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froesesp wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 11:52 pm
In that case he could go for 215/65/17 or 225/60/17.
Agree. Why would you ever upsize for winters?
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Is the consensus that steel rims are best bought from Costco? (Best prices?). Or are there other places recommended (west GTA). Thanks.
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Tiberius wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 7:38 am
Is the consensus that steel rims are best bought from Costco? (Best prices?). Or are there other places recommended (west GTA). Thanks.
Kijiji if you can find a used set cheap, otherwise Costco is the best new IMO
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Ohboiya wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 7:25 am
Agree. Why would you ever upsize for winters?
Thanks for your help guys.

Why wouldn't Costco and other websites suggest these sizes when I input my car model then?
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Because changing tire sizes will affect your vehicle's gearing, ABS, traction control, suspension geometry, etc so they try to keep you close to OEM instead of looking for options to save you money. In your case plus-sizing to 18s was the closest match.

Generally speaking though you can usually get away with small changes in diameter (I think 3% or less is commonly thought of as safe) without running into any big issues.
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Any thoughts on the Kumho I-Zen KW31 205/65 R16 95 R tires? At tiresandco.ca they show as $113.58 each and after the $40 rebate for a set of 4, that brings the price down to 103.58 (+7.50 shipping per tire). Does anyone know if they are well rated? I figure they should be better than Motomaster brand which is what this price range is... Otherwise, the WS80 and Continental Winter Contact SI would be about $25 and $30 more (+ tax) per tire...

I'm guessing zracing would have similar pricing for the Kumho's also which would be a local option... the tread pattern just looks quite different than most of the other winter tires and I wonder if they are ice specialists vs snow/slush... or... ?
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dingus wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 1:07 pm
Because changing tire sizes will affect your vehicle's gearing, ABS, traction control, suspension geometry, etc so they try to keep you close to OEM instead of looking for options to save you money. In your case plus-sizing to 18s was the closest match.

Generally speaking though you can usually get away with small changes in diameter (I think 3% or less is commonly thought of as safe) without running into any big issues.
Changing the width or sidewall height a tiny bit will have virtually no effect and will be totally fine. They are looking for money.
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Hi everyone. This is my first time buying winter tires for my 2009 honda fit. I live in Vancouver. I am looking at getting the Michelin-X-Ice Xi3 from Costco. I am going to get new 15 inch steel rims for this. Here is the link. It is model X40861

https://www.costco.ca/.product.327137.html

My question is my original tires for my stock 16 inch rims are 185/55/16.

For the winter tires for the 15 inch steel rims, should I get tire size, 185/65/15 or 185/55/15 or another size? 185/65/15 is slightly cheaper if that makes a difference. Or should I get 185/70/14?

Or does it make no difference for my car? it is a 2009 Honda Fit Sport

Thanks for your input.
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Also looking for advise. Buying tires for GF's car. She has Mazda 3 205/55/16. Looking at 16" Steel Wheels, what is the difference between Centre or Universal?

Thanks
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Man, I got my Nokians installed on my 2017 3 at Kal Tire this weekend but I feel like they did a shit job balancing the tires when they installed them. I'm getting way more vibration through the steering wheel and body of the car than I was last week with my 18" all-seasons.

I am not looking forward to having to call them back.

(And yes, I re-torqued the wheels the day after they were installed.)
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Tilter wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 9:59 pm
Also looking for advise. Buying tires for GF's car. She has Mazda 3 205/55/16. Looking at 16" Steel Wheels, what is the difference between Centre or Universal?

Thanks
Centre = hubcentric
Universal = lugcentric

It's about how the wheel centres, by the hub (centre of the wheel) or by the lugs (5 studs).

Hubcentric is definitely preferred, if it's a newer model Mazda3 spend the extra couple $/wheel and thank me later. :)
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Is a Costco Membership required to have tires installed at Costco which were bought from Costco Online?

My local Costco said a membership is required, however i insisted and they did the install for me, however they said i may not be getting the 5 year warranty.
How accurate is this information?
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NotMoneyGuy wrote:
Nov 5th, 2017 11:55 am
Bad news for me too. Gave the Nokian MIR rebate a shot anyways and they seemingly nixed me on the "Quebec & The Maritimes" condition.

Did the prelim online submission and then, as directed, mailed in the hard-copies and for some reason a new Claim Number was issued for the denial.

(I bought from Kal Tire in Ontario.)

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Received the same message. Purchased from Kal-Tire in Alberta.
RFD mods are on a power trip... how about messaging me before changing my signature. Some common courtesy would have been nice.
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Did anyone apply for Continental winter tire rebate? Just wondering how long they took to process your application.
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I purchased my car used from Craigslist. The rims are wheel locked and the seller never gave me the key.
Can Costco or other places take off the tire or do I have to go back to Honda to get them removed?

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