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I'm looking to see what other CTS-V owners are doing for winter wheels.

As I understand it, narrower and taller sidewalls are better on snow/ice. On my older BMW M5, I ran a set of thinner/smaller diameter wheels, which combined with appropriate winter tires, gave the car incredible winter performance. My current goal is to do something similar: run the smaller stock CTS wheels with good winter tires.

However, I have no idea what wheels will fit on the V. Can I run 18" rims, or will they conflict with the brakes? Anyone have any experience doing this?
 

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Try the staggered Blizzaks. Have to go down to 265 in the rear, but they stretch.
Nothing in stock width with severe winter.

Drove through 3 ft storm with blizzaks, following tractor trailers (factory rear rims). More than 4" unplowed snow at a time, no, too low to handle, ends up plowing with front splitter.
 

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I been running after market 19” wheels with Conti extreme winter contact tires squared 265 all around been great as a winter setup. I have the factory rims scad regular size tires to put back on next ninth in my garage.

Oh this is on my 16 v3 by the way.
 
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