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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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Ris, thats exactly how much I spent on my 16" steelies ($50) I thinks its a pretty good price. I have a Koup SX and I can tell you that 15" would not fit! I'm surprised actually at how little space is left between the rim and the calipers!!!
Mine actually came with them!
From the package:
Acorn 60o bulge seat
Hex 19/21 mm - 12 X 1.50mm

Hope this helps!
Sorry to hear that JoeCraig, dang thats what my package said. Wondering if the package has nothing to do with what I have installed??? Checked the manual and nothing in there either...

From the Kia website, the price of the locks aren't too bad ($33.49)

2010 Forte Koup Accessories
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