In case anyone is wondering about fitment of larger diameter wheels. Here, fitted Mazda 6 19x50ET wheels with 235/45r19 tyres. The circumference is pretty much the same as the stock 215/55r18s.
Thanks! - sure thing - here are some before pics with stock wheels and tyres.Handsome. Same circumfrence so no height increase . . . would it hold a tire with greater height?
Don't suppose you have a before photo? Thanks . . congrats!
Looks great. How does it affect ride and handling?Thanks! - sure thing - here are some before pics with stock wheels and tyres.
Yep, same circumference so no height increase . I did consider 245/45r19s which would give an extra half inch on the height. Not sure if they would fit though - as the inner sidewalls are quite close to the suspension struts, and there might be rubbing on the front wheel wells when steering at full lock.
The car behind you looks a little close!In case anyone is wondering about fitment of larger diameter wheels. Here, fitted Mazda 6 19x50ET wheels with 235/45r19 tyres. The circumference is pretty much the same as the stock 215/55r18s. View attachment 729 View attachment 730 View attachment 732 View attachment 733 View attachment 731
Keep in mind that his CX-30 is a European model and sits lower in stock form than the ones in North America (I think the Euro stance is much nicer than the jacked up NA stance). There are aftermarket lowering springs, but they appear designed to lower based on stock European height and as a result, lower it more than I'd like. What I need are OEM European spec springs that are designed for the 2.5 gas engine. Anyway, here's what those same wheels look like on a NA version:That does look good!
I don't know if it's just me, but for whatever reason the stock wheels and tires look too small for the CX-30. Maybe it's just the cladding, or the big gaps between the fenders, or perhaps it's a combination of a few things, but the 19" rims definitely help.
In theory the stock 18" inch rims will work with taller tires too (215/60/18, or maybe even 215/65/18). 215/60/18 = 28.2" diameter, 215/65 /18 = 29.0". This is a person who has 235/60/18, which is 29.1" diameter, and it fits but he gets a very slight rub on steering lock...but also has a wider tire. There may not actually be any rub on steering lock with the narrower 215/65/18 despite it being 29.0" in diameter!
All that said, I'm betting a 215/55/19 (28.3" diameter) would look awesome! It would have the added benefit of both the larger rims AND taller tires -- all without any rub. Hell, 225/55/19 would be even better (28.7" diameter, smaller and narrower than the guy with 29s).
Tire Size Comparison