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06-16-2012, 06:04 PM
Hi Guys

I am new to this forum and i have a BMW 535i with sports package.

I have an issue with my tires and i need some clarifications on it.

My rare tires have completely wear out.

I am planning for winter tires on the rare and leave the factory tires on the front.
Would that effect the performance of the vehicle?

06-16-2012, 06:08 PM
Not a good idea.

"Additionally, drivers should never mix winter tires with all-season/summer tires, or mix run-flat tires with non-run-flat tires."

06-16-2012, 06:20 PM
You probably need a separate set of winter tires and rims for the snow. Then rotate to your stock rims with summer performance tires when the snow clears.
That's what I have for my 535 Sport here in CT.
The winter tires are very hard and noisy, but no way around them in snowy climates. I use Dunlop Wintersports, best in the business for my money.
Summer tires, you have many options.