Pretty much he is asking to show what rims and tires people are running in the winter as most people in canada and northern us run winter tires over all seasons. Some use black steele wheels, some alloy wheels and some just use stock wheels. But steele or second set of rims are best.so who can explain ''winter mode'', we don't get too much of that in fl.
Just curious, did you actually drive the Sonata with those 17"ers in the snow ?Here is a picture of mine in winter mode. The summer sets of the Sonata and the Tucson are in the foreground, cleaned and ready for storage.
The Sonata is fitted with a set of Michelin's on Borbet rims, a deal through Tirerack
No choice but to use all seasons in my area. We sometimes get snow up in the late may time frame and can start as early as september. So cant risk getting stuck with summers on in a freak snow stormFor those of you in the snow belt that have a dedicated set of snow tires for winter, do you still use all season tires for the other seasons or do you get some really sweet dedicated summer tires for superior handling and braking?
Nope, never driven the specific 17" in the snow. Did not want to risk it either. Fresh snow was really never a problem though, compacted snow or black ice is. 4 years ago I became within 6 inches of hitting a snow plow headon when I decided I will never drive with all seasons in the winter again.Just curious, did you actually drive the Sonata with those 17"ers in the snow ?
Being west of Philly we get our fair share of snow, and my Altima 3.5V6 had the same exact rim/tire size and I never swapped them out. Also because your winter mode Sonata is dog ugly with those rims.....I'd at least stay stock with the GLS 16" hubs or alloys. I'm here all week. :banana: