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      11-19-2012, 10:31 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by Dan_335i View Post
im just curious but is having smaller tires for winter better then having 19-20 inch rims on winter tires?
Having smaller tires doesn't particularly help with snow traction, but narrower is in general better, but the main reason for going smaller is 1: Cost (smaller is cheaper) and 2: Potholes. If you live anywhere that has roads, chances are winter is pothole season. The more meat you have on the tire the better chances you have of surviving a trip to the bent rim repair shop.

Given how bad the roads are in NY even starting around this time of the year, I can't see any reason for having or wanting a big rim for the winter, esp going up to a 20"
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