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Old 08-05-2004, 12:06 PM   #1
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Gary question about snows!

Oki I used to run 225/45R17 all year around, now I have 235/40R18 for the summer, and I am going to get winter wheels for my 17x8 wheels that I used to use all the time.

Anyway I am thinking, maybe for a better ride in the winter and also since NJ has alot of potholes in the winter, would it be better to ride 215/50R17 in the winter on the winter tires?

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Oki I used to run 225/45R17 all year around, now I have 235/40R18 for the summer, and I am going to get winter wheels for my 17x8 wheels that I used to use all the time.

Anyway I am thinking, maybe for a better ride in the winter and also since NJ has alot of potholes in the winter, would it be better to ride 215/50R17 in the winter on the winter tires?

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You're on the right track, except that 215/50R17 tires aren't recommended to be mounted on 8" wheels. I personally would not fret too much about using 225/45R17 in the snow, as they aren't much different in width or height from the 215/50R17 that you wanted to run and the selection will be far greater in 225/45R17. I'd suggest checking back in mid Sept for best winter tire selection as it is still a bit early on these seasonal items.

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Old 08-05-2004, 01:17 PM   #3
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You're on the right track, except that 215/50R17 tires aren't recommended to be mounted on 8" wheels. I personally would not fret too much about using 225/45R17 in the snow, as they aren't much different in width or height from the 215/50R17 that you wanted to run and the selection will be far greater in 225/45R17. I'd suggest checking back in mid Sept for best winter tire selection as it is still a bit early on these seasonal items.

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Great yea that is about the time when I am going to buy a set. Thanks!
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I run the Blizzak WS-50 (though not on my M3), as did the former Moderator Eddie on his E46. We tend to get a lot of lake-effect snow so these help quite a bit.
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I run the Blizzak WS-50 (though not on my M3), as did the former Moderator Eddie on his E46. We tend to get a lot of lake-effect snow so these help quite a bit.

Sounds good I mean I actually did very well with my Conti Extreme Contacts last winter which had a lot of big snow for NJ, so I can imagine a snow tire would be 100 times better then those
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