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Are you going to switch to winter tires?

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For those of us that live in the snow belt, are you planning on swapping the Bridgestones out for winter tires, or are you planning on seeing how these perform first? Reading the reviews on Tire Rack, the Turanzas do not perform the best in ice and snow. I have Michelin X-Ice on my Camry mounted on steel wheels and they seem to work well during the winter months. Just curious at to what peoples thoughts are.....
 

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I definitely switch every year. Use Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 studded tires which are generally rated the best. Have them on 16" alloy rims from my 2018 Mazda3 Sport.
 

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I always make the switch. You can never be too careful out there. I've also used Michelin X-Ices before and they're pretty solid.
 

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I was looking at Michelin X-Ice XI3 but Michelin’s own website claims that the X-Ice don’t “fit” the CX-30. Michelin only supports their Defender and Premium all-seasons for the CX-30. Weird.
 

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My initial intention was to use the OE alloys and a dedicated winter tire. I am now considering leaving the CX-30 sit during snow/ice events and using our CRV which is already set up for the bad weather, at least for a few years.
 

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I'm going to try Continental VikingContact 7 for my winter setup. Although winters now seem to be less and less snowy/icy, you never know..
 

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The thing a lot of people forget when it comes to winter tires (and one of the reasons they're no longer referred to as snow tires) is that it's not just about snow and ice, but also performance at low temperature. You may live somewhere that gets cold but perhaps does not experience the kind of winter precipitation those in the northern climates get. Normal "all-season" tires begin to suffer degraded performance when temperatures drop to around +7 Celcius (44.6 Farenheit), below which winter tires have compounds that allow them to remain pliable and provide much better traction, regardless of whether you're on dry pavement or a wet/snowy/icy highway.
 

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I was looking at Michelin X-Ice XI3 but Michelin’s own website claims that the X-Ice don’t “fit” the CX-30. Michelin only supports their Defender and Premium all-seasons for the CX-30. Weird.
dealership fitted my premium top model with the Michelin x-ice 3 s on steel wheels and they had to consult with mazda canada first as they didn't know what size or tire they could use and so they fitted the winter tires to be little smaller them the oem ones and are 215/65R16.
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dealership fitted my premium top model with the Michelin x-ice 3 s on steel wheels and they had to consult with mazda canada first as they didn't know what size or tire they could use and so they fitted the winter tires to be little smaller them the oem ones and are 215/65R16.
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Do you know the size of the wheels? Are they 16 x 6.5? What about the offset? Did you have TMPS sensors installed?
 

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Do you know the size of the wheels? Are they 16 x 6.5? What about the offset? Did you have TMPS sensors installed?
I would assume the wheels are pretty well identical size to what the tire size is as i did put down the tire size in my post and I don't know what the offset is but are pretty darn close if not a little wider to the OEM spec ones and no i opted for no tpms sensors as it would be another 250 bux for the set and i know how to check tire pressures lol its not hard for me.
 

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I would assume the wheels are pretty well identical size to what the tire size is as i did put down the tire size in my post and I don't know what the offset is but are pretty darn close if not a little wider to the OEM spec ones and no i opted for no tpms sensors as it would be another 250 bux for the set and i know how to check tire pressures lol its not hard for me.
Will there be any issues without the sensors?

My CRV will not allow you to shut off the Vehicle Stability Assist/traction control, if there are no or faulty sensors. If you were to get stuck, you cant spin the wheels to help free the vehicle.
 

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Will there be any issues without the sensors?

My CRV will not allow you to shut off the Vehicle Stability Assist/traction control, if there are no or faulty sensors. If you were to get stuck, you cant spin the wheels to help free the vehicle.
No dealership told me the TPMS sensors are not needed and are only a safety feature to have as Mazda only recommends them for safety only and not for the vehicle functions say AWD .. traction control and other things like that.
 

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Does any one know if the 2021 CX-30 GT premium would accommodate a set of 18 inch winters from my 2019 Mazda CX-5. They are gunmetal grey rims that I purchased from Mazda and traded in the CX-5 for the CX-30 as my wife is not driving to the office now.. no need for the big space and turbo now and I have my Audi Q3. Thanks.
 

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If they fit your CX-5 they should definitely fit your CX-30. They use the same bolt pattern, bore diameter, and offset. The only thing to consider is the size of the winter tires coming from the CX-5 to ensure the overall diameter is compatible. Do you know the tire size of the winters?
 

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They are 18inches.. thats about all I know at this point. Just dont want to get roped in to buying another set.
 

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As long as their size is relatively close to the overall diameter (within 3%) of the 215/55/18 size of the OEM CX-30 tires, they should be fine.
 
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