What winter tires and rims do you use in the colder months?

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by robxb, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Tires are mounted , just have to pop on some shiny new Hyundai center caps and the new Blizzaks are ready for the Kona. :)

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  2. Kavi66

    Kavi66 New Member

    Michelin X ice 3 tires (215/55/17 and black steel rims without TPMS sensors.

    Got the package from Costco Canada online.

    Total cost for rims was 268.76 incl tax and free delivery
    Tire cost incl mount and balance was 940.70

    Costco sent a 110 dollar gift cart when I bought this package online.

    Total cost after the gift card: 1100 cdn dollars.
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  3. I assume the TPMS light stays on now? What does it show in the tire pressure
    screen ?
  4. Great deal, great tires. :)

    My Bridgestone Blizzak WS 90 215/55/17 came from quattro tire and were $716, I ended up getting free delivery and GST paid as a consequence of a promo. $200 for the Kijiji used Hyundai aluminum wheels after I sold the included tires, $140 for TPMS sensors(local cash deal), $40 for new center caps(ebay) , $120 labor to mount and balance. So I am into this winter set of wheels and tires for a total of 1180 Canadian loonies after the online $40 rebate from Bridgestone.
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  5. Kavi66

    Kavi66 New Member

    No light at all, If I go into the menu to find the tire pressure screen it just says please drive to show pressure or something of that nature.

    I'm actually surprised there is no light on the dash what so ever.
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  6. So am I, that is actually good news to here. I was kind of under the impression that not having any senors at all would produce some kind of error, but apparently that is not the case. Good to know for future.:)
  7. Give it some time. I had the same thing at first. It took a little over a week for me, but now the TPMS warning light comes on all the time. There's also the warning ding every time I start the car too. Sorry to burst your bubble.
  8. Ace's Mom

    Ace's Mom New Member

    I have never had to buy rims. Am looking at those same Michelin's at Costco here in the US. Can you tell me exactly which rims you purchased? Were you concerned at all about weight compared to the stock rims we got to begin with? I assume your 'mileage' has gone down. What mi/kWh are you averaging with the new tires? I appreciate any help you can give
  9. Ace's Mom

    Ace's Mom New Member

    I also plan to get these Michelins and am in the US. Was planning on purchasing them from Costco. What wheels did you end up getting?
  10. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Active Member

    The Michelin X-Ices are quite low rolling resistance; as are the Nokian Hakka R3s - so you won't notice a change in mileage based on the tires.
  11. TheLight75

    TheLight75 Active Member

    I just had the Michelin X-Ices put on my Kona today and they seem to be a LOT quieter than the Nexens... but perhaps my mind is playing tricks on me. What have the rest of you with XI3's noticed after swapping them out?
  12. They're certainly no noisier.
  13. Kavi66

    Kavi66 New Member

    Unfortunately I was unable to find basic steel wheels on the costco.com site.

    Here are the specs of the wheels I have. Hope this helps. I unsure of the mi/kWh now with these wheels. Its definitely colder out so the loss in mileage could be due to the rims and tire or just the temperature.

    Hope this helps.

    STEEL WHEEL 17X7 5X114.3 ET50 CB67.1 BLACKSold Individually.
    Item #
    Bolt Pattern (mm)
    Offset (mm)
    Center Bore (mm)
    Fixation Seat
    Part #
    Part Type
    Steel Wheel
    Wheel Weight (lbs)
    Sold as
  14. I think I might be the only person to ever buy Hyundai steelies for winter tires. Sigh.
  15. Would love to see a picture of your Hyundai steelies.
  16. Nothing special about them. I bought hubcaps first thing. Steel wheels without caps are like a supermodel with a missing front tooth: a terrible shame you have to bear all winter.
  17. I found this picture on the Hyundai site, they look a lot nicer than the typical generic steel wheels.

  18. They also come with OEM Hyundai branded centre caps. Better than plain steel rims, I suppose.
  19. They look very swank and I like steel wheels for a variety of durability reasons especially for harsh winter use, you chose well :)
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  20. BC-Doc

    BC-Doc Member

    I live in the BC Interior.

    I purchased 17” silver Tournen TR9 rims along with hub centric rings from Kal Tire (($147/rim pretax).

    After market tire pressure sensors from my local Hyundai dealer ($236 for four before tax). Hyundai linked them to the car for free (needs to be done once).

    Tires are studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta 215/55R17 98T XL from Kal Tire ($232/tire pretax plus $20/tire to mount and balance).

    We had our biggest dump of the year last night. These tires are bomb proof. The Kona EV is great in the snow (battery weight plus front wheel drive along with quality studded tires). I have no qualms about taking this vehicle into the mountains in the winter.

    I highly recommend these tires for anyone living in the snow belt. I live on a hillside. There’s an easy way to my house and a hard way (steeper than hell). I took my Kona up the hard route last night— deep snow, unplowed. No problem. This car and these tires passed their stress test.

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