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Mazda 6 17" rims on a 2014 CX5 for winter?

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Mazda CX5
Hi all,

First ever post here as a Mazda CX5 driver!

Question: would 17 rims from a 2007 Mazda 6 fit on our cars and serve well as winter rims?

The CX5 size is:

225/65R17 7Jx17 ET50 5x114.3

While the Mazda 6 size is:

215/50R17 7Jx17 ET46 5x114.3

Would the Mazda 6 rims still fit with the difference in offset? I'm looking to mount 235/65/17 winters on them.

P.S. Just read this post:

https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123856512-Mazdaspeed6-wheels-on-CX-5

...and wondered if I run into the same issue with spacers.
 
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brillo54

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NE Indiana
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'16 CX-5 GT FWD
Hi all,

First ever post here as a Mazda CX5 driver!

Question: would 17 rims from a 2007 Mazda 6 fit on our cars and serve well as winter rims?

The CX5 size is:

225/65R17 7Jx17 ET50 5x114.3

While the Mazda 6 size is:

215/50R17 7Jx17 ET46 5x114.3

Would the Mazda 6 rims still fit with the difference in offset? I'm looking to mount 235/65/17 winters on them.

P.S. Just read this post:

https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123856512-Mazdaspeed6-wheels-on-CX-5

...and wondered if I run into the same issue with spacers.
Welcome to the forum.

I think the 17" wheels from your Mazda 6 would be a very good choice for a winter setup. The 4mm difference in offset (0.2") won't cause any problems, the tire will just be slightly more flush with the fender. You can plug in your numbers on this website https://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp for a better look at what it changes.

My one question for you, is why 235/65/17 instead of 225/65/17? In the case of snow, most experts don't think wider is better. Unless you already have the 235's on hand or are getting a great deal on them, I'd consider 225's.
 

mazdadude

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'16.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring
Welcome to the forum.

I think the 17" wheels from your Mazda 6 would be a very good choice for a winter setup. The 4mm difference in offset (0.2") won't cause any problems, the tire will just be slightly more flush with the fender. You can plug in your numbers on this website https://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp for a better look at what it changes.

My one question for you, is why 235/65/17 instead of 225/65/17? In the case of snow, most experts don't think wider is better. Unless you already have the 235's on hand or are getting a great deal on them, I'd consider 225's.
(rockon)

Couldn't have said it better myself, agree 100%
 
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Mazda CX5
"My one question for you, is why 235/65/17 instead of 225/65/17? In the case of snow, most experts don't think wider is better. Unless you already have the 235's on hand or are getting a great deal on them, I'd consider 225's."

More of a cost saving thing as I thought I could score the 235s for a better deal. Turns out, I was wrong. Thanks for the advice and for responding to my post.

Glad to be back into another Mazda!

Oh, and thanks to the link to site: https://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp

Appreciated.
 
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2014 CX5 GS, 2010 Mazda 5 GT
Ahoy! I've been a while since posting to this thread, however needing to replace the winter tires on this set up with new ones tomorrow. I was able to get a better deal on some Michelin X-Ice tires, but they are 235/65/17s. Would these fit on my current Mazda 6 rims with the 4mm difference in offset (0.2")?
 
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92 MX-3; 18 CX-5
This combination will definitely work. The change in offset (46 mm versus 50 mm for original wheels) actually helps. The smaller offset pushes the wheel toward the outside of the car by 4 mm. The 10 mm wider tread is 5 mm wider on each side of the center line. If you put the wider tire on the original wheel you might worry if the wider tire would rub suspension components - though I doubt this difference matters. But the combination of the Mazda 6 wheels means there is only 1 mm different. No way this is going to be a problem. Why? 5mm wider tire - 4mm that the Mazda 6 wheel moves the center of the wheel towards the outside. The result: 1 mm more tire toward the inside where it might rub suspension components.
 

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