E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Technical Forum > 17" Winter tyres - yes again, sorry!



Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-14-2011, 09:20 AM   #89
Statler
Major Pain in the Arse
 
Statler's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 320D M Sport
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern Ireland

Posts: 353
iTrader: (0)

It's my topic and I'm taking it home now......
Statler is offline   United Kingdom
0
      11-14-2011, 09:21 AM   #90
kaishang
Colonel
 
Drives: 2010 E90 330d
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: London

Posts: 2,198
iTrader: (0)

Ahh ok, my bad.

FWIW: if someone offered to fit winter tyres to my car for free, then I would have these in preference to summer tyres: not because I think they offer better performance at typical winter temperatures because the available data does not support this - the data suggests there is a marginal difference.

I'd take the winter tyres for the insurance they provide in the event it does snow and because summer tyres really do suck when it snows.

But - that's if the cost was zero; the cost in money and time isn't zero and going on long term averages, it probably will not snow anywhere I'm likely to drive in the next 3 months. Hence no winter tyes for me. If it snows, my car (and bike) is parked for the duration.

The only thing I get irate about is when "magical snake oil" claims about winter tyres are made ie that they don't cost anything because they reduce wear on your regular tyres (how about the costs of the genuine BMW rims so as not to invalidate your insurance, the higher cost of RFT winters cf summers, the cost of fitting, storage etc and you are always going to have to unload a set of rims or rims + half used tyres at some stage) or that they somehow make your car much much better at around 5+C while your summer tyres have turned to rocks.....
kaishang is offline  
0
      11-14-2011, 09:22 AM   #91
kaishang
Colonel
 
Drives: 2010 E90 330d
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: London

Posts: 2,198
iTrader: (0)

Jeeps how many hours have I spent on winter tyre threads now!?!?!!??!
kaishang is offline  
0
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST