2013 WRX Winter Tires/Rims Setup - Bring on the snooow!
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    2013 WRX Winter Tires/Rims Setup - Bring on the snooow!

    I recently picked up a set of 16" Sport Edition rims with Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 tires and I got a chance to put them on today.

    I'm super excited as this is the first time I will be driving an all-wheel drive car in a winter and on winter tires on top of that!


    Here is how the setup looks on my 2013 Hatch:











    Bring on the snow! I'm ready!
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    2013 WRX Winter Tires/Rims Setup - Bring on the snooow!

    Nice! Those rims remind me of the Integra LS (web) wheels but on steroids lol!

    Did you buy them new and do you mind me asking what you paid? I need to do a winter setup ASAP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaQuin View Post
    Nice! Those rims remind me of the Integra LS (web) wheels but on steroids lol!

    Did you buy them new and do you mind me asking what you paid? I need to do a winter setup ASAP!

    You are right, they kind of do look like the LS meshies... I picked the up the whole set for $600 off of a local guy on craigslist! Tires and rims have about 2500 miles on them so they are practically brand new. TPMS sensors, lug nuts and even hub rings were included in the deal as well. Brand new set from tirerack is about $1300.
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    2013 WRX Winter Tires/Rims Setup - Bring on the snooow!

    Nice find!

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    I got a set of Pirelli Winter Carving Edge from the Rack and I have had them on for about 1.5 months now... and damn it has not snowed. I can tell they are already wearing because of the weather but I am took cheap to put the summer tires back on and then spend more money to put back on the winters..

    Bring on the snow dammit!
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    hey guys im in the process of purchasing a set of winter tire/wheels. is it illegal to not have TPMS on these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 00TypeR1071 View Post
    I'm super excited as this is the first time I will be driving an all-wheel drive car in a winter and on winter tires on top of that!
    You're going to be amazed with how well a set of winter tires makes a car perform versus all seasons.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgmoehn View Post
    I got a set of Pirelli Winter Carving Edge from the Rack and I have had them on for about 1.5 months now... and damn it has not snowed. I can tell they are already wearing because of the weather but I am took cheap to put the summer tires back on and then spend more money to put back on the winters..
    Winter tires aren't just for snow. They're for cold temps just as much as snow. Leave them on instead of putting on a set of tires designed to work well only in temps above 50F.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsantos1082 View Post
    hey guys im in the process of purchasing a set of winter tire/wheels. is it illegal to not have TPMS on these?
    No what would give you that idea? TPMS are required only for manufacturers to put on new cars. You can skip them. It'll cost you $60+ twice a year to have the dealer calibrate your car between the summer and winter sensors too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsantos1082 View Post
    hey guys im in the process of purchasing a set of winter tire/wheels. is it illegal to not have TPMS on these?
    Most people just deal with having the light on their dash all winter. It doesn't do anything negative to the car to not have it installed. It's also really difficult to disable it.

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    Thanks for the reply guys. Yeah my Altimas tpms lights has been on since 2009 coz I got new wheels for it. I was just wondering if its ok with the wrx.
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