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I just went skiing with my Babe. She is amazing to drive on snow! With Michelin X-Ice Snow studless winter tires, she handles 4-5 inches of snow with ease. My tire size is 205/55R16 with Enkei EDR9 wheels. They are much quieter and ride much better than the stock tire/wheel combo. The steering feel diminished very slightly right after the installation but the difference is virtually imperceptible after getting used to it. Strongly recommend this tire size for winter use, they are actually standard equipment on the BRZ/86 twins sold in some Asian countries, so this size was tested and verified by the chassis engineer of the car!
 

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X-Ice are hard to beat. Glad to hear it's working out well in the snow. Supposedly my GR will be here next month and I am really struggling with the thought of driving it in the winter. I was originally going to buy the new Z but figured this car for 15k less would do the trick and be actually somewhat suited for winter use. My fear is they won't be making cars like this for very long so do I really want another salted road weapon?
 

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X-Ice are hard to beat. Glad to hear it's working out well in the snow. Supposedly my GR will be here next month and I am really struggling with the thought of driving it in the winter. I was originally going to buy the new Z but figured this car for 15k less would do the trick and be actually somewhat suited for winter use. My fear is they won't be making cars like this for very long so do I really want another salted road weapon?
I see what u mean. In western WA, they use a liquid de-icer with corrosion inhibitor to eliminate snow/ice and prevent cars from rusting. So it is much less of a concern here.
 

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I see what u mean. In western WA, they use a liquid de-icer with corrosion inhibitor to eliminate snow/ice and prevent cars from rusting. So it is much less of a concern here.
Hmm, that's interesting as they use some sort of liquid on the major roads here in MN. How did you find out about the corrosion inhibitor properties?
 

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X-Ice are hard to beat. Glad to hear it's working out well in the snow. Supposedly my GR will be here next month and I am really struggling with the thought of driving it in the winter. I was originally going to buy the new Z but figured this car for 15k less would do the trick and be actually somewhat suited for winter use. My fear is they won't be making cars like this for very long so do I really want another salted road weapon?
That's the issue here in NYC as well. Salt and grime everywhere during the winter. After a few winters you're gonna see lots of surface rust on the underbody.
 

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I’ve heard that the liquid used to pre-treat roads before storms here in Kentucky is derived from (or is) beet juice.
 
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Thanks for the tire size info I just got this exact same tire setup on my brz and it works fantastic in the winter/snow. I went with the generic steel-rims option and x-ice tires. handling might be a little bit compromised but barely noticeable. Question for you though- have you tried putting the 4 oem wheels and tires in the trunk/back? I've heard that we should be able to fit 4 mounted wheels and tires in the back of the BRZ but I haven't tried this yet and looks like the fit would be super tight if at all possible just from eye-balling it.
I just went skiing with my Babe. She is amazing to drive on snow! With Michelin X-Ice Snow studless winter tires, she handles 4-5 inches of snow with ease. My tire size is 205/55R16 with Enkei EDR9 wheels. They are much quieter and ride much better than the stock tire/wheel combo. The steering feel diminished very slightly right after the installation but the difference is virtually imperceptible after getting used to it. Strongly recommend this tire size for winter use, they are actually standard equipment on the BRZ/86 twins sold in some Asian countries, so this size was tested and verified by the chassis engineer of the car!
 

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Has anyone with winter wheels and tires messed with the TPMS button? From what i understand you should be able to switch between 2 sets of wheels and program the desired pressure all with the button in the glove box.
 

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Has anyone with winter wheels and tires messed with the TPMS button? From what i understand you should be able to switch between 2 sets of wheels and program the desired pressure all with the button in the glove box.
I tried to get my TPMS to work with the new wheels but was unsuccessful. I followed the instructions in the owners manual but for some reason couldn't get it to work to get tire pressure readings or get the tpms light to go off in the dash. I took the car to Discount Tire to see if they could help and they said they didn't know how to do it either but that they are waiting for instructions/information from Subaru to reset the TPMS for model year 2022 brz. If I can't fix it myself before then I'm just planning on going back to the store and have them do it for free.
 
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