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Old 05-20-2019, 06:29 PM
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Default 20" rim profile for deep snow winter

Hey everyone,

I know a topic much discussed before but cant find info on options of skinnier version of 275 40 (or 45) 20 that can be used in order for better ice/snow performance?

Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:47 PM
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You can always go 265/40s or 45s for less tread width. Blizzaks typically have less tread width than comparable tires of same specs.
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:26 PM
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A 265/40 would be both narrower AND shorter......NO

A 265/45 would be narrow and taller......better

We've been running 275/45 for more sidewall, but didn't get any snow this year
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Merk View Post
A 265/40 would be both narrower AND shorter......NO

A 265/45 would be narrow and taller......better

We've been running 275/45 for more sidewall, but didn't get any snow this year
Yeah its what I am debating.. going 265 or 275 /45 20. Up in Ontario we get decent snow and ice. Considering studded tires Hakka 9s or Pirelli Ice Zeros.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:31 AM
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20" in the snow with tires that wide is ridiculous .....if you are serious about traction and proper snow performance go down at least a size or two and fit the proper OEM appropriate winter tire. I run winter 18's and i can go pretty much anywhere with my Cayenne within reason. Keep in mind the Cayenne is decent in deep snow but not great due to it's weight as where my 2002 ML500 is much better.

My 955 Cayenne S in 4 feet of snow at my cottage can get approx half way up my 200ft drive when i take a run at it from the road as i am rolling in where the ML will make it right to the front door. The Cayenne will start to sink where the Benz will stay up on plane as long as you don't let off the gas.
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:56 PM
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Agreed that I would go 18s with a 235/60 tire for the snow skinny.
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Old 05-26-2019, 01:07 PM
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Agreed that I would go 18s with a 235/60 tire for the snow skinny.

I'm a big fan of dedicated rims for winter tires.

I'm going to guess (and it's just a guess) that if you shop around a bit, and be patient, you can find a set of 18" rims pretty cheap. Add in (or more accurately, subtract) the cost difference of 18" snows vs 20" and you may not be paying much (if any) more money.

Plus, if you were planning on having the 20" tires swapped back and forth on the same set of rims every 6 months, its a real pain to mount/dismount tires with sidewalls that short. I can't imagine that it's all that good for the tires either.
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:45 PM
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I had a set in 20in snow tires on my 08 CTT, they were awful, quickly changed them for a set of 18in Blizzack's. Sold the 20's for the price of the 18's.

BTW, I live in Buffalo NY and we get our fair share of snow.
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:14 AM
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I have 3 sets of 18s just for this reason.

Check on CL or Ebay, they are cheap as in 200-400 a set. Add a set of fresh TPMS sensors for 80-100 and you are good to go!

Of course there are crazy Cayenne owners that think 19/18/17s are worth something, but they are not. Just keep looking if they think their wheels are gold.

FWIW if anyone is in NoVA and needs a 955 18 set with 235/60 Blizzaks let me know. Used of course but priced to move! PM me if interested.
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