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What stock sentra wheels fit on '02 SE-R spV

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My girlfriend bought the '02 SE-R Spec V, and now she needs to get a set of wheels + tires that suit winter driving in Buffalo. She has the 17" with Z rated tires, and the prices on all season 215/45/R17's are pretty steep (not to mention the short sidewall sucks for the snow). She has the normal SE-R speC V brakes (no brembo's)

What nissan sentra wheels would fit on this car? (she wants the cheap steels)

would the 14" wheels with 185/65/R14's fit?

would the 15" wheels with 195/60/R15's fit?

I think the 15's would be best, would the difference in the brakes caliper clearence between sentra models stop the use of the 14's or 15's on a SE-R spec V?

Thanks for any advice :)
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15 is the way to go. you are right on track. if you get really bad snow and ice, get Nokian tyres.

Hakkapeliitta WR - Nokian's next generation "All Season Plus" utilizing "Rubber Stud" technology.
Hakkapeliitta NRW - The original "All Season Plus" tire. Excellent for year round use.
Hakkapeliitta Q - Studless winter tire replaced by the RSi in most sizes.
Hakkapeliitta 2 (this is the real deal) - With thousands of biting edges and studable tread, this has superior ice traction.
Hakkapeliitta RSi - This "green" winter tire raises the bar for studless winter tires.
I have heard good things about the WS-50. To what I understand the Blizzak is more snow and Michelin is more ice to it depends on what weather you get more of. I'de check into the Nokian prices though considering NY gets a lot of snow and ice.
caveman said:
The only real ice tire is going to be a studed tire, or maybe a tire from this place.

Snow tires still help tho because they are good at keeping snow from packing up on them and the rubber compound stays soft in cold temps, so they are better on ice, they just can't dig in and get traction like a studed or diamond green tire can.
Nokians are studded...if NY is like MD then they have plenty of ice hence my reccomendation. IIRC a softer sidewall is better for snow, rite? If so thou, doesnt that mean you lose performance? :(
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