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      11-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by cardsdoc View Post
Sorry to post on e90 forum but you don't appear to be on f30 forum so thought I'd try here. I have a 2013 335 xdrive sport line on the way and live in Cleveland so would like a winter set up. I want to stick with run flats. It seems options are limited. I was leaning towards the Blizzak LM-25 but these seem to be dated tires. Other options seem to be Pirelli Sottozero Serie II (which is what BMW seems to recommend) or Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3 ROF. Any opinions?

Also quick question about wheels. Was going to go with sport edition a7's so I can use bmw center caps (and they are cheap). Do I need to buy new center caps or is it easy to pop them out from my current wheels.

No problem!

If you're minus sizing to 17" on the F30 and looking for run flat winter tires, you'll use tire size 225/50R17. In that size the two with the better snow and ice traction would the Dunlop Winter Sport M3ROF and the Bridgestone Blizzak LM25RFT. The Pirelli Sottozero Serie 2 runflat and Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2 ZP will give up some snow traction for slightly better dry road handling and faster steering response.

For areas that see system snow and lake effect snow, I would lean towards the LM25 and M3ROF.

Yes, your original BMW center caps should fit these wheels with no problem.

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