Listed below are a few options why going smaller makes sense:
- Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package: Smaller diameter wheels typically allow for a narrower tire, which results in better winter traction.
- Rough road areas: Combining taller tires with smaller diameter wheels will help absorb more impact. This setup helps protect the wheels and provides a softer ride.
- Off-road use: Many off-road enthusiasts would like to maximize their wheel protection. And many accomplish this by minus sizing their wheels and using a taller set of offroad tires.
- Economy: Often times, smaller diameter wheels and taller tires are less expensive than larger diameter wheels and low profile tires.