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Re: Winter wheels and you....... (Nvr2Fst)

Aftermarket 16", and all season Michelins. Worked well last winter, why kick a 'sleeping dog' ?
 

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Re: (ILoveMyCar)

Quote, originally posted by ILoveMyCar »
why would you want to expose your nice wheels to the salt and gravel laid down during the winter?
is it really that important ?

I have issues..... I have somehow found a way to justify needing the 18's....Yes the 17's would be fine but my inner mod demon said the RS6's are a better idea.....
Im losing it!!
 

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Re: (Pmen18)

Technically, the best tire/wheel combo to run in the winter/snow is as small of a wheel as will clear your brakes with the most narrow tire you can get. I think that puts the MkV with a 16" wheels and a 205-55-16 tire.
On my Beetle, I am going with 17x7"wheel and 225-45-17 Nokians. I don't need the all-out snow traction because Metro NYC is usually plowed, so I will see more wet/icy roads than deep snow.
All that being said, if it were me with the MkV, I'd run the stock 17" wheels with a dedicated winter tire.
 

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dude, just go steelies with nice hubcaps!
smaller wheels are better as far as performance in the snow!
also skinny wheels, not wide!
 

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Re: (nickg)

I currently have steelies and will be swapping to Biolines as soon as they come in. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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