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Discussion on wheel & tire issues
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Re: snow tires

Post by No Moa » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:39 pm

I just bought some really aggressive ones used (1 season) for $150. they are 235/45/18 for the stockers. Haven't mounted them yet. Hopefully soon.
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Re: snow tires

Post by cerbomark » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:32 pm

Mooseman wrote:
cerbomark wrote: 235 55 17 can replace stock 235 50 18 s if you want to drop down a size for snows.
You sure about that? I thought we had to have 18" wheels to clear the front brakes.
Good point, anyone know.
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Re: snow tires

Post by eagle-co94 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:55 pm

I'm also curious about this as there are a bunch of BMW 17's with snow tires available but I don't want to experiment and find out they won't fit.
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Re: snow tires

Post by No Moa » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:53 pm

eagle-co94 wrote:I'm also curious about this as there are a bunch of BMW 17's with snow tires available but I don't want to experiment and find out they won't fit.

They are everywhere up here. Punch 5x120 in CL and it’s all BMW 16/17/18s
2014 Caprice PPV silver
2017 Ram 3500
2002 CETA trans am
1996 Impala ss (soon to be t56)
1995 9c1
1977 Trans am SE 4spd.
1978 trans am 400 4 spd.

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Re: snow tires

Post by eagle-co94 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:15 pm

I doubt 16s or 17s will clear our brakes so that leaves me with just 18s or 19s personally. Then it looks like only 5 or 7 series will have snow tires. If I can find a set of Impala wheels with snow tires cheap enough I might give up on the BMW wheel idea.
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Re: snow tires

Post by eagle-co94 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:54 pm

Did you get those snow tires mounted yet?
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Re: snow tires

Post by eagle-co94 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:13 pm

So here's some info that might help about 17's fitting: https://www.g8board.com/forums/30-parts ... is-mo.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They're 4hrs away from me and that's a pretty decent deal...but for the drive time I'm thinking I might just buy 19" Toyo G3s and put them on my spare G8 wheels. I'm also on the fence with several 18" options (only looking at studable) but then have to decide if I dismount my stock tires or pick up extra wheels...
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Re: snow tires

Post by No Moa » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:51 pm

eagle-co94 wrote:Did you get those snow tires mounted yet?

Not yet, my Trans am is on the lift, and I haven't got it off to put the caprice on it to swap out the tires. the weather has been so bad here first time I've plowed snow prior to thanksgiving in along time.
2014 Caprice PPV silver
2017 Ram 3500
2002 CETA trans am
1996 Impala ss (soon to be t56)
1995 9c1
1977 Trans am SE 4spd.
1978 trans am 400 4 spd.

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Re: snow tires

Post by cerbomark » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:50 pm

Glad I had them on today
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Re: snow tires

Post by cerbomark » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:00 pm

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