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      03-26-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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18" winter tires--Good Idea???

Hi All!

I am soon to buy some winter tires for the Coupe and I am pondering my options...
To save some dough, I was thinking of getting 18" tires to put on the current rims instead of getting a whole set of smaller tires and wheels. I know 18" means smaller wall and smaller tread than 17" winter tires but is the difference that diametrical? Or is the case that grip and braking with 18" winters is no different from summer tires therefore rendering them pointless...?
There are clearly more options for 17" whereas only Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60's are available for OEM wheels...

Like always I appreciate any of your opinions and experiences with any type of winter tires.