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    Summer tires in snow

    2010 335i with summer runflat tires, should i buy winter tires or all weather

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    Snowflake only way to go

    Let's take two things into consideration:
    1) where you live and how much snow you drive on. If you just want to get home, and don't intend to drive in snow regularly, all seasons might be enough.
    2) 300 ft-lbs of torque. It's too much for all season tires if you have the least hill in the way of getting home.

    Here's a link to try to decide.

    FYI, my son has Pilot Alpine PA3's on his 335i. He needs to drive to the ski area 15-20 times a season on snow.

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    Re: Snowflake only way to go

    Queens New york

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    Re: Snowflake only way to go

    I had Blizzaks on my '02 325ci and they were excellent. Now have 17" Dunlop Sport M winter tires on my '06 330ci and they have been VG as well and also decent ride on dry pavement. Just put them on 1 week before the snow storm last week. I live in hilly North-West NJ and wouldn't dare not have winter ties on Dec-March'02 325ci 5-speed
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    335 may have one of two different tire types......

    If you have the sport package you have performance radials which are simply deadly in the snow. I drove on them once last winter and parked the car after going about six blocks and never obtaining traction.

    The standard tires on the 335 are allweather radials. I replaced my performance tires with a high quality Goodyear Eagle F1s allweathers which proved to be more than adequate in a pretty snowy Chicago winter.

    I made this choice because I did not care to continue to drive on the runflats in the summer due to the noise and all the rest. Also I had limited storage capacity for a second set of wheels, which would be required for snows.

    Incidentally, when driving in snow, the traction control should be desensitized (go to DTC by pushing the control button) which allows you to slip a little and get rolling. Otherwise the traction control will shut you down. See your manual regarding DSC.

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    Just like boots in Winter, sandals in Summer....

    Advise dedicated winter tires Dec 1- Apr 1, then switch to summer performance tires for the other 2/3 of the year. If you want to compromise and give up some performance year round, you could use Max Performance All-Season tires as your only tires.2009 E90 335i
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    Geez, thanks......

    Did you actually read my post? Can you read?

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    Re: Geez, thanks......

    Your advice was read and appreciated, but I chose the Michelin tires because they are rated higher than the Goodyear F1.

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    I wasn't geezing you.....

    I was geezing the sandals guy.

    I'm sure the Michelins are fine.

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    Made a decision to buy: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus 225/40/18 and 225/35/18 replacing my runflats

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    Hope you still have time to see the C&D

    current issue which tests four tires for ice and snow performance. The Michelin PS A/S is the low ranking tire. The Michelin X-Ice kills!
    There are two other Michelin in between the high and low to pick from. The A/S are practically summer tires.

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    So how do you like the Michelin A/S Sports as compared to the stock runflats? We are considering replacing ours, too.

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    Re: Summer tires in snow

    Excellent - Completely change the ride and feel of the car.

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