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Question About that time - winter tires..

I need to get winters for my 2017 SX, and would like to get some feedback from the forum folks. I am leaning towards the Continentals here are my choices.


235/65/17 winter tire + 17” hub centric steel wheel package (For Kia Sedona)

Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
Conti winter Contact SI
Firestone winter Force 2 UV
Gislaved NF200
Hankook RW11
Kumho KW31
Michelin Latitude Xice2
Pirelli winter ICE ZERO FR
Yokohama IG51V
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I've used Firestone Winter Force for the last 10 years and find they are excellent snow tires and reasonably priced.
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Currently Gislaved,they had a bunch at the stealership.Quieter than my old Goodyear Nordic(tho they had good traction,a bit noisy).
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I have a 2017 Forté 5SX with 225/40R18
Should I be looking at two or four tires? When you get snow tires, do you have them mounted on original or different wheels? My prior vehicle was a ‘96 Ranger with rear wheel drive.


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If it was my van - the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2
Great performance and higher weight capacity than the WS80.
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How about Weathermaxx Arctic SUV tires from Walmart? They are rebadged Nexen Winguard Ice SUV tires. I bought the same size that you have (2017 Sorento and 2017 Sedona take the same size snows) for $104 each plus $14.99 for installation and balancing(per tire). I put them on hub centric steelies that I got from Costco for $59. My local dealership had a Nexen package for $921.59+tax so I ended up saving around $200+tax.

I put a set on WeatherMaxx tires on my Optima last year and I didn't have any issues at all with them. They actually still look new and the tread depth was around 12/32nds when I switched them over last night. I've bought a total of four sets of snow tires from Walmart over the past 12 years and I haven't had any issues with them.

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I need to get winters for my 2017 SX, and would like to get some feedback from the forum folks. I am leaning towards the Continentals here are my choices.


235/65/17 winter tire + 17” hub centric steel wheel package (For Kia Sedona)

Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
Conti winter Contact SI
Firestone winter Force 2 UV
Gislaved NF200
Hankook RW11
Kumho KW31
Michelin Latitude Xice2
Pirelli winter ICE ZERO FR
Yokohama IG51V
Federal Himalaya SUV
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I too bought steel wheels from Costco and am happy with them. For tires we got General AltiMax Arctic (made by Continental) and they proved to be great!!
We only run the winters between about early-mid October till end of March-mid April.
Snow tires are mandatory 'outside city' now, around where I live.
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I've had good experience with Winterforce (3 vehicles, 2 AWD, 1 FWD) and blizzaks. The winterforce tends to wear pretty well, however it may not have the best grip in slush/rain. Excellent traction on loose or packed snow. The blizzaks are really good as well, and they should considering they cost twice as much as winterforces. The only thing I would say with the blizzaks is that once you go through the first half of tread, (where the soft, winter thread compound is), it basically becomes an all season tire.

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If it was my van - the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2
Great performance and higher weight capacity than the WS80.
how long they last? from what im reading they dont last long most people got 1 to 2 seasons out of them.
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I was also given a choice of Salun winters as well from my dealership. 1000 for tires and rims.
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