Originally Posted by bob m
Dumb question; do most get the snow tires with their own rims or does anyone ever just have the snows remounted/swapped with the All Seasons?
Am I looking at about 2k for tires and rims?
It is more cost effective and less wearing on your stock wheels to get a dedicated winter wheel/tire set. If you do the swap from summer (or all seasons) to winter tires in the fall and again in the spring, that's at least $100 each time so $200/yr. You'll have to decide what is worth it to you but to me, I prefer having a separate set and the ability to sell them and recoup some of my money if I don't need them anymore. $2k is a pretty fair estimate for a set.
It depends on what your stock wheels are, how much snow you expect, and how aggressively you drive but here are some options:
Agressive, some snow = 19x8.5" with 255 width performance winter tires (Dunlop Wintersport, Pirelli Scorpion Winter, etc)
Daily driver tire with expected moderate to high snow use = 18x8 with 235 width studless winter tires (Blizzak DMV1)
The main problem you'll find though is that it's late season for buying winter tires and selection is minimal now, but both the Pirelli Scorpion Winter and Blizzak DMV1 have availability on Tire Rack still.