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#11 Old 11-13-2012, 01:34 PM
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Evergreen Tires

My dealer is quoting me $759 for 4 Evergreen Tires and Rims including taxes and installation. Anybody have any experience with these tires? I cannot find any info on these other than they are from China.
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I know there have been other threads on this somewhere but I have stock Contintental 205/55/16 and want to get a new set of winter tires. Question is can I downsize this safely to 195/65/15? Will the tire shop know the exact 15" rims I should get as well, paying attention to offset etc. Has anyone done this with their 16s down to 15's for winter? Thanks.
I go 17's down to 15's for winter and have no problems, my speedo might be a few KM/h faster than I am actually travelling though, doesnt bother me. Means I won't speed!

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My dealer is quoting me $759 for 4 Evergreen Tires and Rims including taxes and installation. Anybody have any experience with these tires? I cannot find any info on these other than they are from China.
i would aviod evergreens, here a couple of threads from differnet sites. like it says in one of them, dealer trying to pull a fast one

and seeing as live in Ontario, get a decent tire......go check outhttp://www.pmctire.com/

got my continetals extreme winter contact (195/65/R15) mounted, balanced and shipped in 15" steelies to Wpg for $820
in Ontario you get free shipping and if you want say general altimax on steelies mounted and balanced looking at $779(you have to pay a higher tax then me)


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820$ doesn't sound like a bargain. On TireTrends.com You can get 15" the Conti Extreme Winter Contact for around 550$ tax-in shipped... Add the wheels that won't cost 300$ more...
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820$ doesn't sound like a bargain. On TireTrends.com You can get 15" the Conti Extreme Winter Contact for around 550$ tax-in shipped... Add the wheels that won't cost 300$ more...
thats for the tire only your $550 not everything...the $820 is everything.... Rubber, rims, mounted, balanced, taxes and shipped to my door

any place in city here in Wpg for my exact setup is $1100+tax and up
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As a Vermonter, I was concerned before buying our Elantra GT that it could take "minus sizing" for the snow wheel and tire combination. I bought from Tire Rack. They had already tested fitment and I had them installed here two days ago. No problem with 195/65-15. Also remember that minus sizing can give you better snow performance as narrower higher profile tires apply more pounds per square inch to the pavement...though handling will lose a bit. This is with the standard suspension. I don't know if bigger brakes come with the handling upgrad so double check that.
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Howdy Folks,

I too went from 17's down to 15" steelies for the winter. It not only keeps the cost down but provides a real nice ride with all the frost heaves.

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I am concerned about purchasing Evergreen tires, as I have always had Nordic Winter from Crappy Tire and have never had any problems. I would rather pay a bit more than to gamble with a cheap solution.
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I am concerned about purchasing Evergreen tires, as I have always had Nordic Winter from Crappy Tire and have never had any problems. I would rather pay a bit more than to gamble with a cheap solution.
please do..... just a side note... i put on my winters tonight myself and went for a quick spin...was wet earlier and -2 out so was nicely slick, wow im impressed how well they work....i think i feel more safe with winters in winter now than during the summer with all seasons
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