The ride actually feels more comfortable. I don't worry about potholes at the slightest. Handling feels more responsive since it has a slightly wider stance and a stiff sidewall. I will test mileage difference on my next fill up.Have you noticed any significant change in ride quality or gas consumption?
I'm looking for a place for a custom lift. Nothing crazy. 1"-2"Damn, those tires sure fill the wheel well! Thought about raising the ride height? Where did you get that set up? Brand wheels?
Nice looking tire! As you mentioned though, you went from a 27# tire to a 39# tire. And that weight gain is on the outside, not the center. That kills your acceleration and stopping distance!So far, ride is noticably noisier compared to stock Yokohamas. I drive with the radio off, but with the radio on at normal volume it probably isn't too bad for most people that aren't looking for it, but its there.
Cornering is much less crisp. Braking distances are longer and acceleration is slower. Road bumps and potholes are dampened. The car seems to maintain speed better. All these points I attribute to the much heavier tire. I think these are 37bs each versus 27lbs each with the Yokos.
Gas mileage seems reduced a couple MPG overall.
I have not tried them off-road yet, but will in early October.
I am pleased with them so far, as the "negatives" are expected given the type of tires these are. I really like the huge knobby treads, and them being 13/32" deep, should last a long time, especially given they're designed for a much heavier car.
In the back of my mind I wonder if this heavier of a tire will cause any appreciable strain on the axels/transmission, but I'm probably just being crazy. Usually it's just 125lb me or my wife driving it, so I'm sure the car is meant to handle a few hundred pounds extra day in and out, and whether its payload or unsprung weight, shouldn't hurt things. At least that's my reasoning.
Gotta second what Richness said, im lovin my wild peaks. i was averaging 26mpg's with the oem wheels and tires and roof rack. im averaging 25mpgs with the new wheels and tires and roof rack.
Are these really +30 offset? IF so that would move the outer edge of the wheel 3.15" out away from the hug, plus another 0.5" for the wider wheel.I'm looking for a place for a custom lift. Nothing crazy. 1"-2"
Wheels were custom made by Motegi Racing. They are 17x8 30+ 2-piece MR224 forged lip/ cast center. Tires are 245/65/17 WILDPEAK A/T3W. They're 29.5" tall
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well id be happy to help them. ive got few pics like Richness does showing the CX-5 doing some off roady things.You have me really interested since MPG hit is so small. Perhaps Mazda needs to market some dirty off-road car commercials like Subaru
this is with a +35 offset, i believe you are getting +/- offset mixed up....Are these really +30 offset? IF so that would move the outer edge of the wheel 3.15" out away from the hug, plus another 0.5" for the wider wheel.
It doesn't look like those are 3.5"+ farther out. They look more like -30 offset, but I could be wrong....?
this is with a +35 offset, i believe you are getting +/- offset mixed up....
im running a 17x8 +35 offset
its quite possible, i entered the specs quickly and knew it was "close enough to stock" to give a rough idea of fitment. Here is the website i use to check fitmentsthejeans, love that graph you posted but I think your info is wrong,,,, the sticky thread about factory wheels states the rims are 7" wide with a offset of 50.