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Why not? I use 15" wheels all winter. Downsizing in the winter is good for a few reasons.
1) A smaller size tires will be cheeper. So why spend more than you have to? Downsize and put your money towards a better quality winter tire.
2) If you get snow packed inside or on the wheels in the winter your car can get some severe shakes at highway speeds. This will happen if you have to drive in deep snow. Simple solution is to let it melt or use a car wash to remove it. BUT if you have smaller wheels there is less free space for that to happen.
The only thing is that you need to keep the overall circumfrence of the tire and wheel the same as the factory setting so you dont throw off the spedometer and odometer. If you trust the source that is recomending the wheels (like a Mazda dealership) Than you should be fine.
<span style="color:#000099">- Lapis Blue - MTX - 5-Door Hatch - GT Package (Leather w/seat heaters, Bose 6-Disk System, Moonroof, Sport Grill, Side skirts, ect)
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