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I'm gonna need tires within the month, so I figured I would just go with a snow tire and worry about summer when it gets here. I work at Big O tires, so I can get a decent discount on stuff. My dilema is this: Originally I was thinking about going with a tire/wheel combo, but when the salesperson priced it out, wheels wold be like 40 bucks a piece. And tires about the same. All in all, if I didn't do any of the labor myself, it would come to 580 bucks. So, the question is, how smart would it be to run just this winter with my stock Si wheels? I have no idea what a winter will do to wheels. Any thoughts?
 

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How much do you like your stock rims? Winter seems to be the time that people do the most damage to their rims. They curb them, scrape them on debris, oxidize them with all the extra salt on the roads, and bend them when hitting unseen potholes. If you want to keep your stock wheels in nice shape, get a set of sacrificial steelies for the winter.
 

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Oh my Hondas and winter dont mix thats why my CRX goes into hibernation.
What do you drive in the winter? Got a junker? :D
 

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little offf topic but a really good winter tire is the bridgestone Blizzak
we run them on the dirt track. . . if they go 1/2 way as good in the snow as they do on wet greasy clay racing track then you have a good tire there. .

I am sure you could find some 4 on 100 wheels to throw on for the winter. . . they will fit off of just about anything foriegn
 

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make sure if you get second hand wheels for cheap, or even for expensive, that they arent BENT. i made that mistake. luckily i only paid $5 each for them.
 

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Blizzaks were one of the first tires I looked at. However, I'm thinking about some studded tires... I have a decent size hill to climb up to go home from school, and would not like to have to roll back down if I cant make it. Call me overly cautious about my rex if you want. I am now looking at a set of Firestone WinterForce studdables in 185/60R14 on steelies. I work at a tire shop, so I can get pretty much whatever I want. Any thoughts on the WinterForces?
 

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I have a set of WinterForces on my DSM for winter and they are by far the best winter tires in their price category. I drove on them daily for about 7 months and they still look like new. I think they were 68 bucks each for 205/55/16's. Several of my friends also use these tires for winter driving and swear by them. Blizzaks are also nice, but quite expensive and wear heavily if you drive on any surface other than snow and/or ice. Hakkapeliitta also makes some nice snow tires...but they're a little pricey.

 

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airgasm Brian horner down at HPS tire was sellignthe blizzaks realy cheap... . everyone was running them on there 4 cyl stock cars. . . . then agian that was at the beginning of summer so he might have just got a great price on them. . . . . but iirc they were like 50 bucks each. .
i think you can get Blizzaks in studdables too. . .
either way the ones you have look really aggressive and look like they would make the rossiter trek pretty well in the harsh weather. .

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I'll let my hakk's go cheap if you want?
Mind you they are 225/45/17's though.
Their dusty from the bodywork I'm doing so pay no mind to the dust please.


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sorry to hijack....
 
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