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    Got some Honda 15" Steel Rims and Used Studded Snow Tires

    I'm all set to put the snow tires on the car when needed. I did some research before buying them to see if they would fit and did a test fit on one front after mounting the tires on the rims. All indications seem to say they would work but I haven't gone down the road with them yet. If anyone else is doing this... any observations on noise, mpg loss, traction improvement? I got stuck in a 2" drift one winter with stock tires. Want to avoid that again.


    My other car gets 9 mpg (F150)

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    Not very sexy I know but I'm happy with them. I paid $135 for 4 tires and rims and got the dust caps on ebay for $10. I also had to buy new lugnuts for $20 I believe.

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    My other car gets 9 mpg (F150)

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.8 mpg (US) ... 16.1 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.4 mpg (Imp)


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    So the stock tires look pretty worn out with 16k miles - I've got a few months to research some new tires for spring to fall driving. If anyone feels like throwing an odd sound into this echo chamber please do.
    My other car gets 9 mpg (F150)

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.8 mpg (US) ... 16.1 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.4 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 01-7700 View Post
    If anyone feels like throwing an odd sound into this echo chamber please do.
    Good deal on the wheels@tires

    I've been keeping an eye on Craigslist but nothing for me

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    I bought the tires and rims separately and mounted the tires on the rims in my driveway using dish soap and a long tire iron.
    My other car gets 9 mpg (F150)

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.8 mpg (US) ... 16.1 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.4 mpg (Imp)


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    Killer deal

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    lol kudos -- that's a lot of work without a machine. Even little tires like these are difficult.

    The tires have actual studs? (Im only mobile phone, small pic) i dont think thats legal here but they sure would be fun on the lake

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01-7700 View Post
    So the stock tires look pretty worn out with 16k miles - I've got a few months to research some new tires for spring to fall driving. If anyone feels like throwing an odd sound into this echo chamber please do.
    Not sure what size snows you are running. Some forum members here report that taller tire sizes occasionally rub.

    There appears to be a trade-off between handling and fuel economy unless the tire & rims are chosen carefully. Top Fuel has a detailed thread on the topic.

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    Here's links to Top_Fuel's info on 15" wheels.

    Fuel Efficient 15-Inch Wheels and Tires
    Choosing Fuel Efficient 15” Wheels and Tires

    There you'll find excellent details and pictures. It's really a great resource for anyone considering new wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMirageMpg View Post
    lol kudos -- that's a lot of work without a machine. Even little tires like these are difficult.

    The tires have actual studs? (Im only mobile phone, small pic) i dont think thats legal here but they sure would be fun on the lake
    Yep studs, like this



    We can use them between October and April.


    My other car gets 9 mpg (F150)

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.8 mpg (US) ... 16.1 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.4 mpg (Imp)


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