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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Winter Tire and Rim Sizes...

Hi everyone.

I did a search, and it only furthered my confusion.

I will be running steel rims this winter along with winter tires on my '06 Mazda3 Sport GT. I'm aware that I need a minimum of 16" rim in order to clear the brakes. I would like to remain as much as possible to the overall diametre of the 17" tires already on there. I am assuming that a 205/60/16 or a 205/55/16 are my choices. Can you guys confirm which may be better? Is there anything else I shoudl consider when shopping around for size?

Also, on the 17" stock mag, what is the larges tire that can be fitted? Do 215 fit?

Thanks for your help guys!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 04:08 PM
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Re: Winter Tire and Rim Sizes...

kinda early to this about winter wheels...


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Re: Winter Tire and Rim Sizes...

I thought for winter tires, the narrower the better

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Winter Tire and Rim Sizes...

[quote author=ICE-520 link=topic=48324.msg754042#msg754042 date=1149534658]
I thought for winter tires, the narrower the better
[/quote]

That's the philosphy I usually go for, but I think the 3 hatch is heavy enought to warrant 205's. I used to have an '01 Integra GSR. I was running 205/16 in the summer and OEM 195/15 in the winter.

The only reason I'm asking this now is my new neighbor works for Toyo and mentioned he may be able to get me tires, he asked what sizes would fit my car in case he comes across anything.

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