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Old 01-03-2013, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by AnotherGeezer View Post
The 17" sport wheels are wider than the stock 16" non-sport wheels. The diameter may be close (my 82's with 225/55 16 snow tires are slightly taller than my 235/45 17 summer tires on 42s) but my summer tires roll closer to the fender lips than the stock 16" did.

I wouldn't want to risk damaging my fenders running 17"s and chains. I would go out and find some 16"s and fit them with dedicated snowies.

In this instance, I might listen to the Germans.
I won't disagree. I'm running four 16" Hakkapeliitta snows.
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