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Old 10-22-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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Where do you guys get your snow tires?



I need a new set of snow tires...225 50 r16 .does any1 know where to get them? or Can I put 205 55 r16 on my stock 16 wheels? 95 325is.thanks.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:17 PM   #2
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Check out Tire world Fair prices

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Old 10-22-2008, 09:58 PM   #3
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Any online source that I can check price?
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:46 AM   #4
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For a e36, you can run the following.

205/55-16
195/60-16

or

185/65-15
205/60-15


On my old e36, I think I ran a 185/65-15 for the winter, and it was awesome.
It was such a thin tire, that it cut through any snow on the ground. Stay away from 225's snow tires if you can; they are too wide.
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:51 AM   #5
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www.tirerack.com

They ship to Canada, with reasonable duty and shipping charges.
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:30 AM   #6
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I bought my Nokians last year from Future Tire in Buffalo. Cheap! Had to drive down there but what do you do when he's giving you the tires $50 less each and he has them in stock. I've been running around chasing these tires from shop to shop because everyone was promising that they've had a few sets of them .... when i went there in person, most of them said that they won't have any more till the end of the winter ... how is that when I just called them 1 hr before!

There is a place in Mississauga just south of Lake Shore between Dixie and Cawthra that apparently is a Nokian dealer. Have yet to see them ... now my father's Savana van needs winters.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:47 AM   #7
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If you want basicly new all seaons (under 10k) with 2 not so new winters on 15" rims I'll sell them to you for 500$ with the rims.
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They ship to Canada, with reasonable duty and shipping charges.
+1 their duty charges (were $40) and you didn't need to pay the shipping guy at all.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:24 PM   #10
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wow Thanks for the imput guys.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:29 PM   #11
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One question Can I just put 205 55 16 or 195 60 16 on my stock '16 rims?
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:30 PM   #12
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The stock all season on my rims now is 225 50 16 ..Should it be a problem?
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:09 PM   #13
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Any online source that I can check price?
Nah, No web site. its a little place.. i get my tires changed there.. excellent place..
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:12 PM   #14
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Nah, No web site. its a little place.. i get my tires changed there.. excellent place..
tire world sucks
their service is GREAT buuuut

125 to put 4 tires on rims?? BUN THAT.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:54 PM   #15
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The stock all season on my rims now is 225 50 16 ..Should it be a problem?
195/60-16 is 1.4% Difference, so it's fine.
205/55-16 is 0.1% Difference, so it's dead on.

Remember stick with 3% or less difference.

Un-Mounting all-seasons, and putting snow tires onto your existing rims should be $55.00 or so.

Really consider getting a second set of rims, as you'll save in the long run, and you won't damage the rims and tires with the constant changing. Remember, it's about $120 per season. In two years, it would have been cheaper to get a second set of rims.
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