I don't now much about tires, but why would you make the change? Will the Volt handle/ride better? Improved EV range? Or is it that you got a good deal? I guess I'm a bit old fashion, but I think the wheel on my Volt is good enough.I have come across a deal on a set of Michelin X-Ice Xi3 and the shop is suggesting I downsize to 205/60R-16 on my 2017 Volt. Is there anything wrong with this configuration or should I stick with the stock size of 215/50R-17?
Thanks in advance guys!
Thank you! These are exactly the reasons why I am looking at this option.A narrower, taller-sidewall tire will do better in the snow than one that is wider and/or lower-profile.
I just put 205/65R15 Michelin Xi3s on my 2017 Volt, on a set of 15" Sonic aluminum 5-spokes last week. Tire cost was half of what it would be for the stock size.
Yes! The 205/65R15 Xi3s I am running are almost half the price of the same tire in the stock 215/50R17. It's a shame, the Sonic wheels I bought came with 205/70R15 Hakkapeliitta R2s...just a touch too tall - such an exceptional tire!I just bought Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2's (205/60/16) mounted on 16" steel wheels and they work without any interference issues. Downsizing to 16" saved quite a bit of money!
Yes, but not all 15" wheels.Can the 2017 Volt really use 15" rims without the brake calibers getting in the way?