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#1 Old 11-02-2011, 11:47 AM
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Winter Tire Question

Hi all, I recently purchased a new 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS SPORT (called the Limited in the US I think). I am looking for winter tires plus steel rims. My tire size is P215/45 R17.

I've done a little research on this forum & others, and most people recommend doing the "minus one" approach when choosing snow tires.
So my questions are: is 195/65 R15 a good size for my snow tires?

And should I go with Original Hyundai Steel Wheels, or is the generic Steel Wheels from say Active Green & Ross just as good?

Anything else I should consider before making the purchase? Thank you!
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I think your best tire size would be 215 50 R16 or 195 55 R16 or what you suggested but you are going down 2 inches. Maybe the 16's will give you better snow clearance?

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You would probably be better off posting in the i30 & Elantra Touring Forum . Enjoy your Elantra!
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Currently driving 2011 Elantra Limited with stock 17". Would it be possible to use the following winter tires from a VW Jetta TDI 15" 195/65-15 with steel RIM.
I know the tire fits, but for the RIM not sure. With some research, here is the specs:

2011 Hyundai Elantra
(633x195mm). Bolt pattern: 5x100. Offset: 32 to 42 mm. Tires up to 650x225mm. Rims up to 20x8.0".
2003 Jetta TDI
(633x195mm). Bolt pattern: 5x114.3 (5x4.5). Offset: 40 to 50 mm. Tires up to 653x215mm. Rims up to 19x7.5".

Any expert know if it is possible? Seems like the RIM will not fit cause of the bolt pattern.


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Currently driving 2011 Elantra Limited with stock 17". Would it be possible to use the following winter tires from a VW Jetta TDI 15" 195/65-15 with steel RIM.
I know the tire fits, but for the RIM not sure. With some research, here is the specs:

2011 Hyundai Elantra
(633x195mm). Bolt pattern: 5x100. Offset: 32 to 42 mm. Tires up to 650x225mm. Rims up to 20x8.0".
2003 Jetta TDI
(633x195mm). Bolt pattern: 5x114.3 (5x4.5). Offset: 40 to 50 mm. Tires up to 653x215mm. Rims up to 19x7.5".

Any expert know if it is possible? Seems like the RIM will not fit cause of the bolt pattern.
The Jetta rims won't fit. You need rims with a 5x114.3 bolt pattern and also a 67.1mm center bore. Most recent Hyundai/Kia 5-bolt (Elantra, Forte, Sonata, Optima, Tiburon) fit fine, and so will most recent Mitsubishi Chrysler/Dodge (Caliber, Avenger, 200, etc), and even Mazda 6 (aka Ford Fusion). The Ford/Mazda rims may have a higher offset and the Mitsu/Mopar rims may have a lower offset, but they should be within range as long as you aren't going with tires that are too wide.

Other 5x114.3 wheels that will NOT fit - Honda, Toyota, Nissan - all have center bores that are too small and so the wheel will not fit over the hub. Note that many aftermarket alloy wheels do have oversize center bores and you can get centering rings to adjust the center bore to the right size.

If the tires aren't too old, it may be worth getting some usable second hand 15" wheels and having the tires (which are the correct size for the Elantra) mounted on those rims.
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You MIGHT be lucky - maybe your VW rims are multi-fit. I've seen several in my shopping travels that were multi-fit for 5x100 and 5x114.3.

Certainly worth checking it out!
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hey guys,

i'm looking at buying a set of used winter tires

they are bridgestone blizzak revo1 for $440....all 4 on mounted onto rims
i have put a deposit down exchange for 1... guy used them for one winter and his vehicle got in accident so no longer has so no longer needs these tires....the rims have seen better days but thread looks good...i did the canadian dime test and the thread is approx@ the queen's eyes

they are 5x114.3, 205/55/r16 same as my all seasons right now

the only thing, the centre bore is slightly bigger like a mm or 2... when i put the lugs on it centred no problem with the factory lugs..... should i be concerned still? need your guys/gals help... i have read different things



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hey guys,

i'm looking at buying a set of used winter tires

they are bridgestone blizzak revo1 for $440....all 4 on mounted onto rims
i have put a deposit down exchange for 1... guy used them for one winter and his vehicle got in accident so no longer has so no longer needs these tires....the rims have seen better days but thread looks good...i did the canadian dime test and the thread is approx@ the queen's eyes

they are 5x114.3, 205/55/r16 same as my all seasons right now

the only thing, the centre bore is slightly bigger like a mm or 2... when i put the lugs on it centred no problem with the factory lugs..... should i be concerned still? need your guys/gals help... i have read different things



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besides the wheels looking crappy...those treads look worn out to me. Not sure what the queens head measurement is, but I would have a hard time paying more than $200 for those.

as for the slight difference in bore....a tire shop should be consulted to see if a spacer is available.
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besides the wheels looking crappy...those treads look worn out to me. Not sure what the queens head measurement is, but I would have a hard time paying more than $200 for those.

as for the slight difference in bore....a tire shop should be consulted to see if a spacer is available.
its like the us penny test but canadian form....you wouldnt wanna see the thread on my all seasons right now, half the amount of thread than those winters and only have 36,000km on them

and i honestly do not want to pay 1,400 to 2,000 for a set of winters brand new

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its like the us penny test but canadian form....you wouldnt wanna see the thread on my all seasons right now, half the amount of thread than those winters and only have 36,000km on them

and i honestly do not want to pay 1,400 to 2,000 for a set of winters brand new

throw an american quarter in the grooves...and make sure at least some of George's head is covered. that is the minimum i would run for winter tires...but still i would not pay $400 for that though. From the pictures it looks like you might not have that much...but its hard to tell.
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