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Tire swap question

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I'm thinking of buying some snow tires for my rims and making them my permanent winter rims, then buying some new 17 or 18" this summer.

My question: can I take my stock tires that have about 70% tread left (235/70/R16) and put them on my gf's Hyundai Santa Fe that currently has size 225/70/R16 tires? I realize they will be 10 mm wider but I assume this should be ok?

Additionally, has anyone had any experience with any of the following tires:

Michelin X-Ice xi2
Bridgestone Blizzak
General Altimax Arctic

Obviously the General's price point is attractive, but I am definitely considering all three. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!!
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I run 255 55 r18 with no clearance issues at all, and could probably go wider if I really wanted to.
And I don't have sensors either, and I've had no issues in the year on the wheels.
The lack of TPMS just makes my light stay on for a few seconds after startup. No big deal, really. I check my pressure regularly, so I'm not worried about sensors.
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