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Old 10-05-2012, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by 8355adam View Post
I'm pretty sure Im going to use the OEM rims and swap the tires. My reasoning is that i am moving to non-run flats for the winter and also next summer season. So i am spending money on a donut. I just dont have all the money in the world to buy new tires, rims just or winter and a $350 donut. Maybe when i have saved some extra i can take the next step and get some dedicated winter rims. So is it fine to go with thinner tires on the back for winter, i heard this may even be beneficial in slick conditions?
If you expect to be driving in snow (and it seems you don't) you want thinner tires, as they don't tend to ride up on the snow as much. OTOH, most of the world drives with same-width setups, and it shouldn't hurt you, assuming the tires you select are capable of being properly mounted on your (assumed) wider rear rims.
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