good choice man. that's the exact design i would go for... 5 stars with spokes that go all the way to edge of the wheel will look like a much bigger wheel. check out wheelmax for some really good prices
It all depends how much money you're willing to fork out. However, I got myself Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Ultra-High Performance All Season tire. It made a huge difference in ride quality, traction, and especially wet traction. Check out Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Good thing is that they also make it in 17" and 18" size.