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#212 of 436 2010 mazda3 w/ oem Yokohama Avid S34D's
Apr 02, 2009 (5:16 pm)
I pick up my new 2010 tomorrow and am a little concerned about snow handling capabilities of the car/tires in Wisconsin. Luckily (or not) we may be in for a late season 6" snowfall on Sunday so I will probably find out early on if my decision to buy the "fun" mazda3 rather than the fully loaded and substantially discounted 2009 mazda tribute AWD was a poor one.
Tirerack has no reviews or test data on these new OEM tires so perhaps I will be the first.
#213 of 436 Re: 2010 mazda3 w/ oem Yokohama Avid S34D's [hiwaystar]
Apr 02, 2009 (6:45 pm)
I wouldn't sweat it; at worst you might need to buy a dedicated set of winter wheels and tires for $1000 or so. The Pirelli PZero Nero M+S all-season tires fitted on my Mazdaspeed3 worked fine in the snow and slush.
#214 of 436 Re: Need new tires Mazda 2006 4 dr sedan 16" [vovani]
Apr 13, 2009 (1:36 pm)
Are you doing something wrong? Yes, you are driving too fast. link">
#215 of 436 Re: Need new tires Mazda 2006 4 dr sedan 16" [evoi]
Apr 13, 2009 (7:08 pm)
Are you doing something wrong? Yes, you are driving too fast.
I agree; I usually keep my Mazdaspeed under 85 mph- unless I'm at the track...
#216 of 436 good budget 17" tires?
Apr 16, 2009 (12:40 pm)
I have the stock 17" Goodyear tires which came with my 2009 3i touring value.
What are some good budget tires on the market which are good in rain and snow?
We don't get a whole lot of snow and when we do, the roads get clear quickly. I am more concerned with good traction in rain, but don't want to spend an arm and a leg on new tires. Any suggestions?
#217 of 436 Re: good budget 17" tires? [sonnyrocker]
Apr 16, 2009 (12:57 pm)
I have the same car as you and I have to say that first off, there is no such a thing as a "budget" tire sold in the 205/50 R17 size. That said, if I was looking for a low cost tire in this size, the following three tires get pretty good reviews, are low cost (relatively speaking) and would make my short list (in order of which I'd most likely buy):
$104 -- Dunlop SP Sport Signature
$119 -- Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
$113 -- Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid
#218 of 436 Re: good budget 17" tires? [shipo]
Apr 16, 2009 (1:11 pm)
I usually replace 2 tires at a time, its easier on the wallet.
#219 of 436 Re: good budget 17" tires? [sonnyrocker]
Apr 16, 2009 (6:39 pm)
The stock 17" Goodyears barely made it to 30k on my '06 MZ3. I replaced them with Dunlop SP Sport Signatures and have almost 40k on them with no complaints. It still handles great, but the ride is a little better than Goodyears. They're MUCH better in rain than the stock tires, too!
I bought them from my local Goodyear store and paid $420 OTD for the set of four. They come with a 60k treadwear warranty, too!
#220 of 436 Re: good budget 17" tires? [sonnyrocker]
Apr 16, 2009 (6:43 pm)
Check the pricing and reviews on the General Altimax HP's. I am planning to replace the Goodyears on my 09 ITV with those when the time comes. The best tire for the $ I have found so far.
#221 of 436 Re: good budget 17" tires? [mazdazed]
Apr 16, 2009 (8:15 pm)
The problem is that the General Altimax HP is not available in the 205/50 R17 size.