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Old 10-16-2015, 08:50 AM   #6176
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Discount Tire Direct has a 100$ off deal with free shipping on eBay right now.

I got 235/45-17 Falken Eurowinter Performance tires for $109/tire shipped.
That's the best deal I've seen and I've been looking for 3 weeks straight.
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:53 AM   #6177
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Will snow tires size 225 55 17 work on a 2016 limited REX? Tirerack suggest 215 50 17, but I wonder if the 55 profile would work on the REX. Thanks in advance.
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It is not the profile, it is total tire diameter.
Try tire size calculator linked many times in this thread.


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C'mon, folks, the info is oozing from this thread, simply checking a few posts to a page back will answer most of your questions. And simply put, does it look like an outback tire will fit in your wheelwell?

Please have a look and attempt to find your info first, tirerack is virtually idiot-proof and we've all linked every piece of info every way to sunday. We cant spoon-feed everybody. The same questions are popping up, getting answered and then getting re asked by others one post apart. We are happy to help, but folks gotta try too.

One more time, for all to use:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:54 AM   #6178
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Discount Tire Direct has a 100$ off deal with free shipping on eBay right now.

I got 235/45-17 Falken Eurowinter Performance tires for $109/tire shipped.
That's the best deal I've seen and I've been looking for 3 weeks straight.
Nice, glad you scored a good deal.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:00 PM   #6179
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Has anyone bought a winter package deal from tirerack? My sister just got a 2012 Impreza and they have a 15 inch package that looks pretty good. The shipping price sucks but it's a great deal for a whole setup.
Many times. the shipping might be $, but you are getting a good product for your money. What would you pay for a mount and balance from most any shop? $60-100 out my way. And its not a roadforce balance. How close are you to a warehouse? You should check, not sure where they have one out your way, Ive been lucky, Im only 35 miles from the closest one. Still worth the shipping cost IMHO. You pay shipping instead of mounting charges, and you can slap them on in the comfort of your own driveway on your own schedule.
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:32 PM   #6180
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If left footed whooten got a dollar for every time he posted the tire calc, he would be a millionaire. Guys, go back 15 pages or so and read it all. The info is all here and that tire calculator is spot on, helped me choose the right format on a whole new car. So doooo it.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:02 PM   #6181
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Nice, glad you scored a good deal.
Thanks man.

I am glad the "hunt" is over. The tires have decent reviews, so we'll see how they perform.
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:50 PM   #6182
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Opinions GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP, I know they're a low budget tire, but in the DC region I don't think we get that much snow to justify buying the Nokians. Besides, with the AWD any snow tire should be better than any all seasons. I can't find any reviews on this tires, are they that bad? smh...
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:24 PM   #6183
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CR tested "GT Radial Champiro Ice Pro". They managed to get 17th place out of 20.

Good luck!

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Old 10-23-2015, 11:21 PM   #6184
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Will a 17inch wheel clear the Brembos on a 2016 STi?
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:38 PM   #6185
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Depends on the wheels but generally, yes.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:39 PM   #6186
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I'm looking for a winter setup, but needed to make sure. Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:47 AM   #6187
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What kind of wheels? I went with Method as both the 501 and 502s stated they cleared STi brembos. I didn't feel like hunting around for comparability of other wheels.
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:54 PM   #6188
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I ended up scoring a deal on the Falken Eurowinter HS449. Bought them for the stock 2016 WRX 18s. Pepboys had them for $130/ea (245/40R18) but they were buy 3 get one free. Scored them for $413 after tax (free shipping).

Even a cheap winter tire is better than summer tires in the winter.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:08 PM   #6189
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That isn't a bad deal.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:31 AM   #6190
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Going to pick up some winter tires for my 05 OBXT in stock size 225/55 17. I've been leaning towards the Michelin XI3, but see that Discount Tire has Hankook I*cept w320 for $428 shipped right now. I haven't been able to find any comparisons. Anyone know how these are?
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:50 AM   #6191
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You need to figure out if you want studless winter or performance winter.
Then pick the brand and model.

