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    Winter Tires ?

    Hi all,
    A winter tire question. Just picked up my 05 CS with 19" Sport Design wheels with Pirelli P-Zero Rosso (275/45 ZR 19). Also, I have the TPMS. I would like to know the following:

    Do you swap just tires or complete wheel and tire packages for winter?

    I see TireRack has Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow for $186 each. Thoughts on this tire/price?

    Any one have experience with my current summer tire, the P-Zero's?

    Lastly, I am considering just replacing the tires for winter on the current 19" wheels and next summer getting a new wheel and tire package with either 20" or 22". Thoughts?

    Thanks much

    Re: Winter Tires ?

    Two schools of thought. New rubber on the 19's or the tire/rim package?

    Personally I decided on buying the 17's as take-offs from eBay and got a great deal on OEM rims and Dunlop tires. A lot cheaper than the other alternatives and it makes the seasonal change over a snap.

    There is a very limited selection of tires for the winter setup on the 19's and they are still a lot wider than the 17's so traction could still be an issue. This made my choice a little easier and the economics of the deal was icing on the cake.

    I figure this setup will let me choose the best tire for each of the seasons and save me a few buck as well.

    Good luck with the choice,

    JR

     
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