When do you swap your winter wheels?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tires, Suspension, and Brakes' started by escort1991, Sep 24, 2012.

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In the fall, when do you swap your wheels/tires to snows?

  1. October

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. November

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. December

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. When it snows too much

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Not til it snows

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  6. Already swapped them

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other(post your comments)

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. million

    million Member

    I haven't purchased my winter rubber yet. I'm going down from 17" alloys to 16" steelies, for my winter wheels. I shouldn't have an issue with fitment will I? I assume they should clear the brake calipers just fine, right?

    I have also been reading about the TPMS for my car, if I get an extra set for the winter wheels, will the car's computer need to be reprogrammed whenever I switch my wheels or will the computer log both sets of TPMS IDs? I am thinking that it may not even make sense to pay the extra money for extra sensors though. I could probably live with the warning light being on all winter.
     
  2. escort1991

    escort1991 New Member

    I would just pop a wheel off and pop the steel wheel on to check fitment.
     
  3. million

    million Member

    Pulled off one of the stock 17s yesterday to make sure a 16" steelie fit. It did fit and would turn freely but there was only about a half inch between the caliper body and the interior face of the rim. Does anyone think that could be an issue? I can't imagine a slightly larger steel rim being much different. I attached a photo for reference. I'm also thinking I won't bother with the extra tire pressure sensors for the winter wheels. Thoughts?
    Thanks.

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  4. 007CobaltLS

    007CobaltLS Member

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    I don't want to give any opinions because I really don't know, but if I were to guess without seeing it, since it spins freely and there is 1/2 an inch, I would say it's good...but like I said, I'll let someone else comment on that.
     

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