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Old 09-26-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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15" steelies will fit over the Ti + Handling package brakes right?

Don't have my car yet.. still.

But going to order my winter wheel set and want to go with 15"s Just want to make sure they fit


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Old 09-26-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Others can way in but at a minimum I'd go 16" so that the snow can clear out of the wheels. Just my $.02.
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That's supposed to be "weigh in."
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Yes they will work. I have 15s.
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And if your worried about snow packing, wouldn't 16s allow more snow to pack in. I've never had an issue with my 15s and snow.
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I've never had a problem with snow packing other than the time I decided to blaze through some pretty deep snow with my 15 spoke SES wheels and all the snow got stuck between the spokes.

I got stuck. Couldn't push too far since the snow was high enough to touch the bumper and some more. At least I could reverse out
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And if your worried about snow packing, wouldn't 16s allow more snow to pack in. I've never had an issue with my 15s and snow.
I'm not suggesting that 15" will accumulate more snow in the wheels merely that had been my experience growing up in WI.

It's not about the size of the wheel and whether or not the wheel itself will accumulate snow but rather the diameter of a 15" wheel being put on a car that was designed for 16" wheels.

The issue may lie in the overall room between the rotor/dust shield and the rim and an INABILITY to clear snow out on it's own. Again, not scientific, just my own experience.

If 15" will fit and your comfortable with it give it a go, best of luck!
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Thanks for the input
That is something to consider since the price between the 16s and 15s is about $120ish
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I'm not suggesting that 15" will accumulate more snow in the wheels merely that had been my experience growing up in WI.

It's not about the size of the wheel and whether or not the wheel itself will accumulate snow but rather the diameter of a 15" wheel being put on a car that was designed for 16" wheels.

The issue may lie in the overall room between the rotor/dust shield and the rim and an INABILITY to clear snow out on it's own. Again, not scientific, just my own experience.

If 15" will fit and your comfortable with it give it a go, best of luck!
makes sense physically in one sense - inside a bigger wheel, snow will be moving faster at a given rotation rate of the wheel. More velocity -> snow getting pushed out from the wheel.
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makes sense physically in one sense - inside a bigger wheel, snow will be moving faster at a given rotation rate of the wheel. More velocity -> snow getting pushed out from the wheel.
And the clearance between the rotor/dust-shield and wheel increases thereby eliminating some of the resistance to that snow clearing itself out.
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