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      07-14-2018, 02:36 AM   #1
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Experience of Bridgestone Blizzards?

Managed to track down 19” wheels but seem to only come with the Bridgestone winter run flats - size 245 50 19.

Reviews seem mixed. Was wondering if the Continental Wintercontacts run flats (same sizes) may be a better option? But for some reason, wheel guy says “they are not compatible _ only Bridgestones approved”.

Im struggling to see whey they can’t be used?

But won’t be a problem if Bridgestone preform ok.
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Where have you tracked down the wheels? Care to share?
“Mrwinterwheels”. http://www.mrwinterwheels.co.uk/


Used them a lot. Wheels not on their site yet; I’ve been emailing them.

Seem to get exact size as BMW approved wheels and claim they come from same factory as BMW ones.

Wheels 8x19 ET30 no spacers required. Wheels take original bolts and do not require rings – these also take the OE BMW caps. Guaranteed fitment.

They offer package with TPMS and all balanced. About £1.6k all in. Seems good to me. Would just have preferred Continental tyres.

Let me know if you need to know more. Hope this helps.

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Here is the wheel they are offering...

https://autec-wheels.de/en/design-pr...ano-black.html
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Managed to track down 19” wheels but seem to only come with the Bridgestone winter run flats - size 245 50 19.

Reviews seem mixed. Was wondering if the Continental Wintercontacts run flats (same sizes) may be a better option? But for some reason, wheel guy says “they are not compatible _ only Bridgestones approved”.

Im struggling to see whey they can’t be used?

But won’t be a problem if Bridgestone preform ok.
I've had a set of Bridgestone Blizzaks and a set of Pirelli Winter Sottozero on different BMWs and I would rate the Blizzaks better in snow. I don't have any experience with Continental DWS.
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I've had a set of Bridgestone Blizzaks and a set of Pirelli Winter Sottozero on different BMWs and I would rate the Blizzaks better in snow. I don't have any experience with Continental DWS.
Thanks for the feedback. Very helpful!

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Thanks for the link 👍
As for the tyres, I’ve found blizzaks better than sottozeros but not as good as Contis or nokians.
Even nankang sv2 are as good as the Pirelli’s.
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I have the Continental Extremewintercontacts on my 235, obviously not the same, but they've been great tires. I picked them because we get a lot of snow, but it doesn't stay on the roads for long. I didn't want Blizzaks or full blown snows that are so-so on dry pavement but excel on snow and ice when it's dry 90% of the time.
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