Snow tires - Would running 255/35R-19s on all 4 corners be safe and effective?

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I can get a pretty good deal on a slightly used set of 4 255/35R-19 Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II Run Flats, but wasn't sure if it would be a good idea to go with a square vs staggered setup. What are everyone's thoughts and past experiences, if any, with doing this?

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I think they'd have to go on a more square wheel setup with 19x9s with a 32mm offset, but am not completely sure. Looking at wheel prices, even with a good deal on winter tires, the wheels themselves may still make this not worth my while.
 
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I can get a pretty good deal on a slightly used set of 4 255/35R-19 Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II Run Flats, but wasn't sure if it would be a good idea to go with a square vs staggered setup. What are everyone's thoughts and past experiences, if any, with doing this?

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depends on how much snow you get. I am running 245/45/19 on the stock wheels and its stretched in the rear but we get max 10 snow days a year.
 
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depends on how much snow you get. I am running 245/45/19 on the stock wheels and its stretched in the rear but we get max 10 snow days a year.
Thanks for the reply. How does the car handle with the 245/45-19's on the stock rear wheels? I'm in New England so the winters can be pretty unpredictable from year to year. Either way, I don't plan on using the car in anything more than light snow..
 
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Thanks for the reply. How does the car handle with the 245/45-19's on the stock rear wheels? I'm in New England so the winters can be pretty unpredictable from year to year. Either way, I don't plan on using the car in anything more than light snow..
so far, so good. We haven't got any snow here and temps just it 0 celsius. I ran them on my m2 last year and they were ok. The make is michelin alpin
 

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No. You want narrow tires in the snow so they bite into it instead of floating on top. I'd do a 225 squared setup on like 8 inch wide wheels. 255 is way too wide for the weight of the Supra in the snow.
 

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