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  1. Can a rim be bent mounting a tire?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I had four new tires put on by town fair tire about a week ago. I had no vibrations or shaking of any sort before I went to get the tires mounted and I was driving with worn tires. I got the exact same set of tires I had before but after the mounting I've been having a slight vibration that gets...
  2. Bent 18" Rim

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I just hit a pothole. It bent the rim such that the tire will no longer seat properly and the air just pours out. Has anyone been able to repair a bent rim, or will I need a new rim.
  3. Same rim size replace tire 205/60/16R to 215/55/16R

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello, I have 205/60/16R size all season tires installed in my car. I want to change those to winter tires. However, I have 04 winter tires from my previous car which is 215/55/16R. My car - 2015 Mazda 3 Can I use the same rim for both tire sets? Thank you.
  4. Does rim weight to tire weight ratio matter?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I have been thinking about this and haven't seen much talked about it in this forum. I have an OEM 18x7" that weighs 26.8 lbs and stock dunlops that weigh 23 lbs total weight of 49.8 lbs. That gives a wheel/tire weight ratio of approx 1.16. The heavier wheel is closer to the center of...
  5. Buying a rim from MazdaSwag - the good, the bad, the ugly

    Mazda Swag
    Well...I had damaged a rim and bought a new replacement for it from their website. Even with the shipping costs included, I saved close to $100 versus going to my local dealership. Great deal..right? Well..they have to order the rim from their distributor, which takes an added 2-3 days...then...
  6. Best rim size for summer tires.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    My 2015 mazda came with 18" rims. The original tires were fairly bald by the time winter hit. I bought some 16" rims and good winter tires. I now need new summer tires. I want to have two sets of rims so I can swap out tires and wheels myself whenever the weather changes. I am not sure I...
  7. What kind of rim are compatible ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello everyone, My name's Nicolas. I live in France and I bought a Mazda 3 Hatchback there is few month. My english is really not perfect and I'm sorry for that. I've read some of your thread in order to find an answer to my question but I didn't find a real good answer that can confirm my...
  8. 2018 Mazda3 gt with Evo x mr rim

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    2018 Mazda 3 hatch back GT(canada) OEM Evo x mr rim 18x8.5 et38 18.5lb (lug nuts are different form mazdas) ,225 45 18 winter tire . OEM suspension, had for 2 weeks no rubbing issues . I belive 225 45 18s will be the max tire size without rubbing.
  9. 2014 Mazda wheel rust on cap behind rim

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have a 2014 Mazda with severe rust on the cap behind the wheel rims on all 4 wheels. Is anyone else having this problem? I have owned alot of different cars/models and tend to keep them for over ten years. Never had this type of problem before.
  10. Rim Damage

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have a 2014 Mazda 3 S Touring with the 18 inch gloss black wheels. Last week I ran over something and it blew a hole in my rim! Has anyone experienced the same thing? Or ever heard of that happening? Still trying to figure out how theres a hole in my rim but not in the tire.
  11. DIY Paint Rim Guide

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi all, Just last night I finished up painting my wheels and learnt some lessons too which I don't think I saw anywhere when I did my week long research for this project. My wheels turned out awesome thanks to this community and now want to pay back by adding my lessons learnt to an already...
  12. max tire size for 6.5"x 16" 2015 mazda3 rim?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Can someone please tell me how much larger can i go on stock rims without clearance problems, i can accept speedo errors of a couple mph, but can the car? thanks
  13. Mazda 3 Rim Question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Anyone know if a Mazda 3 2004-2006 16" rim 5x114.3 5 hole fit a 2018 Mazda 3?
  14. Rim weights?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have a 2016 Mazda 3 GT with 18" rims which are the Mazda M008 rims. Accounting for tire weight, I determined that they are a little over 20 LBS each. Not the lightest but 6+ LBS lighter than the stock alloy wheels. I am thinking of getting a set of 16" alloys for my winter tires. I like the...
  15. 18" vs 19" Rim advice

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi Guys, Looking at getting some rims for my 3. Would you go 18's or 19's? and would you lower? I probably prefer the look of 19's with a lower profile tyre but I don't want the ride to be uncomfortable for those long summer road trips. Appreciate all your advice!
  16. 18" vs 19" Rim advice

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi Guys, Looking at getting some rims for my 3. Would you go 18's or 19's? and would you lower? I probably prefer the look of 19's with a lower profile tyre but I don't want the ride to be uncomfortable for those long summer road trips. Appreciate all your advice!
  17. rim and tires

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    got some mazda mps gen 1 rims to go on my gen 2 offset is the same and so is the width the original wheels are 205/50/17 and I would like to put 225/40/18 on stock suspension will they fit also will I be able to do a mild drop of 35 to 40 mm?
  18. Rim suggestions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I am in the market of buying new rims for my car. I know the specs for my tire size but what if the offest is different is there a spacer you can use to make them wwork? i just need some guidance.
  19. 235/35R19 on 7.5" Rim

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Alright Gents, so first, I got the 19" Mazda 6 Gunmetal rims today -- woot woot -- they'll be going on in the Spring of 2017 after the New England winter. So I'm stuck between two options for rubber and was wondering if you guys could weigh in here. 235/35R19: - These are the closest to the...
  20. Silver 2013 Mazda 3 Rim Help

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    New to buying rims I don'y know what will look good on my 3. I have a few picked out but i'd like someone who is more experienced to have an input.
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