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Old 11-30-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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Alright guys I have a little problem here guys, and Im looking for some advice.

Tires I have now = not good for snow and ice. They have some tread left, and would be fine for summer, but I dont feel that they should be used in the winter.

Option A: Find some cheap 16" wheels and put snow tires on them.
Advantage: Kill two birds with one stone (keep my swoops looking nice & get winter- worthy tires)
Disadvantage: cheapest wheels I could find at a junkyard are steels for $50 a pop, plus I'd have to buy wheel covers yets.

Option B: Put A good set of All-Seasons on my current rims
Advantage: Wouldnt have to buy a second set of wheels.
Disadvantage: My chrome will suffer.

What do you guys think? I was hoping to spend like $500 all said and done, but Im seeing that I dont think thats possible, unless I can find a killer deal on some wheels.
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You might find these available.
http://fargo.craigslist.org/pts/488851989.html
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find some bonneville rims from your local junkyard...in most junkyards you are looking at 100 bucks for a set of 4 without tires.

steel wheels work too.

go 16", then get some snow tires...but it depends how much it snows to see if its worth it.
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The problem is I have checked the yards, and they all are giving me ridiculous prices, I went to one today and was quoted $200 for a set of steel wheels, another place had some chevy lumina wheels for $85 each. I was extremely shocked when they told me the price.
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You might find these available.
http://fargo.craigslist.org/pts/488851989.html
Sorry didnt see your post when I replied the first time.

Im gonna see if i can get some pictures from the guy.
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Can I shamelessly plug my own wheel sale?
http://www.theradomir.com/crosslace/
The one with the small tire is actually my 16" crosslace with a 200 50 17 Hayabusa tire that I was just messing around with. I'm in IN, and freight shipping may not be too much. You don't get the Hayabusa tire, but 3 of 4 regular tires, worn ones, are included. Would you suppose that these are worth more to you than are the Lumina wheels?
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Well they would be worth more to me than the lumina wheels, but I found a local guy that was selling a set of 16" american racing rims for $150, and I talked him down to 125 so now i just need to get some rubbers on them. Thanks anyway!
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youre a bit behind though, it snowed already!
how were your tires?
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We had a little bit of snow before this weekend, and they sucked big time, thats what made me really get looking for some wheels. now we have like a foot of snow, so hopefully I will get some tires tomorrow or wednesday. Even with traction control I have a hard time keeping traction due to the combination of lots of power and bad tires!
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i have trouble even with good tires.
and i turn the traction control off when its really snowy. theres no way it will prevent your wheels from spinning, its just annoying. you have to spin them a bit just to get moving!
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