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#96 of 196 tire wear mazda5
Oct 10, 2007 (11:29 am)
Ihave 2006 mazda5,having same problem rear tires are gone,so I talk to mazda people and ofcourse they are blaming me oh you did not rotate the tire thats why it happend,then they blame toyo tire company.so I called toyo tire company they said there is problem with mazda5 even if you change your tire it will be the same problem there is no guarantee for the tires,why dont we all write to mazda car and ask them to rectify the problem.I also have nissan quest for last 8years no problem there and this brnd new car giving so much problem
#97 of 196 Re: tire wear mazda5 [arshadm]
Oct 10, 2007 (3:45 pm)
they're BIG tires on a pretty heavy car that accelerates and stops pretty good. You HAVE to keep tabs on the pressure, tires like that have pressure that go ALL OVER the place and if you drive them while the pressure is off (especially on the highway), they're going to be ruined. Think about it.. $8 for a tire pressure gauge, free air at the gas station, $40 for nitrogen in your tires compared to oh... $150 a tire every 25k miles..Pretty self explanatory here.
If you have searched Mazda5 owner forums you will see that MANY people who just kept tabs on the pressure and/or put nitrogen in their tired ended up very happy in the end.
#98 of 196 Re: Tire Choice [tacoman1]
Oct 18, 2007 (6:15 pm)
I just replaced the original Toyos on my 06 Mazda5 (with TPMS) at 50K; alignment problems early on had caused feathering. I put on 4 of the Kumho Ecsta ASX, filled with nitrogen ($30 extra), and what an improvement in the ride quality! I have Kumhos on my 02 Protege5 (after 2 sets of Dunlops), and have been happy with them there as well.
#99 of 196 Mazda5 Snow Tires 16"?
Feb 11, 2008 (6:47 am)
I've gotten different feedback from dealers on putting 16" snow tires on my 2007 Mazda5. The current tires are 205/50/R17.
Anyone have any experience going outside of the dealer (e.g. Tirerack.com)?
#100 of 196 Re: Mazda5 Snow Tires 16"? [mozam]
Feb 11, 2008 (12:48 pm)
I replaced my 205/50 17 all season tires with 205/55 16 snow tires. No problems.
#101 of 196 Re: Mazda5 Snow Tires 16"? [miwhite]
Feb 11, 2008 (2:19 pm)
Same for me: 205/55 R16 winter tires
#102 of 196 Re: Mazda5 Snow Tires 16"? [mozam]
Feb 11, 2008 (2:53 pm)
I bought a set of Dunlop Wintersport 3Ds mounted on steelies from tirerack.com. Great place and easy to deal with. 205/55 16s mount and run just fine!
#103 of 196 Re: Mazda5 Snow Tires 16"? [mrbwa1]
Feb 11, 2008 (4:06 pm)
The anchor light on your roof reminds me that boating season isn't too far off!
Yes, I know
#104 of 196 Re: snow driving [frank4cars]
Feb 11, 2008 (7:40 pm)
I think the science was well laid out before. I think it was best explained to me by and old roommate and 4WD guy. On Ice, the wider tires have a large patch, but end up with less force per square inch/cm then narrower tires. But most of all, it's a heck of a lot cheaper to replace smaller tires on steelies when something goes wrong (rock in 4-wheeling, curb/pothole in winter) then your shiny summer rims.
To drive the point in, when I prices rims/snows for my 5 back in Oct/Nov, 16s were $650 and 17s were almost $1000.
btw, there are quite a few low-profile snow tires out there, as BMWs and such are still quite popular in the Nordic in Europe, not to mention snow country like Switzerland.
#105 of 196 225/45/17 on Stock Rims
Feb 23, 2008 (10:02 pm)
Has anyone actually put the plus-zero 225/45/17's on the stock rims.
I am considering doing this, but I am concerned about the tires hitting the fenders.
I just bought my 5 used, and the previous owner obviously bashed a few curbs and I would like to avoid doing more damage to the rims.