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Winter/Track Wheel Twofer?

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Does anyone run an extra set of wheels (and two sets of tires) for winter and track duty? Tire switchover in fall (winters go on car) and spring (track tires and wheels stored off vehicle for track use only). Crazy idea?
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Not entirely? Although typically you want to run a narrow winter tire and a wide track tire, wheel widths are pretty forgiving if you aren't looking to eke out the last % of performance though.
 

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No. It’s actually very normal to have two separate sets of wheels & tires to easily swap between summer/winter. Well…at least up “nort” and in Canada it’s normal. In fact I’ve seen tire shops that will store customers’ winter/summer sets for them.
 
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Yes I swapped them out awhile back. 18x8 245/40/18 vredestien wintrac pro. We had a little snow the other day they did okay, I'm use to an sti.... I do feel like the car handles differently kinda floaty at times.

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Second set for winter here.
 


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I think you guys are missing OP question. He is asking if anyone is running 2 sets of wheels but 3 sets of tires. Summer wheels with summer tires and second set of wheels that have track tires installed in the summer and winter tires installed in the winter. Anyone doing that?

Only disadvantage is the cost to swap the winter tires for the track tires and vise-versa.
 
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I would just get cheap wheels for winter, perhaps even steelies (if they make them in a size that will clear the brake calipers). Swapping tires on/off is not unheard of, but I hope you trust your tire shop not to mess up your wheels. Every time tires are swapped is an opportunity for disaster.
 
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I think you guys are missing OP question. He is asking if anyone is running 2 sets of wheels but 3 sets of tires. Summer wheels with summer tires and second set of wheels that have track tires installed in the summer and winter tires installed in the winter. Anyone doing that?

Only disadvantage is the cost to swap the winter tires for the track tires and vise-versa.
Thanks for posting the clarification and this is exactly what I’m wondering.

Appreciate all the feedback from the community. Seeing plenty of posts on how the stock wheels/tires are not built for freezing temps and thus considering all options.
 
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I would just get cheap wheels for winter, perhaps even steelies (if they make them in a size that will clear the brake calipers). Swapping tires on/off is not unheard of, but I hope you trust your tire shop not to mess up your wheels. Every time tires are swapped is an opportunity for disaster.
We have steelies on our Bronco and I’ll be honest I am tempted…that or some Honda takeoffs if I can’t figure out this complicated winter/track combo.
 

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I have 3 complete sets. 1)pS4 summer for street use 2)ps4 all seasons for fall 3) Nankang AR1 for tracking.. all mounted on SuperSpeed wheels
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