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Winter Tires

Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:17 pm


I have asked the Nissan dealer in Ottawa for two quotes for winter tires with steel rims.
One with and one without sensors.

They ask for 2,225$ (with sensors) resp. 1,442$ (without) for Michelin X-ICE3 with installation - that is too much.
I looked them up at - and the Michelin X-ICE3 size 205/55R16 with 16" black steel rims are 888$ with installation.

Where do you guys buy the winter tires and what size?
Is it hard to set/reset the sensors if you don't buy them with tires/wheels?



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Re: Winter Tires

Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:51 am

I bought Brigstone Blizzacks, but prefer the Michelin's. I bought them through Tire Rack and had them mounted locally, $550 total on the car, no sensors, but now I thought someone said the sensors are on ebay for about $100 for all 4?
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Re: Winter Tires

Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:03 am

Wider than stock winter tires hurts traction in snow, all else being equal. Stay with stock size or go narrower. If the outside diameter changes from stock, that will affect your odometer and speedometer.

I am partial to Nokian Hakka R2's, and I also think the X-Ice's are a good choice.

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Re: Winter Tires - Bump

Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:48 pm

2 week old Leaf, first post!

Not sure if I should have started a new thread, so I tacked my questions on here, appreciate you comments

Getting ready for my first winter (getting range anxiety after reading winter driving threads)

I commute in lake effect snow (South West Ontario) so snows are needed

Have 2018 SL with 17 alloy rims, will swap out steelies to keep the salt off them

Will have Nissan quote but likely to go after market

I see some tires sites say to go to a 16 inch steel rim, wouldn’t this change speed and distance?

I wasn’t planning on installing TPM but read somewhere that if not present the system won’t let you turn traction control off – can anyone confirm or deny this

I need to rock the car several days in the winter to get unstuck out of snow drifts so I have to be able to turn off the magic

Any thoughts on weight of alloy vs steel and effect on vehicle?

I also see mentions of a pretty severe range reduction with snows – what could be the cause of this (weight, rolling resistance, fake news)?

So far loving it

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