Originally Posted by dbarnes
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?