Question about minus sizing winter tires
My wife's car tire size is 235/55r19. We weren't planning on putting winter tires on her car as she doesn't drive it much and we'll have access to a winter beater car (with winter tires) for her use when my car (with winter tires) isn't available.
My parents got rid of one of their cars and gave us their spare winter tires, which are 225/65r17. I checked on SimplyTire and their recommendation for minus sized tires for her car is 235/65r17. Forgetting that her odometer will be off, will these tires be okay if used on her car? Are steel wheels made with a generic width or will a 225mm wheel be different than a 235mm steel wheel? I've always read that the recommendation for winter tires for function and cost is to get a smaller rim, larger sidewall and narrower tire, so will this thinner tire fit the bill in that regard?
Is there anything I need to be aware of before I dive into this?