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    Will these work on my '11 SX4 Crossover?

    Hi all,

    I know absolutely nothing about buying tires/wheels. But I will be working at a ski resort this year during my winter vacation from college and may need some better tires for snow, will these work?

    http://westernmass.craigslist.org/pts/2663874516.html

    Thank you for your help.
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    The tires in the CL ad are the same size as stock but the wheel bolt pattern will not fit the SX4. Those wheels likely have the bolt pattern of 5x108 where the SX4 bolt pattern is 5x114.

    You could swap the tires onto the your Crossover's stock wheels. Make sure the tire tread wear is about the same on each tire so you don't cause any damage to the AWD system.

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    Thanks for that info. I may have found a set of rims with the correct pattern-how easy is it to put the tires on the new rims? Is it like changing a bike tire or is it something I need to pay someone to do?

    Also, is the wheel size 15 or 16 inch?
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    A machine is needed to mount and dismount tires on the rim. You will want to pay a tire shop to do this. They will also need to balance the wheel and tire.

    The stock wheel size is 16.

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    Yeah the Volvo wheels are 5x108 and probably 56 offset (if they're OEM volvo steelies). So even if you wanted to you couldn't fit an adaptor to fit them. And even then it wouldn't be worth it, they're just steelies. You could get another set of steelies for the price of adaptors.

    As long as the tires aren't old and cracked, the tread looks decent, $100 is a good deal. Add another $100 for dismounting/mounting on another set of wheels and balancing and you have a nice set of snows in the stock tire size.
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    Thank you everyone for the information. There is actually a shop near me that deals in used tires and other interesting things so I will probably take a ride out there in the next couple weeks.

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    Hi everyone,

    I'd like to call on everyone's expertise again regarding tires on the SX4.

    1) Can size 205/55/r16 be run on the stock rims?

    2) What is appropriate tred depth for used snow tires? I only need them to last one season.

    3) If the tires are studded, does that have any effect on what size tire I should be using?

    Thank you everyone again for your help.
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    205/55 are small, so you're speedo will be a bit fast.

    You sure your state/provincial laws allow studded tires?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wagoneer View Post
    205/55 are small, so you're speedo will be a bit fast.

    You sure your state/provincial laws allow studded tires?
    Yup, we allow studded snows from November until like March or April.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    1) Can size 205/55/r16 be run on the stock rims?

    2) What is appropriate tred depth for used snow tires? I only need them to last one season.

    3) If the tires are studded, does that have any effect on what size tire I should be using?
    1) Yes. The stock tire size is 205/60/16. Using the tire size calculator you will find the tire size you want to put on is 2.5 inches smaller in circumference. As Wagoneer pointed out this tire size will cause your speedometer to be off slightly.

    2) Here is a good resource to read up on tread depth. It is recommended that you replace snow tires once the thread depth reaches 6/32. For comparison a tire generally has a tread depth of 10/32 when new and has a tread depth of 2/32 when worn out. You can see that at 6/32 there is adequate tread life left but the traction the tire provides in snow decreases as it is worn. You will have to make the decision on how much tread life you get on the tire by taking into consideration how much snow driving you plan to do this season and your level of experience driving in the snow.

    3) No. Studded tires will not have an effect on the tire size used.
    Last edited by Schultzey; October 30th, 2011 at 09:20 AM. Reason: Grammar Fix

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