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      10-27-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
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tires for winter

ok guys first winter with the bimm. so i have a 328 xi with Bridgestone Turanzas stock do you guys think ill be ok for the snow with some long comutes ahead. should i switch to winter tires instead of the all season setup. thx
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Get proper winter tires, 4WD will help getting out of snow from a start but not help in braking, your tires matter. It can be the difference between a crash and a near crash.

Recommendations:
Dunlop Wintersport 3D or Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 for 'performance winter' driving- good for light snow, plowed roads performance better than 'studless snow & ice tires'

Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 for snow driving - better for heavier layers of snow and ice, plowed roads performance worse than performance winters.

Expect to pay roughly $700 for tires + mounting/balance
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You can't beat the feeling of winter specific tires during the few months that we need them here in NE.. but if you dont have the space to store them, or dont want to deal with the est. $100 to swap tires ever time. Then just ride out the winter on your Oems driving a little more cautious than normal.

The tires do 'OK' in snow, ice and hills in the winter.. The one gripe that I had are that they eventually wear unevenly, cup and ride like crap.
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Nokian Rsis are the king of the winter. Don't waste time with alternatives (imo)
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Nokian Hakka R and Vredestein WinTrac Extreme came highly recommended by my friends in the Scandinavia, but I don't have any experience with them yet (I have set of Vredestein 19" on order). Last season I had the Dunlop Wintersport 3D which served me well even in ice, snow, or the middle of a snow storm. I was able to track it all the way up from downtown to Beverly in the midst of the worst storm of last winter. For the two previous seasons before that I had Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 on my E55. There was a lot of traction issue with the car, but the tires performed great. On the other hand, I didn't drive that much as well.
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thx fellas good lookin out
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ordered a set of 17" blizzaks lm25's...will be here tomorow but not sure i want them mounted just yet..
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ordered a set of 17" blizzaks lm25's...will be here tomorow but not sure i want them mounted just yet..
I'd wait another 2 weeks before putting them on.
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