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sl8tr 10-07-2012 12:30 PM

Winter tire choice
 
Hi, I have a 2007 550i non sport model. I live in the BC lower mainland just east of Vancouver, the winter weather is mostly very wet but we can have some occasional heavy snow. I mostly drive on the highway to and from work around 70km round trip with some hills and curves on the way.

Is there a tire that is good on snow and ice but still has good wet weather ability?


Thanks!

Gary@Tirerack 10-08-2012 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sl8tr (Post 7119232)
Hi, I have a 2007 550i non sport model. I live in the BC lower mainland just east of Vancouver, the winter weather is mostly very wet but we can have some occasional heavy snow. I mostly drive on the highway to and from work around 70km round trip with some hills and curves on the way.

Is there a tire that is good on snow and ice but still has good wet weather ability?


Thanks!

Yes, many winter tires also have very good wet traction. In particular the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 does well for a performance oriented winter tire. For something to use in more severe snow conditions I like the Blizzak WS70 and Michelin Xice Xi2.

Winter http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AB2&...nter/index.jsp

sl8tr 10-08-2012 01:55 PM

Thanks Gary, would the Pirelli Sottozero 2 be suitable? The price is a little lower on those ones in 255/50/17

sl8tr 10-08-2012 01:56 PM

meant 225/50/17

Gary@Tirerack 10-09-2012 08:35 AM

Yes, the Sotto Zero Serie 2 does indeed have good wet traction but will be step down in snow and ice traction over the other winter tires in this size.

ktnamja 10-24-2012 10:25 PM

Nokian Hakkapeliitta is my choice of tires for winter. Superb than Michelin, Continental, or any other.

whazzup 11-11-2012 02:55 PM

oops== wrong thread

lgr122 11-12-2012 02:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktnamja (Post 7156437)
Nokian Hakkapeliitta is my choice of tires for winter. Superb than Michelin, Continental, or any other.

+1 That's what i have under my e46 also.


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