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2013 Mazda 5 GS
Thank you -- I appreciate all your info...Perhaps when I'm done with mine I'll post all the specs with the pics...Again, thank you -- your mod goes a long way into making these vans able to handle a wasboard road out here in the desert...:)

BTDubbz....Do CX-9 rear springs fit the Mazda5?
No problem! We live in northern Ontario and are frequently driving on rough roads. The added lift also helps with the snow!

Unfortunately, CX-9 springs will not fit the Mazda5. The CX9 rears have an inner diameter of nearly 5" while the Mazda5's rears are only 3.35".

However, I did some research a few weeks back and discovered that early 2000's Toyota Tacoma front springs could fit the rear of the Mazda5. I believe the springs are slightly taller than the CX7s and rated for more weight as well. But they're hard to come by here in Canada (without breaking the bank), otherwise I'd get a pair to see if they'd fit!

I'm still trying to find a taller replacement for the front.
 
No problem! We live in northern Ontario and are frequently driving on rough roads. The added lift also helps with the snow!

Unfortunately, CX-9 springs will not fit the Mazda5. The CX9 rears have an inner diameter of nearly 5" while the Mazda5's rears are only 3.35".

However, I did some research a few weeks back and discovered that early 2000's Toyota Tacoma front springs could fit the rear of the Mazda5. I believe the springs are slightly taller than the CX7s and rated for more weight as well. But they're hard to come by here in Canada (without breaking the bank), otherwise I'd get a pair to see if they'd fit!

I'm still trying to find a taller replacement for the front.

Do CX-7 front springs/struts fit the Mazda5?

How about custom-made front springs?

Just some thoughts for you...:)
 
Bolt pattern is 5x114.3" and centre bore is 67.1. These specs are standard across Mazda3, Mazda5, Mazda6, CX3, CX5, CX7, CX9. Only differences would be wheel offsets, but they're all fairly interchangeable. Be mindful of the centre bore — it must be 67.1 or greater. Any smaller and the wheel will not fit on the hub. You can with a larger bore, but you'll need a hub adapter. Also keep in mind that a 16" wheel is the smallest that will fit the Mazda5 due to brake sizes.

All the best!
Anthony: the springs should arrive tomorrow -- can you spec a wheel that is 5x114.3" with a 67.1 center bore with a 45 to 55 offset? I can only find a match for a 40 offset... thank you!
 
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2013 Mazda 5 GS
Anthony: the springs should arrive tomorrow -- can you spec a wheel that is 5x114.3" with a 67.1 center bore with a 45 to 55 offset? I can only find a match for a 40 offset... thank you!
Awesome.

My wheels have an offset of 45. You may be able to run a 40 — I don't think it'd be too aggressive. You may have to look around to see if anyone is running 40s without issue.
 
Awesome.

My wheels have an offset of 45. You may be able to run a 40 — I don't think it'd be too aggressive. You may have to look around to see if anyone is running 40s without issue.

OK thanks.. i can't find steelies with these exact specs... closest I can find are alloys off of tirerack that come with hub spacers... so I guess that's what i'll have to do...

thanks again for the info... springs come today... :)
 
I added the spacers before installing the tires — I imagine there would be some rubbing at stock height as I get slight rubbing (at full lock) with the spacers.

How tall are your spacers? ie 1" ? 2" ? etc..

ps got one side on.. not compressed the CX7 spring appears to be closer to 1" taller... I cannot tell 'stiffness difference' just by looking/pushing on them...

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@AnthonyVerde

- done
- looks like a cat in heat / my wife the night I met her in the club (LOL!)
- but of course I fully expect the springs to settle
- definitely don't have negative camber now lol..
- haven't driven it yet, so we'll see how the settle affects the camber

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Didn't notice any difference in the rear after the springs other than everything sitting a bit higher — probably a good 2 inches. And yeah, just a direct spring swap using existing Mazda5 mounts. I eventually upgraded the rear shocks to KYB gas-a-just (for Mazda5) just because the stock ones finally let go. Feels much better now. I bought the 30mm front spacers off eBay (some seller in Russia). They sit on top of the strut — pretty easy install.

And thanks regarding the center caps! Yeah, they're Ford/Mazda — specifically from the B-series pickup. Had to drill and tap some holes in the wheels to screw them in as they don't snap to the hub in any way. Pretty happy with them as I don't have money right now for some decent alloy wheels.

30mm... got it! thanks!
 
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2013 Mazda 5 GS
30mm... got it! thanks!
@AnthonyVerde

- done
- looks like a cat in heat / my wife the night I met her in the club (LOL!)
- but of course I fully expect the springs to settle
- definitely don't have negative camber now lol..
- haven't driven it yet, so we'll see how the settle affects the camber

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Hahah, love it!

After I did my rear springs, my wife said our 5 looked like those accessible wheel chair vans.

Did you release the e-brake after lowering the van down in that picture? The springs will settle over time for sure, but the strut spacers up front will help reduce the raked look, too.