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Finally broke down and created a winter set up for the SS. Got a great deal on a full set of factory rims with very little road rash, thanks "g.rett"!
Brought them to Alloy Wheel Repair specialists here in Shoreview MN. Beautiful job! Took about a week to strip, repair and glossy black Powdercoat them with a red stripe around the perimeter. I installed the red lion center caps.
Had new Continental Extreme Contact DSW 06 + installed at the same time, only 50 miles so far but very quiet like them as much as the Continental Extreme Contact DSW 2019 model with 5000 miles I took off that will be my summer set up. What do you guys think?
 

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I think they look good. I'm surprised that you didn't select a true winter tire being this is a winter setup for you. I visit Shoreview many a morning at about 0200, and some of those winter mornings are a bit beyond an all season tire :oops:
 

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Agree I am also surprised on your choice. I would've went with an actual winter tire...

Unless you won't use the SS in snow or have something else to drive and this tire is just really for "cold" season on mostly cleared roads.
 

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I'm also running the DWS 06 for my "winter" set up. I have other cars to drive for in the snow so just need the DWS for when it's cold.
 

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I hate to break it to you, you will be very disappointed whe you drive in them with at least 3 inches of snow. these cars need real winter tire
 

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Killer looking rims and centre caps for a winter set-up. It rivals many summer set-ups. Well done.

I agree with the flock regarding the tires. Winter specific tires are a game changer even on a rear-wheel drive V8.
 
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Those look great. Let me know if you decide to move to an 18". I have a winter set for sale ready to go.
 

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Thanks for the input. Never been a big fan of full-on winter tires, too loud and don't feel the cost benefit is there. I've been driving in snow my whole life in many RWD cars, I try to apply some common sense and stay off the roads in the worst of it. What is that maybe 10 days a year I have to take my wife's AWD Equinox? The secret is really increasing stopping distance. Been through two winters on these other Continentals with no issues thought they were pretty good and of course you have to admit this car is amazing in any weather!
 
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Is the red stripe vinyl or powder?
Powder. It sits up a little proud. I'm having a set of OEM center caps painted glossy black to match so the red lions can go back in the other rims for summer. I'm also contemplating getting a set of the black lions I've seen for these.
 

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Finally broke down and created a winter set up for the SS. Got a great deal on a full set of factory rims with very little road rash, thanks "g.rett"!
Brought them to Alloy Wheel Repair specialists here in Shoreview MN. Beautiful job! Took about a week to strip, repair and glossy black Powdercoat them with a red stripe around the perimeter. I installed the red lion center caps.
Had new Continental Extreme Contact DSW 06 + installed at the same time, only 50 miles so far but very quiet like them as much as the Continental Extreme Contact DSW 2019 model with 5000 miles I took off that will be my summer set up. What do you guys think?
Wheels look great….I’m a sucker for the red theme on the SS.
 

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A dedicated winter setup really should be comprised of a winter tire (and usually at least a -1 size), not an A/S which pretty much defeats the purpose when your running another set of wheels/tires that are shod with summer performance tires. All-season tires are really a workaround to having separate summer/winter sets, it's a jack-of-all-trades, master of none whereas having separate dedicated winter/summer tire setups are two masters.

I don't get this line of thinking, but to each their own.
 

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Finally broke down and created a winter set up for the SS. Got a great deal on a full set of factory rims with very little road rash, thanks "g.rett"!
Brought them to Alloy Wheel Repair specialists here in Shoreview MN. Beautiful job! Took about a week to strip, repair and glossy black Powdercoat them with a red stripe around the perimeter. I installed the red lion center caps.
Had new Continental Extreme Contact DSW 06 + installed at the same time, only 50 miles so far but very quiet like them as much as the Continental Extreme Contact DSW 2019 model with 5000 miles I took off that will be my summer set up. What do you guys think?
i bought my white ss in mn. alloy did the paint on the wheels but they put the wheels on backwards so when i came to pick it up, it made the worst grinding sound ever. D: lol.
 

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i bought my white ss in mn. alloy did the paint on the wheels but they put the wheels on backwards so when i came to pick it up, it made the worst grinding sound ever. D: lol.
Welcome to the forum. Better check the front brakes. If the rears were on the front that grinding you heard was the wheels on the face of your Brembos.
 

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A dealership did that once during a free oil change. Ended up costing the dealership 4 new OEM wheels and two front calipers. like @15SuperSport said -- better check the front calipers and inside surface of the spokes of the wheels.
 

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Sorry @GodJirra !!! Been out in the field since 7am. Just got home and looked at this and realize,,,, that the front struts will also be damaged as well as the calipers,, with the rear wheels swapped on the front!!!!!!

NOT GOOD!!!! Better take a look at all of that and take that dealer to task over this!! It is NOT the first time this has happened to our members!! This is what you get when you hire inexperienced techs,,, especially those bottom of the rung Lube Techs!! They will not pay attention to the staggered setup and follow line procedure to "Rotate" the tires,, unless,,, YOU TELL THEM IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS TO LEAVE THAT OFF THE WORK ORDER AND STAND THERE WATCHING THEM DURING THE WORK!!!

Better,,,, do what I do,,, TURN YOUR OWN WRENCHES!!! I basically NEVER let anyone else work on my ride with only 1 exception!! OUR SS BFF @SJR92647 , down at Boulevard Buick/Cadillac/GMC in Long Beach CA, and his ONLY good tech,,, David M!! They are BOTH Holden Brothers,, but that is rare these days!

They will need to replace the Wheels, Calipers, and front MagRide Struts to remediate that damage bro!!!!

Good Luck!!!


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