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I am hopeful the Amazon Prime Day sale brings a discount to the Genius Darwin Black rims as 17x6 front and 17x7.5 rear will be my shod with 205/40's up front and 225/35 in the rear.

I will use my current Alutec 15 inch wheels 15 x5 front 15x6 rear and get a second set of 15x6 fr the front and turn that in to a Beta set with 205/50 15's up front and 215/55 15's in the rear.

My winter set will become my original set up of 15x4.5 15x5.5 with 155/60 15 front and 175/55 17 contiwinter tires .
Alpha's used at car meets track nights and country road trips.

Beta's used as daily driving set up. Spring, summer, fall.

Winter set. For the cold frosty snow season.
 

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Tire Rack had a deal on Blizzak WS80s - I picked up a set of 175/65R15s. Will have them mounted on a set of 15X5.5 steel rims. Even if we have a repeat of next winter - no snow, the cold weather rubber compound is nice to have.
 

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I am using Michelin X-Ice Xi-3 during winter, I got it at a discounted price from 4wheelonline last year. Just a sort of advice try to read reviews about the tire that you are planning to consider.
 

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I got the Costco deal on 4 x 175/65/15 WS90's. I have them on my terrain and the ride is incredible. Total cost was $650 installed then $100 coupon bringing it to $550 Canadian or approx $413 us. Last year the WS90's were rated the best snow/ice tire which is basically what we get in BC wet icy snow.
 

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Good advice. It's why I saw value in the winter set I have on. My summer tire of choice will take a lot of that. For me I am trying to replace the yokohama S drives. I have never felt a more confident tire in the rain. That tire is now discontinued and I intend to go wider in the rear 215 to 225 with a 205 up front all 17's money matters so we will see what I end up doing in April.
 

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I saw Some one selling a set of 15 inch Genius Darwins with tires, its taking all the restraint I have not to go pick them up. Its just not the thing to do.. I must hold out for the 17x 7.5 Darwins lol
 

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I got the Costco deal on 4 x 175/65/15 WS90's. I have them on my terrain and the ride is incredible. Total cost was $650 installed then $100 coupon bringing it to $550 Canadian or approx $413 us. Last year the WS90's were rated the best snow/ice tire which is basically what we get in BC wet icy snow.
lol Sounds small for a Terrain, do you have larger wheels on your Smart than Your Terrain. I have an 07 Torrent it has 17's something like 225/60 's
 

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Here in the UK we just get average weather all year round, so stick to the factory tyres all year. Though we can get the occasional bad winter, snow, ice, blizzards, and that's when I just stay in bed watching TV, drinking tea and eating toast and jam, and thankfully retired :D

PS...some petrol heads here, do go for summer/winter tyres, but just a limited number of Smart owners, that need to be somewhere in the snow.
 

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64575

Orignal set

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Current winter set

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Summer set

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The original wheels will become the winter set and wear the 155/65 175/60 15 inch Contiwinter tires.

The Current winter wheels will get 205/50 205/55 15 inch tire set

The Summer will get 205/40 215/40 17 inch tire set
 

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I did a search on Amazon for 225/35/17 tires and nothing came up.
That size is available in Europe, but the shipping is the same price as the tire.

As far as winter tires go, there is a good argument for narrower tires, to get through the slush/snow to the road surface.
165/60/15 on all four corners is my choice for a dedicated winter set, and I also have set up an 'all weather' set (with 3PMSF) 165/60/15 Front, 185/55/15 rear.
All tire fitters will recommend the same size Winter tire on all four corners; I'm leaning toward 'narrower is better' :).

With the manufacturer's discontinuing the 225/35/17 size there really is no need for a rim wider than 7", since 215s seem to be the only readily available width in our 23" diameter wheel size.

Being old school I still have a yearning for wide summer tires, and I do have a set of 225/35/17s stashed away for the time I can get a set of the Brabus wide rear arches for the 450 (the only way these would fit).

 

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I did a search on Amazon for 225/35/17 tires and nothing came up.
That size is available in Europe, but the shipping is the same price as the tire.

As far as winter tires go, there is a good argument for narrower tires, to get through the slush/snow to the road surface.
165/60/15 on all four corners is my choice for a dedicated winter set, and I also have set up an 'all weather' set (with 3PMSF) 165/60/15 Front, 185/55/15 rear.
All tire fitters will recommend the same size Winter tire on all four corners; I'm leaning toward 'narrower is better' :).

With the manufacturer's discontinuing the 225/35/17 size there really is no need for a rim wider than 7", since 215s seem to be the only readily available width in our 23" diameter wheel size.

Being old school I still have a yearning for wide summer tires, and I do have a set of 225/35/17s stashed away for the time I can get a set of the Brabus wide rear arches for the 450 (the only way these would fit).


i have been reading up on this tire they offer a 225/35 17 and free shipping on ebay,
 

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Question, the 205/50R15 and 215/55R15, is that correct and not a typo? Have you confirmed this works without issue? (Sorry if I missed the thread. Worried for your sake)...

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I got the Costco deal on 4 x 175/65/15 WS90's. I have them on my terrain and the ride is incredible. Total cost was $650 installed then $100 coupon bringing it to $550 Canadian or approx $413 us. Last year the WS90's were rated the best snow/ice tire which is basically what we get in BC wet icy snow.
You're lucky, Costcos around here won't put anything beyond the OE sizes on and are even picky about the proper speed rating.

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Question, the 205/50R15 and 215/55R15, is that correct and not a typo? Have you confirmed this works without issue? (Sorry if I missed the thread. Worried for your sake)...

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Because I ran a 195/50 15 front 195/55 15 rear with out any issues. In fact is was to best ride comfort I have had on so far. The 195/60 15 and the 215/55 15 are the same size but for the 215 being wider. I don't anticipate any issue.
 
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