Thank youuuuu! That did it.
Kept Stock Summer Tires
Added All Season Tires with stock rims
Added All Season Tires with steel rims
Added Winter Tires with stock rims
Added Winter Tires with steel rims
This is a discussion on Are winter tires necessary?? within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Thank youuuuu! That did it....
Do I have to get that installation kit for $45?! Stock lug nuts will fit on just fine?
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I have explained the ideas behind this in several threads lately, and my patience was admittedly thin. Feel free to bounce any questions off of me for whatever.
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I appreciate that heide. And what are these bewbz you speak of?
Should be noted that you guys picking up non-stock wheels should invest in a set of centering rings.
The stock wheels use the lugnuts to center on the axle, but most after market wheels will require a hard plastic ring to force the wheel to center on the axle as the lugs are tightened.
It was long enough ago when I picked mine up that I don't remember the size or details. You'll have to read around for it. Otherwise, you may run into issues similar to an improperly balanced tire.
Is that something that a tires + would have on hand? I was told this Scotts speed shop will have them but have a guy who will be putting the tires on for me for free so hope to get it taken care of all in one shot.
I got the altimax tires and steelies mounted and balanced for only $680 shipped!!
If you got steelies with them mounted & balanced, I'd consider doing it yourself in the future. It's good to have the ability to throw them on and off as you need without moving the tires to the shop and back.
I bought a '13 Limited a month ago and figured I'd purchase a pair of snow tires after the first snow, as is my tradition. I assumed this car had ATs, being an AWD vehicle..
But, after the first snowfall this morning, I rearended a beautiful GTI within five minutes. Thankfully both cars were okay.
Fml. Time to buy some steelies and Blizzaks on tirerack. Cyber Monday deals where are youuuuuu
Check discount tires direct.com I got my tires/ wheels for $150 less than tire rack and they wanted to charge me shipping but from discount tires I got it free.
Sadly I have never changed a tire :-X... I've never had a flat and never had to get into that area. It would be good for me to put them on myself. Is it simple putting the centering ring in for a newbie?
FYI.. Just found out that the TPMS is required by law in CT. It was not required when I
bought mine from tire rack last year. Thats an additional 200.00 or so to the bottom line.. :/
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As for changing wheels, you should have a torque wrench to do it right. I use a torque wrench on my wheels - I know others that don't but I wouldn't recommend it. Harbor frieght normally has a decent deal on some decent quality ones. Look for one that is 50-100 ftlbs. I think I got the wrench on special for $20-30 shipped. A floor jack would be useful as well - the factory one is pretty bad. Make sure to get some good grease if you are going to use the factory one.