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      11-30-2012, 01:33 AM   #111
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switched two weeks ago, these tires are nothing like my ultra high performance summers


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      12-04-2012, 11:53 AM   #112
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Anyone who didn't switch have a fun time last Friday evening?
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      12-06-2012, 05:13 AM   #113
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Everyone has their own ways, but in all no one wants to wait until the winter causes uneeded cost
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      12-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #114
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falken Euro winters 18" square

they are good, no complaints
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      12-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #115
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switched 2 weeks ago.

got them from tire connection in toronto. day before the snow fall on the friday that took me almost 2.5 hrs to get home

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      12-06-2012, 10:30 PM   #116
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Murder was the case that she gave me .. went with these matte 18" 8.5 VB3's on LM60 225/40/18 and 15mm spacers in the rear.. Here's a couple of iPhone pics
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      12-06-2012, 10:42 PM   #117
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Will be switching when I start feeling fear on the roads. For now, I have taken out my JB4... need to take it into BMW Mississauga next week as my passenger power seat got misaligned (doesn't go forward/backward, but twists).

Also, I'll be posting this in the main forums, but has anyone had any issue with clicks & ticking sounds coming from the front end (sounds like its coming from the front of the wind shield and/or hood) when driving slowly over uneven terrain or small bumps? Also, when driving at regular road or highway speeds, and I go over a small dip/manhole, the front goes over it fine, but as soon as the rear wheels go over it, the rear wobbles and sways for a second before getting straight again. I've heard somewhere it could be the rear trailing arm bushings...
Curious if any of you have experienced it in your cars.

What's the general consensus on rust-proofing & winter paint sealants?
Just hand washed it today:

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      12-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #118
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wow .. freezing rain with 335i .. not so fun haha
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      12-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #119
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the rear wobbles and sways for a second before getting straight again. I
happened to me also but in my case it was too stiff rear suspension and cold hard summer tires which were at their lifes end. went away completely after switchin to winters
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      12-09-2012, 11:06 PM   #120
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switched beginning of november as we got dumped on, first winter with the car, treated me good so far.

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      12-10-2012, 12:24 AM   #121
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Second winter with OEM M 219s wrapped in Blizzaks. On coils this winter though.

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      12-10-2012, 07:54 AM   #122
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Mala ... nice ride
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      12-11-2012, 01:58 PM   #123
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switched two weeks ago, these tires are nothing like my ultra high performance summers


You need to black out your window trim if youre going black wheels.
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      12-11-2012, 01:59 PM   #124
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falken Euro winters 18" square

they are good, no complaints
Thats what have....... going Blizzak ws 70 next. Falkens arent very good in snow imo.
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this is my first winter with them. I will find out. I drive very slow anyways in the winter. I did ok on the freezing rain couple of nights ago. I was slipping but I wasnt' in the ditch.
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You need to black out your window trim if youre going black wheels.
These are just for winter and lawl I'm not spending $200 to get it blacked out
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      12-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #127
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Switched almost a month ago and glad I did!
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      12-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #128
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Second winter with OEM M 219s wrapped in Blizzaks. On coils this winter though.

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looking good! my first winter on coils too but been too lazy to raise up the car. i should have done it when i changed to winters but didnt have much time to do both things.
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      12-17-2012, 03:02 AM   #129
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Im so glad I have procrastinated switching tires, it still has yet to snow here.
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      12-17-2012, 04:43 PM   #130
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Im so glad I have procrastinated switching tires, it still has yet to snow here.

Me too haha. Looks like we'll be good until the weekend.
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Im so glad I have procrastinated switching tires, it still has yet to snow here.
Have you not been driving at night, when the temperature is in the low single digits, or even below zero? If you are running performance tires this time of year and driving early morning and/or late at night, you are not too bright.
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      12-18-2012, 12:11 AM   #132
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Running Continental Contipro Contact all seasons. In freezing temps they grip very close to how they did when it was much warmer, def far from dangerous.

My car is a lease and I already have winters purchased for these rims and then i am planning to get new rims and summer tires this spring. So pretty much im just trying to put the miles on these all seasons while i can
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