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sanspotash 09-17-2005 12:47 PM

Recommendations on snows...
 
Some of you, like myself, have to run snows coming up here in the next couple of months. What are you recommending for wheels and from whom? I made an interesting package on tirerack.com, but the package is over $1600. Any better ideas? :hi:

jsedlak 09-17-2005 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by sanspotash
Some of you, like myself, have to run snows coming up here in the next couple of months. What are you recommending for wheels and from whom? I made an interesting package on tirerack.com, but the package is over $1600. Any better ideas? :hi:

I was wondering if snows are an almost necessary thing. I live in Troy and I am a bit afraid of the coming winter.

lgrogan116 09-17-2005 12:52 PM

Bridgestone Blizzak LM22... hands down the best I've ever had.

sanspotash 09-17-2005 12:54 PM

I should have been more specific...
 
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Originally Posted by lgrogan116
Bridgestone Blizzak LM22... hands down the best I've ever had.

I am actually more interested in advice on wheels... I am considering 18" ASA's from the Tire Rack at $229 each but would like to find something as cool that is less money... they're snows afterall.

Wagon Man 09-17-2005 12:54 PM

Buy some 17" take-off (if you can;t find 17" steelie").. $400~$500 range depands on condition.

Blizzark / Gislaved snow tires ... ~$500 (less if on sale, sho[p here had a buy 3 get 4 on Gisvaled last year .. bought a set for my wife.)

Or set of used wheel/tires.

~$1k should get you going this winter.

BTW, I may sell my winter shoes this year .. go back to 16" steelie. 17" Style 41 (take-off from Z3 on Blizzak). PM me if you;re interested.

TitaniumCranium 09-17-2005 01:40 PM

Look for someone on the board looking to sell their slightly curbed BMW style type wheels, and through some Blizzaks on them. I did that at the beginning of summer for about a grand total.

nukis 09-17-2005 02:01 PM

if you're buying wheels specifically for winter try to get something as narrow as you can. if the wheel is wider its like a snowshoe and you'll float on top because the weight is distributed more. throw an old battery in the trunk above each wheel too and you're set :thumbup:

lgrogan116 09-17-2005 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by nukis
if you're buying wheels specifically for winter try to get something as narrow as you can. if the wheel is wider its like a snowshoe and you'll float on top because the weight is distributed more. throw an old battery in the trunk above each wheel too and you're set :thumbup:


Good point. I put 205/50/17 on mine, (which I think is the narrowest you can go on stock rims) and I've never had a problem.

TCoville 09-17-2005 03:19 PM

do u only need to do a winter set of tires where it snows? i have read about winter tires and wasn't sure i am in southern california and was kinda confused :p

nukis 09-17-2005 03:59 PM

you need winter tires when it's winter. and you southwestern people don't have a winter. stop rubbing it in :thumbsup:

hummer 09-18-2005 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sanspotash
I am actually more interested in advice on wheels... I am considering 18" ASA's from the Tire Rack at $229 each but would like to find something as cool that is less money... they're snows afterall.

The 18 wheels are the $$ problem. Don't you have potholes in TC? Cheaper 17" wheels would be better for snows. I've got Borbet 17x8 with Dunlop 225-45 winter sports from Tirerack. Work great but I do have 2 bent from potholes. 16" are available also.

sanspotash 09-18-2005 09:38 AM

You're correct, a function of my vanity...
 
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Originally Posted by hummer
The 18 wheels are the $$ problem. Don't you have potholes in TC? Cheaper 17" wheels would be better for snows. I've got Borbet 17x8 with Dunlop 225-45 winter sports from Tirerack. Work great but I do have 2 bent from potholes. 16" are available also.

18's are the $$ problem. The car looks so good with 18's my irrational side is hardpressed to go smaller. You're right, though, 16/17's make a lot more sense. I suppose to that end, steel wheels make the most sense $$$ wise.

:(

SONNY.. 09-18-2005 09:48 AM

blizzacks on ebay last winter $450

Mikeee46coupe 09-18-2005 11:50 AM

Toyo Garrit > Blizzaks
In my opinion, Garrit's wear much slower and provide better braking/handling than Blizzaks which wear really quick.

shortyb 09-18-2005 03:02 PM

Got a complete set of 17" OEM steelies with Hakkapellita Hakka IIs from BavAuto last year for $1K. Recent catalog from them shows the exact same set, still for $1K. Pretty good deal I think.

IMHO, Hakkapellitas are probably the best dedicated snow tires out there.


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