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Have mercy on me -- great new job is taking me from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (paradise) to New Jersey (!)...
Naturally, I'll need a winter wheel/tire combo... Went to Tirerack, selected 18" MM Evo 5 (inexpensive and looks somewhat like stock wheels), but no winter tires are available in that size... Can this be true?
Any advice? I'd like to stick with 18s...
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Originally posted by viggen Any advice? I'd like to stick with 18s...
Advice - search this section, the RX-8 Discussion section, and the Canada regional section for 'winter tires'. Read every thread.
Like Doc said - why 18s? If you're getting separate wheels - 17" wheels are cheaper, 17" winter tires are cheaper. Read the Tire Rack tech articles on winter tires - narrower is better, in 17" you can get a few choices in 215/55-17 rather than 225 width. Don't go wider, you'll have poorer performance on snow/ice.
After doing your homework, ask away with any more questions, and we'll be glad to help!
Gordon (Hmm, that TiGray RX-8 up there looks awfully familiar! )
Life is too short to drive boring cars!
___________________________________ 2004 Ti Gray RX-8 - Canadian GT, 6 speed, no moonroof, delivered July 22, 2003 1996 Miata leather package, soon to be faster than the RX-8...
2002 Audi allroad wagon - 2.7 twin turbo, 6 speed manual trans
The local Discount Tire Co. to me has snow tires in 17" (you will need to get a wheel/tire package). They may have 18" but I didn't check that out. You can get Michelin Alpine Pilots in a 225 50 17, Continental TS 90 in 225 50 17, or Yokohama Guardex in 215 50 17 all for around $175/tire. My local shop can deliver them to a shop near you. The phone number: (509) 466-8773 ask for Jim or Mike. They said that you can call collect as well but they have these tires in stock.