I am looking for a winter set (wheels+ tires).
I am thinking about the 18" wheels mentioned in the original post (mostly because they are the only choice according to tirerack).
However, what are my options for tires? Winter traction is the most important criteria, since I have my summer tires for handling. I am not very interested in "performance winter" tires, since this seems counter productive. I have heard good things about the Blizzaks, but do not see them as an option.