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I'm loving my new snow tire set up so much I thought I'd share! I ordered the wheels, tires, with the tire pressure sensors from Tire Rack for $1415. I did a bunch of research and the prevailing theme was to NOT get snow tires to fit the stock 20" wheels because if you're like me you hit potholes, and snow-covered curbs - the higher sidewall helps protect your rims and personally I'm not a huge fan of low profile tires on SUVs but that might just be me. I went with 17" wheels (17x7.5 MSW TYPE 55 MT DRK GRY), with 245/65R-17 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 SL. The 20" Blizzaks from Costco were a little over $900, and about $1000 elsewhere. The 17" Blizzaks were $667 which practically paid for two of the wheels. The tire sensors were an additional $152....but all in all I think this configuration looks and performs great and will save us money at the end of the day because I love Ruby, and she's not going anywhere soon. PS - If your tire order comes with lug nuts use them, don't be like my husband and I and read the instruction book AFTER install. All I have to say is she looks like a beast and drives like one - ready to take on the Montana winter!!
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Excellent choice.
You'll like the 17" ride so much that you'll get 17" All Season Grand Touring tires, this Spring.
 

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Looks great and should work great......
 

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Thanks for sharing all the detail. The new wheels and tires do look great, with a desirable snow tread pattern. This topic has been somewhat confusing to me, so might you share how you you sifted through all the mind-blowing detail to make the switch to 17" wheels, as opposed to 18"? And people often write about wheel offset, so was that something that you had to figure out? You seemed to have done your homework well, so any information about how you got to your decision point would help me (and most likely others) out immensely.
 
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