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View Poll Results: Which tires?
LM-22: 245/40/17: ~$325 5 26.32%
LM-25: 235/40/17 or 245/40/17: ~$450 - ~$600 1 5.26%
WS-60: 225/45/17: ~$600 11 57.89%
Other brand. 2 10.53%
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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So my winters bit the dust in the spring, so I am currently trying to shop for winter tire deals so I dont get reamed in the fall. The choices as I see it are listed in the poll. I am somewhat flex on the size, I am more concerned about the budget. I am thinking I am going to get the 245/40/17's... but they are snow tires, and I am not sure if I should get such a wide snow tire. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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you definitely don't want that wide of a snow tire. what size are your wheels?
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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Yeah wheel info would def help
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:32 PM   #4
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wheels are 17x8... stock BBS.

PS. I meant to post it in the tire and wheel section!
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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i would get 225/45-17 or 215/45-17 even. the narrower tire will help for snow driving. as far as which model, i have no idea, but blizzak ftmfw. i don't think the "performance" snow tire is necessary. i'd rather (and always have) got the one with the lower speed rating. i can't remember right now what model it is sorry.

but i think it was the difference of a 100mph speed rating vs. 120mph speed rating? well i don't need or want to be going over 100 during winter, especially on expensive ass snow tires.

edit: it was the lm25 iirc. lm22 was the higher rating one. i think the ws60 is a new model since i bought snow tires last.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:36 PM   #6
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I'll move it.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #7
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i would get 225/45-17 or 215/45-17 even. the narrower tire will help for snow driving. as far as which model, i have no idea, but blizzak ftmfw. i don't think the "performance" snow tire is necessary. i'd rather (and always have) got the one with the lower speed rating. i can't remember right now what model it is sorry.

but i think it was the difference of a 100mph speed rating vs. 120mph speed rating? well i don't need or want to be going over 100 during winter, especially on expensive ass snow tires.

edit: it was the lm25 iirc. lm22 was the higher rating one. i think the ws60 is a new model since i bought snow tires last.
Well I can get the LM-22's in 215/40/17, but i think that is too small for my rims. Plus my car would only have something like 3 or 4 inches of ground clearance...
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:00 PM   #8
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the 215 is width not height.. there is probably a 1/4"(?) of height difference between the 40 series and 45 series.

225/45 comes stock on those wheels and that'd probably be your best bet. but 215 would be just fine.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:06 PM   #9
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i got the LM-22 in 245/40/17 from luke @ tirerack i don't see the width being much of an issue at all even though it isn't ideal. plus anything narrower would look stupid on a 17x9.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:10 PM   #10
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Used the WS60's myself and they handle very well in the snow and ice.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:01 AM   #11
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while, I love the WS60's and buy them for my own car the LM22's are $65.00 each right now .... jump on them

here's a link to use

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Old 08-19-2009, 10:29 AM   #12
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225/45/17 LM-22's.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:22 AM   #13
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no killer deals in 225/45-17 right now
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:40 PM   #14
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sorta smae boat as you....looking to buy snow tires in a 16" size though. Not as concerned with brand as I am with performance.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:36 PM   #15
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That price on LM-22 245/40/17 is good and it's probably the only decent size they have left but I don't know if I'd go with something that wide. 245 is pretty close to the strut too at +53 although you would probably be OK. You're lucky you have 8" wide stockers. Mine would be too narrow for 245/40/17

LM-25 225/45/17 then
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:07 PM   #16
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I am also looking to get the LM-22 and the one's left on sale are 245/40/17.
They are 0.6 inch wider then the 225/45/17 LM-25 but the thread width
of the 245/40/17 LM-22 is 7.4" compared to 7.6" on the 225/45/17 LM-25.
I need them only for one week so i need the cheapest one. I am planing to drive from Miami to a resort up north and drive in snow conditions for a bit.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:25 AM   #17
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I ordered 245/40/17 LM22. Now i will store them till January and then will put them ON and head North for a week. The best bang for the buck i have ever spend.
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cool .... they will impress you
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any killer deals on a 215/45/17 snow tire right now?
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:50 PM   #20
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just got a set of these in today !
225/45R-17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

there supposed be a slight performance improvement over the previous blizzaks
as soon as I install and put some miles ill let you guys know how their are .

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=Blizzak+LM-60
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