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dagenais
10-22-2011, 07:28 PM
So living in the great nation of Canada we have SNOW and its time for winter tires. I have 03 GT lowered about 1inch.. I know the tire size should be 225/50R16 But for some reason they are real expensive about 250 each plus (winter tires)

I have basic black steel 16 winter rims - Any other size tire would work?

[ChaosweaveR]
10-22-2011, 07:38 PM
You're better off with 15" steelies, which I use. 215/60 R15 snow tires are immensely cheaper than 16".

But if you wanna stay 16", I'd use the same 225/50 R16 size.

And if you REALLY want to save costs, order from TireRack.com. General and Bridgestone make the best snow tires, IMO.

Just curious, are these the 16" steelies from the 00-05 Impalas and Monte Carlos?

dagenais
10-22-2011, 07:48 PM
My understanding that 15 wont fit GT (rear disk)??? Maybe Im wrong 15 would be great...

I dont have the steel rims yet I'm getting new ones for 40 each so 15 or 16?

[ChaosweaveR]
10-22-2011, 07:53 PM
My understanding that 15 wont fit GT (rear disk)??? Maybe Im wrong 15 would be great...

I dont have the steel rims yet I'm getting new ones for 40 each so 15 or 16?

lulwat

The smallest wheel you can run is 15", the calipers on the GT models (rears) are tiny, whoever told you that they won't clear needs their eyes and common sense checked.

Get 15" steelies from either of these models:

99-04 Oldsmobile Alero
99-05 Pontiac Grand Am
97-03 Chevy Malibu/04-05 Chevy Classic (same exact car, GM just called it the classic for two model years before the N-body's retirement)

215/60 R15 snow tires will be perfect.

street_fire
10-22-2011, 07:58 PM
i run 205/50/16 for winter on my stock 16's

[ChaosweaveR]
10-22-2011, 08:11 PM
Overall diameter is too small.

street_fire
10-22-2011, 08:27 PM
;1165936']Overall diameter is too small.

Ya I know it is but at the time it was the cheapest and needed the rubber. I'll be getting 225 when these 205 go bad.

Fireball
10-23-2011, 01:44 AM
Check kijiji man, plenty of stuff on there!

cardude007617
10-23-2011, 10:35 AM
In all honesty though, the cheapest (ignore the genuine CRAP chinese brands) winter tire, will still be better in winter temperatures with snow on the road or not than the BEST all season. Winter tires are a great investment to make, not only for your own peace of mind, but safety as well. Browse some well reviewed tire websites and find the best deals, they ARE out there.