CanisLupus wrote:Because the 20" tires are rated as 'Summer' , when I bought my 2016 i3 , Brian Jessel offered a winter tire/wheel package . It was a good price and growing up in the interior , I prefer to have 2 sets of wheel/tires . It's the best idea , I think and as Jim has mentioned before , the cost of having tires dismounted , mounted , rebalanced , etc. 2 times per year quickly adds up to more than the price of an extra set of rims . If your dealer didn't offer a winter package when you bought , ask them what they can offer . The 20" are not at all recommended for winter as our temperatures some days have highs at or below freezing and hopefully they can help with that . If you can't find a set , let me know . I have an extra set . We are thinking of getting another i3 but if we get an i3s , the wheels would be a different size or offset .
I know what you are saying about extra wheels as I have extra wheels for 3 of our 5 vehicles. We bought the i3 in the summer as our second work vehicle and didn't research the tire situation too closely at the time as it never really occurred to us that we would not be able to get tires to fit the rims on the car. We had the dealership put new summers on the car at that time. It would be nice to use the car all year but I guess we could just park it when the snow arrives. We don't use our Mini in the snow mainly because the other drivers in Vancouver seem to like playing bumper cars. We are in the process of getting all setup with Langley BMW and will check out their selection of wheels and tires. I will keep my eyes on Craigslist as well for a used set. If you were to part with a set, what would you be looking at for them? Are you in the interior or on the coast? Thanks, Peter