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Old 09-25-2007, 10:29 PM   #1
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I know 16" rims fit our cars, but understand that they fit really close to the brakes.

Would it be a bad idea to go to 16" rims for winter driving (with good snow tires)? Would snow possibly get packed between the rim/brakes?

I doubt many people with 2000+ have 16" rims for just winter driving.
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Honestly I wouldn't worry about it. When you drive, the calipers will clear out any snow pack that they need for clearance.
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Didn't 2000+ base models come with 16"?
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I thought they were all 17" from 2000+. Though I could be forgetting the really low-end rims. But any 2000+ with 16" rims from the factory had smaller brakes than my SSEi.

You're probably right Ryan, I just got curious when I read Paul stating that 16" rims JUST fit over our brakes.
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I thought they were all 17" from 2000+. Though I could be forgetting the really low-end rims. But any 2000+ with 16" rims from the factory had smaller brakes than my SSEi.

You're probably right Ryan, I just got curious when I read Paul stating that 16" rims JUST fit over our brakes.
Todd Runs 16" GP wheels for the slicks....you will be fine with 16'*
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Fitment is not a concern, it'* just heavy snow driving and the possibility of snow buildup in tight areas between the wheel and brakes. But I get the feeling it probably wouldn't cause any huge problems.
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i dont see how snow would be a problem. ice is not stronger than metal, right?
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i dont see how snow would be a problem. ice is not stronger than metal, right?
and the brakes make heat, which melts ice......
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Yeah, yeah, that thought crossed my mind too. I guess I was just wondering about the WORST case winter driving scenario. lol

But it probably wont snow too much this year once again, and I'll never have any reason to worry.
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