tires.
I cannot believe you cannot get replacement tires.
Another idea - go to a different dealer more focused on service.
#207 of 209 Re: Limited Tire Availablity for the i Sport??? [tigerhawk48]
Oct 04, 2011 (4:56 am)
thank you for agreeing with me! finally! it is such a shame....honestly. i have taken alot of pain staken time and effort to try to get mazda to fess up to the design flaw of the CX-7, needless to say with no luck! i purchased my cx-7 brand new from a local dealership and when i started having a ton of issues with the tires, i started at the dealership first. no-one believed me. i even called around to smaller tire dealers hoping for some luck. NOPE! after 6 months of back and forth, a BBB claim, a lemon law claim and a call to my state attorney general's office....i had gotten no-where. i have waisted my money on that car, and have since taken the HIT and have traded it in on a chevy. i was not having MAZDA take any of my money anymore......
i wish you the best of luck....and if anyone wants to do a class action against MAZDA, let me know!
#208 of 209 Re: Limited Tire Availablity for the i Sport??? [2010zoomzoom1]
Oct 04, 2011 (5:47 am)
I am not sure I agree with you 100%. The tires we got on the 2008 CX-7 (Grand Touring model) originally were 18" Goodyear RSAs which did not last long at all (but most cars do NOT come with premium tires - they come with whatever the "best deal" is for the manufacturer)
We switched out to 19" O-Z wheels and 19" Yokohama Paradas (both from the TireRack) - and the CX-7 has driven well since then. (much better handling for the vehicle and better wear on the tires)
We have not experienced any other issues with the CX-7 and have thought it was a good car for the money spent. (we have about 48K miles on it). It is much better in snow than our previous car - a 2001 Subaru Forester(probably because it is heavier and has a longer wheel base).
I think if you would have switched out the tires you would have found it is a good all-around vehicle.
#209 of 209 18x8 rims, +40mm offset on 07 CX-7
Sep 12, 2012 (6:39 pm)
Hi guys, I own a 2007 CX-7 GT AWD. I'm looking to buy a used rims for winter use. Specs are 18 inch rims, 8 width and +40mm offset. Just wondering if this would fit my CX-7. Stock rims are 18 x 7.5 and 50mm offset.
Anybody knows if this would make a difference? Thanks!