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Mazda 3 2010: Michelin Pilot Sport 3

Category : Mazda · (2) Comments · by May 3rd, 2012

Just changed Mazda 3 stock Toyo Proxes R32 tyres for Michelin Pilot Sport 3 with odometer indicated 40,000km. The middle part of Toyo Proxes R32 tyres wear out totally after day to day and 80% city drive. Four pieces of Michelin PS3 cost me RM 2240 (RM 560 each), includes installation, alignment and balancing.

Toyo Proxes R32 spec
(Generic OEM tyre for Lexus IS250, Lexus IS220D and Mazda 3)

  • Tyre Size: 205/50 R17 89W
  • Load Index 89
  • Speed Index W, 270km/h
  • Maximum load (kg) 580
  • Section width (mm) 216
  • Overall diameter (mm) 637
  • Minimum rim width (inches) 5.5
  • Recommended rim width (inches) 6.5
  • Maximum rim width (inches) 7.5
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 3 spec

  • Tyre Size: 205/50 ZR17 (Z is the speed rating, R stands for radial)
  • Load Index 89
  • Speed Index W, 270km/h
  • Maximum load (kg) 580
  • Section width (mm) 214
  • Overall diameter (mm) 638
  • Rolling Circ. (mm) 1945.9
  • Minimum rim width (inches) 5.5
  • Recommended rim width (inches) 6.5
  • Maximum rim width (inches) 7.5
  • Driving for more than 50km with PS3 now, findings by compare with Toyo Proxes R32 as below:

    i) lower noise level
    ii) better handling on corner
    iii) handle wet condition way more better than Proxes R32
    iv) PS3 seems more bumpy on uneven road compare to Proxes R32