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My brother in law suggests I downsize new winter tires and rims from 18" to 16".

I have a 2017 Mazda3 GT 4 door.

Will there be any problem with sizing over the brakes?

Tire rack does recommend a package of Michelins @ 16".
Thanks in advance.
 

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My brother in law suggests I downsize new winter tires and rims from 18" to 16".

I have a 2017 Mazda3 GT 4 door.

Will there be any problem with sizing over the brakes?

Tire rack does recommend a package of Michelins @ 16".
Thanks in advance.
Running 16" winters on my '17 M3 GT with no issues.
 

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hahah boy am i lucky to be able to run pilot super sports for my winter..
 

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Yes, I have also used 16's for the winter. (best to get a spare set of rims)
I am currently running 18's as my winter setup as we dont get alot of snow.
 

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I am running 205/60/16 General Arctic 12's on some lightweight wheels from Tire Rack. 8lbs lighter per corner, car is much more responsive off the line than the OEM 18" boat anchors.
 

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hahah boy am i lucky to be able to run pilot super sports for my winter..
That's not lucky, snow is fun to drive in and hoon in, your missing out.
 

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Thanks, all

Ended up with Blizzaks and dedicated rims. Only light snow so far but I can't wait to try them out.
 
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