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    Snow tires

    I'm ready for winter, I bought a tire and rim package. I went down from the 18" to 15" rims with P195/65R/15 Hankook winter W409 tires. This is the size the dealer said was recommended from Hyundai. So far I am really pleased the handling is as good and the fuel mileage seems the same. The car still looks great. I can wait to try it out in the snow, no rush for that. I did not like the tires or price offered by the dealer. I went to my fav tire store.
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    Looks good but my dealer recomended 205/55/16 and i got them to throw in the steelies with the car at n/c got the same tires will install next week . Had the same hankook ipike tires on my g35 coupe and they r great in snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsveloster View Post
    I'm ready for winter, I bought a tire and rim package. I went down from the 18" to 15" rims with P195/65R/15 Hankook winter W409 tires. This is the size the dealer said was recommended from Hyundai. So far I am really pleased the handling is as good and the fuel mileage seems the same. The car still looks great. I can wait to try it out in the snow, no rush for that. I did not like the tires or price offered by the dealer. I went to my fav tire store.
    What was the cost?

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    They were $1000 can tax and all, the dealer allowed both sizes.
    Home - Discount Tire Direct has a tire conversion chart that show both sizes match. The 15" save you a bit of money, I think the taller slimmer tire will be better in snow.

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    Tire Size Calculator - tire & wheel plus sizing
    Sorry that last URL was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsveloster View Post
    They were $1000 can tax and all, the dealer allowed both sizes.
    Home - Discount Tire Direct has a tire conversion chart that show both sizes match. The 15" save you a bit of money, I think the taller slimmer tire will be better in snow.

    You would be right. You want as narrow a tire as you can get away with to cut through snow. Just gotta take it easy in snowless/iceless cold conditions since you now have a narrower contact patch, but their softer rubber compound flexibility in freezing temps still outshine wider all seasons in overall traction in those same conditions.

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    The dealer here in Newmarket wanted $953 plus tax and nuts, for a Falken tire and steel rim. Steels ranch from $50 and up, if you are getting them thrown in, wow. On the set the alloys cost an extra $200, I just think the steel rims are too ugly for a nice car like the V for 5 months.

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    Nice setup

    Quote Originally Posted by bobsveloster View Post
    I'm ready for winter, I bought a tire and rim package. I went down from the 18" to 15" rims with P195/65R/15 Hankook winter W409 tires. This is the size the dealer said was recommended from Hyundai. So far I am really pleased the handling is as good and the fuel mileage seems the same. The car still looks great. I can wait to try it out in the snow, no rush for that. I did not like the tires or price offered by the dealer. I went to my fav tire store.
    I really like the off-road look of these tires. I would also go for the 15", for better performance in snow and also for better price. Just need to convince myself to sell my Lancer now, oh well, maybe I'll wait for the turbo, and give them some time to iron out the kinks...

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    I was going to go the 15" route or even 16" route but stumbled across mitsubishi eclipse 17's that run the same bolt pattern and hub measurements. All four with worn tires for 50 bucks! So now I am buying 17" winters for them. I have set up with cheap Wanli S-1031's for my veloster so I hope that will do alright this winter.

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    They don't look half bad! Good stuff.
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    My dealer wanted to sell me a set of B/F Goodrich Winter Slalom and steel wheels for 1000$ ( tax in ) ... in the 195 / 65 / 15 size... told him I'd shop around and he told me "you can shop around all you want, you'll be back, you won't be able to find a lower price"

    So I shopped around and ended up buying Continental Extreme Winter Contact and alloy wheels for 800$ in the same size... So I was able to find a better "kit" at a better price.
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    Tire Pressure Sensors?

    Anybody know if the tire pressure sensors are necessary? Tire Rack charges $360 to install them in a new set of tires with rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotTheGeeks View Post
    Anybody know if the tire pressure sensors are necessary? Tire Rack charges $360 to install them in a new set of tires with rims.
    I just asked the same thing somewhere else on the forum. So far it seems that you'll just have the check tire pressure light on all the time - but that is only based on older/different Hyundai cars.

    I'll be talking to my dealer soon, so I'll let you know if I find anything out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsveloster View Post
    The dealer here in Newmarket...
    Have you seen my thread?
    Stouffville or Newmarket Hyundai???
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsveloster View Post
    I'm ready for winter, I bought a tire and rim package. I went down from the 18" to 15" rims with P195/65R/15 Hankook winter W409 tires. This is the size the dealer said was recommended from Hyundai. So far I am really pleased the handling is as good and the fuel mileage seems the same. The car still looks great. I can wait to try it out in the snow, no rush for that. I did not like the tires or price offered by the dealer. I went to my fav tire store.
    Fantastic, well done
    Not only does it still look just fine on the 15", but you have a narrower tire and flat out awesome tires
    My friends tease me as being Mr Hankook because I'm such a fan
    3H2H1 = THREE HONDAS TO HYUNDAI ONE = 이것이 제 첫번째 현대 될 것이다

    A PICTURE BELONGS HERE, PLEASE LET ME HAVE THAT, PLEASE...




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    Quote Originally Posted by master.axu View Post
    I really like the off-road look of these tires...
    I love Hankook tires
    Here is what I have on my 4x4 truck, this is their best off-road truck tire
    Hankook Dynapro RF_10
    These monsters are LT-series, 10-ply sidewall, 3,000+ lb load capacity per tire, max pressure 80-psi
    Putting Hankook winter tires on the Veloster is a very smart call in my book!


    3H2H1 = THREE HONDAS TO HYUNDAI ONE = 이것이 제 첫번째 현대 될 것이다

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    Cool, Thanks Justin.
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    Installed my winter tires / alloys wheels combo today, here are some pics.

    ( 195-65-15 Continental ExtremeWinterContact )









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    Snow No SnowTires

    Everyone has posted pictures of their cars with snow tires and no snow, so here's one the other way. Snow tires came in 2 days later

    Blizzak 205/55R16 WS70
    Moda MD14 16x7.5 48mm offset w/TPMS


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    Quote Originally Posted by Imprez View Post
    Installed my winter tires / alloys wheels combo today, here are some pics.
    ( 195-65-15 Continental ExtremeWinterContact )
    Looks great!!!

    I have to tell ya, the more and more I see this car on these smaller wheels the more I dislike the way it looks on the 18

    There is no way I see myself buying 18" aftermarket wheels when the time comes

    You car looks great, thanks so much for the pics!
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