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      12-14-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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OEM summer runflats in the Seattle area during winter

I'm wondering how many of you guys drive all year on the OEM run-flats in the Seattle area considering our recent cold winters? For my current car I switched to all-season Advan s.4's before the first winter and never took them off. But now I'm thinking that maybe I should save $$ and not replace the tires at all if I can get through the winter here on the summer potenzas (no snow driving of course).
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      12-14-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
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In cold rainy weather I had no problems. In light snow I was still mobile, albeit slowly. In a full blast snow storm I was stuck. Just dont drive into a heavy storm and the stock RFT's are fine.
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In cold rainy weather I had no problems. In light snow I was still mobile, albeit slowly. In a full blast snow storm I was stuck. Just dont drive into a heavy storm and the stock RFT's are fine.
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3rd winter on OEM summer runflats, and no crashes yet....

You just have to be smart about it. Temps above 35 and dry? I don't worry so much, but do drive carefully. Temps from 35 to 40 and it is wet? I'm very cautious. Temps below 35 and wet? Car stays home unless it is an emergency. Snowing, icing conditions or the threat of either? The car stays home and I take a different vehicle. Last winter when we had tons of snow? I think I drove the 335i for maybe 4 miles the whole month of December....

I do need to get new tires relatively soon, so I'm debating full-on extreme summer tires like RE-11's, PS2's or Star Specs or going with an all-season such as the Advans. Not really sure what I'm going to do yet.
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i dont worry about tires during the winter in bellevue. if it is snowing like it was last year, i am taking the SUV

i just keep my performance tires and do great actually
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3rd winter on OEM summer runflats, and no crashes yet....

You just have to be smart about it. Temps above 35 and dry? I don't worry so much, but do drive carefully. Temps from 35 to 40 and it is wet? I'm very cautious. Temps below 35 and wet? Car stays home unless it is an emergency. Snowing, icing conditions or the threat of either? The car stays home and I take a different vehicle. Last winter when we had tons of snow? I think I drove the 335i for maybe 4 miles the whole month of December....

I do need to get new tires relatively soon, so I'm debating full-on extreme summer tires like RE-11's, PS2's or Star Specs or going with an all-season such as the Advans. Not really sure what I'm going to do yet.
BTW, Advan S.4's are great, although I'm not an expert in tires. The best thing as compared with the OEM run-flats -- no tramlining whatsoever.
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      12-14-2009, 07:58 PM   #8
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ive driven all year round, even in light snow with my PS2s. when it got deep, i drove the jeep
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