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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
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    Was the load rating similar between the Pirellis and the OEMs? Those are most likely the most critical numbers.
    A V-rated tire is capable of 149 MPH. Is the CX5 2.5 non-turbo capable of exceeding 130 MPH (H-rating)?
    I believe 130 MPH is a sustained speed rating that has a safety factor, allowing brief bursts of speed beyond 130.
    I believe the top speed of a CX-5 is 120 MPH.
    Yes, the official top speed on CX-5 is 120 MPH. Mazda itself uses H-rated tires on 17" tires for lower trim CX-5's which have the same 120 MPH top speed. I see no reason why we can't use 19" H-rated tires on CX-5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
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    As much as I hate the Altimax for mushy feeling their wet performance is good.
    You need to add a couple of PSI of air.
    Exactly. For 225/65R17, 36~38 should be a more suitable tire pressure to General AltiMAX™ RT43 than factory recommended tire pressure at 34 psi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    Exactly. For 225/65R17, 36~38 should be a more suitable tire pressure to General AltiMAX* RT43 than factory recommended tire pressure at 34 psi.
    Can confirm. They felt very mushy at 34 PSI, but firmed up rather well at 36-37 PSI for me.

    I get my Blizzak WS80s taken off Friday and the Altimax RT43's back on. I'm going to be sure to tell them to air up to 37 PSI. Felt good last year at that level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    As much as I hate the Altimax for mushy feeling their wet performance is good.
    It's actually Great! Outperforms about anything out there, at any price...

    Add a couple of pounds of air and watch the mushiness go away, and the wet performance will stay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by concept View Post
    Was the load rating similar between the Pirellis and the OEMs? Those are most likely the most critical numbers.
    A V-rated tire is capable of 149 MPH. Is the CX5 2.5 non-turbo capable of exceeding 130 MPH (H-rating)?
    I believe 130 MPH is a sustained speed rating that has a safety factor, allowing brief bursts of speed beyond 130.
    The OEM Toyo A36's in 225/55/19 are V rated while the Pirelli's are H rated, BUT, the H rated Pirelli's will work just fine IF your tire dealer confirms that they will honor the warranty if you have issues, as Pirelli won't honor the warranty according to their sticker.

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    The load rating for the two tires (Toyo and Pirelli) is the same (99 load index). Only the speed rating is different (H vs V). The General Altimax recommended by several also has a service description of 99H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman136 View Post
    Tire Rack shows some that are the correct size for my CX-5 when I enter my vehicles information. I will go talk to a tire shop.
    Tire Rack will ship those tires to the tire shop of your choice. There is a list on the Tire Rack site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    Can confirm. They felt very mushy at 34 PSI, but firmed up rather well at 36-37 PSI for me.

    I get my Blizzak WS80s taken off Friday and the Altimax RT43's back on. I'm going to be sure to tell them to air up to 37 PSI. Felt good last year at that level.
    Friday! But, as you know..it's the Rocky Mountains. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkmx5 View Post
    The General Altimax recommended by several also has a service description of 99H.
    But, they also come in V, easy choice...

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    225/55R19 only come with H speed rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkmx5 View Post
    225/55R19 only come with H speed rating.
    Yeah, General AltiMAX™ RT43 has only H rated on 225/55R19. Use H rated tires on CX-5 with confidence, as Mazda itself uses H rated tires on lower trimed CX-5 too.

    If you really prefer V rated tires on 225/55R19 but don't want to pay high price, here's a good alternative with V speed rating AND higher load index, 103V; not to mention it has good reviews and costs half of the price comparing to many other 225/55R19 tires.

    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    Went to my Discount Tire Store yesterday checking out the price and availability on new 225/55R19 tires again. The rep measured tread depth of my CX-5 and verified all 4 are having 4/32" left and wearing evenly on middle and side tread. My 2016 CX-5 GT AWD now has 33,220 miles on OE Toyo A23's. This proved keeping tire pressure at least 3 psi higher than factory recommended 36 psi at 39~40 psi is the right decision on tire wear, although I personally don't like the firm sometimes harsh ride due to higher tire pressure with these A23's.

    Thanks to nice find and 8,000-mile mostly winter road condition ride experience by Badgerbass on Radar Dimax AS-8 225/55R19 103V tire, I asked the rep if DT can get this tire even though I'd asked the same question before to a different rep and he said they can't. But this time he made some extra effort and found the source which DT can order Radar tires from, Omnisource. By going through Discount Tire ordering this tire, I can enjoy lifetime tire rotation、balancing、and puncture repair nation-wide, not to mention DT usually can match online price. Currently this Radar Dimax AS-8 225/55R19 103V tire sells for $84.44 each with free shipping at WalMart.com, which is less than half of the prices from most other tires with same size!

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