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QUOTE (DB0511 @ Mar 6 2009, 11:56 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1529674
Mazda6s 2004 5dr, stock 17" rims, and susp. Which tire size will be better 225/45/17 or 225/50/17. I moved to Europe recently and took my mazda, looking at getting the Uniroyal Rain Sport 2.[/b]
Get the 225/50R17.

The RainSport 2 is a neat tire. We'll never see them in North America, though. A few years back, Michelin bought the merged company that makes Uniroyal and BFGoodrich, and in North America, Uniroyal and BFG are second-line Michellin brands. Before that acquisition, though, Continental had acquired the rights to sell tires in Europe under the Uniroyal brand, so European Uniroyals are made by Continental, not Michelin. Trademark laws will always keep Continental Uniroyals from being sold in North America, more's the pity.
 

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QUOTE (Tire Guy @ Feb 1 2008, 06:53 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1249794
You can go 225/40R18 or 225/45R18, but with the offset and a drop, you will need a fender roll. If you don't want to roll, then go with 215/45R18.[/b]
...so correctly no more than a 215 width for a +45 offset. From stock +60et, 45 will push my tire out 15mm. Will there be any clearance between fender and tire at full suspension?
 

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QUOTE (DB0511 @ Mar 6 2009, 11:56 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1529674
Mazda6s 2004 5dr, stock 17" rims, and susp. Which tire size will be better 225/45/17 or 225/50/17. I moved to Europe recently and took my mazda, looking at getting the Uniroyal Rain Sport 2.

I searched this thread to see if anyone asked this question before but i did not find anything.

Thanks[/b]
I am ordering new tires tonight, and I have decided to bump from 225/45/17 to 225/50/17 because I want a little bit more comfort while I'm driving. I'm also switching tread patterns to something with a center block. I'm hoping to gain a quieter ride.

30 months ago, I changed out my stock tires for the 225/45/17 General Exclaims when they first came on the scene. What a great tire for $60. Sadly, the price has gone up considerably.

I'll be trying out the Sunny SN3970 225/50 R17 98W from tires-easy.com. This appears to be a new model from Sunny. I can't find any pictures or tire tables on this model. Hopefully the tire tread will match the drawing. :unsure: .

http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?deta...&sowigan=So

I'll try to post back with some first impressions.
 

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QUOTE (hangupanddrive @ Apr 12 2009, 07:14 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1546541
I'll be trying out the Sunny SN3970 225/50 R17 98W from tires-easy.com. This appears to be a new model from Sunny.[/b]
( Grimacing.)

Is your last will and testament up to date?

Don't want to sound xenophobic, but I would have great doubts about trusting my life to Chinese-made tires.
 

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QUOTE (posttosh @ Apr 13 2009, 11:48 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1546885
( Grimacing.)

Is your last will and testament up to date?

Don't want to sound xenophobic, but I would have great doubts about trusting my life to Chinese-made tires.[/b]

Yep! I ordered them last night. I'm living on the edge!

I eat the mystery meat at the Chinese buffet.
I date the crazy asian chicks.
And, I drive a Japanese car. :drive:

I know I'm taking a chance, but with all those rubber plantations, I'm hoping Asia knows a thing or two about tires.
 

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The Sunny's came in last night. No complaints about Tires-Easy. They definitely lived up to their name.

First impression was "Uh-oh" those are some big tires. I was worried they would rub.

I ordered Sunny SN3970 225/50 R17 98W. They were about 1 inch wider than my 225/45 Exclaims and about 1.5 inches larger in diameter. I had them installed this morning. No rubbing anywhere. My fenders are NOT rolled. They fill in the wheel wells better than the 45s. BTW, there's a little Shoney's Big Boy on the side of the tires. Wierd.


First impressions:

The ride is surprisingly smooth and much quieter. I definitely got what I wanted there. I think I overdid it on the comfort factor. I've turned little miss nimble into something that handles more like a luxury sports sedan. I wasn't expecting a loss of agility. These tires have a center block and rounded shoulders. They really MAKE the car go straight. Every turn I take, I can feel the tires straightening the car out. I'm going to spank them in about 500 miles and see how they handle.

Here's a plug for Tomason Tire in McKinney, TX. This is an honest family-run tire business. I paid $76 to have my old tires removed and new tires mounted and balanced. Took them all the way up to 95 and no vibrations.
 

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17x7.5" Kazera KZ-H Machined w/Anthracite Accent, +47mm offset, 5-114 bolt, 6.14" backspacing
225/50ZR17 General Exclaim UHP Blackwall.

From the first post:
225/50R17 6.0"-8.0" 32 psi

So would 225/50s mounted on 7.5" width wheels with +47mm offset fit? 10mm = 0.4 inches. So 10mm wider tires and 0.5" wider wheels makes a nice fit. Running 225/50 on 17" wheels gives me a diameter of 25.86", or an increase of 1.55%, so this looks like a nice fit as well. But what of the +47mm offset? This is close to the stock offset, right?

All in all, have I made the right selection of tire size for my chosen wheels?
 

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QUOTE (TheRookie @ May 4 2009, 05:51 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1556542
17x7.5" Kazera KZ-H Machined w/Anthracite Accent, +47mm offset, 5-114 bolt, 6.14" backspacing
225/50ZR17 General Exclaim UHP Blackwall.

