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Winter Tires

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:17 pm
by gabo
Hi,

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 costco.ca - 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?

Thanks

Gabo

Re: Winter Tires

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:51 am
by BrockWI
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?

Re: Winter Tires

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:03 am
by NeilBlanchard
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.