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Hey guys, anyone have any thoughts on this? Also the manual says 16'' for the turbo and 15'' for the na for a spare. I bought one of those 15'' donuts from a dealer in MASS. for my na Veloster that apparently wont fit my new turbo! But what winter combo would i use? Any input would be appreciated
 

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Summer is almost over and soon we’ll be having some of the white flaky stuff that we love to have on the ski slopes but hate to have on the roads. So why not start talking about winter tire options for our VTs since the stock tires don’t stand a chance to make it through winter.

Unfortunately the only winter tires available in 215/40-18 are “Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II Run Flat” tires which won’t work for us so just checked tirerack.com Winter / Snow Tires and the recommended size options are 205/60-15, 205/55-16, and 215/45-17

The 15” and 16” wheel size tire options help us try the “Police Cruiser” look for a few months using steelies but put almost 1/2” less rubber on the road when it’s most needed. Does anyone know about any 215-R15 or R16 tires that we can use?

I’m considering the 17” wheel tire option with painted alloy wheels to keep the same amount of rubber on the road and also the "Cool" look.

I opened a similar thread in the Canada forum http://www.velosterturbo.org/forum/veloster-turbo-canada/530-winter-tire-options.html
 

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Summer is almost over and soon we’ll be having some of the white flaky stuff that we love to have on the ski slopes but hate to have on the roads. So why not start talking about winter tire options for our VTs since the stock tires don’t stand a chance to make it through winter.

Unfortunately the only winter tires available in 215/40-18 are “Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II Run Flat” tires which won’t work for us so just checked tirerack.com Winter / Snow Tires and the recommended size options are 205/60-15, 205/55-16, and 215/45-17

The 15” and 16” wheel size tire options help us try the “Police Cruiser” look for a few months using steelies but put almost 1/2” less rubber on the road when it’s most needed. Does anyone know about any 215-R15 or R16 tires that we can use?

I’m considering the 17” wheel tire option with painted alloy wheels to keep the same amount of rubber on the road and also the "Cool" look.

I opened a similar thread in the Canada forum http://www.velosterturbo.org/forum/veloster-turbo-canada/530-winter-tire-options.html
You want to use a skinnier winter tire than a wider tire, it will benefit you much better as it will be able to cut through the snow. Sounds wierd but you always want to go with a skinnier winter tire than your summer performance tire. But make sure the overall diameter is still close to the same so you keep your same ground clearance
 

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You want to use a skinnier winter tire than a wider tire, it will benefit you much better as it will be able to cut through the snow. Sounds wierd but you always want to go with a skinnier winter tire than your summer performance tire. But make sure the overall diameter is still close to the same so you keep your same ground clearance
Don't know what I was thinking about when I wrote that post:). You're right, performance in mud and snow is enhanced with narrower tires.

The option that has the most choices of tires is 205/55R16. For a narrower the 195/65R15 also has a lot of tire options. The difference in overall diameter from stock in both cases is less than 1% and both of them increase the ride height.
 

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Hey guys, just ordered 16'' steel wheels with bridg. blizz. 195/65r/16 from tirerack. I called first and they assured me it would fit. Theres a 50$ rebate on the blizzaks untill Oct. 5 so nows a good time to buy. I'll post pics right before the first snow hits the ground...hopefully not till December!
 
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