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Hello all...I am relocating Cleveland Ohio to Jackson Mississippi in 3 1/2 weeks.
Won't need these any longer lol

This is the winter set up I started using last year on my 2017 KIA Niro.

FOUR WHEELS - FOUR TIRES - SENSORS INCLUDED

Wheels: Original factory polished OEM KIA 16" rims: 114.3 x 5 and 45mm offset.
Near mint condition.
Includes factory pressure sensors.
Brenthon center caps.

OEM tires that came with them sold last summer.
Tires: Michelin X-Ice Green Low Rolling Resistance snow tires.
These tires are guaranteed to maintain the 45-55 MPG the Niro normally gets on the factory summer tires.
Used one winter - roughly 8,000 miles.

Be ready for next winter, these really make the Niro HOOK and STOP on a dime.
 

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Hmmmm. Semi interested. I'm over Toledo way.
Please buy them! It will save me from making an insulting offer. Very fair price as is though. New tires mounted/balanced would be $500 and these are only 20% worn. So the rims are basically free (or the tires are free depending on how you like to look at it). Pressure sensors worth another $50 to $100.
 

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It is indeed a good deal. Like I said, useless to me in Mississippi. But I'll store them in my ex-wife's barn till winter. Someone WILL buy them for that price ?
 

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Please buy them! It will save me from making an insulting offer. Very fair price as is though. New tires mounted/balanced would be $500 and these are only 20% worn. So the rims are basically free (or the tires are free depending on how you like to look at it). Pressure sensors worth another $50 to $100.
Yeah, I know. I paid somewhere around a grand at DT for a set of Konig wheels (not as nice as those KIA wheels, iMO), Bridgestone WS 80 snows, and sensors.

It is indeed a good deal. Like I said, useless to me in Mississippi. But I'll store them in my ex-wife's barn till winter. Someone WILL buy them for that price ?
Not TOTALLY useless. But almost totally useless. I lived in Arkansas for many moons. We didn't get much snow, but on occasion a snow or ice storm would shut everything down for a few days.

One day while at work it started snowing. Our boss was a complete self-centered imbecile so she or her higher-ups never made any sort of "go home!" decision even though it was about 1" per hour and we ended up with 4-5". Enough to paralyze the city.
I cut out about 3pm, it took me four hours to drive 16 miles home, taking every cut-through and shortcut I knew of. Every road was jammed, and Arkies are even worse snow drivers than yankees who seem to forget everything every summer. My wife had to park it and walk because a vehicle in front of her caught fire and that was the end of any movement on that road.

I suppose those would be useful if temps drop below 40 for extended periods. But it's a great deal.
 

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Even at a bargain price, I can easily do without here in central Ohio. I suppose the argument goes if they save me one accident... However, even with all season tires, handling is fantastic in snow.
 

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I should have prefaced my situation. I drive...a lot! I had to ditch my WRX for something I never imagined. 185 miles a day runs its toll on the wallet.
Most people don't have that much daily dash time. And as much as I enjoy the Niro, its sketchy driving aggressively in 4 to 6 inches of snow with wrong wheel drive for 90 mile spurts.
Ohio is terribly unpredictable.

And yes...I sold my WXR in world rally blue for a woman.
I now have NEITHER in lieu of a Niro???

So buy my wheel package ?
 

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I should have prefaced my situation. I drive...a lot! I had to ditch my WRX for something I never imagined. 185 miles a day runs its toll on the wallet.
Most people don't have that much daily dash time. And as much as I enjoy the Niro, its sketchy driving aggressively in 4 to 6 inches of snow with wrong wheel drive for 90 mile spurts.
Ohio is terribly unpredictable.

And yes...I sold my WXR in world rally blue for a woman.
I now have NEITHER in lieu of a Niro???

So buy my wheel package ?

I wish I could buy this, it's a really great deal!


I used to have a WRX too, fun cars :) I got my Niro under similar circumstances, my long commutes were costing me a fortune in my Audi. Needed something practical, albeit definitely not the kind of car I would typically buy. I kept the Audi but I haven't really driven it much in the last 9 months since I got the Niro.
 

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Even at a bargain price, I can easily do without here in central Ohio. I suppose the argument goes if they save me one accident... However, even with all season tires, handling is fantastic in snow.
I used to believe that too. I never ran winter tires until around 2006 during a heavy winter in the inland northwest. A lot of roads didn't get plowed and the packed snow turned to an ice-like ice.
I got a set of Bridgestone REVO1 (the best winter tires I've ever had) and the difference was night and day. It was like having studs. Amazing.

I run BFG G-Force Comp2 A/S in my Soul now, they get a pretty decent winter rating. So I left them on at first snow last year just to see.
No, they are in no way comparable to my Bridgestone Blizzak WS80. No way.
 

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Ok, I’ll bite. $350 cash. Would you mind the smallest of detours and come through Dayton instead of Columbus?
 

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Hi cruztaker. I sent you a private message with my contact information. Let me know if you can read it - I don't think you can reply until you hit 10 or 15 forum posts.
 

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Well thank you! Just saved me $350. I admit to being disappointed. Just talked to my tire store and they will switch the wheels out seasonally for free.
 
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