Xi3 and I*cept w320 are different animals.

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Old 10-25-2015, 11:15 AM   #6192
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You need to figure out if you want studless winter or performance winter.
Then pick the brand and model.

Xi3 and I*cept w320 are different animals.

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Thanks, just saw that after posting.

I live in rural western NY and get lots of lake effect snow. I commute to school around 75 miles a day and my internship could have me traveling all over the county. This will be a mix of interstate, two lane highway and country back roads. Most of my driving will be two lane highway. I'm thinking the Michelins might be the tire for me... unless I can find a good deal on some Nokians.
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Old 10-25-2015, 12:09 PM   #6193
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Thanks, just saw that after posting.

I live in rural western NY and get lots of lake effect snow. I commute to school around 75 miles a day and my internship could have me traveling all over the county. This will be a mix of interstate, two lane highway and country back roads. Most of my driving will be two lane highway. I'm thinking the Michelins might be the tire for me... unless I can find a good deal on some Nokians.
If you can get the Nokian R2 for the same price as the Xi3, then get the R2s. They are likely to be better in deep snow and slush than the Xi3, and about the same on ice. The Xi3 will be a little better than the R2 on dry and wet roads.
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:40 PM   #6194
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Just throwing it out there that I'm about to use my General Altimax Arctics (215/65/15) for a 4th season as they still have 7-8/32" left. Got them new in 2012. Still going strong.

I only drive them in the winter, but I drive a lot. So they still get 10-15k miles per season.
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:55 PM   #6195
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If you can get the Nokian R2 for the same price as the Xi3, then get the R2s. They are likely to be better in deep snow and slush than the Xi3, and about the same on ice. The Xi3 will be a little better than the R2 on dry and wet roads.
I would have probably bought cheaper from the two.
The new WS80 is supposedly comparable in performance but much louder.

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Old 10-25-2015, 04:46 PM   #6196
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I am looking to buy some winter tires. This is my first awd vehicle and I want to make sure I am safe in the winter. The area I live in can get really cold sometimes, but it is usually dry. I get chinooks and in the winter months the weather can get up to 10 degree Celsius.

I am looking for a set of tires that can last long with the dry roads and warm temperatures. But also want them to handle well when it does snow. Which tires would be the best bang for the buck.

Also how are these brands? Nexen, Kumho, Hankook, Continental, Cooper, Sailun, Minerva, Maxtrek, Arctic claw, General.
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:40 PM   #6197
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Continental would be my top, followed by Continental's General. Then Hankook, Kumho and Nexen.

But...

Model is more important than manufacturer. If you want to handle dry and high remperatures then you may consider performance winter. I do not know what is offered in Canada.

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Continental would be my top, followed by Continental's General. Then Hankook, Kumho and Nexen.

But...

Model is more important than manufacturer. If you want to handle dry and high remperatures then you may consider performance winter. I do not know what is offered in Canada.

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The sites i am looking at are
http://www.quattrotires.com/dimensio...ter/235/45/17/

https://winter-tires.pmctire.com/enw...aspect/45.tire

and

http://www.1010tires.com/Tires/235-45R17

I know the ws80 and xi3 are really popular but i figured maybe else might work better for me. I just wished it would stay snowy and cold for the whole winter instead of having the weather jump up every week. When it does snow though, it could snow a lot haha.
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:18 PM   #6199
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Opinions/experience with Hankook Ipikes? Heard some good things about them from two guys at work.
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.I am looking for a set of tires that can last long with the dry roads and warm temperatures. But also want them to handle well when it does snow. Which tires would be the best bang for the buck.

Also how are these brands? Nexen, Kumho, Hankook, Continental, Cooper, Sailun, Minerva, Maxtrek, Arctic claw, General.
Take a close look at the Continental TS850P.

http://www.continentaltire.ca/www/ti...-p.html?page=1

http://www.continental-tires.com/car...ntact-ts-850-p
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