225/50r17 is a better match than the 45 series.
Get the 225/50R17.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]
...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?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]
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.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.
( Grimacing.)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]
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]
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 no knowledge of tires at all, outside what the numbers are supposed to mean.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]
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.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]
Probably. That setup sticks out 25mm (1") over our stock setup ([225mm - 215mm] / 2 + 60offset - 40 offset = 25mm).will i rub with a 225/50/17 with the hp racing blitz(17x7.5) i think the offset is 40[/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.I ordered Sunny SN3970 225/50 R17 98W. ....
..... I'm going to spank them in about 500 miles and see how they handle.[/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.will a 245/45/17 on a stock mazda6 17" rim rub?[/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.car has stock suspension[/b]