Last post on Sep 04, 2012 at 5:45 AM
You are in the Kia Spectra/Spectra5
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Kia Spectra, Tires, Wheels, Sedan, Wagon
Sep 30, 2008 (12:28 pm)
I replaced the original tires with Cooper CS4 a few weeks ago on my 2005 Spectra5. So far, I haven't found any difference on dry or wet pavement. They are supposed to be better in snow. That is a major reason for getting them, so I won't be sliding around in winter. I'll post later after a few snows. These are rated at 60,000 miles.
Jan 30, 2009 (4:01 pm)
GY RS-A in our experience are OK but not great. I don't recall wear issues with them, but they are completely useless in snow.
Eagle LS also seem OK in dry and wet, but they too have very limited snow traction. Rather than buy (or try to find) another set of steels and TPMS sensors and buy winter tires--by now you're looking at over a $1,000+ bill--I installed some Dunlop SP60s. All season tires, they're incredible in the snow and work fine in all conditions. Slight size discrepancy in that they're 195/65/15 vs the 195/60 that's stock, that's a 3% difference. Very happy with these tires, somewhere around 65 bucks per at tire rack. About the same at treadepot. Probably won't find them at your local tire shop.
#18 of 25 Re: Winter tires [geomatics]
Nov 16, 2009 (3:49 pm)
What dealership in Ottawa and how long is it on for?
Apr 24, 2011 (9:01 am)
I have a Kia 2006 spectra5. My tire size is P205/50R/16. Can I use P215/60R 16?
Apr 25, 2011 (2:38 am)
Probably not. That is up 3 sizes.
#22 of 25 Time to rise to the ocasion
Aug 27, 2012 (6:47 am)
I have a 2005 Kia spectra-5, bought new . I have come to the conclusion that Low profile tires are stupid. Cost twice as much, last half as long. Can I put regular spectra tires, or another type in this car? I had the option to have regular profile when I bought it. Should have taken it. Pains me to think how much more I have spent on tires over the years.
Aug 28, 2012 (6:09 am)
In order to put on non-low profile tires, you have to change wheel diameter. Kind of expensive!!
However, if you are careful, you can find low profile tires that will have the wear characteristics you desire.
#24 of 25 Re: [capriracer]
Sep 03, 2012 (5:15 pm)
So, it is possible. Is there any compatible 15" rim on any existing car. How can I find out which ones, I remember the sales man at the dealership told me there was an alternative wheel that I could have used. Does another make use it?
Sep 04, 2012 (5:45 am)
To find compatible wheels, you need to work with a retailer. Tire Rack is a good one and you can research this on-line.