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      11-24-2011, 02:19 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by dbarnes View Post
If possible you want to try and minimize the width of a winter tire, compared to a summer tire.

Given your wheel widths and offsets I'd probably try #2 - 255/40 and 265/35. The 255/40-18 is very close in diameter to the stock 245/40-18 - 26.0" vs. 25.7".

Option #3 would work ok but I'm wondering if the 245 would be too stretched on a 9.5" wide wheel?
The only thing is that I don't want the tires looking really stretched. I liked the beefy tire look. Which is the reason I'm leaning toward that Pirelli setup. I'm willing to sacrifice a little snow performance for a beefier look.

Also, the difference between a 265/40 (oem spec 18") and 265/35 is an inch in diameter. Which is kind of big.

What do you think?
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