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Old 10-26-2013, 03:39 PM
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Not gone. Not avoiding you. Just didn't realize it had become personal.
It did a little when you started name calling in your replies.

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I don't know whether you're a troll, or just mindless.
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As discussed, there is a difference between not recommended and not allowed..
FAQ Question:Can I use my summer tires in winter?

Michelins answer was pretty clear.

No. These tires are specifically designed for warm weather use. When average daily temperatures are at or below 45* F /7* C, you should make the switch to winter tires.

Pretty hard to play semantics with the word NO.

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As a matter of fact, if you're looking for a link, let's take one from within this subforum:http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...75&postcount=6.
That's nice of them.

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Thanks for the link. Not sure what it has to do with our discussion in this thread?

It does not say what tires where on the 2005 X3. The car does come with all-season tires.

They might even have used a properly equipped PCD X3.

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Seems even BMW themselves engage in negligence by running the PCD program rain, shine, or snow....
Holy Cow! The nerve of those morons, endangering the customers/students like that..
Probably with properly equipped BMWs for the weather conditions.

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I Googled further, but I couldn't determine the number of fatalities caused by Summer tire failures at the PCD. Surely they must be covering it up.
Hopefully none.

"Quebec Research Proves That Winter Tires Save Lives - See more at:


Winter Tire Guide & Review:


Originally Posted by dmatre View Post
You go on and shake with fear if your tires fall below 40F. While you're thawing your tires, I'll be going on with life.
The summer tires are not on the car.

With all the technological advances in tire design I have been wondering about your 36 years of driving?

Could it be just one year of experience repeated 36 times?

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by nepats81 View Post
Hey guys,

I am taking Delivery of my 435i in early january and my car is fitted with summer tires on 19". I am a litte worried about driving the car back to Boston when its that cold out. I will definitely stop and get a hotel if it starts snowing...but if its dry will I be okay on the drive back? My plan is to switch to snow tires once I get home. Thanks!
Not to alarm you but my Conti SSR summer runflats are totally useless when the temperatur drops near or below zero. Tires just spin. If they were all seasons they would manage but not really that well. I have snow tires on right now and we get very little snow here and it is usually mild in winter. Best wishes for a safe drive home and yes, get snows as they are much safer and stop in a shorter distance as long as you are not overdriving conditions.

(formerly lived and wintered and drove in snowy Ottawa, Ontario where snow tires are the LAW
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