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Its my intention to purchase a set of winter wheels and tyres and just swap them around at the appropriate time. Also I don't really want to use diamond cut during the winter
4 * rims
4 * Winter tyres
4 * TPMS sensors

I have a 4+ on order, due Nov/Dec

Anyone have any thoughts on where to get these (rims) from and what size they should be? I did read one thread somewhere on here to say that winter tyres like wider rims - but I am at the limit of my knowledge here

TMPS I can get from Kia @ £200.00 or from aliexpress for quite a bit less (in theory)
 

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Its my intention to purchase a set of winter wheels and tyres and just swap them around at the appropriate time. Also I don't really want to use diamond cut during the winter
4 * rims
4 * Winter tyres
4 * TPMS sensors

I have a 4+ on order, due Nov/Dec

Anyone have any thoughts on where to get these (rims) from and what size they should be? I did read one thread somewhere on here to say that winter tyres like wider rims - but I am at the limit of my knowledge here

TMPS I can get from Kia @ £200.00 or from aliexpress for quite a bit less (in theory)

You need to watch this and read the notes, it tells you where to get the wheels tyre etc and prices.
 

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It will be expensive. I got one steel wheel and the cheapest tyre possible as a spare from oponeo. Cost was £117 all in (Tyre not mounted on wheel). It may not be as straight forward as that either. The TPMS sensors have to be programmed into the car, per wheel location. I believe some specialist kit/knowledge is required to do that. Likely necessary each time you switch the wheel/tyre sets over! Also, the steel wheel replacements are very heavy in comparison. Oponeo do ally wheels too, but not verified fitting etc.

I think it’s more trouble/expense than its worth.

Peter
 

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Generally I agree but it must depend on where you live?
I get the snow and ice pretty bad where I am in Scotland and am yet to find a reason to have winter tyres. Since switching to all seasons, the problem I have isn't the road surface, it's people trying to go around in their summer slicks and either going along the road sideways or blocking it entirely. And ground clearance, I don't really like using the front of the car as a plough.

EDIT: only mentioning this because the OP has a UK flag next to them - there are definitely parts of the world where winter tyres make an awful lot of sense.
 

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Fair enough - and I am a southerner.
Have a look at something like Michelin CrossClimate+ or Nokian Weatherproof. I've used both on my Passat with great results all year round. I haven't noticed any particular difference in summer/winter/wet/dry performance between them, but the CrossClimate+ seems to be significantly easier to find so I'm favouring those at the moment. I've also heard good things about the GoodYear Vector 4Seasons (from a neighbour), but I've not personally used them.
 

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What he said ⬆
New 4 turns up next week. Going straight onto fully Winter rated All Season tyres. About £140 a corner for Michelin Cross Climates.
Saves all the hassle buying wheels and storing/changing them between seasons.

There aren’t many Winter rated All Seasons about but those that are close enough to Winter tyre performance that German law allows them to be used in Winter conditions. Normal All Seaon tyres are forbidden.
 
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