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Hi there Josantovs!
For your particular setup you are going to need to make a few changes but, luckily that is what we at MADNESS specialize in!
Given your terrain (snow) it your best bet is to run 185/65/15. This will give you sidewall of 120.25mm. Compare that to the size of the 175/70 @ 122.5mm and the 185/70 @ 129.5mm the 185/65/15 is available in a snow tire and will still give you added lift over the stock setup!
Regarding the changes… You will need to (at a minimum) change the front tires out and replace them with a set of rears. This will allow you to run the 185/65 in front and have the added benefit of longer tire wear since you will be able to rotate your tires since they will now be a square setup (even all the way around). You must do this because the front rim that you have now is to narrow to fit the 185/65.
As I mentioned above, we deal with this all the time and have all the goodies for your smart needs! I want to take the time to let you (and the others on the forum know) that we offer 15” wheel packages that we can custom tailor to your application and that aren’t all the much more in cost when you compare the cost of 2 rear wheels $399.98 (for take-offs of the 11 spoke design) vs. the complete set of 4 wheels in the Newton or Darwin setup @ $699.99.
The $300.00 difference really makes a huge improvement in the looks department and it also allows you to recoupe most of your $ by selling off your spare wheels OR you can keep them around in the garage! Your choice.
Let us know if you have any other options. You can always call the shop and ask for Joseph or Art and we'll be more than happy to assist you!