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    Quote Originally Posted by avidballer View Post
    I highly recommend that you go for Goodyear Duratrac Tires.
    Uh... no. No fucking way.

    That's a commercial pickup tire. It's made for trucks with solid axles and leaf springs. The closest you'd come to finding a size that would even fit the CX-5 would weigh 41 pounds, would have to be inflated to 40+ psi to meet your load requirement, and ride like total shit. As an added bonus, it's only got an S speed rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClangClang View Post
    Any update on this one? How well did the chains work out? I'm curious myself if chains are a viable option for a short, muddy, steep section of forest road.
    i bought the chains and tensioners and they look pretty aggressive. im going to try them out in a few weeks when go down to my camp. ill report back when i do.

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    Interesting, my CX-5 came with a Tire Chain Disclaimer that stated "As equipped, this vehicle may not be operated with tire chains but may accommodate some other type of tire traction device. See the owners manual for details" (see image below). I had to sign an acknowledgement that I received this disclosure. I assume if there is any tire chain damage then I'm on the hook for it. Did the '14's not have this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Srad600 View Post
    Interesting, my CX-5 came with a Tire Chain Disclaimer that stated "As equipped, this vehicle may not be operated with tire chains but may accommodate some other type of tire traction device. See the owners manual for details" (see image below). I had to sign an acknowledgement that I received this disclosure. I assume if there is any tire chain damage then I'm on the hook for it. Did the '14's not have this?

    Weird. My '14 did not have that. In fact, the user manual even states you can use them (on the front tires).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Srad600 View Post
    Interesting, my CX-5 came with a Tire Chain Disclaimer that stated "As equipped, this vehicle may not be operated with tire chains but may accommodate some other type of tire traction device. See the owners manual for details" (see image below). I had to sign an acknowledgement that I received this disclosure. I assume if there is any tire chain damage then I'm on the hook for it. Did the '14's not have this?

    Interesting... is that a California thing? I never received anything like that.

    At least 6 separate pages in owners manual discussing use with warnings & cautions as well

    I haven't had to use them but I purchased the following set last year. I've only seen this a few times in the last 15-20 years but ice storms do occur and chains can be required in our mountain passes on all vehicles even with AWD...regardless of snow tires.

    http://www.tirechainsupply.com/product108.html
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    Do you have 20" rims? I saw some old forum posts that people with 20" rims have tires too wide for chains. Cars with 17 or 18" are fine (not sure about 19")

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    Just the stock 19's
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    This diamond pattern was also recommended for the 19"

    http://www.tirechainsupply.com/product117.html

    Contact email for vendor I purchased from: customerservice@tirechainsupply.com
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    Not sure if it's a CA thing, this is the first disclaimer of it's type I've ever received. I do have the stock 19" wheels though, so that could play into it.

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    Nothing conclusive but just a couple hits on Google... this may be a restriction on using old school chains like my latter link and cable chains may be fine.

    https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1.../c4/a1/11713.6

    http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/...2008-a-180067/
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    just got 16x7 rota boost wheel et40 for pretty cheap. weighs 16#

    ordered 1 - 245/70r16 General grabber at2 for test fitting - 29.5" diameter

    in this link you can that someone has fit bfg ko2s in same size / diameter. overall weight of the mix will be less than OEM 19"
    http://minkara.carview.co.jp/en/user...blog/31407579/

    CJ wilson zombie vehicle has fit 235/70r17 tires on theirs which is 29.9" diameter tire.

    wanted to share this info to anyone that is interested in offroad / A/T tire options.
    will come back n post my experience after tire gets here and test fitting.

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    I wouldn't use chains for that. You are asking to throw one and totally screw up your vehicle. My Dad taught me always use the right tool for the job. In this case the CX5 is very poor tool choice. I got rid of my Xterra because I didn't need a vehicle that would do that anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjh1127 View Post
    I was thinking chains when I saw the BFG tire in your link. Those are great tires and will do what you want but will be heavy and ride, .... "like a rock"! I have a similar situation with a 12% to 15% slope and ruts. In the dry the CX-5 motors right up it. after a rain, ???????????
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    I have these: http://falkentire.com/tires/light-tr...dpeak/t3w-tire

    Still waiting on wheels to mount them. I have 245/65/17s. 29.5" overall diameter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Srad600 View Post
    Interesting, my CX-5 came with a Tire Chain Disclaimer that stated "As equipped, this vehicle may not be operated with tire chains but may accommodate some other type of tire traction device. See the owners manual for details" (see image below). I had to sign an acknowledgement that I received this disclosure. I assume if there is any tire chain damage then I'm on the hook for it. Did the '14's not have this?

    Contrary to the Owner's Manual and created by an independent law firm. Not likely from Mazda, but you signed it. Might it be a CA DoT requirement?
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