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      06-15-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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M Coupe Winter tires

Hey guys, I'm new at the forum and debating purchasing an 07 m coupe to replace my 328xi for a dd. However, i'll be taking my car to school in PA and need some advice on a good snow tire that will get me through the winter. I hope i didnt miss a previous thread about this.. Thanks for your help!
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      06-16-2010, 07:43 AM   #2
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      06-16-2010, 09:07 AM   #3
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thanks for the help- any advice regarding winter driving? Is the M capable in the snow, or will it be a sled come winter time?
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I'm interested in this as well. TireRack gave me stock size Blizzaks as the only choice. Since this is my only car and I won't have a means of getting the tires to a shop for mounting during the winter, I'll have to buy new wheels as well. Should I stick with 18s and stock width tires or go smaller? TireRack has TRMotorsport C2s in 18x8.5 for $162, basically the cheapest route for front and rear.
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I have some 195/70R14's for my winter tire. Of course they are on my 1988 Camry that is my winter ride. Big headed I know. LOL. The M stays in the garage plugged into a battery tender and on tire deals to keep the tires from flat spotting. Makes for a long winter though. The problem here is the idiot drivers that will hit you. Just cant do it.
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Another option I was thinking of was Conti ExtremeContact DWS (the S means snow) and running those year long. Yes yes I know they are all-seasons, but I'm still running on the crap OEM Contacts so these might not be half bad in comparison and would overall save some cash...
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Another option I was thinking of was Conti ExtremeContact DWS (the S means snow) and running those year long. Yes yes I know they are all-seasons, but I'm still running on the crap OEM Contacts so these might not be half bad in comparison and would overall save some cash...
I had DWS's on the rear and the oem conti's on the front when I purchased mine. They really seemed to handle quite well. Wear well too. Still had plenty of tred but wanted a new set to replace the front OEM's. Went with the v12's summer.
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I had DWS's on the rear and the oem conti's on the front when I purchased mine. They really seemed to handle quite well. Wear well too. Still had plenty of tred but wanted a new set to replace the front OEM's. Went with the v12's summer.
Did you ever run the DWSs in snow?
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Did you ever run the DWSs in snow?
I have these and they were awesome this past winter in KY. We had a horrible snow storm in Lexington and Louisville and I had NO problems driving in the thick snow with these tires....I'm a believer!
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thanks for the help- any advice regarding winter driving? Is the M capable in the snow, or will it be a sled come winter time?
With some good snow tires, it's fine in the snow except for the low front end - deep snow (6" or so) is not your friend. I drove mine the first winter using Dunlops, but continuing to do so didn't seem wise in the long term.
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ditto...the m3's have surprised me greatly with amount of grip in the snow.
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