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Old 08-30-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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Winter time?

What do you guys do in the winter? Run the 17's with a snow tire or run a steel 16" rim and snow tires?
Either way what sizes are you guys running on the 16's or the 17's.

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Old 08-30-2004, 12:35 PM   #2
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i think it'd be cheaper to get winter tires for the 16inchers as 17 is considered low pro....no
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Old 08-30-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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That's what I figured.
I'm looking more at issues with ice build up in the wheelwells when running the 17's. Anyone have input on that?
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Old 08-30-2004, 06:23 PM   #4
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Get 16's, and alloys never hurt. Narrow also equals better, so run 205/55/16's (lots of tires in that size also).
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Old 08-30-2004, 08:00 PM   #5
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Run on 16" all seasons

Come on now sure full snows are nice for the 3-4 days you need them. In Southern Ontario snow rarely sits on the roads more than a day. I have run both and find all seasons better for every day driving during our winters
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Old 08-31-2004, 12:01 AM   #6
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Get 16's, and alloys never hurt. Narrow also equals better, so run 205/55/16's (lots of tires in that size also).
I live in Edmonton and make many ski trips to the mountains. I don't plan on stopping now just b/c I have this car...
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Old 09-02-2004, 10:07 PM   #7
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I have a 325ci and when I bought the car with sport package, I purchased some 18 inch style 71s. I took the 17 inch sports, slapped some winters on them and now I run my sport rims in the winter (with 225s all around). They work fine. Edmonton may have more snow but we had a huge storm last year and my car handled it nicely with DSC off
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Old 09-03-2004, 06:37 PM   #8
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last winter I tryed driving in snow with all seasons, lets just say it was a VERY BAD idea
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Old 09-08-2004, 11:59 PM   #9
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i use 17's in the winter with yoko winter tires

they suck... but its not that bad... 17s should be fine, just get blizzacks or something
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Smaller is usually better.. I have 17's cause the 330 can only fit 17s due to the brakes, otherwise I recommend 16s
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Old 09-09-2004, 11:25 PM   #11
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Smaller is usually better.. I have 17's cause the 330 can only fit 17s due to the brakes, otherwise I recommend 16s
At Italia Type 5's fit (the M Contour replicas).
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Old 09-10-2004, 12:02 AM   #12
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i run 17's with winters, 205's all around
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Old 09-10-2004, 07:37 AM   #13
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i run 18" on my x5 in the winter....with 255 all around
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Old 09-13-2004, 01:04 PM   #14
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Winter Time

I run Cheapie 17" alloys with 205/50R17XL Pirelli 210 Snowsports. Tires are LOUD, but work very well. Not too bad on dry pavement either, but loud. The theory is to go with something a little narrower than all-season or summer. Seems to cut through better.
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Old 09-13-2004, 02:03 PM   #15
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I run Cheapie 17" alloys with 205/50R17XL Pirelli 210 Snowsports. Tires are LOUD, but work very well. Not too bad on dry pavement either, but loud. The theory is to go with something a little narrower than all-season or summer. Seems to cut through better.
Have the 210 Snowsports on the E46 here, don't seem very loud by any means. Hardly noticeable at all.
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