Anyone running 16" wheels?

Chocolate

Harpy Eagle
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2019 CX-5 AWD
Just curious if anyone here is running 16" wheels. They are plentiful and cheap on Craigslist. Mazda, Hyundai, and Kia are the 3 biggest sources of OEM light 16" alloys that will fit. I like larger tires for lighter weight, more sidewall, and improved ride quality.

https://www.wheelfitment.eu/PCD/5x114.3/67.1.html

I'm looking at 235/70/16 for my next tire size.

 
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2018 CX-5
Yeah, I use the OE 16" steelies I saved from a 2010 Mazda 3 with 225/70r16 winter tires. Used them on both my 2016 and 2018 CX-5s.
 

Chocolate

Harpy Eagle
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2019 CX-5 AWD
Pics would be very much appreciated. www.imgur.com

I am thinking of running these down to 30-40% or so and replacing with 235/70/16 on OEM 16" Mazda alloys. That way, I will sell the vehicle with the OE wheels and tires. Did the same with last vehicle.

I like fat tires. They massively improved the ride over the OE 20s and also reduced road noise significantly.

 
Yeah, I use the OE 16" steelies I saved from a 2010 Mazda 3 with 225/70r16 winter tires. Used them on both my 2016 and 2018 CX-5s.
Awesome, so you have enough room for the rotor, no rubbing issues on tight turns? My tires are going to be a 245/70/16 on steelies as well.
 

riffraff

Contributor
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2013 CX-5 GX MT
I put my snowies on black 16" rims from Tire Rack and I like them better than the alloys. I had a bit of rotor rub once but then I realized the tire store had put the tires on backwards (dunno). Easy fix, embarrassed tire store.
 

Chocolate

Harpy Eagle
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2019 CX-5 AWD
Found a pic of a CX-5 on 16s and upsized tires from the more picture happy CX-5 Facebook Group. There are not many CXs out there running 16s.

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My dream wheel setup is the 16x7 Enkei RPF1, only 13.7 pounds each. Offset is good at 43mm, sticking out just a bit more compared to the stock 50 offset, but not too much. So many other aftermarket wheels have low offsets, which look cool, but cause accelerated wear to suspension components and rub more often. I believe it is the lightest 16" alloy wheel for this platform. I'll buy them through Amazon because at least Amazon has a generous return policy, TireRack's return policy sucks. Since they make it expensive and a hassle (or impossible) to return anything, I would never shop there. I hwant these wheels.
 
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