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I have a spare 215/55/17 tire set in very good condition will this work on Mazda3s 17” OEM wheels. Right now it has 205/50/17 but I want more sidewall height I hope it works. Please advise
 

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Your Speedometer will be off +5% MPH with this tire size on the stock rim that you described (speedometer will read 60mph but actual will be 63mph). You will also have a a LOT more sidewall (55% of 215mm -Vs- 50% of 205mm). In other words: The stock sidewall is 102.5mm tall, while the tire in question is 118.25mm tall. A difference of roughly 15mm more. The short answer is that it will work without rubbing. BUT it won't handle nearly as well as a tire with a shorter sidewall. But you might like it. Only way to tell for sure is to mount all 4 and take it for a spin...

Hope this helps,

-Charles
 
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