At Discount Tire last year when I purchased my snow tires I got custom wheels for only 11 dollars more than steel wheels.
I'm not too concerned about looks, I mean, I did buy myself a Forester after all! More concerned about actual wheel/tire sizing and what makes sense for a 2017 Forester.At Discount Tire last year when I purchased my snow tires I got these wheels for only 11 dollars more than the ugly steel wheels.
I'm looking to get a set of snow tires for my 2017 2.5i Touring, and I think I'd like to get a set of steel rims as well. I think I'd probably go with 17" rims, which I think means I can just get 225/60R17 tires (compared to OEM being 225/55/R18) and not have to worry about any size mismatches?
I'll probably buy tires from my local Costco, they have a deal right now on Blizzak WS80s, and the tech I spoke with recommended those over the Michelin - X-Ice Xi3 anyways. Internet reviews of the two tires seem to rate them about equal, any thoughts on these on Forester? Costco also said they'd install on any set of rims I bring in, as well as mount the new rims on the car for me.
The only thing I haven't figured out yet is which rims to go with. I've found a few on Discount Tire & Tire Rack, to my untrained eye they all look the same, but I was curious if anyone has recommendations, or know of a good salvage yard near Boston, MA that might have a set of wheels for cheap? Or, alternatively, is getting a second set of rims actually worthwhile?
Am I missing anything?