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Old 11-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #11
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I've been on the hunt for winter tires, but it's almost impossible to find these in the 215/50R17 size. Will it be OK if I deviate to a 215/55R17 size instead? Not sure if doing this would cause any unexpected issues.

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Really?! i had no problems... try conti they have that size in winters
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:55 AM   #12
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Does the Ti have the same rim size as the Se with Sport package? I have my Hankook winter tires on a set of stock painted 17" rims. They've been pretty sweet. Had them for a few weeks and no slips or slides. Definitely better than my continental touring summer tires when it comes to snow and ice.

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I am also running the Hankook I-Pikes (studded) in 215/50-17 and they are great tires.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:08 AM   #13
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I've been on the hunt for winter tires, but it's almost impossible to find these in the 215/50R17 size. Will it be OK if I deviate to a 215/55R17 size instead? Not sure if doing this would cause any unexpected issues.

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I am also running the Hankook I-Pikes (studded) in 215/50-17 and they are great tires.
Yeah I love them. I had blizzacks on my old car and so far I like these Hankook tires a lot more.

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:38 PM   #15
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Running 15" steels on a Ti no problem.
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I've been on the hunt for winter tires, but it's almost impossible to find these in the 215/50R17 size. Will it be OK if I deviate to a 215/55R17 size instead? Not sure if doing this would cause any unexpected issues.

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It tool me about 30 seconds to find that size in a Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 at Discount Tire online. At the time, a few weeks ago, they had the best price on that particular tire so I bought them and some wheels online and had them go to my local Discount Tire store where I had them installed. I love the tires so far by the way. I haven't used them in the snow yet but what Blizzak is not great in the snow? They are quiet and grippy on dry and wet roads so far.
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I've been on the hunt for winter tires, but it's almost impossible to find these in the 215/50R17 size.

Are you saying it's hard finding these locally or is it a price issue. I ask because both Tirerack and Discount Tire Direct have numerous options in that size. If you need to get an extra set of wheels, I second the idea of downsizing to 16" diameter and a narrower tire.
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