Join Date: Dec 2012
Drives: 2014 Kia Sorento EX V6 AWD (w/Pano-sunroof) in 'Wave Blue'
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Winter steel rims and snow/ice tires (size?)
I know that nobody wants to admit or to think about winter and it's imminent arrival this year (at least those of you in Canada, like me) but, for those of you who have already taken their soul through the winter, and changed over to winter tires and steel (black/plain) rims, what size did you switch to? My wife's 2013 Soul 4U came with the 18" fancy rims with the 50 series lower profile tires, and I was going to switch them out for some plain black steel rims with winter tires, ice gripping winter only type tires. I was thinking of downsizing the wheels (rims) to something like 15" or 16" rims, with larger series tires.
I already understand the whole system of downsizing rims sizes, and upsizing the tire series or profile size (1" less in rims size, 1" more/1 size up in tire profile size etc to keep the overall while height the same or similar) but I was just curious as to what sizes of rim and tire people who have made a similar winter 'swap' with their wheels/tires, what people went with.
Thanks for your input!