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No manufacturer produces 22 inch winter tires for the I-Pace? Yet? The only 255/40R22 I find are summer tires? :confused:

Still I saw an I-Pace with 22 inch wheels on the winter test at the end of a YouTube-video. Does it have summer tires or prototype winter tires?
 

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These cars were fitted with all-seasons tires according to the journalist. And the traction was awesome om snow. At the sneak preview end February this year the I-pace in question was fitted with Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season tires.
 

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Its usually better to downsize your rims/tires for your winter setup as they perform better in the snow. A smaller and narrower tire has better grip and performance in snow or ice. This is both because the smaller tire cuts through snow more effectively and because the weight of the car is focused on a smaller contact area.
 

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Its usually better to downsize your rims/tires for your winter setup as they perform better in the snow. A smaller and narrower tire has better grip and performance in snow or ice. This is both because the smaller tire cuts through snow more effectively and because the weight of the car is focused on a smaller contact area.
I agree with this, but still I wonder what kind of tire they used on the 22 inch rims. Which 20 inch rims and offset will fit on the I-Pace? Same as will fit on F-Pace and XF? I guess you don't have to buy original rims? My dealer said nothing about this.
 

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It should be possible from a fitment perspective but you have to consider how it can negatively impact ride quality and what it can possibly throw off.
Why could it negatively impact ride quality? If they are balanced and light weight alloy it shouldn't be a problem?
 

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18" wheels come on the base model, and appear to be the same on the F-pace. You should be able to find some 'take-offs' or aftermarket wheels cheap. 18" gives you better traction, especially if narrower.
 

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I'd be worried about potholes and flats with 22" snow tires. I'd rather have lots of tire in roads that ice over every year. That's just me. Flats are no fun in the snow.
 

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I will have a dedicated set of 18” wheels for my snow tires. 235-65 18. Narrower tire with higher sidewall is the way to go for winter tires.
 

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I don't want to start a discussion since I know there are many different opinions on this matter, but I don't see why 22" should get more flats than 18". Also there are split opinions on whether broader or narrower is best on different winter conditions. On snowy roads I think narrow is better, but you also have to remeber that this is a heavy car so the tires will get pushed hard through the snow. When breaking more surface equals better grip as long as you have good tires. And the width difference isn't that massive?
 

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I don't want to start a discussion since I know there are many different opinions on this matter, but I don't see why 22" should get more flats than 18". Also there are split opinions on whether broader or narrower is best on different winter conditions. On snowy roads I think narrow is better, but you also have to remeber that this is a heavy car so the tires will get pushed hard through the snow. When breaking more surface equals better grip as long as you have good tires. And the width difference isn't that massive?
22" wheels give tires less room to deform before hitting metal, damaging the rim on bigger impacts and increasing chances of a flat. They're not all quick flats, but wheel damage is far more likely. We're getting 20s with the FE, but I'd prefer 18s for normal driving, even in a canyon. A race track is a different story.
 
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