Originally Posted by MR///M3
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?
Why not use a 275/35 instead on the rear? Is it not in stock?
I would not recommend running a 295 mm rear winter tire - that just sounds too wide for a rear winter tire, especially when the stock width is only 265. I'd be afraid of the rear losing traction much more quickly in snow than the front which would make turning and even straight line driving dangerous - the tire won't be able to "push" the snow out of the way.