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Winter tires for Colorado mountains
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What did the rims run you? Could have used winter tires yesterday verses the stock ones on the car. Was not fun driving in that crap.
Petrol P6A 17” they were on sale at Discount Tire for about $125 each. They recommended flat black so if you ding them on a curb you can touch them up with a black sharpie. I’m going to run the winter tires Oct-April. If you buy tires and rims from Discount they will swap them for free twice a year. I live on a street with a incline that leaves many cars at the bottom during snow and ice and the Nokian R3’s handled it with ease in 8” of snow this weekend.What did the rims run you? Could have used winter tires yesterday verses the stock ones on the car. Was not fun driving in that crap.
They look great. They also look like a pain to clean. I'm curious - I've bought plain/simple winter wheels (if not dinner plates) so that they would either keep snow out or make it easy to clean them out. Perhaps I have a skewed perspective from an old memory of when things got hairy long ago and ended up with snow packed in the wheels. Even though we thought we'd cleaned off, there was enough snow in the wheels to make highway speeds unbearable. We got it cleaned off eventually, but ever since I've used KISS for my winter wheels.
I belong to a drivethru car wash with unlimited use for $15/mo. So, they are very easy to clean! I did notice there was a lot of snow packed in the wheel well yesterday which I knocked out. Some people get smaller winter wheels and rims (15” or 16”) for that reason, but that throws your actual milage off, so I just stuck with the stock 17” rims/tires.Winter tires for Colorado mountains
My question in short is: Am I blowing this memory out of proportion? Do you ever have issues with snow/muck in the wheels causing vibration?