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I'm taking delivery of a 2019 SVR. It will come with the 22" wheels/all-season tires. Want to get some winter wheel and tires.

What are my options? Can I go down to 21" or 20"?

Anyone have any experience with their 2018 they could share?
 

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you can definitely go to 21s. If you want an all OEM solution, just get the 21 inch SVR wheels from JLR and put snows on them. Pirelli makes easy winter tires for that setup anyways.
 

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I had toyo observe gsi5 in 20’ for 2 seasons for my ‘16 V8 dynamic.

I’m gonna set the same set in 20’s for my 2018 SVR. Chose them over the Pirellis, mainly cause I tried the Toyo’s and really liked them.
I think the blizzaks are good too, but after researching more. I found that the tread changes after 60% of the tire.
I would like to get Nokians, but they have a low speed rating (don’t know if that matters) and they are kinda harder and more expensive to get.

I’m told that OEM Rims you have to go 21’. Aftermarket can fit 20’. You save a lot by going with 20’ rim and tire combo.


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Thanks for the replies and advice. I'm having a hard time finding anything other than the Pirelli's in the 21". I usually source through TireRack. Any other tire source suggestions?
 

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I have Continental Cross Contact Winter tires. They are 275/45/21. I cannot remember if I got them through Tire Rack or through Discount Tire. They work well. I have no complaints. Selection is really limited with this size. I chose this because I did not want to purchase a second set of wheels. In retrospect, I would have purchased a set of 20 inch OEM wheels and mounted dedicated winter tires on those. There are many more options for this wheel. But I don't know if that would fit your rig or not.

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I used Tire Rack as well. Agreed, the selection in 21" is pretty limited. I went with it because I plan on going to 22's for summer so am going to use the OEM wheels as my winter set.
 

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Thanks for the replies and advice. I'm having a hard time finding anything other than the Pirelli's in the 21". I usually source through TireRack. Any other tire source suggestions?
If you search the tire size there should be a couple more options for you. The pirellis are one of the only ones that have the V speed rating as well as XL.
It can be argued that you probably don’t need V speed rating and XL. I’ve had lower speed rating with XL and I found it was good. (Keeping in mind, I didn’t go crazy during the winters)

If you’re going with a new set of rims. Why not do 20s and open up your options?


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I upgraded my old 20” wheels to these in preparation for an SVR. They are wearing pirelli winters.
 

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I like those wheels.

This is where I'm going to show my ignorance.

I assume the smaller the wheel the better in the winter (more options but also the attributes of the tire). What do I need to pay attention to if I drop from a 22" to a 20" wheel in order to clear the calipers and not impact normal operation.

I do realize dropping wheel size and tire attributes impacts the ride feel and handling (which I've done on sports sedans with winter set ups), but that's fine for the winter where I don't drive aggressively.
 

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Your speedometer may be inaccurate. I remember seeing some matrix here in a forum that showed just how much it would change. If memory serves, it was just off by a few mph.
 

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I like those wheels.

This is where I'm going to show my ignorance.

I assume the smaller the wheel the better in the winter (more options but also the attributes of the tire). What do I need to pay attention to if I drop from a 22" to a 20" wheel in order to clear the calipers and not impact normal operation.

I do realize dropping wheel size and tire attributes impacts the ride feel and handling (which I've done on sports sedans with winter set ups), but that's fine for the winter where I don't drive aggressively.
If you get the right size tire, it won’t affect the speed. For 20 you need a 255/55 tire.

Ask the tire shop that you’re using and make sure the rims will clear the calipers. They should be able to confirm and do a test fit before they install.


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With OEM wheels, you will need 21” to clear the extra brake cooling duct on SVRs. I have been told it is easily removable if you want to use 20”.
 

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I test fit the 20" wheels I got last night, they clear the brakes
brake ducts removed
minimal clearance of the control arm but will be fine
20X9 wheel with 255/55/20
 

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I test fit the 20" wheels I got last night, they clear the brakes
brake ducts removed
minimal clearance of the control arm but will be fine
20X9 wheel with 255/55/20
Pics? What tire did you end up going with?

Anyone have a video or instructions on how to remove? Or is it like- anyone can figure it out?



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For2016 I was told 105. I doubt it changes for different years? But I don’t know?


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If you are running the all seasons on 22s is there really a need to upgrade to a winter tire and wheel package? I figured only if you were running summer tires.
 

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If you are running the all seasons on 22s is there really a need to upgrade to a winter tire and wheel package? I figured only if you were running summer tires.
Depends on location and average winter temperature. If your Winter temps average around or below freezing you want Winter tires.

"All Seasons" is a misnomer. All season tires are still harder rubber than winter tires. Winter tires are a much softer rubber for better traction and flexibility and usually have a more open tread that doesn't plug up leaving you with no traction.
 

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Picking up my SVR tomorrow so started to push harder on investigating the winter wheels/tires.

I have some more data points as a FYI. Dealer indicated lots of OEM options for the 21" but they are considerably more than non-OEM.

Dealer provided an option of 21" OEM wheels powder coated in black with Continental Cross Contact winters for $5,800 - which included lifetime installation (swapping between summer and winters) and 6 months of storage.

They used to carry black OEM wheels but they are discontinuing them and therefore the option they suggested are the silver ones powder coated.

Pretty steep and not for my budget, but thought I would pass on the info for others.
 
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