It's time to change tires, and this time I'd like to go with something that performs better in snow and on rough dirt roads. I mainly use the car for commute, but in the mountains is where I really need it to perform well, since that's practically every weekend. Any tire will do fine for commuting, but better performance in snow is always good, and in the summer the roads to the hiking trails here (pacific northwest) can still be rough at times.
Currently I have the Pirelli Scorpion 255/45R20, and I'd like to switch to something more suitable for my needs. I was thinking 235 R18. Does anyone have recommendations for specific tires?
What about rims? I know 18 inches will look *very* different - what would look nice? (Nothing fancy - just don't want to kill the aesthetic)
This is what the car looks like (not mine but exactly same appearance):