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post #21 of 111 Old 05-23-2015, 07:50 PM
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definitely recommend a set of winter tires if you live anywhere there's going to be snow on the ground for a decent portion of the winter.

i'm looking to get a set of 16 wheels for our EX-L and find some winter tires. i think a dedicated set of winter tires matter more than the different top rated winter tires. i've had michelin x-ice, firestone winterforce, and have heard great things about the blizzaks--honestly any solid winter tire is 100x better than other tires in the snow.
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Can the tire & wheel experts on this forum confirm that it's OK to put 16" wheels & tires on the HR-V, even though it comes with 17" wheels & tires? Is there a way to verify the acceptable size options for wheels & snow tires for this car? Thanks for the help!
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I've had both the Blizzack WS-50's and WS-70's and Michelin X-ice 2's on my '06 Civic. I liked the WS-50's the best. The WS-70's burned up quicker since they seemed to be softer (better for traction) so I switched to the X-ice. All snow tires make a huge difference in snow and ice but also make a big difference in handling when it is really cold out (0 F) since they remain soft. Plus snow tires are great at not hydroplaning.
I'm not a wheel expert but it looks like 215/60 r16 will work. There is a speedometer error of .6% with that size. I plan on getting a pair of snows when it nears the time. I prefer to use stock rims and do a mount and balance and alignment every time I switch them. Based on tire rack pricing you save about $20 per tire by buying smaller size for X-ice 3 and WS-80 models.
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In Canada you have to have winter tires it's a law
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I've always just kept all season tires on my vehicles without any problems (including a number of years in Buffalo) We had about 102 inches of snow last season, which is average where I am. If I was in a mountainous region, I might consider a dedicated winter tire.
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I've always just kept all season tires on my vehicles without any problems (including a number of years in Buffalo) We had about 102 inches of snow last season, which is average where I am. If I was in a mountainous region, I might consider a dedicated winter tire.
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Never had a need to run Winter tires.....expect no different with my AWD HRV.
Always got me through everything a Minnesota Winter could throw my way.

I'm sure there are plenty of advantages running snows, but if I don't need them why go through the expense and hassle IMHO.

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I never had snow tire on any of the cars I have driven. I drove in a blizzard few years back in my Fit. The normal 40 min drive took over 3 hours. Followed a plow part of the way. And got stuck 1/4 mile from home because the subdivision wasn't plowed. When snow is higher than your car's ground clearance, there is not much one can do about that. I would definitely got home sooner to the door if I had an AWD.

Now that I have an AWD again. It will never snow.

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I agree - the Bridgestone set that came OEM on my 2012 CR-V were "terrible".........noisy, rough ride, wearing funny, etc.
20K in and they were history - bought some hi-end Toyo and loved them till I sold the car to my daughter who equally loves the new ride.
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I'm thinking Blizzak WS80 or Michelin X-Ice Xi3
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Looking at TireRack today & they do recommend the Blizzaks (WS80) & also confirm the acceptance of going with 16" rims. The Michelin X-ice Xi3's are also suggested & cost $7.00 less per tire. The good news is that they are now offering a $50.00 rebate on either of these. Seems like there are folks who prefer both of these brands. How to choose?
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