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  1. Winter tires

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 3)
    I'm new to Soul ownership and a big question in my mind is how is going to be in the snow. Just looking for advice on weather or not to install winter tires. My GT has 18" rims that are great for handling but probably not the best for snow and I know that taller tires tend to work better for...
  2. Winter vs. Summer Gas Mixes

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    had the car for a few months now, and fuel economy has steadily increased. just finished up my first tank of summer, clocking in at 9.76L/100km (24.1 mpg). decent, if a bit surprising, as there was a frustrating hour of backed-up/very slow moving traffic in there, and very little highway...
  3. Speeding Engine Warming in Winter

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    As a new owner of a 2010 MT 2L I want to speed engine warming in winter with a partial blocking of cold air entering the radiator (I have done this on many previous cars with good results). However, there does not seem to be easy access to the front of the radiator (and it would be dangerous to...
  4. winter wheels and tires, or new all season BFGoodrich Advantage TA sport?

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    The original Solus on my Kia have 42K on them, on the little snow we had in Omaha, NE last year made me not look forward to more than a dusting of snow. I've stumbled across some used (1 season) Firestone Winterforce tires 205-55-16 for sale. I would need to get 16" wheels to use them...
  5. Taking a trip, switch out the winter tires?

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    We are taking a trip to NYC this weekend, where the temps will be around 60, minimal precipitation. Should I take off the winter tires? From what I gather, it could be dangerous driving in above 45 degree temp.
  6. Hankook Winter I-Pike W419 Test Video

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    Actually, we've had worse snow than this this year, but I didn't have the time to transcode and upload the video because I was out there shoveling and snow-blowering. This video is just some dash cam footage from my morning errands run that I edited and uploaded. This morning's snow was only...
  7. Switching to Winter Tires - Two Lock-Nuts Broke!

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I just bought my Soul at the end of September and got winter tires & rims as part of the package. The EX came with lock-nuts / wheel-locks which I didn't think was a problem. Switching over to the winter tires, putting the winters on the first one went ok but the second and third one, the lock...
  8. Hankook Winter i-Pike WS419 Review

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    I installed Hankook Winter i-Pike WS419's (205/60 R16), studded, on my Soul a couple of weeks ago in anticipation of a snowstorm that fizzled out, but we had about 6 to 9 inches around here last night, so I got to give them a good test today. The temperature ranged from 26F to 33F (-3.3C to...
  9. Best winter tire size for Soul 2016 EX on 16 inch steel rim?

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    I bought 16 inch steel rims for winter set of tires at KIA dealesrship. My Kia Soul EX 2016 has 215/55/R17 summer tires. At the dealership they advised me to install 215/55/R16 winter tires. But. Total wheel diameter with this tire size is about 5 cm less then for KIA "OEM" wheels. Should I...
  10. Installed Winter Tires and First Oil and Filter Change

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    The forecast was for three to five inches of snow this coming Saturday, so I decided to install my winter tires. (While I was doing so, they changed the forecast to mainly rain, but I've come to expect that sort of thing.) The tires are Hankook Winter i-Pike WS419's, studded (like their...
  11. winter tire

    New Member Introductions
    My 2016 Soul comes with a 215/55R17 94V tires. I have a set of winter tires that is 225/60R17 99T. Can it be used in this Kia Soul.
  12. Winter Tire Sizing

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    Read through the posts which has some dated info and researched tire rack. And now decided to post a new thread. Stock tires are 235-45R 18 I have 16" steel wheels with the appropriate wheel nut spacing and offset and need to purchase tires. Tire rack recommends 205 60R 16 or alternately...
  13. All-weather vs 3-season vs Winter Tires

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    There are so many facts and opinions what what tires to buy on the internet. I am guessing it has more to do with people brand loyalty vs. the "best tire". I am hoping to get an idea of what people have purchased, positive and negative experiences. I am looking at purchasing 3 season tires vs...
  14. Using the power folding mirrors in winter?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Winter has arrived here. We got our first round of freezing rain and wet snow. I turned off the auto mode to keep the mirrors from folding in case they froze up. What are peoples experience with them in winter? Has anyone used them during winter without worry? Is it safe to use this feature at...
  15. winter tire recommendations

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi Foks Live in Calgary, looking for a winter tire as we can get a fair bit of snow. Have used blizzaks in the past and really liked them but was wondering if anyone prefers a different winter tire and why. I know I have the second gen soul but I figured the handling characteristics would be...
  16. winter tire recommendation

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hi Foks First post..had a look at the tire section and didn't find any info..Live in Calgary looking for a winter tire as we can get a fair bit of snow. Have used blizzaks in the past and really liked them but was wondering if anyone prefers a different winter tire and why. 2015 kia soul...
  17. Winter in 2011 Soul

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi there! I have a 2011 Soul+. I have had a 2002 Ford Escape prior to this, so I'm wondering how the Soul handles winter - I live in Maine so we tend to get walloped with snow/sleet/ice. My Escape had 4WD. But - it also had NO undercoating and I had to scrap it a month ago because the...
  18. Good Winter Tires for Edmonton ?

    Just bought a 2015 Soul SX and these 18" Tires will just not do for Winter here in Edmonton . At times here during Winter and early Spring we have more potholes than Vimy Ridges has craters and I wonder what Tire size would be best to cope with this if I switched to 16"Steel Rims for Winter ?
  19. Winter problems

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I am 3 months into my new Soul 2015, still loving the panoramic roof and all the gadgets. First snow today, and I was all over the place except on the road. The car apparently has the ability to get out of Automatic, and there is the traction control button. Does anyone have experience...
  20. Firestone Winterforce Winter tires

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    I just got my winterforce tires from tire rack today. I downsized to 195/65/15 wheels mounted on alloy rims. I originally wanted to get steel wheels but then thought by the time i buy a decent set of wheel covers i might as well just go for a cheap pair of alloy wheels at 85 bucks a piece...