Launched back in 2012, the Mazda CX-5 has become a popular vehicle and favorable choice for many drivers worldwide. However, it was always considered as a softroader and urban-style crossover – mainly because of its Kodo design language and lots of other features intended for safe and enjoyable driving on the pavement.
Though, the model can be fitted with an all-wheel drive system that is good enough for you to feel comfortable behind the steering wheel driving on snow, sand and dirt. The only thing you still need to cope with is that the CX-5 is too beautiful to get covered in mud.
“The only thing you still need to cope with is that the CX-5 is too beautiful to get covered in mud.”
However, Fūty Andersson Ōshima from Japan thought that the CX5 AWD crossover is good and capable enough to cope with off-road adventures and then made sure that his vehicle will do the job well. First and foremost, he lifted the CX-5 to clear the biggest possible tires to not harm the drivetrain and suspension size and installed proper wheels, being BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 265/70R16 that equals to 31” in common off-road sizing equivalent. As for the rims, the model runs on XTREME-J XJ04 16×8.0j 5×114.3 +18 matte bronz/black ones.
“First and foremost, he lifted the CX5 to clear the biggest possible to not harm the drivetrain and suspension size and installed proper wheels, being BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 265/70R16 that equals to 31”
Now, when the CX-5 has the needed traction to ride on any surface, it is needed to get all the necessary stuff with you. Here, side awning by Darche and Yakima roof rack come in handy. To add some finishing touches to the look, Fūty added Raptor-style Amber LED grille lights and custom black plastic fender flares. Now, his Mazda is completely off-road ready, besides it is one and only CX-5 off-road project taken to this level. Check Fūty’s Instagram profile to look at this unusual project by yourself and know more about his off-road adventures.
“To add some finishing touches to the look, Fūty added Raptor-style Amber LED grille lights and custom black plastic fender flares”
Mazda CX5 Specs
- Tires: BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 265/70R16 (equals to 31”)
- Rims: XTREME-J XJ04 16×8.0j 5×114.3 +18 matte bronze/black
- Custom black plastic fender flares
- Raptor-style Amber LED grille lights
- Darche side awning
- Yakima roof rack
- 40mm Lift Kit:
Watch the progress and find out more about this Mazda CX5 off road adventure project by visiting the Instagram profile of the owner: @futy_anderssons!
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