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Ordered these in from the east coast (none in the west coast) from America's Tire:

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 snow rated 255/55/18 tires for my Discovery Sport!

These will take me up some great wet, slushy, snowy, and icy roads this winter for skiing and fishing!

Plus these were at a terrific price - clearance priced @ $169 each plus $150 rebate so that made it easy.

It will be my winter tires and will be swapping out to the stock tires during the summer...

They are 2 width sizes larger than the stock tires so they do look a lot better - especially from the rear. They fill up the wheel well even better!

Same diameter so that means no worries about the speedometer accuracy...

New tires ride so much nicer! Thanks to DiscoDisco for the tire calculator that helped the search for a different sized tire without affecting the speedometer!

Check these aggressive photos out:
 

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My tires are 235/60R18 I am assuming that yours will be wider thus looking more aggressive?
Did you install 255/55/18 on the stock 235/50/18 rims?
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Yes, that is 100% correct.
Factory rims with Blizzak snow tires that are wider.

Did not go +1 on the aspect ratio to keep the speedometer and odometer accurate.
The difference in rotational distance is less than 2% which is negligible between the stock tires and the Blizzaks...

I love these tires because the tire sipes grips snow well without putting chains on.

Last winter, I had to carry chains but never had to put them on - every time, I would tell the state police officer at the chain checkpoint that I have 4WD and snow rated tires - got to go thru without putting on chains.:laugh:

Then I see other cars that have AWD or 4WD without the winter tires - they were unprepared and have either summer or all seasons - they had to put on the chains which was sad....

Good to be prepared with the correct tires for the area you are in!:D
 

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Looks great with the wider width. Looking to get a set of Blizzaks as well but thinking of sticking to stock size 235/55/19 as I have the 19" rims.
Do you worry about the constant mount/dismount of the tires on the same rim? Can't decide if I want to get a separate set of rims or not as not many options out there.
I reuse the same rims with 2 set of tires due to costs.
I gave it thought about having 2 sets of wheels...
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If you have the money to get a separate set of rims so that you have 2 separate sets that is the best.
However, keep in mind that buying 4 sets of TPMS sensors may put the price way over budget.
Last I checked a set of OE TPMS was $500. :eek:
 

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If you don't get the TPMS, there will be a constant error message popping up on the instrument cluster.
I guess you can get used to that ?

I don't know if you can disable it but you will have to silence the info message each time you start the car.

Personally, the TPMS is important to me as I rely on having properly inflated tires for safety.

As an alternative to the TPMS, you can get a set of run flat Winter tires so that if the pressure fails, it can still be driven - Goodyear and Pirelli has winter RFTs.
 

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Use this: https://tiresize.com/comparison/

My winter tires are +2 width sizes up but the overall rotational distance is about equal to the OEM tires thus keeping the speedometer showing accurate speed.
 
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