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Old 10-06-2017, 11:18 PM   #1
Drives: 2016 1LT V6 RS
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Indiana
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Winter tires

2016 1LT with the 20" wheels and Brembo brake package.

I have no idea what to do about tires for the winter. I've never bought winter tires and this is my first RWD car, so I figure the tires will be nice to have.

My issue is this.
The winter tire selection for the 20" wheels are limited to "Performance winter tires", not real snow tires. I've read that performance winter tires aren't as great as snow tires, more like an in between snow tire and all seasons.

Snow/ice tires are only available with smaller wheel sizes, which is where my second problem is. Will a wheel size smaller than 20" fit while having the Brembo brakes? I'd love to get 18" wheels and get the good snow tires, but Tire Rack doesn't show less than a 20" tire option when I plug in my vehicle info.

What are my options here?

I've search this forum and others, but haven't really found an exact answer.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:23 AM   #2
Drives: 2SS, Hyper Blue, Sunroof, NPP, MRC
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Call tire rack. They have entire wheel/tire packages in 18" that will fit your car. I'm running 18s on my 2SS and everything was fine last winter.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:20 AM   #3
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Drives: 2016 2SS M6 NPP MRC Summit White
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FWIW - bought 4 tire rack 19"x8.5" wheels with 245/45 sottozero 3 snows mounted and balanced last year; skinny tires for better snow traction.
can do an easy change over myself on my own time with the new setup without carving out a block of time hauling tires back and forth to a shop and paying for mounting and balancing. less handling of the rims by the shop techs this way as well.
estimating 3 or 4 seasons out of the snows before they wear down. invested around $2k delivered mounted and balanced.
last year tire rack had an 18" setup for around $1.6k delivered; regular snows though not the performance snows.....
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:55 AM   #4
Drives: 2016 1LT V6 RS
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Thanks guys! Apparently there is an issue with the site not displaying the correct options when selecting winter tire/wheel packages. He said 18" wheels would work fine, so I just added them separately. I got "18X8 MOTEGI RACING MR118 BLK PAINT" wheels and BLIZZAK WS80 XL tires.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:56 PM   #5

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Anyone need help with winter wheels or tires call me direct!!

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