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      09-26-2012, 05:54 AM   #14
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Drives: 335i M Sport avec DCT (E92)
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Derby

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Originally Posted by a11y View Post
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