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I currently have 16" Blizzacks and they are phenominal in the snow. Since I got my wife a 323iT this summer I need to get her some winters as well.

I was considering giving her my 16"s and making my OEM 17" wheels my snow wheels with 17" Blizzacks.

I feel like a tank in the snow with my 16"s.

Will I feel just as confident with 17"s?

Thanks.

PS Would it help to go 205/50-17 instead of 225/45-17?

PPS I am planning on getting new rims this spring, so my current 17" wheels might just take up space in my garage if I get another set of 16" steel rims and tires.

Thanks again.
 

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Your maximum winter traction setup would be the 225/45R17 Blizzak WS-50.

205/50R17 would help a bit, but at this time only the high performance H rated snows are made in that sizing. Despite being a bit wider, the more aggressive tread pattern and special compound of the 225/45R17 WS-50 would have better snow performance than any of the 205/50R17 snows.

http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=BN4&url=/winter/index.jsp
 

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Thanks, I'll prob wait til the 1st snow, see how my wifes all-seasons do and make a decision then. I'll let you know.
 
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