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So I figured I will get a head start in shopping for winter tires for my 2010 535i xdrive. The tires are a must in the northern part or Canada!

Any suggestions? Which ones do you gents use?

Thanks
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Xdrive? normal all season tires would suffice.
Yeah I know xdrive will be great but mainly in accelerating. I don't think it will make a difference in braking!
Xdrive? normal all season tires would suffice.
check out the dunlop winter sport M3 or the new 3D. I have the M3 on my 535i and have survived the bavarian winters.
winter tires

545i I have a set of Blizzak and they work great
545i I have a set of Blizzak and they work great
check out the dunlop winter sport M3 or the new 3D. I have the M3 on my 535i and have survived the bavarian winters.
Cool, I will check those out! Thanks.
Don't want to open yet another xdrive+all_season vs RWD+snow_tires, but if you plan on driving in the snow you owe yourself a set of snow tires. I am using Dunlop D3 on my X5, never get stuck unless we are talking steep incline (30-grade private road leads to my house) on 1-foot fresh snow (more like I am not going to risk ending in the ditch so I park down the street and walk up).

I am going to order a set for my 535i RWD this fall, I'll suggest you look at tirerack web-site for tests and reviews. If still in doubt, [email protected] will steer you to the right tires, he hangs around this forums as sponsor BTW.
Cool, I will check those out! Thanks.
Agreed on the advantage of snow tires - I have the Nokian Hakkapeliitta (however you would say that!) - no question the car is better off with them than without.

Could not recommend them higher.
I've got a set of Blizzaks on Borbet rims for sale. I'll throw pics up this weekend. Search for my thread.
Thanks for your suggestion. I checked out tirerack and noticed that some tired are labelled as performance snow and others and stud less/snow!

What are performance snow?
Don't want to open yet another xdrive+all_season vs RWD+snow_tires, but if you plan on driving in the snow you owe yourself a set of snow tires. I am using Dunlop D3 on my X5, never get stuck unless we are talking steep incline (30-grade private road leads to my house) on 1-foot fresh snow (more like I am not going to risk ending in the ditch so I park down the street and walk up).

I am going to order a set for my 535i RWD this fall, I'll suggest you look at tirerack web-site for tests and reviews. If still in doubt, [email protected] will steer you to the right tires, he hangs around this forums as sponsor BTW.
Thanks for the info. I will go for some tires for sure.

I've got a set of Blizzaks on Borbet rims for sale. I'll throw pics up this weekend. Search for my thread.
How much are you selling them for?
Do I have to install the TPMS sensors? What will happen if I don't?
You will have to deal with the infamous BMW gong, and I drive warning every time you start the car.
Do I have to install the TPMS sensors? What will happen if I don't?
I have used Michelin Alpin 3 snow tires on my 2010 535 xdrive and they are terrific. There is a noticeable improvement over all season tires.
I have the set listed for $600 on my thread. There's a picture out there as well. Thanks.
What are performance snow?
Do I have to install the TPMS sensors? What will happen if I don't?
Performance has higher speed rating and have a great selection on wider width and lower profile, if you are getting a new rims go get the 17" and just order non-performance they are as good in the snow.

yes you need TPMS, they are $45 each tire.
Cool thanks for the tips.
Performance has higher speed rating and have a great selection on wider width and lower profile, if you are getting a new rims go get the 17" and just order non-performance they are as good in the snow.

yes you need TPMS, they are $45 each tire.
Blizzaks on 535i

My wife has a front wheel drive car with all season tires. Without question, with Blizzaks on the BMW it is much more stable, even with rear wheel drive and turbo. Short of glare ice, I've never felt uncomfortable driving the car with these on it.
+1 :thumbup:
With 17" rims and these tires on my 550, I've had no issues through 2 winters in Winnipeg and 1 in Calgary. We have Blizzaks on our X3 and it's virtually unstoppable with the lower power and xDrive.
check out the dunlop winter sport M3 or the new 3D. I have the M3 on my 535i and have survived the bavarian winters.
Any suggestions for rims? I just want some 17" for the winters.
+1 :thumbup:
With 17" rims and these tires on my 550, I've had no issues through 2 winters in Winnipeg and 1 in Calgary. We have Blizzaks on our X3 and it's virtually unstoppable with the lower power and xDrive.
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