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#11 (permalink) Old 11-13-2005, 01:04 PM
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Have you tried Canadain Tire? Or Coast Tire? They both have them..in 15, not sure about 16. I would get the 15's and run your older tires if they are in good shape.

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Actually, i just went trough this. Make sure you get "direct fit" not "multifit". the multifit, uses the studs to centre the tire "stud-centric"and the direct fit uses the hub "hub-Centric". I just had a pair of multifit removed from my vehicle, the shaking was unbearable!.. went to kia, picked up a set of OEM rims @$64 a piece and now were smooth as glass.

As it was explained to me, "if you use the multifit, there is always a chance that the rim will not be installed 100% centred on the car....trust me this is not what you want . . . bouncy bouncy"

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CAUTION USING THE X-41545 CTC #09-6153-2 STEEL RIMS

I have a spectra 5 (canadian model) it has the Goodyear eagle P205 50R16 on alloy rims with 4 bolt 4.5"dia. studs. The original equipment tire spec (on the door pillar) is P195 60R15. 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. Anyway, I'm back at square one for snow tires. Any other solutions out there ?

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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.
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Go to summittracing.com and get some 4 lug wheel spacers. I put nissan 240 wheels on my accord, and then on my kia. Both the kia and accord had clearance issues, and the wheel spacers worked great. They're cheap too.
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