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#23 of 85 Re: CX-9 Towing [abpelch1]
Nov 16, 2008 (7:18 pm)
Nice color, same as ours. I installed the mazda roof rack, rubber floor mats and Home Link as it was not installed on our slightly used madza exec driven GT (odd), also questioned the trip computer not being available for 2007, now standard for 2009!!!. Anyway next option for us is a set of 17 or 18" x 8"-8.5" wheels with a mud-snow tire, for upcoming trips to Colorado, West Texas and for camping. Having just gone through the ordeal of locating a Bridegestone 245-50-20 replacement tire this weekened in Houston following the dreaded nail in the side wall of a perfectly good original tire ($211), I am somewhat hesitant to venture off on a long skiing-camping trip with current wheel setup and puny spare. I have been looking at a second set of wheels for above with Yokohama Geolander ATS in a 255-275 / 60-65 series pending actual wheel diameter descision and wheel overall diametr calculations. From this weekends episode, it also look like the puny 165-18 spare tire can be replaced by a reasonable sized 235-255 spare tire of same diameter. It will fit in spare tire area, just depends on how much road clearence you wish to have. In addition of course ride will be greatly improved on rougher rod conditions. FYI, spare tire on steel rim weighs 40-42lbs with original 20" aluminum wheel and tire at 61lbs or so, so replacement wheels should fit in between somewhere
#24 of 85 Re: CX-9 Towing [abpelch1]
Nov 28, 2008 (8:10 pm)
Just had a local wedlding shop modify aftermarket Draw-Tite 4000lb/400lb class thre hitch. They plasma cut the ears on the hitch, shorten them, welded back together with dioubler plat. 2" hiotch now sits higher and flush with original mazda cut out. I can forward photos if interested. really happy with end result
#25 of 85 Re: CX-9 Towing [tbo01]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 30, 2008 (10:05 pm)
Maybe you can post the pics on your CarSpace page. That way if someone shows up in two or three years wanting to know more, they'll be able to easily find your pics. Thanks!
#27 of 85 Please confirm: Rear Cargo Area Light Operation
Jan 05, 2009 (9:07 pm)
In an '08 GT, the last light that is on the ceiling, the one that lights up the cargo area. Does yours turn on when you open the tailgate? The light that is ON the tailgate turns on when I open the tailgate, but that's it..no others. The light in question (as well as the other dome lights) do turn on when I open any door. Thx.
#28 of 85 Replacing HID Bulbs
Jan 24, 2009 (8:55 am)
Has anyone tried to replace their low-beam HID bulb yet? I could only get the contact off the bulb but not the bulb itself ~ Help !!!
#29 of 85 20" vs. 18" on GT
Jan 27, 2009 (12:21 pm)
I have read several posts on the CX-9 forum regarding the uncomfortable ride quality as well as unsafe handling in the snow of the 20" tires. I plan on getting 18" on the GT I buy.
A basic question - if I make that switch, is there anything else that I would have to ask the dealer to change in the car?
As you can see, I am not as well versed as many others on this forum. Appreciate your help.
#30 of 85 Re: 20" vs. 18" on GT [seaweed20]
Jan 27, 2009 (2:35 pm)
Actually, I like my 20" on the GT. It is as firm as most BMWs, but maybe too firm for people who like Lexus/Toyota. To each one's own.
The 18" certainly make it feel softer due to higher side wall of the tires.
As for the on-snow performance, the 18" and 20" has similar Bridgestone Duel H/L tires. They are bad on snow (tho, all-season). I would suggest real snow tires or better all-seasons (such as Yoko Parada Spec-X - check tirerack.com for review) tires.
#31 of 85 2 questions: autolock and power tailgate
Oct 23, 2009 (11:03 am)
Been a proud owner of an '09 CX-9 for a week, and I have two questions - hopefully I can find an answer here to one or both.
Power liftgate operation - is there a way to do this from the exterior lock/unlock button to the right of the lift gate handle? Yes, I'm that lazy.
Auto-lock feature - planning to have this turned on by the dealer today (auto locks all doors when you walk away using Advanced Key). Anyone have this done, and any regrets? Why is this not better than the default?
#32 of 85 Re: 2 questions: autolock and power tailgate [tripl3threat]
Oct 24, 2009 (3:47 am)
1) No way to auto-life with the button on the car. You can use your smart card to unlock and auto-lift the door. Instructions in the manual.
2) At first I wanted it, then I found out that car will auto lock anytime you walk away. Well I walk away half the time in my garage. Often times find myelf running down to the car to get something and the car is locked. Very annoying since I park it indoors in the garage where it's secured. If you don't have a garage, then it's probably not so bad.