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Forte SX moving from 17 to 16 wheels

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Hello everyone,
Im pretty excited in getting my new forte SX and im wondering if its a better move to go down to the 16's or even the 15's. Just because Im looking at some winter tires (maybe for next year) and theyre pretty expensive for the 17's and the prices drop considerably for 16's and the 15's (about $100 CDN per tire difference from 17's to 15's; just looking at costco)

What are the benefits in these large wheels and tires? Is it worth the size difference? Is bigger better or the smaller ones better? Can I swap the 17's for 15/16's in the winter (obviously new wheels and tires)? Will it interfere with the brakes or the body?

I drive 70% city and 30% highway in Ontario (GTA=Go Leafs!). Even with my current car, Im pretty aggressive and its a midsize with 16's.

Thanks in advance!
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Hi all~ Still waiting for my Koup SX to come and searching about winter rim+tires right now.

I know nothing about cars so I am a bit confused on what exact info I should be paying attention to when looking for winter steel rims. Do I just have to make sure that it is a 16" steel rim with 5x114.3 or (5x4 1/2) bolt pattern? is there anything else that i should pay attention to such as the centre bore size or offset?

Also, what winter tires would you guys recommand?

sooooooooooooo excited to get my Koup SX~~~ =)
Thanks KiaTech!

Should I consider to get hub centric rings to avoid vibration?
Thanks KiaTech, that makes sense...(Just that it sounds more accurate when you say it..haha)

I was trying to ask my dealership and they said they don't know abou the wheel info, they can only click on the 'order' button in the system to order some in -_-!

I saw 16" steelies with the right bolt pattern onsale at canadian tire for $50, maybe I should go grab a set after work!
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