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Old 11-18-2011, 05:49 PM   #11
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I ordered the 195/65R-15 General Altimax Arctic on black steel, with black plastic wheel covers. No TPMS. I'll put a piece of electric tape on the lens over the warning light for the winter.

Bring on the SNOW! :)
I have the set and I will tell you they are awesome, we just got dumped on last night and the car handled great. I had mine studded so on the glare ice at intersections they really bite in.

The reason I didn't put on the hub caps is that they usually collect snow and then lead to the wheels being out of balance and you get the vibrations from it. I drive to work at 5:00am before plows are out and with the snow being deep sometimes it works its way into the hubcaps. Then you park the car and the residual heat from the brakes slightly melts it and voila, i piece of ice in the bottom of your hubcap acting as a wheel weight that will lead to the vibrations and steering wheel shake.

As far as the TPMS no biggie I didn't get it either but you'll need 2 pieces of tape because the tpms light and the [i] indicator will light up.

I wish I would have seen your post earlier and I would have taken a pic of my car without the hubcaps, it still looks sharp!

I just took a pic, kinda dirty after the messy roads, but still snowing
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