If you ride a bike you know exactly the luck I'm talking about. It can happen any time. The idea is you may only need dedicated winters that once, or you may need them routinely just to get to work... I only go to the mountains rarely so I use all-seasons but you're in a very different climate. The safest thing to do is two sets of wheels, one summer, one winter. The cheapest thing to do is all-seasons. Even then I'd spend money on better all-seasons rather than low-tier stuff. It'll make a difference.Thanks for the heads-up. I appreciate the enthusiasm of the WRX crew. I rode motorcycles aggressively for over 10 years, so I appreciate the need for speed. But my reflexes aren't what they used to be.
What luck are you referring to? Getting caught in a snowstorm? Deciding to wind it put on a back road and losing traction?
Thanks again for your input.
Thinner is better. I'm sure others will chime in but the difference between 235 and 245 practically nil. The other factor is wheel size and sidewall depth. Smaller wheel sizes with more sidewall are preferred.Hey just bought 2017 WRX in July with stock 18" summer wheels. Getting ready for a heavy winter in NE Ohio and want a complete set of wheels dedicated for winter.
Tire rack suggested bridgstone blizzak 245/40r18 snow tires and I matched those with 18" Andros spec s black rims.
The rims I want for my second set are Enkei ONX 18"X8 and only fit with the size 235/40r18 blizzacks.
Is there a huge difference between 235 and 245 and which one is better for snow? I've read that thinner is better for snow but have no clue what size is preferred. Thanks in advance.
Thank you! You're the first person to suggest getting just the winter tires for now. I think I'll go that route and worry about my summer rims in the spring. Thanks for the insight.I'd recommend putting the winter tires on your stock rims then waiting till summer to purchase whatever rims you want and adding summer tires to those. If I interpreted your question correctly, you're thinking of getting the Andros rims as an example, putting winter tires on them, then swapping those tires to summer tires next summer. If so, that defeats the purpose of having two sets of rims, one for winter and one for summer.