Hey! @TxTurbo5 Just wondering if you plastidipped your grille trim black or if you got a clip on for it. I can only find the clip on for it but I’ve noticed it leaves a gap in the middle uncovered. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Hi! @wrxray Wanting to do the same with my 2020 CX-5 but I’m having trouble finding a black grille trim piece that doesn’t have that noticeable gap in the middle just double checking that you got yours wrapped black? Or do you have a clip on piece?I've started deleting the chrome on ours...grille piece and lower bumper trim piece done so far. I have a buddy that owns a wrapping company, going to have him do the window trim and roof rails. Definitely makes it standout from the growing number of CX5's in our area! I also have 20" TSW's!! Coilovers will complete the project...
So I dovetail this comment with my question - Nothing available in OEM size 19x7 rims, and I know that 19x8 is a good fit for the standard 19/55/225, but will 19x8's make curb rash more likely if I'm keeping my OEM tires?I like to hit curbs too. Tires are good feelers, and should be proud of the wheels as far as I'm concerned
Yes. If the tire stretches past the lip of the wheel, the wheel will rub on the curb before tire.So I dovetail this comment with my question - Nothing available in OEM size 19x7 rims, and I know that 19x8 is a good fit for the standard 19/55/225, but will 19x8's make curb rash more likely if I'm keeping my OEM tires?
I recently purchased a 2017 CX-5 Touring. I am not a "car guy" by any means and after scrolling these pages for the last two weeks my head is spinning trying to learn sizes, offsets, spacers, etc. I want to get rid of the stock 17's but I'm not sure which direction to take. A guy posted way back in 2017 (page 70 of this thread) about putting 265/50R19 tires on his 2016.5 GT. I like the look and the fact that I wouldn't have to lower the vehicle. If I were to go this route I would need to purchase 19 wheels and I would like them flush. Would that be 19x8.5 at what offset? Any help and or advice is appreciated. There are some beautiful rides in this thread.
Man, I really appreciate the response. I went to the site suggested and hopefully typed the correct information. Here are the results:Ok so it looks like the wheel setup on page 70 you're talking about is running the 19" 2017 Mazda6 OEM wheels with 265/50/19 tires. I did a quick Google search and it looks like those OEM wheels are 19x7.5 with a 45mm offset.
Keep in mind that his car is a 2016.5 and yours is a 2017 - the 2017 is a 2nd gen, while the 2016.5 is a 1st gen. That said, what you can do is figure out what your OEM wheel and tire specs are, then plug them in to a wheel size calculator. I personally use willtheyfit.com. Input the current wheel specs you have, then input the wheel specs you're thinking of swapping to. It will tell you how the planned setup differs from the existing setup. For example:
Using this info, you can visualize how flush the new wheels will be compared to the existing wheels. In addition, you can take a photo of your existing inner rim to suspension clearance to see if you'll have any issues there as well (example shown below).
I.e. the above is my summer wheel setup on my CX-9, which has 10.5 wide wheels with a +30 offset. If I wanted to go to a 14.5" wide wheel with the same offset, it would not clear the suspension because the inner rim would be 2" closer to the suspension.
Ok, I think I used 19x7.5 in the specs above. When I do the calcs with 19x8 wheels and 45 offset it says "Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 12.7mm closer to the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 12.7mm more than before."6.4mm closer to the strut should be okay, but if one of the 2nd gen CX-5 gents could confirm, that would be great.
Referencing @lowincash's wheel setup (Enkei TY-5, 19x8" wide and 45 offset) and using the tire calculator, it looks like your new setup should be at least 0.5" wider, OR have an offset of 5-7mm less than the specs of the "new" wheels you used in your post above. Instead of 6.4mm poke, you want closer to 12mm poke. This assumes you want a look similar to @lowincash's setup, which I would say is pretty flush.
Ok, I think I used 19x7.5 in the specs above. When I do the calcs with 19x8 wheels and 45 offset it says "Compared to your existing wheel, this new wheel will have an inner rim which is 12.7mm closer to the suspension strut. The outer rim will poke out 12.7mm more than before."
I'll keep searching to see if anyone has successfully installed this setup on a 2nd gen. Thanks for all of your time and advice, much appreciated.