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Hello Everyone! My wife and I bought an '04 Xterra SE/SC 4x4. I don't profess to know squat about cars and even less about tires and rims.

Soooo I have a few questions.
Our stock tires are P265/65/R17 and are in need of replacing.

1) When buying the winter tires there is no "P" prefex. Is this important? Will 265/65/17 fit or cause a problem? When selecting A/T tires, yes there is a "P" prefex.

I am thinking of buying rims to go with the winter tires. I know they are 17" inch rims but don't know the depth (6 bolt config) or the bolt spacing.
2) Does anyone know what type of rims should be used? The dealer is asking questions I can't answer.

The front wheels have the auto locking hubs.
3) If I purchase generic rims will this affect the auto locking mechinism? The front rims look very different from the back wheels.

I hpoe someone can help me sort this stuff out.
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well the bolt patern on our trucks is 6 lugs on a 5.5 circle. if you are getting the rimes just for winter looks shouldnt be an issue you can find those cheep black steel rims. like the ones for hubcaps. or here is the nissan oem steel rim

the only difference is the rim size which will give you more sidewall and tires will be a bit cheaper

i hope this helps.
oh and the P makes no difference with the size. if you get those steel rims the stock oem size for that is 265/70r15 you can also run 265/75/r15 and if you also want to know im not sure about the center bore dimension but our back spacing is 5.0
also if you want you can get American racing or cragar rims i know the 15" rims they would stick out but will allow for a wider tire wider tire = a bigger footprint. and for snow look for knobby tires for snow ill have my 31X10.5 tires at just shy of 28psi but im not doing any highway driving and i dont go pass 30 mph and i dont have problems
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