I'll post this here since I didn't see a reply to the PM : )
I need some winter tires for the stock 18s I just purchased. I'm in Pittsburgh, so snow performance is definitely important. I had M3s on my STi and liked those a lot ... for a winter tire.
I'm wondering what size you would recommend as well given the width of the rear tires (8.5 and 9.5" respectively).
At this point I'm thinking M3s in 235/45 front and 245/45 rear.
Any issue with running the "taller" tires in front? I would think this will be better for winter.
Are the 245s in the back too narrow for a 9.5" wheel?