I am probably looking to do the opposite of a lot of owners here--considering replacing the 18" wheels on our 2012 XC70 T6 for 17" or 16". Is this possible?
Here's the backstory--and maybe there is another solution--so I am all ears.
We live on a gravel forest road and our daily commute includes about 6 miles of dirt/gravel. The road maintenance is mediocre, resulting in gravel/rocks/limbs/potholes/etc. usually ending our tires' lives prematurely. I am growing weary of replacing tires so often, and usually having to change a flat in our gravel driveway. So far, I have not found a suitably durable tire in the stock size, so I am considering smaller diameter wheels to open up more tire options.
Heck, at this point, I'd put BFG AT KO2s on it if I could!
So, if anyone has advice on either fitting smaller diameter wheels or more durable tires for the stock 18" wheels, I'd love to hear it!
Thanks in advance!