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Old 10-29-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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Hey team,
I'm slowly checking into winter tires and have a question on wheel diameter size. I'm looking to get a complete tire/wheel package, so are there any reasons why I'd want one wheel size over another? I'm thinking of getting either a set of 16" or 17" wheels/tires.

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Old 10-29-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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if you get 16s it may be significantly cheaper
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:03 PM   #3
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16s if they can clear
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:13 PM   #4
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In my area, potholes seem to magically appear everywhere during the winter. The 16" wheel gives you another inch of sidewall to help absorb those impacts vs the 17" wheels.
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go for 16s its cheaper, otherwise it doesn't really matter. as long as its narrow.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:31 PM   #6
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I'd say 16's...they're cheaper and you can get a taller tire on there if you wanted to.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:22 PM   #7
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The best advice so far for 16's is to support a tire with more meat in the winter...cheaper tires is always a good thing!!!
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