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Old 12-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #3326
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:24 PM   #3327
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:02 AM   #3328
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So after hours of research, a good deal came in.

I was planning on putting a set of General Tire Altimax Arctic next week from sears for $570. I stumbled upon a good deal, and for the same price ($570) OTD tax included, I ordered a set of 225/45R17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 from Discount tire.

I am using a set of '06 BBS I purchased for $100 from a guy off Nasioc Classified.

So my question is, which would be the better buy? They both cost the same. What do you guys recommend?
So hopefully the deal goes through and I should have a set of LM-60 snow shoes by Saturday at the latest. IF that falls through I might end up with the Arctics!

Thanks for the advice guys
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:57 AM   #3329
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I wish my local Discount Tire places would have given me a price like that on LM-60's. They actually had it on their website, I went into a shop the next day to order a set and the price was totally different. Had them look it up on the website and the website had changed too!

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:46 AM   #3330
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Has anyone had any issues with vibrations with their winter wheels/tires? I bought a set from TireRack with Dunlop Winter Sports on 16" steelies two years ago. It seems every year I need to have them rebalanced. Right now I get a noticeable vibration between 65-75mph. Anything below 55-60mph is smooth. Thoughts?
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #3331
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Has anyone had any issues with vibrations with their winter wheels/tires? I bought a set from TireRack with Dunlop Winter Sports on 16" steelies two years ago. It seems every year I need to have them rebalanced. Right now I get a noticeable vibration between 65-75mph. Anything below 55-60mph is smooth. Thoughts?
Just mounted my Dunlop Wintersport 3D on my BRZ stock wheels (after using them on STI BBS wheels last year and the year before). One wheel took almost a WHOLE strip of weights; I don't have vibrations, but Andrewtech noted the irregularity. It's definitely the tires as the wheels were perfectly fine with the stock rubber.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:30 PM   #3332
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I wish my local Discount Tire places would have given me a price like that on LM-60's. They actually had it on their website, I went into a shop the next day to order a set and the price was totally different. Had them look it up on the website and the website had changed too!

Buggers.
Yeah I've had that happen a bunch of times through tirerack, sears, discount tires, just tires. I just kept running into some bad luck. They stopped making them. Have to wait till January. Discontinued. No we won't honor that price. lol

Finally, I got through to the Assistant Manager over at the Discount Tires in Glendale Heights off of Bloomingdale road. The staff was great, and I could tell they liked my car just by the way they were treating it by mounting the tires and moving the TPMS from my summers for free onto the winters. I think they just liked my STi

I would definitely recommend them to everyone. The deal I got actually was pretty crazy.

The LM-60's are being discontinued, and I'm pretty sure they are making LM-70's now. So no one had the LM-60's except for places like Tirerack, and Firestone, due to the way they stock.

They had to search for another pair of LM-60's and it took about a week to get there since FedEx was backed up. All made the same week and year. I basically payed $143.00 a tire which included installation disposal fee of the old tires stuck on the new wheels, (~$88) and it included tax for $571.95.

I think I just got really lucky. Anyways here she is. The wheels just look so nice with the DGM. I need to get her a set of Rally Armors. Anyways good luck with your purchases everyone, and if you need help let me know!

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Old 12-19-2012, 11:53 PM   #3333
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Im moving from california to colorado in Jan. I am going to need a new set of wheels as well as tires. I am wondering what you guys think about getting some Miro's probably 18x8.5 cause i wont be rolling my fenders to fit the 10's.

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:01 AM   #3334
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Im moving from california to colorado in Jan. I am going to need a new set of wheels as well as tires. I am wondering what you guys think about getting some Miro's probably 18x8.5 cause i wont be rolling my fenders to fit the 10's.

