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I have 2012 BE, live in Boston.

GTR is my first car with run flat tires and first car that I actually need to go get a winter set. (Dealer told me stock tires on BE won't be any good on snow)

I've been thinking, and these are my options that I came up with:

-Get new rims and tires

-Get just the winter tires and put them on my stock wheels
(I heard the process of putting on/off run flat tires on the wheel is difficult/bad for the rims and tires??)

-Just run with the stock tires through the winter. (Is this bad idea?)

What do you guys think? which one is the way to go? or are there any other options??
 

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I'm in the same boat.

From what I understand the stock performance tires will crack under a certain temp (freezing?). I also learned that re-mounting performance run flats is not a good idea. I don't remember specifics but it has something to do with them not sealing as well the second time and not trusting them up-to the speed they were originally certified for.

I'm going to get new rims and blizzak tires. Or park the car for the winter.
 

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Definitely don't run with stock tires for the winter. Not safe. I say put winter tires on your stock rims and get new rims for the summer.
 

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Leave your stock rims and tires alone with TPMS intact.

Other than garaging your GTR in the winter and driving something else like a beater winter car that costs the same as a set of winter wheels and tires,

Check out tirerack.com

You can get stock sized rims and winter runflats with no TPMS or not. Use them in the winter and put the stock runflats back on in the spring.

You can also check out vividracing.com or tirerack.com for 19" wheels a little less wide than stock wheels and put on winter performance non runflat tires with or without TPMS. Should work fine.

Anytime you have a different set of wheels with TPMS you have to reset the TPMS for the GTR- dealership only work.
 

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You must put winter tires on for winter.

I live in a very wintery part of the world, and plan to drive the GTR all year. I am putting Blizzak LM25's (from Tirerack) on the stock rims. I'll spend much of the winter researching and purchasing a different summer setup, entirely.

If you are happy with the OEM wheels year round, you can probably find a set of used ones on this site, and put the the winter tires on those. This would be a much more economical approach (compared the one I plan to embark upon).

Good luck!
 

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Buy a 99 Jeep Cherokee with 4wd.
 

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PlushBear, I live in Natick and commuted to Boston daily in the GT-R last winter and can tell you the Blizzaks are worth every penny in the snow storms we had last season!

Got my set at Wheel Dynamix in Natick and a set of GT30s -- which I actually used as winter rims the first year I had the car as I didn't drive it -- then switched the GT30s to summer and use the stock rims for winter...

-=- mf
 

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I've been considering winter driving my car but the idea of salt corrosion made me turn away. What are your guys' opinions on salt? Are you worried about that at all?
 

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I've been considering winter driving my car but the idea of salt corrosion made me turn away. What are your guys' opinions on salt? Are you worried about that at all?
I don't like to drive in winter general, but salt is the main reason.

However, I doubt that salt will play major role deteriorating the car's condition, so I used to just take the car for a undercarriage washes, but now with GTR, I'm not sure if it will go though the automated wash (I've never driven a car as low as GTR, so im worried about scraping the side skirt, wheels and what not)

anyone know a good place to get undercarriage wash without risking damaging that paint, car it self and the wheel?
 

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I've been considering winter driving my car but the idea of salt corrosion made me turn away. What are your guys' opinions on salt? Are you worried about that at all?
As long as the car is kept clean, salt shouldn't matter too much. I take it to a wand wash and spray underneath. It sort of depends where you live too. In Winnipeg, it's so cold that they don't even bother with salt all that often (compared to down East, for example). They usually just put dirt on the snow. I have always driven my cars all year round (last two cars were G35 and G37) and never had any issues with rust.

Also, I'll have the car waxed just prior to the winter season, hopefully for a little added protection....
 

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Thank you for sharing your experience!! but I'm not sure if I want to drive my GTR this winter.....

but I'm not sure if I have a choice as my other car has lots of issues

I don't like to drive in winter general, but salt is the main reason.

However, I doubt that salt will play major role deteriorating the car's condition, so I used to just take the car for a undercarriage washes, but now with GTR, I'm not sure if it will go though the automated wash (I've never driven a car as low as GTR, so im worried about scraping the side skirt, wheels and what not)

anyone know a good place to get undercarriage wash without risking damaging that paint, car it self and the wheel?
My last car was an inch lower than the GTR, and I took it through the "touchless" automatic carwashes. Never any issues. I usually go to the wand-washes though
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Winter tires. Plus GTR is too valuable to drive in the winter with all the elements.
 

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Winter tires. Plus GTR is too valuable to drive in the winter with all the elements.
I agree that it's valuable, so I look at it the opposite way. This was a lot of money for me to spend on a car for sure. This is why I want to drive it ALL YEAR! I hate the idea of dropping that kind of cash on a vehicle and only driving it for half the year (and driving some crappy car the rest of the year). Apparently, the GTR is a blast to drive in the Winter....I'm looking forward to it!


Of course, my wife does have an MDX, so, if it's truly blizzard-like, I'll be borrowing that....likely fewer than 10-15 days per season.
 

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Your best bet is either buy another set of rims with blizzaks mounted or buy blizzaks tires mount to your OEM rims and purchase a new set of rims reusing your stock tires. I'm in the same boat where I live our winters are like 7-9 months long with alot of snow. I'm putting blizzaks on my stock rims and getting new rims for the summer.
 
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