Winter tyres

I'm thinking about buying a set of winter tyres and wheels. Should I buy narrow wheels and tyres (to dig into the snow) or wider ones (to have more rubber gripping on the snow). I recall that rally drivers used narrow tyres in the snow.
I realise that wheel offsets, rolling radius etc need to be taken into account.
Finally, are Continental Winter Contact tyres OK?

Asked on 7 December 2010 by gerry777

Answered by Honest John
Basically yes. See:

But be aware that UK stocks of winter wheels and tyres were based on last year's demand so are currently very low.

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