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Snow got off to a slow start this season in Chicago but now its picking up and im sliding left and right and also got stuck pulling out of a parking spot. Im not really used to that because my previous car had winter wheels and I would be able to drive anywhere without an issue during winter.

Because of that I am now considering a set of winter wheels for the Cadenza. Any ideas out there? I was going to go with a set of Dunlop Winter Sport 3d from tirerack.com and call it a day; those were the same as I had on my previous car and I loved them. Plenty of grip and traction for the snow, but a tough enough compound to be able to cruise up to 80MPH during dry winter days. I was also considering going down to 235/55-17 for tire than my stock 245/45-18 size.

Also, what is the approximate weight of the stock wheels? If I end up getting rims for the winter tires, I will probably want to match the weight of the new wheels to the stock ones. Thoughts on this???

Lots of questions I know, but help a brother out!
 

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Sorry I couldn't resist when I read "winter"

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Got a set of 235/55R-17 General Altimax Arctic + Winter wheels from Tirerack @ 2 months ago. No chance to try them in snow yet - though 4" is predicted for tomorrow. I find the steering to be even lighter with the snow shoes, but the handling is only very slightly affected. No problem going 80 at all. I am getting used to the lighter steering, but I don't like it.

I got Sport Edition F7 wheels, but I don't think they are still available.
 

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I've yet to need them in Indy. The stock tires are doing well enough. I'll let you guys know if I get any real snow. Only hit a few slick spots so far, nothing major. Little tire spin.
 

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I'd love some pics of the rides with the snow tires, as long as it's not too cold where you are!

Thanks for the replies; we've had some more snow here in Chicago but it's almost March and I'm hoping there won't be much more. Then again it was snowing until April last year so we will see.

From the responses I see it looks like I got the correct wheel size in mind. Will probably purchase for next winter.

Cheers,

Billy
 

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Hey, I used to live in Fountain Valley...

I unfortunately can't help with snow tires.

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Sorry I couldn't resist when I read "winter"

Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Tuesday 4:00 PM
Haze
68°F
Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 65%
Wind: 4 mph
 
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