CX5 2019 Signature Offroad build

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CX5
Just sharing my build :

1.5 inch lift
Offroad tire BFG TA KO2 255/55r18
Wheel : TSW chapelle +40m 18x8.5

No rubbing. Road noise coming from the tires did increase but it's not intrusive or annoying. I notice CX5 has a very effective noise insulation because though I can hear the increased noise, it's still pretty quiet as I can still listen to music with perfect clarity. It's like the insulation is just blocking a particular range of frequencies that actually make hearing music, having conversation, etc difficult.

Handling : surprisingly improves a lot. I can't describe it better than by saying that it feels like closer to driving a sedan. Prior to having these tires, I had 235/55r19 geolandar g015 AT on stock wheels 19x7J and it felt springy and mushy when cornering. And at first I thought that downsizing the wheel to 18 inch and having a greater side wall coming from the 255/55r18 would have a more negative impact on the handling but it turned out to be quite the opposite because of the very sturdy sidewall of the BFGs
 

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rockethead26

2019 CX-5 Reserve
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N. Arizona @ 7000'
Considering where I live, I will consider a tire like this is a couple of years when it's time to upgrade. Thanks for the report on fit and noise.
 

sm1ke

Work In Progress..
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Canada
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'18 CX-9 Signature
This is different, and I dig it. Nice bonus regarding the upgrade in handling!
 
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Mazda CX-9 Signature
very cool look. Have you try full droop to see any issue with your axles? Also some Rally Armor mudflaps, roof rack w/ a full spare some tools and maybe a light bar would definitely finish the offroad look.
 

sm1ke

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'18 CX-9 Signature
very cool look. Have you try full droop to see any issue with your axles? Also some Rally Armor mudflaps, roof rack w/ a full spare some tools and maybe a light bar would definitely finish the offroad look.

x2, this is exactly what I would do to complete the look.
 
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2014 CX-5
Resurrecting this for a question...

Does anyone know if the kits for the 2nd gen (KF) CX-5 also fit the 1st gen (KE)? I'm asking because I'm also interested in this same kit and am finding some conflicting information.

tema4x4 on ebay has a 40mm kit WITHOUT shock extenders they claim works for CX-5 11-17 (but says KE)
Then they have a 40mm kit WITH shock extenders they claim works for 16-present (but says KF)
They don't have 40mm extenders, but they do have 30mm for sale, but again, say its only for 16-present (and says KF)

But then risingtuning has the same looking kit WITH shock extenders, that they say works for 11-present (says both KE and KF), however they don't have any available for sale anymore.

So I'm thinking all kits might actually work with all models, as the no longer available kit from risingtuning was advertising....but I am hoping someone here knows before I potentially waste my money buying from tema4x4. Help!?!
 
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CX5
For the suspension lift, both front and back have to be the same for example 40mm. For shock extender, it can be slightly lower like 30mm and it should be fine. However, you don't want to go without shock extender. Your shock will be damaged during up travel if you go over bumps.
 
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CX5
Resurrecting this for a question...

Does anyone know if the kits for the 2nd gen (KF) CX-5 also fit the 1st gen (KE)? I'm asking because I'm also interested in this same kit and am finding some conflicting information.

tema4x4 on ebay has a 40mm kit WITHOUT shock extenders they claim works for CX-5 11-17 (but says KE)
Then they have a 40mm kit WITH shock extenders they claim works for 16-present (but says KF)
They don't have 40mm extenders, but they do have 30mm for sale, but again, say its only for 16-present (and says KF)

But then risingtuning has the same looking kit WITH shock extenders, that they say works for 11-present (says both KE and KF), however they don't have any available for sale anymore.

So I'm thinking all kits might actually work with all models, as the no longer available kit from risingtuning was advertising....but I am hoping someone here knows before I potentially waste my money buying from tema4x4. Help!?!
I'm not sure about previous model. But I feel both generations have same structure
 
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2014 CX-5
For the suspension lift, both front and back have to be the same for example 40mm. For shock extender, it can be slightly lower like 30mm and it should be fine. However, you don't want to go without shock extender. Your shock will be damaged during up travel if you go over bumps.

Thanks. I was never planning on doing a different amount between front and rear. And I also wasn't planning on not using shock extenders. I just hope someone knows if the two models' parts are interchangeable or not since I would like to purchase the complete kit, but it only says it fits the later model.
 

taba2

Crossoverlander
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ATX
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2020 CX-5 GTR
Thanks for sharing, @ancolx (somehow missed this thread before).

I'm putting together something similar.

Skid plate: Corksport (installed)
Wheels: Rays Gram Light 57DR +35 19x8.5 (back ordered)
Tires: Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail 235/55-19 (in hand, awaiting wheels)

Your 255 tread width looks great. I didn't want to add the +4lbs, but hopefully my +5 offset will help the look.

Have you added anything else yet? I'm still considering:

Basket: Thule Trail XT M (I've the Mazda cross bars)
Driving lights: Cyclops Long-Range Extreme (behind grille)
Lift: H&R Adventure springs (not yet available)
 
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