First, I assume that there is a typo there and that you don't have 16" wheels with 17" tires on them.I just installed 17s and need to scuttle my 16 steelies w/ the 205/50/17 Michelins (only 1800 miles on them). A tire store said they'll buy the tires for $10 a piece. Am I getting screwed or is that standard?
You can always list them here in the buy/sell section (make sure you read the new buy/sell rule first). In the winter time, there are many people looking for stock 16" or 17" wheels for winter tires.
FYI, I sold my 16" for $20 each. I can probably go higher but I just wanted to get rid of them.
If I were in your position, I would keep at least a pair of the old wheels and tires around as redundant spares or for putting on to drive on those occasional days when the road is littered with road hazards. If you have the space to store them, $40 foregone is a small price to pay for that kind of back-up.
that is i still have my 16". I had no idea of how reliabe the 18" would be.The bad news is that after I unloaded my tires, one of my new tires went flat. So I drove it back to the tire place and found out that there was a leak in the ALT Rival rim - a manufacturing defect. So I gotta dick around with getting that replaced - probably take a few days. F&*^!!![/b]