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  1. Any one using stiffer sidewall summer tires?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Wheels and Tires
  2. Sidewall damage of my tire. Should I be concerned?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello, I noticed a small crack on the side wall of my driver's side rear tire. Should I be worried about this? I have a Mazda 3 2017 GT. Thank you in advance.
  3. Tire Sidewall | Do you know what all the letters and numbers mean?

    Discount Tire
    Where do I find the size of my tire? How do I know what the speed rating is? These are just a couple of common questions we field from our customers and rightfully so. A tire's sidewall contains a plethora of markings with letters, numbers, and even codes. It's these alphanumeric markings that...
  4. Taller or lower tire sidewall?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey guys - this is my first post. I know there have been endless discussions on fitting tyres to m3s - I've read through a bunch of them, with many trying to reduce road noise. I live in Thailand where roading is infested with potholes and bumps like an std. I have a 2014 2.0 S sport sedan...
  5. Holey sidewall!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Walking out to the car after work yesterday I noticed what I thought was some crud on the wheel. I bent over to rub it off and realized they were scratches. :frown2: On closer inspection I see a chunk missing out of the sidewall. (Stock Bridgestone Ecopia with 14,000 kms on it). What the...
  6. Smaller sidewall tire change? 205/60 to 205/55

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have the stock 205/60r16 Ecopia tires but I was thinking of switching them for the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 + The only closest tire size I could find was 205/55ZR16, so I wanted to know if this was even possible to do without making any changes to the wheel/suspension?
  7. Need more sidewall

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Apparently, in less than 7k I've managed to find a pothole that bent two wheels, and ballooned the sidewalls of a tire on my 18s. I'm not a huge fan of low profile tires to begin with, but this has solidified it for me even though it's covered under the extra warranty option I got. I travel...
  8. Bump on sidewall

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    was washing my car today and noticed a bump on the sidewall of the front driver side Yokohama OEM tire.. assuming I should replace it due to impending blowout.. should I try to get Mazda or Yokohama to replace under warranty or just replace all 4? I only have 8k miles on them and the tread is...
  9. Mazda patched tire - Next day, hole blew in sidewall

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Just as title stated. Took the 3 to Mazda for maintenance, they said they noticed a screw in the tire, and fixed it - for 33$! (I'm used to a courtesy fix from previous vehicles) The next day, My wife and I were traveling on the hwy @ aprrox 85kms and the tire blew. But it blew from the side...
  10. Would a bump/bubble in the sidewall of my front left tire be covered under warranty?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So I was getting into my car the other day and noticed a bubble/bump the size of a quarter (and protruding about a quarter of an inch from) on the sidewall of my front left tire. I'm guessing I got this from hitting a pothole or something, of which there are no shortage of in Washington DC...