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      10-09-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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bmw 318 d m sport winter tyres newbie

hi there
wonder if someone could help me looking into winter tyres and alloys before winter kicks in scotland .has anyone managed to get or any shops etc doing any deals ?have looked on ebay but its like a minefield out there
regarding correct size etc ,i have a set of 18 " alloys on mine but have heard 17" would be better for the snow etc ,any info greatly appreciated thanks
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Loads of info here http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=434738
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many thanks will check it out
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BMW offering packages now- flyer came with last magazine - said start from 700 and dealer will store your tyres for you
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Starting from is the catch...

Having had a bad experience last winter - stuck in snow and spinning on m2. I am intending to buy a set of snow chains approx 100 and buy slightly used snow tyres from ebay 70 - 150 and have them put on my current alloys locally 20 + 20 to reverse in the spring.

This seems a reasonably priced option and I cant see any particular advantage in having additional wheels.

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Starting from is the catch...

Having had a bad experience last winter - stuck in snow and spinning on m2. I am intending to buy a set of snow chains approx 100 and buy slightly used snow tyres from ebay 70 - 150 and have them put on my current alloys locally 20 + 20 to reverse in the spring.

This seems a reasonably priced option and I cant see any particular advantage in having additional wheels.

Matt
We are not talking about snow tyres, we are talking about cold weather tyres, which provide shorter braking distances in cold weather, be it ice, snow rain or in the dry.
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