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I am looking for winter tires, 16", so what brand would u suggest? and also do u know the Protege rims fit cause the 3 still quite new to have OEM steel rims, thanks.
 

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check out the wheels and tires section. That might help you out. Useful sites for checking out tires: tirerack.com, tires.com, etc.

BTW-that's prolly where this thread will be moved once the mods see it. :)
 

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I'm using Dunlop Winter Sport M3s on my 3. Naturally, it hasn't snowed since I got them, so I can't comment on snow performance, but the dry and wet traction is great. Fantastic ride on the highway.

I also use Bridgestone Blizzak WS50s on my 95 Miata; they are a phenominal snow tire, though not quite as impressive in the dry. I've gotten through blizzards with these things with no problems.
 

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A good size for winter tires on the 3

bobmtb said:
I have 205/55R16 Nokian Hakkapeliitta 1 on my Mazda3.
I've installed the same tire size on mazda's rims and it works fine on snowy conditions. By the way, the best snow tire i've tried his the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 1. I whas driving a Miata in very bad winter conditions with those tires and you gotta try these to bealieve me they REALLY grip :wink:
 

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yeah, how much does it usually cost (CDN) for tires and rims?
 

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I picked up some Toyo SnowProx. 205/50/16.

1300 CDN with steal wheels. They're a bit expensive, but very good tires.

Normally, I'm a cheap bastard, but tires are not the place for that!
 

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AK/47 said:
I picked up some Toyo SnowProx. 205/50/16.

1300 CDN with steal wheels. They're a bit expensive, but very good tires.

Normally, I'm a cheap bastard, but tires are not the place for that!
Is that with or without tax?
And they last about... 3-4 years without need of replacement?

And yeah, when it comes to tires, I usually stick with Michelin All-seasons. Best tires I've had.
 

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dugrant153 said:
Is that with or without tax?
And they last about... 3-4 years without need of replacement?
That's out the door price.

In order to get the mazimum life our of them, I'm only mounting them when I need to. I think I can get closer to 10 years out of them.
 
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