Welcome to Bimmerfest.
Glad you are a fellow D owner from Toronto.
Yes I did consider ordering from TireRack in the US but end up buying local.
I got Hankook Icebear W409 (non RF) with alloys (made in China) complete with installation/balancing and HST for CAD$1,050.00 compared to CAD$3,559.50 quoted by the BMW dealer.
So far these tires got me through a couple of hours of ice + snow in the last snow storm.
But lately there is not much snow to worry about.
These few days will be even warmer as the temps will rise above freezing.
Heck it's almost Spring like!
And they call this the great white North!
We seem to be missing all the snow that the US is getting!
I went without without snow tires last year as we hardly had any snow fall too.
But thought I'd get snow tires on my second year with my D as I did not want to take any more risks since it a RWD.
2013 E350 BlueTec
2011 VW Jetta TDI
Last edited by DC-IT; 12-29-2010 at 04:30 AM.