I recently purchased a dedicated set of winter tires/rims. I had plain old steel wheels for my winter set with my previous car, but I spent a little more this time to get nicer wheels. I went down to 15" wheels, so I thought a darker finish on the wheel would help the small diameter from being so obvious. I'm pleased with the appearance - Tire Rack has a visualization tool, but it isn't as good as the real thing. The wheels are Type 25 by MSW and the tires are Yokahama iceGUARD iG52c. I haven't yet driven in any winter weather, but the ride is a bit smoother than with the factory 18" wheels and I also expect a bump in fuel economy.