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  1. Stock 18" tires on pothole infested roads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I'm relocating from California to NYC this year, and concerned about going from middling roads to truly terrible roads in NYC over the winter. My friend has a 2017 Accord Sport with 19" wheels, and so far this winter, he's busted 3 tires. Has anyone in NYC, NJ or Michigan had bad experiences...
  2. 1680 Miles, Flat Tire on Escondido Pothole, some lessons learned

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    :sad: Still brand new as far as I'm concerned, but I hit a pothole on the way home with a very aggressive edge and lost a skinny Dunlop tire tonight. It was instructive to consult the manual, find the stuff, and change to the dreaded 55 mph spare. I am very angry but certainly not at Mazda. I...
  3. 3S 18" wheels will go flat with smallest pothole, donut on drive wheels question.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    3S 18" wheels will go flat with smallest pothole, donut on drive wheels question. Be warned, low profile 18" do not play nice with small-medium potholes/irregularities. Hit a manhole with a crumbling concrete surround, it was slightly jarring but not something that I would imagine would...
  4. Hit a large pothole, now handling/suspension seems off.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    The other night while going to pick up my kid from a birthday party, I had to take a turn wide around a car that was sitting way to far out in the intersection. In doing this I hit a large pothole/rut on the side of the rode that jolted the car enough that I initially though I had hit his car...
  5. Pothole destroyed rim

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    4 days ago (thursday) driving home from work i hit a massive pothole the size of texas and immediately felt vibrations in the steering wheel and had the car pulling hard left. Visually the rim was not cracked and it was holding air so i drove it the next day to work. Saturday i took it into the...
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