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      07-02-2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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Hello i have a 2009 328xi coupe with upgraded 18in oem rims.(i was going for a m3 look) the do not have tpms in them so i will have to fix that but the tires are getting low and i will need to replace soon. I live in buffalo so i do get snow i was wondering if anyone has found any all season run flats, or if all seasons and the xdrive will be enough i have not gone through a winter with this car yet thank you!
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well you live in buffalo...i am sure you have seen the snow. have you used any other vehicle in the snow up there?
i would recommend dedicated snow tires. it just gets too icy, and too snowy for reliable all seasons there. all seasons can get you through a dusting, or if theres maybe 3-4 inches on the ground. anything more is just slip and slide.
clearance is the other issue as well.
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Don't go cheap with the tires. Buy a good winter tire, especially since you live in upstate New York.
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      07-06-2010, 10:48 PM   #4
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yea any ideas should i get runflats? at 250 a pop its a big investment.
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Blizzaks usually get great reviews here for snow tires. For summer, Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta are gaining popularity among members too for solid performance. I think, living in Buffalo, you're definitely going to need dedicated winters.
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Since there are no all season runflats in the correct 18" size, you'll either need to consider winter tires or non runflat all season tires. For Buffalo, I would certainly lean towards true winter tires.

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Since there are no all season runflats in the correct 18" size, you'll either need to consider winter tires or non runflat all season tires. For Buffalo, I would certainly lean towards true winter tires.

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get winter tires! All season tires cant even get me through NJ winter but then I don't have xdrive.
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alright just got back from the dealer looks like i have no tpms sensors so I'm set back 650 yuck looks like i have to either get 18" snows or 17" rims and winter tires thank you though
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