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I have the staggered setup with continental winter tires on the cute steel wheels.
I'm considering just buying 4 tires so I can rotate them and not have to worry about front vs back wearing out sooner than each other.

Is there any catch for doing this with winter wheels like traction control or grip issues?
 

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I've run the same size on my car since 20k miles or so. It's said that wider tires are worse in snow but I've never noticed anything. With four equal tires you will have less understeer, but you likely won't notice unless you drive near the limit.
 

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Be aware that the front rims are not as wide as the rears, (451 models) and for best results, you should get a pair of rear rims for the front. Using the same size tires on all 4 allows you to rotate them, and larger tires gives you more of a choice of tires, and lower costs by running a more popular size. Win Win situation.
 
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