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I am thinking of getting a separate set of rims and blizzak tires for the Alaskan winter. Has anyone found 17” rims that complement the car? Winter is our longest season and I really like the look of the standard 19” wheels.
 

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I actually just bought a full set of pristine 2022 Hyundai Tucson OEM 17" rims off of eBay for a very reasonable price. If you like the OEM 17" rims maybe consider doing the same? I agree the 19" look better, but in comparing drives I found that the 17" rode much better on the beat-up highways here in the Midwest than the 19".
 

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IMHO the 17es with even the tallest possible rubber just don't fill the well as the design seems to have intended. I would have been content with the 18es with the SEL, but as we required at least some features in the Conv. Package it mandated the 19es. When it comes time for replacement tires (that'll be quite a few years based on wife's miles/yr.) I'll be hunting for a little more sidewall for comfort but not so much to require re-programming.
 

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I actually just bought a full set of pristine 2022 Hyundai Tucson OEM 17" rims off of eBay for a very reasonable price. If you like the OEM 17" rims maybe consider doing the same? I agree the 19" look better, but in comparing drives I found that the 17" rode much better on the beat-up highways here in the Midwest than the 19".
Any change in the offset? I can’t find anything with 48mm… I will look at the OEM 17’s but shipping to AK may kill me.
 

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IMHO the 17es with even the tallest possible rubber just don't fill the well as the design seems to have intended. I would have been content with the 18es with the SEL, but as we required at least some features in the Conv. Package it mandated the 19es. When it comes time for replacement tires (that'll be quite a few years based on wife's miles/yr.) I'll be hunting for a little more sidewall for comfort but not so much to require re-programming.
The tire/ rim combination of the 17" and 19" inch rims are virtually identical.
 

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The tire/ rim combination of the 17" and 19" inch rims are virtually identical.
Good point. Early on in the search I read a tire table wrong and never caught it until later when hunting for a closer size spare. But despite my decrepitude age I actually side with contemporary taste for the visual presence of a larger wheel. But without getting all hooptie, of course. The real motivation though is the performance and handling aspects from less sidewall roll. But also not going to such a low aspect ratio into rubber band territory that it destroys ride comfort and threatens wheel damage.

I took the same approach with my Fleetwood by replacing the oem 235/70-15 (28" dia.) with 255/55-18. That provides a +1" fitment, which is coincidentally the same 29" dia. as the Tucson.
And the before-after is most notable in the front:
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Alkim, apologies on the thread hyjack. ;)
 

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Haha Yes, and in spades. 121" wheelbase, and only 3 dead hookers in the trunk shy of 2 1/2 tons. And as the famous old saying goes, "It comes with the 'Vette motor". These tubs can be made quite nimble and planted when adding all the suspension underpinnings of its sibling Impala SS of the same generation, and even more. The whole drivetrain takes very favorably to increasing intake and exhaust flow, along with engine bolt-ons and related re-programming.
My first Fleetwood was more modded than the one I have now, and after 16 years I figured time for its replacement. But after a couple years looking I ended up picking exactly the same thing 6 years ago. And when I want more I can always drag out the garage queen:
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Sorry to carry on so.
 
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