Need new rims for winter,but no idea what im doing

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  1. Travis64

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    Yep, get toyopri808's suggestion, they'll work fine.

    Also buy from Discount Tire if they're local to you because when you re-mount your stock wheels & tires Discount will
    re-set your TPMS for free very quickly if needed.


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    The .5" won't* effect anything. That Michelin is great.... but if your buying at that price point consider the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 because they're fractionally better & are "H" speed rated vs "T"

    The WS80 has a $70 dollar rebate currently.


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    * Unless you're racing....
     
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    Yes you are right with $70 rebate it is a better deal.
    Thank you!
    I dont need to buy valve stems if i am buying rims and tires right?
     
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    You're welcome.

    You will need some form of valve stems for your new purchase, you can either buy the cheap black rubber stems (that's what I'd do) or you can invest in TPMS valve stems at a Much Higher price point. I personally just live with the dash Tire warning light that blinks for roughly ~1 minute for the ~3 months that I'll have my snows mounted for.


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    This is a Toyota Corolla steel rim that's 100% compatible, correct (not oversized) hub opening. I picked up a set new in fall of 2010, for $70 apiece:

    Corolla steel rim, part no: 42611-02471 (2003-2008 corolla or matrix, CE, LS, S)
    steel rim lug nuts, part no: 90942-01007 (plain, open-ended, galvanized)
     
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    In the summer on dry pavement, a wide tire and wheel can offer more traction.
    In the winter, in rain and snow, a narrow tire and wheel can cut through to the pavement at times the wider tire will 'float', for better traction.
    Do not reduce tire size beyond the weight of the vehicle. I would not fear 185s instead of 195s, but smaller might not survive a full load.

    Here is the data for the X-Ice Xi3

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    So with 185s, you can carry 528 fewer pounds of weight. (1521 - 1389) * 4 = 528
     
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    Thanks to you guys for the help,took 2.5 half weeks to get them.
    Here are some pics
    Had about 2in snow 1st day and i put the pedal to the floor no spin
     

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    Judging from the pics the snow was just starting to fly. (y)

    If they're Corolla rims a 2" abs end cap (hardware store item) can serve as a center cap, if you first push on something like a bicycle inner tube section (say 3/16" wide). Stretch it onto the raised flange, then tap the center cap on. It'll keep it from rusting.

    If they're aftermarket steel rims they're very likely oversized hub openings and no raised flange, then maybe just apply a little oil: a drop or two and brush it around. Sparingly, because due to centrifugal forces it'll migrate outwards from the center. Or the bees-knees: boiled linseed oil.
     
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    Congrats & good timing.

    What snow tires did you go with ?


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    I got the blizaks :)
     
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    Great choice...

    Give us an update when you get a big-ish snowstorm (6+ inches) on how well your Prime/Blizaks cope with the storm.


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    F806FE5F-AC4B-4755-A239-886D726621F3.jpeg Got a new 2018 and put the blizzaks on.about 4-5in yesterday no slippage =]
     
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    Don't abandon caution though. Snow tires give you better grip, but they don't work miracles. Also, deep enough snow, you'll still be stuck, due to the low ground clearance.
     
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    It's strange to see New York with bare pavement, and here we've got somewhere around 8~10" of the white stuff right now. It's our first snow of the winter.
     
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    Good for you & all your new grip.

    You'll find that your rough limitation in this chassis is about ~12" of snow, more than that & you might get yourself into a
    sticky (pun intended) situation.


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