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I think you're looking for the wheel fitment thread..? 18x8.5 for winter wheels? I'd use 17x7.5 or 17x8 for a winter wheel and a 215/40 or 225/40
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:54 AM   #3335
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Im moving from california to colorado in Jan. I am going to need a new set of wheels as well as tires. I am wondering what you guys think about getting some Miro's probably 18x8.5 cause i wont be rolling my fenders to fit the 10's.

year:2005
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tires only or winter package:well i need rims as well..soo
Go with 177 wheels with a 225/45/17 winter performance tire. Will be alot cheaper, better grip, and the tires will be properly speed rated.

Also will allow more room in the fender wells to clear out snow and ice buildup.

If u still have your stock wheels just use those with winter tires and spend the money on a good summer wheel and tire package.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:04 AM   #3336
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I have 17x7s on 205/50/17s. Carves through the snow like a beast.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:29 AM   #3337
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Quick question can I fit 225/55/17 blizzaks on my 2012 wrx! Stock suspension. About 80%% tread left!
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:38 AM   #3338
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Quick question can I fit 225/55/17 blizzaks on my 2012 wrx! Stock suspension. About 80%% tread left!
That's a really tall tire, 5.6%, your speedometer would be off by 3.4mph. If you wanted taller than stock for Winter, a 225/50/17 would be better.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #3339
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That's a really tall tire, 5.6%, your speedometer would be off by 3.4mph. If you wanted taller than stock for Winter, a 225/50/17 would be better.
Okay thank you a found a pretty good deal on Craigslist, I wasn't sure to pursue it or not! Would the tires rub at all?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #3340
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Has anyone had any issues with vibrations with their winter wheels/tires? I bought a set from TireRack with Dunlop Winter Sports on 16" steelies two years ago. It seems every year I need to have them rebalanced. Right now I get a noticeable vibration between 65-75mph. Anything below 55-60mph is smooth. Thoughts?
I have, but I've got a theory on that. As best I can tell, my tires' sipes had been picking up a LOT of tiny stones, and I believe that it's been enough to throw the balance off, just a little bit. Each year, I've been going through and removing each stone, one by one, so that for the next winter season, everything is nice and smooth again. I never had my tires re-balanced, so once the stones were out, technically it's back to "how it's s'posed to be".
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:50 PM   #3341
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Damn, talk about anal. I don't really notice too many large pieces of sand in my sipes.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:09 PM   #3342
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lol, no no... it's not OCD or anything, I swear! They don't drop sand on the roads around here. They drop actual gravel, so the bits of rock in my sipes were definitely enough to have some weight to them. If you figure a few hundred stones 1/8" to 1/4" in size, then yeah, I know why my balance was a little off. It's great for traction, but absolute hell on my paint.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:00 PM   #3343
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Wow, that's huge.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:04 AM   #3344
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tires only or winter package: Good for winter all seasons or snowtires + steelies?

Looking to get something in the tire department for my WRX. I drive 80+ miles a day on the highway. Snows quite a bit here in CO. Not sure if I want a set of dedicated snow tires and steel wheels or if I want a good all season like the Continental DWS.

Let me know what you think!
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #3345
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I would ask if you want winter performance or winter studles not all season.

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Old 12-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #3346
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Okay thank you a found a pretty good deal on Craigslist, I wasn't sure to pursue it or not! Would the tires rub at all?
424wrx is running 225/55/17s for his Winter setup on a narrow body and he's lowered so it should work. I guess it's whether you want that tall or not. Go for it if the deal is worth it, I was just saying that 225/50/17 would be closer to stock diameter.

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Old 12-22-2012, 02:12 PM   #3347
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I drive 80+ miles a day on the highway. Snows quite a bit here in CO.
= real winter tires. If your highways are usually clear, go for performance winter. If you drive in the sticks, go for studless ice/snow.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #3348
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A friend of mine has the Hancook Icept Evo's. Would those be a good choice? Looks like I can get them from the local discount tire for about $720 installed on my current wheels.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:39 PM   #3349
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Get steelies, so you can change over yourself. If you have room to store a second set of tires, that is.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #3350
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Well the idea is to get those now for the winter and get em installed on my current wheels, and then I will have all summer to save up / look for a used set of steelies for the snow tires.
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