View Full Version : Winter Wheel/Tire package

11-22-2018, 03:56 AM
Looking for some input on selecting a winter Wheel/tire package for my 2015 RS5. Current tire size is 275/30R20 and am wondering what would be the optimum size for winter driving in New Jersey.

11-22-2018, 06:04 AM
I am running Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 275 35 19 on mine. I ran it last winter and they worked very well in the snow and rain plus they weren't a huge setback in the dry. They are mounted on Ace 10 x 20 et 20 wheels.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181122/351ed4c6c181ca128bd6371e112c2784.jpg

11-23-2018, 03:49 AM
Thanks for the input. Does anyone else have any input on tire and wheel sizes?

11-23-2018, 06:25 PM
I'm running the stock winter tire package. 235/40/19. Pirelli Sottozero.

Noticeably lighter and softer feel compared to the summers (275/30/20 Pirelli PZERO). Doesn't tramline as much. Pretty good on packed snow. Grip on cold dry asphalt seems to be good enough but I don't approach anywhere near the limits on the street particularly in the winter. Overall, it's definitely a step down from the summers. I'd imagine wider winters gets you closer to the feel of the summers but maybe at a minor cost of affecting deep or packed snow grip.

11-26-2018, 09:35 AM
I'm running 255/40ZR-18 MICHELIN PILOT SPORT A/S 3+ on a set of 18 x 8.5 BBS CH rims.

I went with an 18" wheel as I lived in downtown Philly at the time and wanted some extra sidewall for the pot holes. Haven't had any issue with the tires in all types of weather.