Thread: F25 Winter Tire
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      09-05-2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by BMWLVX View Post
I'm considering keeping my 19" M-Sport wheels for the winter. Has anyone done this and how did it go? How was the winter where you live?
I always have a separate full set for winter - you could easily swap it yourself if it gets colder sooner, etc. So 19'' M-Sport is for summer/spring/autumn and 18'' for winter. The last couple of years its been snowing and snow staying for longer than usual. I also drive 1-2 times to Alps, so winter tires are a must for me. By having two sets you save your summer tires above 7 C driving and winter tires for bellow 7 C. Still have to decide whether to go with Dunlop 3D (there is alreadt 4D model, but not yet 'approved' by BMW - no star marking yet on a tire) or Pirelli Sottozero II - had the first Sottozero on my 5 serries and was very happy with it (and I do come originaly from the North, where both winters and winter driving could be very difficult/hard ...