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I know it’s been talked about and there is so many forums about the different tire size options and configuration but I’m about to get some new tires and i need some clarification. I’m thinking of going with the verdestein Quatrac 5 175/55r15 front and 195/50r15 rear. Is that profile too low for the ride comfort? I don’t know if going with a different side and doing 60 on the sidewalk would be a lot better, plus is the wider tire better for snow conditions or just f it and go stock? My commute to work is about 5 miles both ways. Thanks in advance guys
 

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traditionally wider tires don't do better in snow, they tend to ride on top and won't bite as well. Thinner tires with an aggressive tread will do better in snow, with a softer compound will do best in snow, but won't last long on hard surfaces and warmer temps (summer)

Wider tires do better for traction on dry surfaces, need to evaluate how much cold/snow you get and get a tire with that type of driving in mind.
 

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It definitely it going to be a lot of snow drive i live in NY and we do get some snow in the winter but if i have to I’d drive the Jeep into work that day. So let’s say for dry conditions should i go with the 175/55r15 front and 195/50r15 rear or is there another set up that works better
 

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What are your priorities for the non-snow tires? You have only mentioned ride comfort, and the choice of tire and tire size depends on what characteristics you want to maximize and what characteristics don't matter to you, including price.
 

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lots of owners go with a set of rear rims on the front, which allow a larger selection of tires, and the option of rotating them for longer wear. I myself went with 4-195\55-15 Altimax all season tires as they have more sidewall for a smoother ride. They are ok in the snow, if it gets too deep, I drive the Land Rover. I also have aftermarket rims..
 

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If i wanna keep the stock 9 spoke rims is it better to do 175/60r15 front and 195/55r15 in the rear? I think that would be perfect width wise and not that of a low profile but i never seen anyone suggesting that comb, don’t know if it’s gojng to work out. If that doesn’t I’m leaning more towards the 175/55r15 front and 195/50r15 rear
 

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I’m thinking of going with the Vredestein Quatrac 5 175/55R15 front and 195/50R15 rear tires. Is that profile too low for ride comfort?
If you are fitting 175/55R15 front and 195/50R15 rear tires to the standard 4.5Jx15 ET23.5 front and 5.5Jx15 ET22 rear rims, then the ride comfort should be acceptable. The narrower the rims that you fit tires to, the better the ride comfort. However, you might want to consider 165/60R15 front and 185/55R15 rear tires instead, as although a 175/55R15 tire will fit a 4.5" wide rim, it's not officially approved, so a tire fitter could refuse to fit it. Tire pressures have a big influence on ride comfort. 3psi too much and you will certainly notice the difference. Try 23psi or 26psi front and 29psi rear tire pressures with either of these sizes.
 

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If I want to keep the stock 9 spoke rims, is it better to fit 175/60R15 front and 195/55R15 rear tires? I think those tire sizes have perfect widths and sidewall heights, but I haven't seen anyone suggesting that combination.
175/60R15 front and 195/55R15 rear tires would certainly be more preferable to 185/50R16 front and 205/45R16 rear tires comfort wise. In fact, those 16" tire sizes aren't very comfortable at all due to their low sidewall heights.

Where can you get good quality matching tires in the 175/60R15 and 195/55R15 tire sizes? There are a few choices in Europe but I haven't seen much here. There's a lot of choice in the 195/55R15 size, but not much in the 175/60R15 size. One of the reasons that Europe has the 175/60R15 size is because it was one of the standard fitments on a car called the Audi A2.
 
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