I have a 2001 Mazda Protege ES with 16x7 alloy rims on them. Right now I'm running on Bridgestone Blizzaks and they've been fantastic for me through the winter of '04-'05. But they are classified as studless snow/ice tires and will wear quickly once the warmer weather rolls around. A coworker of mine told me that I should buy another set of rims to make strictly summer wheels. He commented that it's a bad idea to pull off tires that will eventually be remounted because it wears the bead that seals the tire to the rim. The result being slow air leaks and mysterious flat tires. Sounded sensible to me. I've been perusing tirerack.com and picking out new wheels. So far here's what I've got in the shopping cart: 16x7 Kazera KZ-U Silver painted rims Fuzion ZRi Blackwall in 205/50WR16 with free mounting and balancing from tirerack.com It all comes up to around 760 dollars. I'm thinking maybe I should just keep the Blizzaks on the car and let them wear and just get a whole new set of Blizzaks then. Cheaper? Maybe I'm being just lazy, I don't know. But 760 bucks for summer wheels does sound like a lot. Mind you that the coworker is my supervisor/boss at work and he doesn't like laziness. So my image at work is also at stake. Yeah one of those.