Originally posted by primitivepete@Nov 25 2005, 10:06 AM
CAUTION USING THE X-41545 CTC #09-6153-2 STEEL RIMS........I tried to install the 15" X-41545 steel rims to put on some cheaper snow tires but on the front there is maybe 1/32" clearance between the brake housing and the rim. As anyone knows in northern ontario (or any place that gets snow/ice) if you get some wet snow in that gap and it freezes, you will do some serious damage if your rim is frozen solid to your brake.
Hello there "primitivepete"
I was warry of this 1/32" clearence, but if you compare to the original equipment 15" styled wheel from Kia, the clearance is about the same. Needless to say, when I asked the local Kia service dealer for a winter rim, they had the same specs. for their regular steel rim than the one from CTC 09-6153-2. The dealer is not worry of the clearance. Brake calipers are monted in such a way that snow, ice of road gravel would break before causing any damage.