Kia Forte Forum banner

Forte SX moving from 17 to 16 wheels

8198 Views 28 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  Paul Maple
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!
1 - 4 of 29 Posts
I have a Forte SX and have just fitted winter tires. I fitted X42655 multi-fit steel rims in a 16". Then for tires I went with Toyo (only because I have had them before and have got on well with them) Observe Garit KX. The whole set was not cheap but with winters up here in Canada I think it is worth the investment.
Anyone put locking wheel (lug) nuts on their Forte? If so what size should I get?

Thanks, went to Canadian Tire and bought some McGard M12 x 1.5 wheel locks but they did not thread onto my Forte SX (2.4). They got about 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn on then came to a stop. I didn't want to drive them on as I assumed they were the wrong size!!

I will have to get the gauges out and see what they read or just go buy them from the Kia dealership!
What's this Snow you speak of?
If you want some I still have a 5 foot drift in my back yard, you are welcome to pick it up....:p
1 - 4 of 29 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.