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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:09 AM
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Dueler HP Summers Hitting Some Snow?

We are getting ready to move, and I was hoping to change from our Blizzaks to our summer treads (Dueler HP). We got the M Sport style 223 wheels with 255/50/19 front and 285/45/19 rear.

My question is: anyone try these summer treads in any light snow or slippery situations? The X5 drivetrain is great, but will these summer treads just spin or should it be ok? Daytime temps in the upper 30s, but could hit a little snow I think.

I'm sure the Blizzaks staying on is the safe way to go, but any other experience would be appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:08 AM
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I drove my Bridgestone summers with 20's up in Mammoth - light snow. It drove fine but I took it really easy and gave myself some stopping instance. The summers do slide if you make any sudden stops. I tested this at a stop sign and sure enough, I slid right past sign.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:02 AM
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I was slow to get the Pirelli Scorpion Winters on the X5M and had a few exciting moments with a new set of 'Stone Duelers. Certainly not as good as the Conti M+S stock tires on the GF's X5 but if you are careful it will move and stop.

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:31 PM
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:14 PM
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Currently have a dealer or credible indy 5 minutes from my door. New house is 1 1/2 hours from dealer to my door. Trying to determine risk/benefit. Not trying to be stupid. Take a lesson from others' experience and learn. Instead of posting stupid.

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:17 PM
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We are getting ready to move, and I was hoping to change from our Blizzaks to our summer treads (Dueler HP). We got the M Sport style 223 wheels with 255/50/19 front and 285/45/19 rear.

My question is: anyone try these summer treads in any light snow or slippery situations? The X5 drivetrain is great, but will these summer treads just spin or should it be ok? Daytime temps in the upper 30s, but could hit a little snow I think.

I'm sure the Blizzaks staying on is the safe way to go, but any other experience would be appreciated.
My snow tires are staying on until April at the earliest.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:55 PM
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We were just hit with about an inch of snow early morning and the 20" H/P Sport Duelers worked fine. Of course, this was fresh snow and the probably not much ice build-up on the roads yet.
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