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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:07 PM
blndfayth blndfayth is offline
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My Michelin Primacy All Seasons have been great in NH winters. Lots of snow and temps to 30 below!
no doubt that ur all seasons work great but winters are by far the choice if u need to travel in a blizzard remember 06 thats the last blizzard i had to drive my wife to gloucester in before we moved to nj

seriously made all the difference getting out from behind slow movers plow trucks and a few inches of some really slippery stuff on 128
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:00 PM
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no doubt that ur all seasons work great but winters are by far the choice if u need to travel in a blizzard remember 06 thats the last blizzard i had to drive my wife to gloucester in before we moved to nj

seriously made all the difference getting out from behind slow movers plow trucks and a few inches of some really slippery stuff on 128
I agree if you can do it the best is summers and dedicated snows. I just don't want 2 sets of wheels or to swap tires. For me, the Michelin Primacy's have provided the best middle ground between the two.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:13 PM
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I don't really want two sets of wheels and tires either, but in my case that seems to be the way to go. Any recommendations for a source other than my dealer? TireRack.com? GetBMWparts.com? Someone else?
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:42 AM
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because of our need to get to hospital come hell, high water or drift snow I've always had a set of summers/winters for all of our cars/SUV's.

My Mazdaspeed did pretty well with four Blizzaks on them last winter but there were two "storms" in MD last year that the front of my car almost got stuck on a snow mount in the middle of an intersection created by a snow plow. Luckily I was able to pick up speed enough to barely get over it.

I do plan on summer set and winter set for the X3 when I get it. For my wife's and my last four vehicles I've purchased our winter set from tire-rack. I have 17" steelies on my mazda speed and have a nice set of the cheapest alum for the 17" winters on my wife's Sorento.

The reason I'm a snow tire snob is because I had a set of Summer UHP on my old 2003 330i ZHP in Clarion, PA where I was on a rotation and it unexpectidly snowed and the tires turned to solid blocks of ice and I was stranded in my parking spot (didn't even make it out of my parking space) for a week I had to have someone shuttle me.

Not just the tread, the compound is quintessentially important.
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