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I have had alloy wheels in extreme cold time of winter, and the ice build up causes the wheels to become unbalanced. I don't know if this is because of the type of metal the wheel is, or the light weight of alloy. I now have steel wheels for my winter tires and alloy for summer. I suspect the unbalance comes from the light weight of alloy, but maybe alloy ...


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I like the answer of Ellesedil. I just want to add some information. Another thing you want to look at is the legal requirement in your country. I am from germany. We have the 'optional rule': "O bis O" which means "Oktober bis Ostern" (October till Easter) for the "winter wheels". By 'optional' i mean that there is no one who will enforce the use of the ...


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The pros and cons of running dedicated summer and winter sets of wheels/tires will depend on individual situations. For what it's worth, I advocate having dedicated summer and winter tires available if the different seasons of your area makes sense to do so. The alternative would be to run all-season tires year round, which I don't recommend, but opinions on ...



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