I have yet to use them, but am contemplating a purchase in that size. The concern is whether a specific 225/50 would rub the inside of the (unrolled) rear fender; Mazda does not leave a whole lot of clearance between the fender and the tire.Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone here uses these ?? Would they give me a softer ride 'cuz they have a thicker sidewall ?
By thicker, I think he means taller. 225/50 = 112.5mm height and 215/50=107.5mm.There is no reason to believe that the sidewall would be any thicker for a 225/50 than a 215/50of the same brand and model.
the sidewall for the 225's are not smaller, they're actually taller:i had 225/50/17 on mine, slightly rougher ride than stock since the sidewall was smaller..
Try this thread. Hint: Only one of those sizes listed will work on the stock wheels:So help a newbie out... The website supplied made me even more confused.
I have tried searching believe me... but whatever I find, it still dosent make sense..
I found someone selling a set of 4 OEM 17 from a m6...
I would like to place some winter tires on the new rims etc... Being a cheap @ss I found a site with used winter tires for about 1/3 of the cost... with about 60% tread life.
What sizes can I fit? How can I determine what is good...
I found the following sets of 4 tires... How can determine what will fit? (please say it isnt that site).
The overall diameter is not going to be an issue. Depending on the specific brand and model of tire, the curvature of the sidewall could rub the upper suspension link in front or the lip of the fender on the outer side of the tire in the rear. According to this very informative article, the clearance from the front suspension arm rims when two specific 225/50 tires were mounted on 16x8 wheels with 50mm offset was 6mm for one tire, 5mm for another. The offset of the 17x7.5 OEM rims is greater than the 50mm offset of the wheels mounted in the photos, which would move the sidewalls closer to the suspension arms, but the narrower 7.5" rim will pull the sidewall in more than an 8" rim does, moving the sidewall slightly farther away from the suspension arm, so again it comes down to the curvature of the sidewall of the specific tire how much clearance the mounted tire will have.anyone have any issues with the 225/50 size? really looking to get this size in a few weeks....