Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Help for stiff suspension

  1. #1
    Registered Member


    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    3

    Help for stiff suspension

    I have a 2019 Touring and the stiff suspension is hard to get used to. Are there any mods that can be done to soften things up? The 2019ís have 17 inch wheels and Yokohama tires. Iíve read threads about other tires giving a softer ride, but will that be a very noticeable change? Anyone have experience with this?

  2. #2
    Registered Member

    2018 CX 5 Touring AWD

    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    NV
    Posts
    17
    Check to see if tires are over inflated.

  3. #3
    Registered Member

    2015 CX5 GT-AWD

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Pocono mtns Pa
    Posts
    23
    Did you NOT test drive the vehicle??? This suspension set up is far from stiff...

  4. #4
    Registered Member


    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    3
    Yes, tire pressure is 34 and we did test drive them. After putting a few hundred miles on it we find the ride more jittery than we thought it would be. I*ve read others have good luck switching to General Altimax tires but I wonder if this would make enough difference to be worthwhile. The suspension is fine for big bumps but it transmits all road imperfections and little bumps.

  5. #5
    Underutilized Member shadonoz's Avatar
    Donated: $5

    2017 CX-5 GT AWD Tech

    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    State of Jefferson
    Posts
    1,756
    Quote Originally Posted by Driver123 View Post
    The suspension is fine for big bumps but it transmits all road imperfections and little bumps.
    lol-that's one of the things I like about it! I want to feel the road.

    You could try lowering your pressures to 32 or even 30. My dealer delivered it with 30 [wtf?] and it was really soft. Feels best to me at 36.

  6. #6
    Registered Member

    2014 mazda cx-5 touring FWD

    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    midwest
    Posts
    107
    You could try adjusting to different pressures as suggested above.For me that didn't work,so I went with the general Altimax RT43H for a major improvement in ride quality.The yoko's were too harsh for me in the long run (which only lasted 3000 miles),then they were gone.Good riddance.
    From a comfort standpoint, a major improvement and only a slight reduction in handling sharpness.For me it was worth trying other tires before starting to hate a car I loved otherwise. Jmaz

  7. #7
    Registered Member

    Mazda CX5 AWD

    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Ca
    Posts
    2
    You Could also buy my koni Sport shocks from me, there adjustable from soft to full firm.

  8. #8
    Registered Member
    Donated: $15

    2016.5 CX 5 Touring AWD, 2015 SCION XB

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    ABE area, Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    1,346
    I've had the RT43H on and it's a good smooth tire, but not as quiet and smooth as these. They're designed to soak up bumps and are one of the quietest and smoothest tire I've ever run.

    https://www.nokiantires.com/all-seas...ian-entyre-20/

  9. #9
    Registered Member tibimakai's Avatar

    2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles-San Dimas, USA
    Posts
    2,653
    Soft tires will wear very fast.
    My car is like a gocart, almost no suspension and I enjoy it a lot.
    You did not know, that this car and other Mazdas are drivers cars?

  10. #10
    Resident barbarian ColoradoDriver's Avatar
    Donated: $5

    2014 CX-5 Touring AWD

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Denver, Colo-fornia
    Posts
    4,549
    Quote Originally Posted by Driver123 View Post
    The suspension is fine for big bumps but it transmits all road imperfections and little bumps.
    Yes....that's kind of the point with the CX-5. A driver's car where you can feel the road. If you wanted the driving a floating boat experience, Mazda was the wrong way to go.
    2014 CX-5 Touring AWD 2.5L | Jet Black Mica - 80k miles
    01/2013 build | 4/20/2013 delivery

  11. #11
    Registered Member

    2016 CX-5 (white), 2019 CX-5(red), 2019 Miata (white)

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    221
    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    Yes....that's kind of the point with the CX-5. A driver's car where you can feel the road. If you wanted the driving a floating boat experience, Mazda was the wrong way to go.
    Exactly.

  12. #12
    Registered Member


    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    3
    I got a great trade in deal at a local tire shop and chose continental truecontact tour tires, which are #1 rated on tire rack in the touring section, just above Michelin defenders for comfort and noise, traction and handling. They made a difference and now the ride is much more comfortable. I still feel the road but the harshness is gone and our heads donít bobble around over every bump like before. Well worth it. Paid $200 out the door after my trade in of the Yokohamaís with 500 miles on them.

  13. #13
    Resident barbarian ColoradoDriver's Avatar
    Donated: $5

    2014 CX-5 Touring AWD

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Denver, Colo-fornia
    Posts
    4,549
    Quote Originally Posted by Driver123 View Post
    I got a great trade in deal at a local tire shop and chose continental truecontact tour tires, which are #1 rated on tire rack in the touring section, just above Michelin defenders for comfort and noise, traction and handling. They made a difference and now the ride is much more comfortable. I still feel the road but the harshness is gone and our heads don*t bobble around over every bump like before. Well worth it. Paid $200 out the door after my trade in of the Yokohama*s with 500 miles on them.
    Well glad to hear that made you happier with the feel of the car.
    Sigs are visible only in your first post on a page. To change your thread display preferences, click here and enable 'Always Show Signature'.

  14. #14
    Registered Member

    2014 mazda cx-5 touring FWD

    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    midwest
    Posts
    107
    Congratulations on enhancing your comfort,I know it was really bugging you.I think you got a super deal from the tire shop.Now I wish I would have pursued what you did.Happy driving! Jmaz

  15. #15
    Registered Member

    Mazda CX-5

    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Chattavegas
    Posts
    363
    Mazdas are never gonna be Buicks, thank Goodness. I think mine is too soft in the rear, too much travel over a bump, too much motion after a bump.
    '06 MX-5 6MT, Custom Sprung Ohlins, Tomei LSD
    '16.5 CX-5 T AWD w/more Soul
    IBA/COG Desmoquattro for pleasure

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Stock suspension to stiff for daily driver
    By SoCalRyder7 in forum Mazdaspeed Protege
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 03-28-2010, 03:27 PM
  2. Ride is to stiff, bumpy - P5 suspension question
    By akkilles in forum Protege5
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 12-03-2008, 10:35 AM
  3. I got stiff
    By HighwayUFO in forum Mazdaspeed Protege
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-25-2008, 11:12 AM
  4. Who thinks the MS3's suspension is stiff?
    By javanc in forum Mazdaspeed3
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 08-13-2007, 08:49 AM
  5. All Stiff
    By gcotton in forum Mazdaspeed Protege
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 01-08-2004, 03:22 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •