: Winter Wheels ANY IDEAS



jeph054
10-07-12, 06:36 PM
I need to get a set of winter wheels for the V. Has anyone figured out a solution that does not break the bank?
Thanks for the help.

ROG
10-07-12, 07:28 PM
I think the cheapest set of wheels you will find for our cars is a used stock set for around $500.

carlson_mn
10-07-12, 08:48 PM
good luck, if you can find a used set for $500 buy them. There's some aftermarket options for about $950 shipped. I picked up a flawless set of the accessory wheels off this forum for $1k, and considered myself lucky to find them. I am using the curb-rashed stockers as winter wheels.

Hockeyref
10-08-12, 10:35 AM
Same here - spent my $$ on summer rims and tires, and put blizzaks on my stock rims.

Chris51187
10-10-12, 12:58 AM
I lucked out and got a full set of stock wheels with some dunlop winterforces on them on ebay for about $900 back in august :thumbsup:

hXc95SLS
10-12-12, 01:17 AM
Check local junk yards. I know Vs are hard to find but I lucked out and picked up a set of stockers dirt cheap. Wish I could have gotten more parts out of that car before they crushed it. Owell...

jeph054
10-15-12, 08:47 PM
thanks fot the ideas... I live in the stix so local junk yards are a stretch...

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thanks fot the ideas... I live in the stix so local junk yards are a stretch...

GDPossehl
10-15-12, 11:52 PM
You've got powdercoated stockers. What are you worried about?

jeph054
10-20-12, 10:26 AM
You've got powdercoated stockers. What are you worried about?

I'm not worried about the rims, I just dont want the PITA of changing rubber twice a year. I've always had a winter and summer set of wheels. Its just sooo much easier.
I am worried about getting around in the snow! This is my first winter with the V

stepchild21
10-20-12, 03:05 PM
Buy a winter beater. Save your V from the abuse of winter roads!!!! I bought an 04 Chevy impala. Ugly as all hell. But hey my V will be in mint shape with no extra rock chips or rust from salt.

Just my opinion

jeph054
11-13-12, 07:37 PM
Buy a winter beater. Save your V from the abuse of winter roads!!!! I bought an 04 Chevy impala. Ugly as all hell. But hey my V will be in mint shape with no extra rock chips or rust from salt.

Just my opinion

That is tempting, however, I'm not interested in maintaining and additonal vehicle or paying more insurance and finding a place to park it. for the cost of all that I can buy a winter wheel/tire combo to swap out.

JDB
11-23-12, 09:58 PM
some in the classifieds. (no affiliation)

Wingsfan4life
11-25-12, 09:26 PM
Words of wisdom...by a winter vehicle, donate it to charity or something in the spring..these are not winter cars..would you drive a Z06 in the winter? Some people do drive them year round, but I don't see how its possible..I'm in Mn and drive in snow all the time, mine has only been in snow twice and that was enough..

carlson_mn
11-25-12, 10:45 PM
Words of wisdom...by a winter vehicle, donate it to charity or something in the spring..these are not winter cars..would you drive a Z06 in the winter? Some people do drive them year round, but I don't see how its possible..I'm in Mn and drive in snow all the time, mine has only been in snow twice and that was enough..

This is my first winter with the car but I plan on driving mine year round here in MN. We'll see how it goes. Another vehicle is not possible for me. I have been through winters here with a Crown Vic and 2wd vans and the V should be as good or better than either of those two with winter tires.

JDB
11-25-12, 10:58 PM
With winter tires, V is fine in the winter....just a ground/snow clearance issue. if snow is deep or hit an ice chunk, ba-bye front bumper cover namely the lip.

Wingsfan4life
11-28-12, 07:31 PM
Yea Mn winters can be tricky...if you can shell out the $$$$ grab a set Blizzaks..

carlson_mn
11-28-12, 08:40 PM
I got a set of hardly used Hankook Icebears off CL for $200 for the set, may not be Blizzaks which I loved but they should get me around.

Wingsfan4life
11-30-12, 06:58 PM
Yea I've tried 4x in winter conditions and finally said forget it...6th gear at 30 mph isn't good for the clutch, and my Raven looks hella good and don't wanna ruin it... :)