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animeshw wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 2:44 pm
First time buying winter tires so not much knowledge. Any recommendation for (Tire and rims) shops in Oakville/Mississauga for my Nissan Altima 2016 model? I am also thinking of checking in Costco.
I've found costco to be very fair priced with the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80. The already great pricing + $70 rebate make them a good buy, and they are a really good winter tire, one of the best
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nayan97 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 3:31 pm
I've found costco to be very fair priced with the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80. The already great pricing + $70 rebate make them a good buy, and they are a really good winter tire, one of the best
Thank You....
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I have a silly question: My car is due for a wheel alignment (my tires are wearing unevenly) and will be buying winter tires for a second set of wheels this fall. Is the alignment specific to the wheels installed when completed, or is an alignment applicable to any wheels installed on the vehicle? ie. If I have my alignment done with my steel wheels and winter tires on will it need to be done again in the spring with my alloy wheels and all-season tires?
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joeyjones6 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 4:41 pm
I have a silly question: My car is due for a wheel alignment (my tires are wearing unevenly) and will be buying winter tires for a second set of wheels this fall. Is the alignment specific to the wheels installed when completed, or is an alignment applicable to any wheels installed on the vehicle? ie. If I have my alignment done with my steel wheels and winter tires on will it need to be done again in the spring with my alloy wheels and all-season tires?
Not a silly question at all. Typically the alignment is not affected by the types of wheels/tires you have. However, if you hit a lot of potholes in the spring, you may want to get the alignment done afterwards.
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nayan97 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 3:31 pm
I've found costco to be very fair priced with the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80. The already great pricing + $70 rebate make them a good buy, and they are a really good winter tire, one of the best
I heard tread wear on the blizzaks are insane. Is that true from your experience?
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dk87 wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 11:52 pm
I heard tread wear on the blizzaks are insane. Is that true from your experience?
TireRack has a very useful survey system, so I'd suggest taking a look at the Survey Stats to get an idea:

Passenger Car Tires:
Blizzak WS80: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews
X-Ice Xi3: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews

Light Truck Tires:
Blizzak DM-V2: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews
X-Ice Xi2: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews

My take on this is that the softer the rubber the worse the tread wear but the better the winter performance.
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joeyjones6 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 2:05 am
TireRack has a very useful survey system, so I'd suggest taking a look at the Survey Stats to get an idea:

Passenger Car Tires:
Blizzak WS80: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews
X-Ice Xi3: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews

Light Truck Tires:
Blizzak DM-V2: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews
X-Ice Xi2: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews

My take on this is that the softer the rubber the worse the tread wear but the better the winter performance.
Thanks! I just read through some of the reviews. Still on the fence about which tire would be ideal. Do you have any experience with Pirelli Ice Zero FR vs Continental Si? I drive roughly 200km per day, I am afraid the soft rubber on WS80 will make a big impact on fuel economy and tread wear.
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I'm looking at picking up a new car over the next few days and it's currently running 17" rims with all-seasons at 225/45-17.

What's a good tire size if I'm looking to move down to 15" or 16" winter steelies? I know that tires at 15" are going to be cheaper, but I want to see how much of a price difference it'll be.

Thanks
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Ch28 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 2:17 pm
I'm looking at picking up a new car over the next few days and it's currently running 17" rims with all-seasons at 225/45-17.

What's a good tire size if I'm looking to move down to 15" or 16" winter steelies? I know that tires at 15" are going to be cheaper, but I want to see how much of a price difference it'll be.

Thanks
Whatever size you try to go down to, make sure there's enough clearance to go over your calipers as I tried to use 15" steelies on my stock 16" car and there wasn't enough clearance :| Unluckily for me I bought the tire first and then figured it out later... but I bought it used so not a big deal, just recently sold it.

FYI the previous year of my car could use the 15"s.. go figure..
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dk87 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 1:14 pm
Thanks! I just read through some of the reviews. Still on the fence about which tire would be ideal. Do you have any experience with Pirelli Ice Zero FR vs Continental Si? I drive roughly 200km per day, I am afraid the soft rubber on WS80 will make a big impact on fuel economy and tread wear.
If you are most worried about treadlife and fuel economy I would buy the Michelin Xi3. They are known to feel like an all season tire while being useful in winter, and there is little impact on FE
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dk87 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 1:14 pm
Thanks! I just read through some of the reviews. Still on the fence about which tire would be ideal. Do you have any experience with Pirelli Ice Zero FR vs Continental Si? I drive roughly 200km per day, I am afraid the soft rubber on WS80 will make a big impact on fuel economy and tread wear.
I'm in the same boat trying to figure out which tires best suit my driving, and from what I've read it's really a balance between grip and economy/tread wear. I think the only option is to read reviews, see if you can get advice from someone doing a similar commute in your area (the temperature and road conditions [dry, wet, ice, snow ,etc] can make a big difference on what tires are best for your case) and then go for something.

In my case I've decided to go for Blizzak over X-Ice to prioritize grip over economy/tread wear as I drive through a notorious mountain pass twice a week for work and safety is my #1 concern, especially as these tires are only going to be on the car for 4-6 months of the year..
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joeyjones6 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 2:05 am
TireRack has a very useful survey system, so I'd suggest taking a look at the Survey Stats to get an idea:

Passenger Car Tires:
Blizzak WS80: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews
X-Ice Xi3: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews

Light Truck Tires:
Blizzak DM-V2: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews
X-Ice Xi2: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... ngsReviews

My take on this is that the softer the rubber the worse the tread wear but the better the winter performance.
I bought WS80's for my Kia Sorento, now I'm wondering if that's good enough for those small cross overs.
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Roger21 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 2:44 pm
I bought WS80's for my Kia Sorento, now I'm wondering if that's good enough for those small cross overs.
If your concern is based on passenger car vs light truck tires I've done some research and the main difference is in the weight rating for the tires and the sidewall strength, so unless you haul a lot of weight you should be fine. Of course I'm no expert (not by a long shot) so you should research it yourself if you're concerned, but do keep in mind that sales people may just see a sale and tell you that you need different tires for a sale.
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Roger21 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2017 2:44 pm
I bought WS80's for my Kia Sorento, now I'm wondering if that's good enough for those small cross overs.
Why wouldn't it be good enough? As long as you have the correct size and load rating you'll be happy.
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rkjredflag wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 3:20 pm
Sweet, thanks for pointing that out! I just ordered some Yokohama Geolander A/T G015 yesterday. I have not paid for them, or had them installed yet, so I guess I need to make sure the invoice is not dated earlier than September 15th.

If it helps you, Active Green + Ross had the lowest online advertised price I could find. I had my nearest Kal Tire beat them by 5%.
how do you go about/process getting the rebate?

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