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Can anyone help me out in finding the specs of the winter wheels for my Forte EX. Does any other car 15" wheels (used) will fit on to this.
The Dealer is milking $$$$$ for winter wheels, which is insane.

Thanks for help.
 

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-- Sorry, I posted this in the Koup forum too

I know that the SX uses 17" with a 5 x 114.3 bolt pattern and can take between 7" and 8.5" width and recommends a +48 offset.

I'm still not sure if I should buy some ugly steelies for the winter and use the factory rims and tires for the summer, or if I should put my winter tires on the factory rims and get new aftermarket rims for next spring. What if I buy used alloys and put my winter tires on them? Will alloys be beat up badly in the winter or are they fine?
 

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I actually picked my EX up my EX last week and bought winter tires. I didn't want the dealers 15" at $70 a pop. I knew Costco sells them for ~$40. Went to Costco and asked he told me it was not in the book and could not do anything. So I went to tirerack's website. Here are the specs for 15" Rims: 15X6.5
Offset: +45mm Backspacing: 5.59" Bolt Pattern: 5-114
Rec. Tire Size:195/65-15

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Offset: +42mm
Backspacing: 5.43" Bolt Pattern: 5-114

Basically these are the same on the Electra, Civic and Mazda 3. Can't wait to pass by costco again, these are the most popular model I am guess and hopelfully will have them in stock.

Enjoy:)
 

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Just put 4 205/55r16 snows on 16"x6.5" +42 , 5x114.3 steel wheels on a SX sedan . I had the same tires mounted on 16x7 +38 , 5x114.3 black alloys on my Tib . The black alloys had a polished lip and one winter made a mess of the lip clearcoat , had to paint the lip black to clean them up . I thought i was buying a truck so i sold these to a buddy for his Kia Soul , my wife finally decided i was buying a Forte .
The EX with smaller brakes can fit 15's , either 195/65 or 205/60 .

The Canadian spec Forte does not have TPMS .
 

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Got mine at Wal-Mart at C$70 a pop. Dealer wanted C$100 a pop. Overall, the tires and steelies cost me C$690 after taxes at Wal-Mart. This was for 15" with 195/65R15 tires. Didn't feel the need to keep 16s in the winter as the higher profile of the 15s should behave better in winter conditions plus it's cheaper, so It's a win-win.

Wal-Mart didn't have a listing for the rims either, but I guess it seemed to be one of the few places where the employee was not an idiot. He called his supplier and it turns out that they do stock the correct rims. He even thought to write this into the book for future customers! I seldom see competent employees in retail.

Anyways, if you're in London, Ontario, the White Oaks Wal-Mart knows which rims you need.
 

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The SX has much larger front brakes than the EX or LX , 15's will not fit with the 11.8" rotors .The smallest wheel for the SX is a 16" .
 

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I bought my 215/50 R17 (stock is 215/45 R17) Nexen Winterguard tires at Walmart and with install the total came to $560 Canadian, about half what everybody else wanted for 17" snows. They are slightly taller than stock, about 1.8% out, meaning that when the speedo says 100kph I'm actually doing 101.8kph, not enough to worry about.

Note: We don't have TPMS in Canada, Walmart here won't do installs on TPMS equipped vehicles.
 

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Confirmed, I bought rims for a 2008 Hyundai Elentra from Costco for my Forte EX at 42.99 each. Brought it to the dealer and they installed them no problem. So if in the market for 15" look around for Elentra rims!:)
 

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I'm a complete noob, I know but I have a stupid question. I'm looking at audi a4 wheels with 5x112 bolt pattern. Will these fit or it absolutly have to be 5x114

Thanks for your answer !
 

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I'm a complete noob, I know but I have a stupid question. I'm looking at audi a4 wheels with 5x112 bolt pattern. Will these fit or it absolutly have to be 5x114

Thanks for your answer !
Bolt pattern MUST be the same, offset has to be similar and hub size the same or higher!
Hope it help!
Many tires site (tirerack, tire1010, discounttire, etc) will give you valuable infos.
 

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My wife just smiles at me and says what's hers is hers and what's mine is hers .
yep i hear this all the time....thats why i bought a manual so she cant drive it....

now i did the hankook Ipike W409's for the winter on my stock SX rims and i think i drove 15miles on them so far lol.... they are one of the best rated snow tires... not cheap $600 just for tires in stock size.... but they are the same size as stock and look really sporty
 

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Just wanting to see since that time of year is approaching (ahhhh don't even want to think about it) but i have been lookin for winter tires and winter rims for my Koup SX... So far I have been quoted from 3 seperate places, roughly ($850 plus taxes) $1000.00 for 4 rims and 4 tires... the tires are of the "higher end" winter snow tires....
Just wanted to know if I have any real options or if this price range is pretty normal?
This is my first car so I don't mind making the investment in good snow tires that will last but I don't want to get ripped off either...

Any thoughts guys?

Cheers!
 

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Seems kinda expensive but like you said the prices quoted were for "higher end" tires. Can you tell us the model tires? You don't necessarily need to buy top of the line winter tires. You can get very good performance from slightly cheaper brand name tires.
 
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