Q: Winter Tires and Wheel Sizing

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If I had the option, what would be recommended for winter season for my RWD Lexus IS 250?

  1. Winter tires and separate 17" wheels solely for winter season

  2. Winter Tire change over on the OEM 18" wheels.

From my understanding, smaller wheel size is better but how much of a difference would 1" in wheel size make? Storage space is my primary concern along with the TPMS sensors as well.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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