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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 12-26-2012, 07:06 PM
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Donuts (I mean testing Blizzaks)

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:38 PM
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Don't you love snow tires? Note no skidding - maybe you should try with DTC on or DSC off. I like my LM-60's.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:12 PM
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:36 AM
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awesome pic!

We haven't gotten enough snow to drive on in like 2 years. Global warming I guess.
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I um "tested" my blizzaks yesterday as well.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:23 AM
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Although it was supposed to put her summer-only car, I put Blizzaks on my wife's TT each November and then go back to the summer tires the first week of April. She prefers this to driving our SUV. The Blizzaks turn the car into a great winter driver as it pulls well through the snow and cold. Last winter was a bit warm, unusually so, and the Blizzaks were a little spongy feeling, but otherwise great. I put Continental Winter Contacts on my summer car at the same schedule, and while they feel a bit stiffer, I'm not sure if they would be as good at pulling through the snow (haven't tried yet). Even without snow/ice, I'm a believer in switching out summer high-performance tires when the temps go low and the threat of weather exists.

Nice picture and enjoy the ride!
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:55 PM
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donquixotesque,

I am considering some Blizzaks too. How do you like them?

I am curious as to what size of bluzzaks did you go with? Also, what are you doing in regards to a spare?

Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:10 PM
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17" Blizzak WS70.

I've been driving in a decent amount of slow lately and without any problem. Pretty impressed with them actually. I had never driven a RWD in snow before so I was quite unsure if I should get the RWD or X-drive. Since I wanted a manual, I had to go with the RWD. No complaints so far. The only thing I haven't tried yet is drive on hilly roads which I've heard can be problematic in the snow.

No spare. If I go out of town, I take one of the all season tires just in case...
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:45 PM
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The only thing I haven't tried yet is drive on hilly roads which I've heard can be problematic in the snow.
Zero issue with Blizzaks or other serious snow tire.
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