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Ok well as winter approaches I want to get some snow tires for my Accord. I was curious as to what size winter tires everyone uses and/or recommends.

I only have my stock 17 inch wheels, but I was thinking about look for 16 inch steelies for the winter.
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Ok well as winter approaches I want to get some snow tires for my Accord. I was curious as to what size winter tires everyone uses and/or recommends.

I only have my stock 17 inch wheels, but I was thinking about look for 16 inch steelies for the winter.
Thats a pretty good idea or 17's wont hurt you eather, as long as you don't drive them during the summer. How much are they asking for all 4?
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I haven't actually found steelies yet, so I am not sure how much they are going for.
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My 15 inch steelies and a good all seasion tire do me well (vs. leaving on my 17 inch ex's). I would not go with snow tires. If it truely gets that bad out I stay home until conditions improve. Last winter was not the best and I had no issues.
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My 15 inch steelies and a good all seasion tire do me well (vs. leaving on my 17 inch ex's). I would not go with snow tires. If it truely gets that bad out I stay home until conditions improve. Last winter was not the best and I had no issues.
Why do you suggest no snow tires? That is the first time that I have heard someone say that. I had a set of Blizzak LM-22 for my Integra and loved them.
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I bought a set of steelies with continental extremewintercontacts. the steelies cost me about $50 a piece for new ones. I'm actually tryin to sell them if your lookin for tires and steelies. They only have like two months of drivin on em. My dads gonna give me his 8th Gen OEM 17s with Blizzaks on em. haha
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I bought a set of steelies with continental extremewintercontacts. the steelies cost me about $50 a piece for new ones. I'm actually tryin to sell them if your lookin for tires and steelies. They only have like two months of drivin on em. My dads gonna give me his 8th Gen OEM 17s with Blizzaks on em. haha
Do you got any pics? and a price? Where you located at in PA?
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I don't right now, but I can take some when I get home from work and post em. And I'm tryin to get $400 for all four tires and rims. I'm in Bethlehem, pa, bout an hour out of Philly
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Depends on your type of driving. For deep snow and ice, nothing beats a Blizzak IMHO. OTOH, if you have the luxury of driving in mostly clean highways, urban areas, and the Parkways in the 'Burgh and such, I'd consider Michelins. Haven't tried the XIce, but I found them to be much better riding and handling, plus more durable than the Blizzaks. Smaller wheels for the winters are an excellent idea: a) cheaper; b) narrower, which equates to a smaller footprint, which equates to better traction, and c) taller sidewall offers more protection against rim damage from PennDOT potholes. Check Tire Rack, Discount Tire, or perhaps Tire Team for packages.

You live in W PA, so don't buy the lie about all-seasons being good enough. Southern Indiana is one thing; the sides of the Alleghenies are quite another. Also keep in mind all-seasons get quite a bit stiffer an less grippy below about 45F.
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Ok well I have found a set of 16X6 OEM Accord Steelies that I am going to pick up this weekend for my winter wheels.

Now my next question is what size winter tire does everyone suggest that I get?

205/60/16? Or something different?
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c) taller sidewall offers more protection against rim damage from PennDOT potholes. Check Tire Rack, Discount Tire, or perhaps Tire Team for packages.

You live in W PA, so don't buy the lie about all-seasons being good enough. Southern Indiana is one thing; the sides of the Alleghenies are quite another.
you want a dedicated snow tire, period, for pittsburgh....

you never know how the winter is gonna be. if last winter was any indication, and with the dry summer, mother nature has to balance out eventually....
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Ya I had my Integra last year during the storm with some Blizzaks on it, it went like a champ.
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Ok well as winter approaches I want to get some snow tires for my Accord. I was curious as to what size winter tires everyone uses and/or recommends.

I only have my stock 17 inch wheels, but I was thinking about look for 16 inch steelies for the winter.
I picked up a set of 4 205/60R16 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70's, and 16" wheels for $810 CDN @ Costco.
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went down to 15" cheap rims from discounttiredirect and had hankook ipikes on them
no snow yet but i hear they are great
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