ThunderSky wrote:It may be a little early, but I like to plan ahead.
So, last week I went to Costco and got 4 new Bridgestone Blizzak WS70s installed and balanced on 16" steel wheels. I must have been one of the 1st as they had just received the shipment of steel wheels on Monday and the pallet was not opened yet. Total package was about 800.00 and now I don't have to worry about it later.
By law in Quebec we have to have winter tires installed from mid Dec to mid April, so once we hit late November I'll be dragging out the floor jack and air wrench to flip them over to the Snows. Takes about 20 minutes each.
Can't wait to see what this car is like in the snow...... I'm expecting good things.
gaww wrote:I am assuming "snow tires" up there mean just that - not just M&S rated like down here in many states like California. The stock tires on the 18" wheels were M&S, but not real good ones (user ratings on that tire indicate 80% would not purchase again). I replaced with a higher rated overall tire (especially in winter conditions), and there was a significant improvement in the snow. But they would not be considered snow tires
You will do pretty good up there driving in the winter with the AWD (no hills except Mt Royal to contend with) probably with any tire, but snow depth will be a problem with the Kizashi ground clearance.
JDReichert wrote:Question: Did you guys install new TPMS sensors or reuse the ones that came with the car. If you did not install TPMS in the new wheels, what is the results?
Jerry 2010 SLS, 1977 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 1983 BMW 633CSi
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