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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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Continental extremecontact DWS.......

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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.... :paranoid:
 

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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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Another alternative is the General Altimax Arctic. I put a set on my wife's car 2 winters ago and my car last winter. Very good snow traction. A little squirmy on dry roads but I don't think that's unusual with a really deep thread. Very soft ride. Neither of us have put a lot of winter miles on them to be able to comment on wear. They were highly rated about a year ago in Consumer Report - if that really means anything. They were comparatively inexpensive. The complete Tire Rack package for wheels, tires, hubcaps, balance, etc was under $600 delivered. They do have a low speed rating, but there will be no high speed driving for us during the winter anyways! I won't try to say they are necessarily the best, but they are good in snow and not very expensive.
 

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i think that i will put a set of green diamond tires on this year.... always wanted to try them..... :yes:
 

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I was looking to get a set of winter wheels for my car too, and found a great deal on craigslist: 2005 coupe g35 rims with blizzak tires, but the tires are 225/50R17 in the Front and 225/55R17 in Rear. Can anyone confirm if it's okay to put 225/50R17 winter tires in the Front and 225/55R17 in the rear for the 8th gen Sedan?

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As far as wheels go check Honda. We just ordered a set for a customer's Ody and they were $36 each our cost(20% off list). The customer called around to junkyards and they wanted $65 a piece for USED steel wheels.
 

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I was looking to get a set of winter wheels for my car too, and found a great deal on craigslist: 2005 coupe g35 rims with blizzak tires, but the tires are 225/50R17 in the Front and 225/55R17 in Rear. Can anyone confirm if it's okay to put 225/50R17 winter tires in the Front and 225/55R17 in the rear for the 8th gen Sedan?

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Both tire sizes will work (I use 225/55R17 winter tires on the stock rims) but I don't think it's a good idea to use different sizes front and back in a car with stability control and ABS unless the car was designed for it. The VSA/ABS systems are going to see front and rear wheels as rotating at different speeds and I'm not really sure what the systems will try to do to compensate. :dunno:

Also if you go with the G37 wheels I think you may have offset issues to worry about. Then there's the TPMS issue - if you don't have Honda TPMS sensors in those Infiniti wheels you won't ever be able to turn off VSA and sometimes when you're stuck in ice/snow (which can happen even with winter tires) you need to turn VSA off in order to help get unstuck.
 
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