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Winter Tires for 18x9 Wheels

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    Hey guys, I’m going to get some 18x9 wheels for winter tires. What size should I be looking for? The factory wheels/tires are 255/40R19 and 275/40R19. Tirerack told me the 245-55R18’s I was looking at are too narrow. I want a bit more sidewall than the OEM 19’s to help protect against pothole damage a bit.

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    Fit the narrowest winter tire you can on there with an aspect ratio of 50/55. 235/55/18 as as example.

    I wouldn’t buy 9” wide wheels for winters. 8-8.5” are best with a 225-235mm tire.
     
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    Thanks for the reply! The same company (OE Wheels) also makes a 19x8.5. Would that be the better option? Shorter sidewall on that one, of course.
     
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    235/40 maybe. Or 235/45
     
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    18x8 is all you want.
     
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    #6 NotagainV2, Jan 26, 2020
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    Nokian Hakkapelittias!!

    Best snow tire money can buy period.

    Trust me I daily drove a 16 Mustang on them and an 18 Mustang on them in North Dakota for years.
     
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    235 55 R18 Blizzak dmv2 is rated to an 8.5 inch wide wheel. If I was in a jam, I would try to stretch these onto an 18x9.
     
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