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      09-19-2010, 03:00 PM   #1
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winter tires?

i'm about to buy new wheels and tires and winter is on its way here in NY (long island), and i was just wondering if winter tires are all that crucial. i'm looking at sets of Hankook Ventus V12's and Yokohama S.Drive's and i really don't feel like swapping tires back and forth.

if i get either of these tires is it unsafe to drive them in the winter?
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      09-19-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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is your e92 rwd?if it was awd then you can pull of all season tires. If you rwd all season tires might not cut it if we get hit with heavy snow this year. You should look into getting some winter tires like bridgestone blizzack.
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      09-19-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
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yeah its rwd. what tires are you going to use for the winter?
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im gonna go with the yoko avid envigor. They are all season but im AWD
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i'm about to buy new wheels and tires and winter is on its way here in NY (long island), and i was just wondering if winter tires are all that crucial. i'm looking at sets of Hankook Ventus V12's and Yokohama S.Drive's and i really don't feel like swapping tires back and forth.

if i get either of these tires is it unsafe to drive them in the winter?
In my opinion, yes its unsafe and not very fun driving max performance summer tires in the winter. With the RWD 3er I would highly suggest getting yourself a winter wheel/tire package.
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Agreed.

Both the SDrive and V12 Evo are summer-only tires that will be very ineffective in snow.
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Agreed.

Both the SDrive and V12 Evo are summer-only tires that will be very dangerous in snow.
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      09-22-2010, 01:32 PM   #8
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im in Queens, NY...I go out east on long island and i travel to NJ every weekend for work..

...just to keep it simple.. get the winter tires, youll be glad u did
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