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Old 09-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #11
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Have you thought about high performance snow tires?
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:49 AM   #12
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Yup, the continental extreme winter contact is a high performance winter tire.
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Well then, you might consider that over something like the Altimax if you don't anticipate a ton of snow (especially deep snow). Ride will be a bit better on dry pavement.
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Hey can I go 235/45/16, or 225/50/16?
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The 235/45 is pretty wide, and is almost 5% shorter so the speedo will be off by a few mph. The 225/50 is closer to stock size in terms of diameter, but still pretty wide.

It's not that they won't work, rather that people generally go with thinner tires for winter.

If you can get the 225/50 for a real good price, though...then it's really a non issue. A thinner tire might be less expensive, though.
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So its a simple math problem 215x.55=118.26 x 2 because there's two side walls So 236.5 then r16x25.4 to get the measurement in metric. 236.5+406.4=642.9! 235/50/r16 is 641.4 And this is total tire diameter!
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