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Old 11-27-2004, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default 18" rim good for snow?

Are there any drawbacks to an 18" rim on a FWD L for winter driving? The reason Im asking is because I can get some 18" wheels for a killer price for my bro. Are snow tires hard to find for 18" rims that dont rub or cause any problems?
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:30 AM   #2
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Good for show. *No pun intended*
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:50 AM   #3
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The price of the wheels may be good, but have you tried pricing out a set of 18" snow tires?
Don't know about the sizing for an "L", but if you go with "Plus 2" on a WRX, you are talking about around 170 to 190 bucks for one 225/40/18 snow tire.
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Old 11-27-2004, 02:12 PM   #4
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You didn't say how wide are the rims.

Operating on the assumption they are wider than stock, save the 18s for summer. You want to run a narrow tire in the winter for greatest performance on snow.

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