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    Default Fitment question '06 Madza 3

    I've got dibs on a free used set of Connie 225 45 17's. Will those fit my stock '06 car with factory rims?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Fitment question '06 Madza 3

    Was this a stupid question? I would have expected an answer by now as you guys seem to really know your stuff.

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    Default Re: Fitment question '06 Madza 3

    During the holiday season, folks may not be as active here on the forums.

    A quick search of TireRack.com shows that for a 06 Mazda3 running 17" rims, the tire size should be 205/50-17.

    The size you mention has a lower profile which means your speedometer maybe off running a wider tire with a lower profile than stock.

    Just checked using this website: https://tiresize.com/calculator/ it shows a variance of +3 which should be OK.

    If you were going 110 Km/h your spedo would be reading 109.5 Km/h accourding to that site.

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    Default Re: Fitment question '06 Madza 3

    Quote Originally Posted by SonicBoy View Post
    During the holiday season, folks may not be as active here on the forums.

    A quick search of TireRack.com shows that for a 06 Mazda3 running 17" rims, the tire size should be 205/50-17.

    The size you mention has a lower profile which means your speedometer maybe off running a wider tire with a lower profile than stock.

    Just checked using this website: https://tiresize.com/calculator/ it shows a variance of +3 which should be OK.

    If you were going 110 Km/h your spedo would be reading 109.5 Km/h accourding to that site.
    Thanks for that. Would the 224 issue cause me width issues with my stock rims do you suppose?

    Monkey

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    Default Re: Fitment question '06 Madza 3

    I actually meant 225. I'm wondering it that would be too wide for my stock Mazda rims.

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    Default Re: Fitment question '06 Madza 3

    According to this other website, your rim width (assuming 6.5 for OEM 17") should still fit the new tire size but further down near the bottom chart for rim size, it does not appear to be optimal unless you're after a short/stretch look.

    For a tire width of 225, the site recommends a rim width starting at 7.5 to 8.5

    https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?whe...cl=30mm&sr=0mm
    Last edited by SonicBoy; 01-04-2020 at 07:25 AM.

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    Default Re: Fitment question '06 Madza 3

    Thanks for that Sonic. They're free so I think I'll just throw a pair on and see what they look like; look for friction etc. and see how they handle. If they don't work, they don't work.

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    Default Re: Fitment question '06 Madza 3

    FWIW I am running 225/50R16 on my 2012 Mazda 3 Sport, rims are 16x7.5 with 42mm offset. No rubbing, and no affect on the speedo (but the outside diameter is less than 1% variance from stock 205/55R16)

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