Sunday, November 20, 2011

Our cars in winter mode

Winter is almost here. It dropped into the 20s last night in Portland and we had some freezing fog.

This year I picked up a set of used 15" alloy wheels and shod them with a set of gently used 205/65/15 General Altimax studded tires. Coupled with all-wheel drive, the SX4 should be a snowmobile--just in time for ski/snowboard season. Speaking of, I need to put my ski rack on.

The Yaris uses the same setup as last year: 14" steel wheels (via our old Honda Civic) wrapped in 185/65/14 Hankook iPike studded snow tires. These proved themselves last year in the snow and ice last season. I hope the General tires are as good as these.

Bring on winter!


brickauto said...

Nice winter setup! What's the offset for the 15" alloy wheels you used on the SX4?

Andy Lilienthal said...

I think the 15s are a +38.