Minimum Wheel Diameter for Turbo Models

leeharvey418

Member
:
2019 CX-5 Signature; 2014 CX-9 Touring AWD
Im guessing that this has been discussed before, but good luck coming up with search terms that dont return half the board...

I know that the CX-5 Turbo models use a bigger front brake caliper. It doesnt surprise me, then, that Tire Rack specifies 17 as the minimum wheel diameter. Discount Tire / DTD still say that you can fit a 16 wheel. Did Discount just get lazy and carry over the old spec without bothering to check if it works?
 

Faka

Member
Had the same dilemma and found the answer;

"#2
nakedbandit nakedbandit is offline
Registered Member

2018 CX-5

Join Date
Sep 2018
Location
NB
Posts
7
Yeah, I use the OE 16" steelies I saved from a 2010 Mazda 3 with 225/70r16 winter tires. Used them on both my 2016 and 2018 CX-5s.'
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
:
Plano, Texas, USA
Had the same dilemma and found the answer;

"#2
nakedbandit nakedbandit is offline
Registered Member

2018 CX-5

Join Date
Sep 2018
Location
NB
Posts
7
Yeah, I use the OE 16" steelies I saved from a 2010 Mazda 3 with 225/70r16 winter tires. Used them on both my 2016 and 2018 CX-5s.'
OP is discussing 2019 CX-5 turbo with bigger front brake calipers. 2016 and 2018 CX-5's have smaller front calipers.

I do believe 16" wheel won't fit, but 17" maybe on 2019 turbo CX-5.
 
:
2019 CX-5 Signature
I installed 17" wheels on my cx-5 Turbo, and the front brake calipers barely clear the wheel weights, so the 16" wheels definitely won't fit.