I finished adding Ceika 1M Coilovers Lowered 1 1/2”, Avant Garde 610 9” wheels and Michelin Pilot 255/45/R20 10” AS/3 tires, love it looks great, rides nice and handles much better.
Looks great. Those wheels are nice. Why did you go smaller in tires? Those Michelin tires are nice. Had them on another car of mine. Only thing is they wore out fast. Hopefully they last for you.
Hello I am an old dinosaur and this is my first forum. Please pardon my ignorance if I do something wrong.
I have a 2009 cx9 Touring. A friend gave me 20 inch factory wheels.
I want to go as big/ fat with the tires as I can and still have adequate clearance.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Will 245/60R20s fit?
Hey any update from Mazda?
It is amazing that the Bridgestone ecopia are branded as all-season tire. Same goes for the falken, they are a nice sticky summer tire, but just a look at the thread and I know they would be terrible in any kind of slush and snow.
Have you considered running a dedicated set of winter or (Four season tires during winter)? That way you can keep using up the thread on the ecopias in the summer to minimize your losses.
Very strange.. I had the Ecopia tires on for nearly 2 winters. Once I had adjusted the tire pressures to the correct PSI, they behaved as well as I could expect for all-season tires.
Gardidien, if you're still willing to deal with Mazda Corporate, I would attempt to get the issue escalated to a manager at Mazda Corporate. If you've already tried to do that, I would file a complaint with the BBB.
I triple checked the tire pressure myself and the dealer checked as well. The PSI is correct and within spec. Tires are fine in spring / summer / fall but once there's a drop of snow on the ground I might as well have racing slicks on the car.
I can try Mazda Corporate again but I feel like they're going to be even more unwilling to work with me now that it has been a year since I purchased the vehicle. BBB might get someone's attention.
Oh I wasn't suggesting that you had overlooked anything, I was just stating my experience with the tires.
In any event, I hope you can reach some sort of resolution. The OEM tires on the CX-9 (whether they are Bridgestone or Falken) leave something to be desired.