WINTER WHEELS SETUP?

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  1. kman9613

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    Hey guys,
    I was wondering what wheels do people usually go with for the winter season? If you can post pics and details that would help out!
     
  2. webby
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    I just run steelies. I'm running general altimax arctic tires & they've done amazing for the last two seasons.
     
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    I run steelies with blizzaks in a size 16 vs 17. Love the setup!


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    I run the same tires but are selling them and getting all seasons. :popcorn:
     
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    My set hasn't touched the road yet. :giggle:

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    I ran them winter of 2014-2015 and winter 2015-2016.
     
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    I'm on a new set. The previous tires lasted three winter seasons.

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    12' Si wheels: 17x7
    205/50/17 tires: Continental ExtremeWinterContact

    I do not like these tires. They are easily the worst snow tire I have driven. In deep snow they do great but on just plain cold, wet, slushy or dry winter roads, they have not been that great. Certainly better than an all season or a summer tire but eh, I would not get them again.

    16" Steelies
    205/55/16 tires: Firestone Winterforce

    A great snow tire. Not the best ever but a very good tire. It has performed well in all winter conditions. I would recommend this tire.


    16" Steelies
    205/55/16 tire: Dunlop Graspic DS-2

    Best snow tire I have driven. They have since moved on to the DS-3 as it's replacement. I would also recommend this tire especially if you do not encounter heavy snow a lot due to the long wear of the tire.

    Note: The first 55% of the Graspic DS-3's tread depth features Dunlop's high-grip silica-enhanced compound while the remaining 45% features an all-season tread compound. Snow platform indicators (basically, snow wear bars) are molded into the Graspic DS-3's tread grooves to inform the driver when ice and snow traction will be reduced as the tire's tread wear reaches the point where the premium high-grip silica tread compound is about to wear away.

    @squiggy may have some input on these tires as well since he inherited my, eh, fairly worn set of DS-2s.
     
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    They were great the first winter and so so the second winter (I assume they were bordering on going from winter to all season) . They aren't that great once they get to the all season mark and suck in the rain. Bear in mind that my car has full bolt-ons.
     
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    I ordered a set of these rims and a set of nokian hakkapeliitta 7 studded tires
    Supposed to be a great set of tires not sure yet as they are sitting in the local tire shop as i am having a hell of a time getting time off to get in to the city and get them installed
    The Steelies were $86 i think and these were $146 they are a street gear black widow wheel
    I'll post some pics after i get them installed
     
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    Sorry for the crappy photo but it was raining here all day

    These are the Street Gear Black Widow Wheels with Nokian Hakkapeliitta-7 Studded winter Tires
    Had them installed and an alignment done on the car so she should be good to go for the winter
     
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    Studded?

    Nevermind...Canadian.
     
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    Mid-Atlantic better be ready for the biggest snow amount in years... :hiding:
     
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    Are you trying to make it not snow with this comment. Jinx it?
     
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    Possibly ;) :giggle:
     
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    I run 16" steelies (smaller than stock) and Blizzaks.


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    I bet you get a decent amount of snow in Omaha.
     
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    I just put brand new Blizzaks on my previously-summer HPD wheels; 225/40/18. They look meatier than the 215/45/17's I had on previously, as though they fit the rims better. Can't wait to get our first snow!

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  20. dpetro1

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    must have worked, we haven't gotten anything this year...my hankook icepts havent gotten any action
     
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