From the first post:
225/50R17 6.0"-8.0" 32 psi

So would 225/50s mounted on 7.5" width wheels with +47mm offset fit? 10mm = 0.4 inches. So 10mm wider tires and 0.5" wider wheels makes a nice fit. Running 225/50 on 17" wheels gives me a diameter of 25.86", or an increase of 1.55%, so this looks like a nice fit as well. But what of the +47mm offset? This is close to the stock offset, right?

All in all, have I made the right selection of tire size for my chosen wheels?[/b]

I have 225-50-17 tires on 17x7 -50 offset and they do not rub but are close sooo with your 47 off set you may have to roll your back fenders ---

Make sure you put some friends( bigger is better) in the back seat and check your clearance then go for a spirited drive to know for sure.

Good Luck
 

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QUOTE (toyoguy @ May 2 2005, 07:27 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=402974
18" (original equipment wheel is 18x7)

215/45R18 7.0"-8.0" 35 psi (6s, 6i), 38 psi (Mazdaspeed6) *original equipment size*
225/40R18 7.5"-9.0" 38 psi
225/45R18 7.0"-8.5" 38 psi
235/40R18 8.0"-9.5" 38 psi
245/40R18 8.0"-9.5" 38 psi[/b]
I have no knowledge of tires at all, outside what the numbers are supposed to mean.

Does toyoguy's post mean that all the sizes listed will fit the original equipment rims on the MS6? If not, is only the OEM size recommended on that OEM rim (215/45R18)?
 

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QUOTE (wasntme @ Jun 10 2009, 06:04 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1571293
Does toyoguy's post mean that all the sizes listed will fit the original equipment rims on the MS6? If not, is only the OEM size recommended on that OEM rim (215/45R18)?[/b]
The section you quoted lists all the 18" tires one might choose for a Mazda6/MS6. Note the rim widths listed after each tire size-- the only sizes that should be used on a 7" rim are the 215/45 and 225/45. Since the OEM rims are so narrow, if you want to use tires that are wider than OEM, you really should get wider wheels as well.
 

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QUOTE (hangupanddrive @ Apr 17 2009, 08:49 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1549279
I ordered Sunny SN3970 225/50 R17 98W. ....


First impressions:

..... I'm going to spank them in about 500 miles and see how they handle.[/b]
Finally getting back with a post-spank review. The 500 miles stretched into 5,000 miles. Read the note at the bottom as to why I was delayed, it may help someone avoid a lot of frustration.

Noise - Good. This tire is quieter than the stock Michelins and Exclaim UHP.
Appearance - Great. Looks really good in the well and from behind. The foot print fits the 6 well.
Handling - Not very good. Bad for the aggressive driver. The compound is not as sticky as an Exclaim and really likes to squeal and chirp. These tires are 1 inch wider than the Exclaims I ran, but the Exclaims were much stickier. On the up side, these tires are good for folks who drive tons of highway miles. These tires go straight.
Price - Great.

The delay. The same day I had the tires mounted, I hit a pot hole in a rain storm. I forgot about the pot hole. I started to hear rubbing / popping noises when I would turn my steering wheel at low speeds. Think: sound of clean tupperware. I thought it was the tires. I removed all the tires and checked for rubbing, I tried different pressures, I rotated tires. I went to a different tire shop (Discount) and those guys actually said, "you definitely have fitment issues...you need to buy a smaller tire". Luckily, I told my lube tech about it and he checked. He says, "ball joint". I go to a mechanic that I trust (with a Mazda you don't go to a mechanic very often :yesnod: ). He confirms the problem is mechanical and says I probably hit a pot hole or curb. Bang, the memory of the pot hole comes back! Problem turned out to be the passenger lower control arm. Once that was fixed, no more rubbing noise and no more hating the Sunny tires.
 

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QUOTE (von zs 6 @ Aug 4 2009, 07:17 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1588801
will a 245/45/17 on a stock mazda6 17" rim rub?[/b]
The high offset of the OEM wheels should help prevent rubbing. However, it is NOT safe to run such a wide tire on a 7" wheel. A 245/45R17 tire needs at least a 7.5" wheel, and should really have an 8.5"-9.0" wheel to properly control sidewall flex.

In the first post of this thread you can see the widest tires recommended for a 17"x7" wheel are 225/45R17 or 225/50R17.

QUOTE (von zs 6 @ Aug 4 2009, 07:17 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=1588801
car has stock suspension[/b]
Suspension ride height is immaterial for determining tire to fender clearance. If an interference problem exists, it will show up at maximum suspension compression, which can occur regardless of ride height. Lowering a suspension only makes an existing issue show up more easily.
 

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so exactly how dangerous is this? Will the tire blow? The local goodyear mounted and balanced them for me and didnt say anything
 

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Hi,

we are stationed in Europe, and bought with US-Spec a Madzda 6 3,6 ltr. tires size P235/45ZR18.

Over here in Germany nobody can tell me if I can use smaller tires. Because l am looking for some winter tires.

And I pay here around 270 USD each tire.

Can somebody help me????
 
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