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DarderSauce 09-21-2012 10:03 PM

Winter is Coming!!!
 
Hey everyone, so it's almost time for my cars first winter (with me) and I am really considering getting winter wheels/tires. Here is what I am thinking.

Wheels
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-New-15X7-4...781f0f&vxp=mtr

Tires
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...244445632.html

I have never changed wheels/tires specifically for the winter but last year I got into an accident because some Ishtbag cut me off and slammed on his breaks so I figured $650 was a cheap insurance for better stopping/handling. I don't know much about them but have done some research and think these will work well enough.

What do ya'll think about my choice?

Red01Focus 09-22-2012 02:23 AM

tires are good but why pay so much for winter wheels?

burton560 09-22-2012 10:58 AM

tirebuyer.com, use fatwallet and save some dough. I have continental winter tires and teamed up with the traction control my car doesn't slide at all

DarderSauce 09-23-2012 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Red01Focus (Post 4367345)
tires are good but why pay so much for winter wheels?

I don't really know what a good price is for wheels, suggestions for alternatives?

Quote:

Originally Posted by burton560 (Post 4367645)
tirebuyer.com, use fatwallet and save some dough. I have continental winter tires and teamed up with the traction control my car doesn't slide at all

Ya I have continental DWS and I gotta say I like them a lot, no complaints.

I think I would rather go with these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/3103514805...0512&ViewItem=

Joey D 09-23-2012 03:05 PM

See if you can't get a set of steelies at a junkyard. Take em home, sand them up a little bit and throw a couple coats of Rustoleum on them and they'll look fine.

Geezer 09-23-2012 05:18 PM

Tirerack has new 15" wheels as low as 82.00 a piece. If you also buy your snow tires from them with the wheels, they will mount and balance them for free and deliver them with new lug nuts ready for immediate installation. It's pretty convenient when you think about it. Discount Tire has similar packages as well.

DarderSauce 09-23-2012 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey D (Post 4369203)
See if you can't get a set of steelies at a junkyard. Take em home, sand them up a little bit and throw a couple coats of Rustoleum on them and they'll look fine.

I was thinking about that but I would like something that looks somewhat nice.

DarderSauce 09-24-2012 02:42 PM

what size rims will a 195/60/15 tire fit?

I think I can go anywhere from 6.5" wide to 7.5" inches right?

Or is there one that would be better than the other?

Do you think this is a good deal for $250?
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...244445632.html

Julian@TireRack.com 09-24-2012 02:43 PM

Sport Edition SE-17 Wheels
http://www.tirerack.com/images/wheel...anth_ci3_l.jpg

And General Altimax Arctic Tires (195/60R15)

$696 plus shipping. Mounted - balanced and new lugs included.

DarderSauce 09-24-2012 02:47 PM

^^ Thanks for the suggestion!


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