jjeff wrote:If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the rims and how much did it end up costing you?
I should also swap my summer tires on my '12 for snow, they aren't so good on ice and snow. Not that the newer Ecopia A/S's on my '13 are great but they at least they aren't bad! After my 50% left summer tires wear out I'd probably just replace them with Ecopia's and be done with it. Well I'd probably continue to swap until the winter tires were worn out but after than just stick to one tire.
Never having purchased summer tires I had no idea how poor they'd work in the winter. I'd never have purchased them myself but they came on my lease return '12 which came from Southern CA, a place where you could probably get by with summer tires, year round.
Hi Jeff, the rims were around $56 each, and the Hakkapeliittas were $110 each. Local tire shop fitted them for me.
On our two other vehicles we've been swapping winter and summer tires (but I bought the winter wheels & tires used for both of those cars). Winter tires really help, and I like having a second set that I can swap myself.
Leaf was due for tires anyway, I'll have to plan for new summer tires in the Spring, the Ecopias were original (car has 32,600 miles) and are pretty much toast.
Interestingly, the tire guy also recommended steel rims over alloy, less prone to leaks over time I guess. I had shopped around for used steelies on Craigslist but didn't get far in my search.