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Unfortunately, I have drive my srt this winter, unlike last winter. I won't be able to use the BFG KDW's in snow for obvious reasons. What are people doing in the snow/winter months as far as tires/wheels? I don't want to spend $800, but I feel like i'm going to have to shell out some cash.

Any advice?
 

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well for the winter months I will be using Ultra High Performance summer tires...
Ah, Florida.
 

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I just bought a set of 4 Volkswagen Jetta/Golf MY 2000-2004 OEM 15" steel wheels. They are a perfect fit. Plenty of clearance on the caliper. (Hub Centric)
They were only $35 each at the recycle yard.

Look at the Nokian Haakapalletia 2 snows (195/65 - 15) they are the best.

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If you buy PT steelies or any 15' steelies make sure they are OEM or get wheel spacers if steelies are reproductions. The ones I got, total package around 450$, did not clear the front caliper and had to get a 3mm spacer, spacer took a while to find.
There have been many threads on this, do a search and all your info will be previously posted, from last winter.
Last winter was the first time I ever had snow tires and the car did really well on the snow tires, no problems at all.
 

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Wheat_Burner said:
:flame: Aren't you supposed to be day dreaming about installing S1? :lol:
ouch man that really hurt =(

Doh.
 

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would 195/70-15 be too tall on the 15" rims to fit?

cause it looks like im gonna be SRT4 shopping a lot sooner than i thought..

the differential in my car makes a helluva lot of noise even rolling down the street at less than 5mph...and i dont want to put any more money into that damn car seeing as its got 111,115 miles on it

and ive got a set of 15" wheels with 195/7- 15 snow tires on them in my barn
 

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Does anyone know the range of tire widths/profiles that fit well on the 15" PT steelie?
 

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I got a good deal on some PT Steels off Ebay (4 wheels and wheels covers for $100) I put them on to see if they would clear the caliper in the front and they do...its veeeeery close but they do. So i went out and bought some BFG Traction T/A 205/65 15. They are suppose to be a really good tires for dry, wet, and snow...but we will se about that. One thing i didnt know about them is that they are directional. Not that it really matters but just thought i would let ya know. Never cheap out on tires...especially for winter tires!! -Brad
 

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Direct from the Ohio General Statutes....

[§ 5589.08.1] § 5589.081. Studded tires; prohibitions.


(A) For purposes of this section, "studded tire" means any tire designed for use on a vehicle, and equipped with metal studs or studs of wear-resisting material that project beyond the tread of the traction surface of the tire; and "motor vehicle," "street or highway," "public safety vehicle," and "school bus" have the same meaning as given those terms in section 4511.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) No person shall operate any motor vehicle, other than a public safety vehicle or school bus, that is equipped with studded tires on any street or highway in this state, except during the period extending from the first day of November of each year through the fifteenth day of April of the succeeding year.


(C) This section does not apply to the use of tire chains when there is snow or ice on the streets or highways where such chains are being used, or the immediate vicinity thereof.


HISTORY: 135 v H 398 (Eff 1-1-74); 136 v S 40. Eff 3-12-75.
 

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StreetRacnTechnology said:
I got a good deal on some PT Steels off Ebay (4 wheels and wheels covers for $100) I put them on to see if they would clear the caliper in the front and they do...its veeeeery close but they do. So i went out and bought some BFG Traction T/A 205/65 15. They are suppose to be a really good tires for dry, wet, and snow...but we will se about that. One thing i didnt know about them is that they are directional. Not that it really matters but just thought i would let ya know. Never cheap out on tires...especially for winter tires!! -Brad
So your 205/65 tires fit the wheel OK?
 
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