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Default Winter fast approaching -tire/wheel packages?

So with old man winter fast approaching up here in the Canadian Rockies, I'm looking for advice on winter tires and rims. Is it better to downsize to a 17" or should I stay with a 20"? Any advice would help as I think there calling for a long cold winter.

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Personally, I think going to the 17" wheel would be a better choice so you can air down with a more flexible sidewall if need be. What tires are you going to put on?
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There's a couple ways to look at it. Yes, running 17's are a big plus in the winter. But that means you also have to buy new tires. You could also get replacement 20" rims for the winter and keep your current tire, and just switch them back and forth. Or you could keep the ones you have now. It depends on what you want to do.
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Being just down the mountain from you in Calgary, I'm running Continental Extreme WinterContac on my stock 17s. They're a really quiet ride, but they do wear faster than I'd like, I figure I'll get 2 good winters out of them and then probably 2 more after that before I swap them out. They handle great on the light snow and ice and do alright in the heavier stuff. They got me from Edmonton to Calgary last winter when the #2 was shut down and I was taking the secondaries pushing 7-10" under the front end.

I would recommend picking up a set of 17" steelies for the winter and just swapping off the rims/tires in the spring, it is almost a must to have a good set of winter rubber, esspecially being up in Banff.
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