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Old 10-07-2012, 12:30 PM
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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?


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Old 10-08-2012, 07:45 AM
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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?


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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.

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:55 PM
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Thanks Gary, would the Pirelli Sottozero 2 be suitable? The price is a little lower on those ones in 255/50/17
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:56 PM
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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.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:25 PM
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Nokian Hakkapeliitta is my choice of tires for winter. Superb than Michelin, Continental, or any other.
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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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oops== wrong thread

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