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Old 11-23-2011, 02:10 PM   #16
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It's competitive in terms of dry/wet/ice, but it'll give up a bit in deep snow. If you drive on plowed routes go for the Eurowinter and save some coin. If you're on roads too treacherous for the Falken you should probably be running a non-performance winter anyway (like the X-Ice2 or Altimax Arctic).
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:45 PM   #17
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It's competitive in terms of dry/wet/ice, but it'll give up a bit in deep snow. If you drive on plowed routes go for the Eurowinter and save some coin. If you're on roads too treacherous for the Falken you should probably be running a non-performance winter anyway (like the X-Ice2 or Altimax Arctic).
Thanks for the feedback.. perhaps I don't regret my purchase so much after-all... after seeing you rip that little M coupe around the DDT Track at Mosport I'd say that you know what you're talking about - I would've been out more often if my brakes weren't garbage and faded every 2-3 laps

When I first got them I was skeptical because they don't look like a very aggressive winter for sure (compare the tread to something like the W409) but went with it for the good reviews on dry/wet handling. But I have a winter beater '99 Honda Accord so the Bimmer is mostly a weekend car, so i figured they would fit the part.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:17 AM   #18
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Thanks, were you in your E90? I remember a [quick] 323i but I don't recall a 325 there.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:20 AM   #19
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Yup I was there in my E90.. on the far right side of the pits
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:06 PM   #20
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Nice, grab some new pads and let's go lapping next season. Why does it seem so far away?
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:47 PM   #21
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Nice, grab some new pads and let's go lapping next season. Why does it seem so far away?
Yeah.. I have my mind set on a set of HP+ pads and some dot 4 fluid for next summer that should stand up to light tracking and a good daily drive. Any recommendations of where I should look to buy them from?
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:16 PM   #22
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I wouldn't suggest HP+ for daily driving (lots of dust and noise). HPS if anything.
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:15 AM   #23
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Got the Eurowinters installed today, price is right and so far in the dry they are exactly what I was looking for in a winter.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:17 PM   #24
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Took my Eurowinters out in the snow the last few days.. I'd give them a 5/10 for snow/ice conditions and a 9/10 for cold dry performance.
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Yeah, they are not that impressive in the snow and ice compared to the blizzak ws-50's I had on my e30 back in the day, but once you get out onto cleared roads they are perfectly acceptable, especially when you consider the pricepoint.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:42 PM   #26
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in deep snow add some poundage to the rear over the suspension. 60-70lbs should be plenty to give you traction
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The rear isn't the problem, the issue is that the sidewalls don't have the typical snow tire saw teeth on the edges which promotes lateral grip when the front wheels are turned. These behave in deep snow much like a good all season, and I'd wager that the top all seasons available today aren't much worse in the deep snow as this tire is. But in exchange you get excellent dry and wet performance, and on warm days such as we've been having I can drive my car as if I had summers on (with reduced grip occurring mainly due to reduced section width).
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The rear isn't the problem, the issue is that the sidewalls don't have the typical snow tire saw teeth on the edges which promotes lateral grip when the front wheels are turned. These behave in deep snow much like a good all season, and I'd wager that the top all seasons available today aren't much worse in the deep snow as this tire is. But in exchange you get excellent dry and wet performance, and on warm days such as we've been having I can drive my car as if I had summers on (with reduced grip occurring mainly due to reduced section width).
Yup, you hit the nail square on the head with this. They are just as good as all-seasons in deep soft fresh snow. You will be spinning rubber.

But the dry-performance is seriously seriously seriously impressive - perfect for the kind of winter we are having this year. They are meant for cold-dryish days and they perform flawlessly - but if you do happen to get stuck in a snow squal.. they'll get the job done enough to get you home. Just keep both hands on the wheel!
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