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Just thought to let you people know who needs winter tires ....http://www.tirerack.com/ has the best deals around, even if you don't have no idea which tires are for your car ..they have recomended set/ sizes for each car.

Anyway I am getting this week 4 tires and rims for my G6 GT 2005 for total $771.52 deliverd home and ready to mount.

4 16x6.5 MSW Type 15 Silver In Stock $86.00 $344.00
20 Required lugnut for vehicle In Stock N/C N/C
4 P215/60R-16 Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice In Stock $86.00 $344.00
4 Mount and Balance (No Charge) N/C N/C
1 Griot's wheel care sample kit In Stock N/C N/C

The original all season tires are BAD ...they slip like crazy. One thing I can say is the cheapest snow tires are better from most expensive all season tires.

I have for my other car (99 Grand Marquis "Interceptor") KUMHO KW11 snow tires ....have 4 seasons on them and still left at least 2 more winters, you know what is the best part ....SNOW PLOW FOLLOWS MY TRACKS (with a 50lb. sand bag in trunk)

Update: just added another TANK to my fleet ...Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport, sorry to say but Pontiac G6 GT sucks :( comparing to Crown Vic P74
 

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I can say only WOW ...great traction on rain, can't wait for snow ....woohooo
 

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I can say only WOW ...great traction on rain, can't wait for snow ....woohooo


Yeahaaa...finally got some snow here, those tires rock on snow and ice :banana:
 

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Would 16x7 rims work on a G6 GT? I was thinking about permanently switching to 16's with good all seasons (more tire selection and lower cost). Or keeping the stock 17s for the summer (UHP all seasons) and buy new 16s (w/winter tires) for the winter months. I just bought a new home so I can't spend too much on the car.
 

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Would 16x7 rims work on a G6 GT? I was thinking about permanently switching to 16's with good all seasons (more tire selection and lower cost). Or keeping the stock 17s for the summer (UHP all seasons) and buy new 16s (w/winter tires) for the winter months. I just bought a new home so I can't spend too much on the car.
Yes, 16 x 7 will work.

You can get steel rims for winter at tirerack for $55each, you will definitely save in long run having (2) sets vs. mounting every season summer/ winter tires on one set of rims. Plus as you said 16" are cheaper and better for winter vs 17" tires ...while 17" tires are much better for summer/ performance.

I just loked at tirerack:

16x7 Sport Edition F2 Silver Painted
for 2005 Pontiac G6 Sedan (4)x $69 =$276

215/60R16 Firestone Winterforce Blackwall Firestone Winterforce
for 2005 Pontiac G6 Sedan (4)x $69 =$276

TOTAL to your door ready for you to bolt on $552 +$73.62 shipping =$625.62

Good Luck
 

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I picked up a set of beautiful 18" Pirelli SottoZero 240's for winter driving up here north of Toronto Canada and I'm loving them. They work simply beautifully in slush and snow, deep and packed and accelerate and brake cleanly without traction control kicking in.

Pictures posted over in the rides photos forum.

I got them on a set of MSW black-painted rims which look really nice.
 

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i bought the winterforce tires with 16" from tire rack, and i can honestly say unless i am in super deep snow (10" or deeper) i would rather drive my g6 over a 4x4 truck!
it handles like it is on rails, and can start and stop verry well. the only thing better would be studded. i drive highway about 100 miles a day, and they are holding up pretty well for winter tires. many days i am driving before the plows hit the road, and the tires get me to and from work with ease.
 

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hey guys hopefully someone can help I am a Canadian born and raised so those who know what that means know about the 3 feet of snow we get over night and have to drive to work in, last year i made it through the year with all season tires but i got stuck a few times and had a $%^[email protected] of a time so i wanted to get some winter tires this year since im a broke student i have a budget so i am buying used unfortunatly. first off will these rims work with the base 16" g6
5 bolt
12 x 1.5
3/4 (19 mm) hex bolts

opening on the rim is 3 in
space between 5 holes is approx 4.5 in

ALSO he is selling 4 Bridgestone Blizzak 215/60r/16 with those rims for 400$ used one winter less then 8000kms is it worth it?
 

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hey guys hopefully someone can help I am a Canadian born and raised so those who know what that means know about the 3 feet of snow we get over night and have to drive to work in, last year i made it through the year with all season tires but i got stuck a few times and had a $%^[email protected] of a time so i wanted to get some winter tires this year since im a broke student i have a budget so i am buying used unfortunatly. first off will these rims work with the base 16" g6
5 bolt
12 x 1.5
3/4 (19 mm) hex bolts

opening on the rim is 3 in
space between 5 holes is approx 4.5 in

ALSO he is selling 4 Bridgestone Blizzak 215/60r/16 with those rims for 400$ used one winter less then 8000kms is it worth it?
our bolt size is 5/110. you get a wheel adapter for them i suppose to make them fit
 

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4.5 inches is 112.5mm and 110mm is 4.33 inches. It is possible the other ones were 110 if your measurements were only approximate.

But i have heard good things about the x-ice and $300 is a good deal for rims and tires.
 

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Happy G6 Driver

4.5 inches is 112.5mm and 110mm is 4.33 inches. It is possible the other ones were 110 if your measurements were only approximate.

But i have heard good things about the x-ice and $300 is a good deal for rims and tires.

yah the rims and tires look great im very happy with them and i can't wait to slap them on and tear through some snow, thanks for all your help.
 

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On the topic of winter tires;

I have a set of newer winters from my last car -grand am- which are p215/60R15. If i get 15" steel rims can these be used on my g6? (my g6 all seasons are p215/60R16, so same specs just different size rims if i understand this correctly???).

** I understand if this is possible it will throw the speedo off but I just want to know if these rims will physically fit on the g6 or if anyone here has done so.
 
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