Winter Wheels & Winter Tires for Your Vehicle Made Easy

Friday, July 30, 2010 by Rudy Riedel
I talk to a lot of customers who have a sports car equipped with summer tires, but they need to drive their vehicle year round. These sports cars also have tires in a wider size that hurt winter driving performance. I always suggest an affordable wheel and tire package for winter, downsizing the wheel and tire whenever possible. By downsizing, you get a higher sidewall aspect ratio along with a narrower tread width that helps the tire cut the snow.

But what do you do about your tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS)? Most of these systems have sensors inside the wheel that measure the air pressure and send that information to the factory installed computer. Tire Rack offers the sensors as an option on packages for cars and trucks. We take the wheels, tires and TPMS sensors and mount and balance them at no additional charge as part of the package. When your winter rim and tire package arrives, installation is simple.

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Comments on Winter Wheels & Winter Tires for Your Vehicle Made Easy

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by mike ktami:
have 02 nissan altima with factory 205 65 r16.tire dealer sold me winter package,rims and rubber 205 60 r16.is this a good fit...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by Rudy:
The 205/60R16 is a shorter tire in diameter. It is not a recommended size by the Tire Rack as it throws off the speedometer/odometer. Also as you go shorter in tire you are taking away some of the margin for safety in the load rating. They are about 1 inch shorter. This will make your speedometer faster by about 3 %. The Load index on the orginal size is 94 and the new tire 91.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 by Jason:
I have prelude 1993(vtec). OEM tire size is 205/55/15. Can I down size tires to 195/55/15 and keep them on the OEM rims? or do i have to buy new rims?
Friday, February 10, 2012 by Rudy:
The 195/55R15 will fit the factory rim. However for winter use a 195/60R15 would be a better option due to its slightly taller sidewall.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Kevin:
I have a 2011 Mitsibishi Lancer ES with factory P205/60R16 Yokohama AVID S34B tires. Would P205/55R16 winters work? How much would it throw off the speedometer/odometer...thanks.

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