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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. Anybody find the stock ride jarring over potholes and railroad crossings?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I've noticed this becoming more apparent now than when I first got the car. I'm not sure if I'm becoming more sensitive or if the shocks are degrading. I've noticed, I wince when going over dips as the car doesn't take those too well and transmit more of the impact into my body than I like. I...
  3. 4 Bent Wheels after 10,000 miles and a winter full of Potholes (Pics)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Went in to get a tire rotation and two new Kumho tires to replace one tire that had a huge bubble on it and another that was leaking air, both due to potholes in Pennsylvania... Turns out all 4 of the rims were bent, the one that was leaking air was bent the worst. Gunna have to pay an extra...
  4. Busting wheels/tires -- only me?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Wheels and Tires
    Question: Given the info below, please vote and tell me: A) I'm just having bad luck, B) I'm just a bad driver, or C) 18" wheels are just an unreasonable size for driving on imperfect roads in the northeast? Background: I've had the speed 3 for only about three weeks. It has stock 18"...