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Switched my "3 season" 215/45/17 stock Michelin Primacy's over to 205/55/16 Michelin X-ice 3's on steel rims. No problem with fit and function on the dry run (no ice/snow, yet). If I didn't know better I wouldn't be able to tell if they were snow tires or not based on the overall ride. In fact, although I didn't measure the decibels, the X-Ice 3's seemed even be a bit quieter. No sidewall squish that usually comes with most snow tires (added a few extra PSI's to help with that), and straight as an arrow on the highway. So far, very impressive...more to follow when the snow arrives.
 

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Could you let us know what you did about the TPMS? Did you install new sensors or move them from the original set?
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Could you let us know what you did about the TPMS? Did you install new sensors or move them from the original set?
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I did not put TPMS's in the snows. Didn't want to break down the Primacy's with only 6,000 miles on the factory alloys, and IMO...not worth spending $300 to put new ones on the snows. I'm more of a traditionalist, I check my tires often with an old fashioned tire gauge. In addition, I've had (3) bad experiences with TPMS's...a false positive reading from a malfunctioning one, another sensor disengaged somehow creating a balance problem that was solved only after spending $$ when I finally found the cause of the imbalance, and had a big hassle to replace (2) broken ones when the tire shop butchered them changing tires.
 

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Thank you. I bought discount tire direct's "guaranteed fit" steel wheels and they did not fit. I am returning them today.
 

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Thank you. I bought discount tire direct's "guaranteed fit" steel wheels and they did not fit. I am returning them today.
Strange that the ones from Discount Tire didn't fit...that's actually where I got mine because they matched Summit's lower price and had free shipping. What was wrong with the fit ? Below site are the ones that I got from Discount Tire...are they the same as the ones you're returning? http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findWheelDetail.do?bp=5-100&pc=69655&counter=1&wd=16&rw=6.5
 

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viper1, did you have to add a hubcentric ring to snug the fit between the steel wheels and the hubs i.e. 72mm for the steelies vs. 54.1mm on the hubs?
 

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VIPER: Discount Direct sent me slightly different rims than the ones you bought. I was told that the UNIQUE 83-66518 rims would fit. The difference between these and the ones you bought was that mine had 5-100/115 41B and yours was 4 16X6.5 5-100/110 41B.

My mechanic is the person who tried to put the rims on the car. He said they fit the back but not the front.
 

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viper1, did you have to add a hubcentric ring to snug the fit between the steel wheels and the hubs i.e. 72mm for the steelies vs. 54.1mm on the hubs?
No, I was told that the center ring is not needed for the steel rims...only for the alloys. The alloys load focal point is mostly based upon the center hub/ring, whereas, the steels are based on each individual lug, thus the need for the conical lug nuts. Must be true because I've been driving without the rings for over a week and the ride is as smooth, if not smoother, than the factory tires/wheels with the center rings.
 

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VIPER: Discount Direct sent me slightly different rims than the ones you bought. I was told that the UNIQUE 83-66518 rims would fit. The difference between these and the ones you bought was that mine had 5-100/115 41B and yours was 4 16X6.5 5-100/110 41B.

My mechanic is the person who tried to put the rims on the car. He said they fit the back but not the front.
Seems like problem solved. Yup, that would throw off the fit. Just curious, because Direct Tire is usually pretty good, did they send you the wrong ones or did you order the wrong ones based on their input ??
 

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Hi viper1, I am looking to buy these rims also (Unique Series 83 Black Wheels 83-66527 - SummitRacing.com). Are you 100% sure that they fit CT?

Thank you for reply.
They fit my 2012 base model CT200h. I got the same ones that Summit has at Discount Tire...they matched Summits lowest on-line price and have free shipping. Make sure you put on the conical lug nuts for these rims ($35 @ Discount Tire).

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findWheelDetail.do?bp=5-100&pc=69655&counter=1&wd=16&rw=6.5
 

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Seems like problem solved. Yup, that would throw off the fit. Just curious, because Direct Tire is usually pretty good, did they send you the wrong ones or did you order the wrong ones based on their input ??
Discount Tire Direct had the error. They told me the ones they sent me would fit. I have the ones from Tire Rack coming today.
 
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