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Bolksey85 11-30-2012 08:26 PM

Holy crap, 5x100 steel wheels on TireRack
 
I've been mulling over some cheap wheels and a set of snows for this winter so I decided to check TR tonight. Lo and behold, under "Preferred Winter Tire and Wheel Packages", they list a 17x6.5, 5x100 black steel wheel. That's choosing 2008 LGT with metal valve stems. I dunno about Spec B/other years but I know someone will be glad to see this.

http://www.tirerack.com/snow/preferredpackages.jsp

famaya26 11-30-2012 08:28 PM

Don't want to sound like a noob but why good news?

Bolksey85 11-30-2012 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by famaya26 (Post 4181223)
Don't want to sound like a noob but why good news?

Why spend $600+ just to get 4 crappy aluminum winter wheels when a cheap steel wheel will do the same job at 1/3 the price?;)

famaya26 11-30-2012 08:32 PM

Oh, smart! Ok , when you say Winter, you mean lots of snow and rain right?

Bolksey85 11-30-2012 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by famaya26 (Post 4181231)
Oh, smart! Ok , when you say Winter, you mean lots of snow and rain right?

SE PA can get either wet, damp snow or dry powdery snow or even a good coating of ice on top so it's a toss up. But yes, any and all of the above would be considered winter conditions. We see more snow and ice but also snow melts that refreeze overnight.

famaya26 11-30-2012 08:37 PM

Gotcha. Sorry, we don't get much snow here in Texas :( so I really never thought about winter wheels as a must have.

Bolksey85 11-30-2012 08:39 PM

Even here it's not a must have but our plowing operations can suck at times and a little extra insurance is always nice. Especially if you're at work or out somewhere away from home and it starts up. A few years back we got ~70 something inches in one season and it would have been nice to have them.

famaya26 11-30-2012 08:42 PM

That's a lot of snow!

Windy Road 11-30-2012 09:12 PM

Why they have no steel wheels that clear brembo's. Ugh

iNVAR 12-02-2012 07:00 AM

Nice! It's about time.

BAC5.2 12-02-2012 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Windy Road (Post 4181277)
Why they have no steel wheels that clear brembo's. Ugh

+1. I'd LOVE to run a set of 195 or 205 snow tires on steelies.

But then again, I don't live in a snow-region anymore.

mattg 12-02-2012 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by famaya26 (Post 4181231)
Oh, smart! Ok , when you say Winter, you mean lots of snow and rain right?

Yeah, You know, what Subaru's are made for. :cool:

BAC5.2 12-02-2012 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Windy Road (Post 4181277)
Why they have no steel wheels that clear brembo's. Ugh

If only we had 5x114, the Honda CRV steelies clear Brembos:

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/2166751-post1.html

outahere 12-02-2012 10:47 AM

If the wheels were 16 x 6.5 that would really be something to celebrate. 16" winter tires are a lot cheaper than 17 inchers.

Drift Motion 12-02-2012 11:22 AM

16" wheels won't clear LGT brakes...


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