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Will they fit?

Hi Guys,

I am getting rid of my 2014 Altima 3.5 SL and moving to a 2017 Maxima SL.

My winter XI3 tires & wheels (OEM Nissan steel) on the Altima are 215/60/16 which are a perfect fit for that car.

My OEM wheels / tires on the Maxima are 245/45/18. Will my winter tires and wheels (OEM Nissan steel) fit on the Maxima and clear without issues? I know the speedometer will be off by about 2%. And most importantly, will it be safe?

I bought my XI3’s in Nov 2015 so they are only 1.5 winters old now so hoping I don't have to go out and buy another set of wheels.

Thanks!
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WorldIRC wrote: Hi Guys,

I am getting rid of my 2014 Altima 3.5 SL and moving to a 2017 Maxima SL.

My winter XI3 tires & wheels (OEM Nissan steel) on the Altima are 215/60/16 which are a perfect fit for that car.

My OEM wheels / tires on the Maxima are 245/45/18. Will my winter tires and wheels (OEM Nissan steel) fit on the Maxima and clear without issues? I know the speedometer will be off by about 2%. And most importantly, will it be safe?

I bought my XI3’s in Nov 2015 so they are only 1.5 winters old now so hoping I don't have to go out and buy another set of wheels.

Thanks!
imho, 16" will not fit

I always use tirerack.com to find compatible tires and they do not sell a 16" winter tire package for you car
https://www.tirerack.com/snow/WinterPac ... ModClar=SV

You could email Allen at Simply Tire to confirm this.
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/review-s ... g-1038378/
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tk1000 wrote: imho, 16" will not fit

I always use tirerack.com to find compatible tires and they do not sell a 16" winter tire package for you car
https://www.tirerack.com/snow/WinterPac ... ModClar=SV

You could email Allen at Simplytire to confirm this.
I've emailed Tires 23 but I can email Allen as well. Looks like they'll sell down to 17" but no smaller, I assume due to brake clearances.
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WorldIRC wrote: I've emailed Tires 23 but I can email Allen as well. Looks like they'll sell down to 17" but no smaller, I assume due to brake clearances.
I would assume so also.
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tk1000 wrote: I would assume so also.
FYI not sure why you reported my own thread to be merged. The whole point of the subsection being created was so that we wouldn't have to have all these questions put into a single thread.
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WorldIRC wrote: FYI not sure why you reported my own thread to be merged. The whole point of the subsection being created was so that we wouldn't have to have all these questions put into a single thread.
Ok, will stop doing it...
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I highly doubt you'll have any brake clearance issues. One way to check is to put on the winter 16' wheels and see, it should only take 10 minute to put on a wheel. Otherwise the diameter should be fine.
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betercallsaul wrote: I highly doubt you'll have any brake clearance issues. One way to check is to put on the winter 16' wheels and see, it should only take 10 minute to put on a wheel. Otherwise the diameter should be fine.
Tires 23 told me they won't fit - and Billy has always been honest with me.
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So I have Xice3's now. I live in the GTA but put on a lot of highway KMs per year (40K total).

Should I stick with Xice3's? Perhaps look at the WS80s. Or maybe something else like Hokian Hakkapeliitta R2?
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Alright, I'm just letting you know that you can check yourself, it's not hard. I have 19" summers and 16" winters on my coupe and it's all good.
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Did my reading, I'll likely stick with the Xice3s on Steels. I got a very competitive quote from Allen @ SimplyTire. Waiting on Tires23 for pricing, but I think SimplyTire uses Hunter Roadforce balancing on all their jobs vs. Tires23 where the Roadforce balancing is "an upgrade".
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