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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:03 PM
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Winter tire recommendations?

Hello all!
So I'm looking to order some winter tires and am leaning towards the Blizzaks. Friend was saying just to do the rear tires since its rear wheel drive but I compelled to do all four.
I've an 05 645 sport. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:53 PM
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I would definitely do blizzaks on all four......I've also had the Michelin X-ice Xi2 tires.

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Old 11-18-2012, 05:18 PM
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I just got a set of Michelin PA2 for my winter ride and I love them. Quiet, great on snow, good in dry. Plus Michelin has a roadside program where they come tow you up to 150 miles for 3 years. Nice when you don't have a spare.

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:48 PM
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Are you in Anchorage, as in the place that got 134" of snow last year? Do they not have some sort of requirement to use studded tires up there?

In any event I would install snows at all 4 corners. It is plain crazy to install snows on the rear only. When you brake 90% of the stopping is happening with the front tires so you really want snows up front.

If you are in Anchorage and want a heavy duty true snow then I would go for Bridgestone Blizzak WS70/WS60 or the Nokian Hakkapeliitta snows.

If you are driving south of the 49th parallel in an urban area (ie mainly in a large city) then I would go for a more sporty snow tire like Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 or the Pirelli Winter Sottozero.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:54 PM
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Are you in Anchorage, as in the place that got 134" of snow last year? Do they not have some sort of requirement to use studded tires up there?

In any event I would install snows at all 4 corners. It is plain crazy to install snows on the rear only. When you brake 90% of the stopping is happening with the front tires so you really want snows up front.

If you are in Anchorage and want a heavy duty true snow then I would go for Bridgestone Blizzak WS70/WS60 or the Nokian Hakkapeliitta snows.

If you are driving south of the 49th parallel in an urban area (ie mainly in a large city) then I would go for a more sporty snow tire like Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 or the Pirelli Winter Sottozero.
Funny thing, it hasn't snowed too much yet. And yeah, I was leaning towards 4 from the onset, but I always give people benefit of doubt when it comes to cars.

Thanks for the help.
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