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    Winter Wheel/Tire Thread

    Hey everyone,
    So I'm in need of a set of winter wheels and tires for this winter since I'll have my car with me at Virginia Tech. I am gonna start looking for some winter wheels soon and wanted to see what you guys were using for wheels. Please post up which wheels your using as well as a picture if possible along with any spacing mods you had to do if any.
    -Chris-
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    Just get a used set of oem rims (steelies or al), and call it a day. Hunt around...there are good deals to be had. Post away boys.
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    I'm also going to be lookin for a set of winter wheels. Wisconsin winters can be interesting =p

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    DW, thanks I should have clarified, I'm primarily looking for some OEM al wheels (squared setup for tire longevity) however I will consider others if the price/quality/fitment is good.
    -Chris-
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    OEM Style 135 wheels, 10mm spacer in front. Blizzak's in the OEM sizes.

    Total overkill but tons of fun when the roads clear because I get lots of traction with this setup.


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    I've been looking around craigslist and came across this set of OEM style 57s for 80$.

    I need rubber now, looks like that will cost $600.



    I have seen some deals on craiglist where people sell used rims and tires for ~$400.

    No spacers nothing.
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    Currently - Using all-season performance tires.

    Wheel: 16" BMW Style 45's.
    Tire: Hankook Ventus V4's. No handling issues - driving habits are altered based on road conditions.

    Future - Dedicated winter tire/wheel setup.

    Wheel: 16" BMW Style 45's.
    Tire: Undecided - looking at performance winter tires. Will seek input/reviews of others setups when I'm ready to buy.
    • V speed rated tires: Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3, Pirelli Winter 240 Sottozero Serie II.
    • H speed rated tires: Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60, Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D, Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3

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    I'm still a fan of the Tire Rack thing. 205/50R17 XL Bridgestone Blizzak's with new 17x7.5 Sport Edition CE Bright Satin w/Machined Lip wheels for $955.00 + tax, shipping and mounting.

    This was one of their packages 5 years ago on my ZHP. Need new rubber this year.

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    3ZHPGUY-I was considering doing the TireRack deal. Good price for the package considering it will be all new.

    Oli- I like those wheels. Are they off an X3 or X5? Do you happen to know how wide they are?
    -Chris-
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    Style 57's are 17x7.5 ET40 according to the Felgen website.

    http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

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