215-45-17 winter tires

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by Carlos V., Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Carlos V.

    Carlos V. New Member

    Will there be enough clearance If I was to install a 215-45-17 winter tires with stock rims??
    They will be 15mm taller than the stock tire, having a hard time finding a winter tire that will fit on the stock rims.
     
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  3. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    You're much better off getting a set of 16" rims and then your winter tire options open up ALOT. You might be able to fit those tires, but going wider with Winter tires is not generally a good idea. I got a set of clearance 16" wheels and set of Pirelli SnowSport 195/45R16's for under $900 with tax from TireRack.com
     
  4. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    I agree w/WScottCross. You could even go to 185/50R16's. Much better to go skinny in the snow.:)
     
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  5. Carlos V.

    Carlos V. New Member

    Thanks guys, I guess I'll go with a 16" wheel.
    I wanted to keep the stock wheels as full time winter, and buy new wheels next spring.
     
  6. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    I am fond of my Dunlop WinterMaxx. I like the asymmetrical tread and have rally crossed them with success.
    I have 195/55x16 but recommend 185/55x16. They are just a bit too tall. The 215/45x17s would really disappoint you.
     
  7. timboslice

    timboslice Active Member

    I'm gonna grab some 185x60x15 new blizzak ws80s. They were almost $30 cheaper than the Xi3s per corner at Costco with the promotion going on! Have you looked at any 15s? I found there was good variety in that size.


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