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Just checking in to see if we can all chime in and see what everyone is going to be running through the winter (if you have the "luxury" of having Winter)

Anyone going to stick to all-seasons or going with a full force winter tire ?

Brand, Model ? Steelies ?

Let's hear about it.

I personally hate steel wheels, I just don't like the way they look at all and it bothers me enough to make me run the OEMs or buy aftermarket wheels. As for tires, possibly General Altimax Arctics.
 

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Lol that winter setup is better than some peoples summer setup ! ;)

But seriously, why wouldn't you run those rims in the summer and use your oem rims for the winter ??
 

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Unless there are plans for something cool to run in the Summer since typically in that case your spending more due to the size and type of wheels people typically buy...being bigger, aggressive... with tires to complement that. Smaller is always cheaper and in winter getting away with that is EASY

 

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2016 Yaris Sedan (CAN) ... Yaris iA in US.
Up here I'm running Toyo Observe GSi5 on steels rims.
Its only around +2C here and streets have no snow yet. This is my first time with this brand of tire (usually have always used BF Goodrich on all other vehicles) and I will say they are VERY sticky. Some forums say not to use these until below freezing. I'm hoping sidewalls will stiffen up as it gets colder because right now, at highway speeds, the car floats around a little... as for the noise... its not bad. My previous vehicle was a Mazda 3 so I'm used to a fair amount of cabin noise.
 

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The tread pattern on those Toyos looks really bitey. So many sipes and grooves, great ratings online as well ! A few ratings I read were from people in Canada, so you know they're dealing with a good amount of snow, and they said they're amazing. Just not that great when temperatures start heating up. But I mean, I'm sure you can get away with winter tires running properly up till 7 degrees Celsius
 

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tried searching for information on that wheel and tire package but can't find anything. To me it looks like those wheels are from Enkei, although I could be wrong. What's more important though is the size of those wheels and the ride height. Once you get that right, a lot of wheels can look good.
 
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