Originally Posted by a11y
I've gone for 189-style with OEM size Falken HS-439s (225/40/18 and 255/35/18). £50 for the wheels, £160 refurb in gunmetal, £440 for the tyres from mytyres.
It's all about the better suitability for sub-7degC temp driving conditions for me.
I picked up a set of barely used Falken HS-439s yesterday (from another forum member) and I'm intending to fit these to a spare (staggered) set of MV3's.
Last year I had some (square) MV3's reps fitted to my 335d Saloon and noticed the impact this had on rear wheel traction due to the reduction in tyre width. I realise the staggered set up won't work as well in snow, but based on last year this is no "biggie" and I'm hoping to achieve better cold weather (<-7)/standing water traction with this set up.
Please note, as I've now purchased these tyres sods law will now kick in... We're likely to have the warmest winter on record