Winter Tyres

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  1. 10 Oct 2018 at 2:53 PM #1
    renny

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    After having to park the M2 in the garage for 2 weeks last winter due to the weather, I've decided I'm going down the route of winter tyres.


    I'm going to either swap them over on the OEM 437m rims or get a second set of wheels for the winter - still undecided on this.

    Tyres choices are few and far between at present. Only Michelin Alpin's being BMW rated is a problem as they're extortionately priced.

    I'm looking at some Continental's which are rated well and are a decent price, however in the 265 sizing, there is very little choice and the only ones I can find are MO rated.

    Now I know they can be used but has anybody had any experience of using Mercedes rated tyres on their BMW?


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  2. 10 Oct 2018 at 3:05 PM #2
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    I am using the Michelin PA4 and they are great (245/35/19 and 285/30/19, so slightly different sizes to the M3/M4). My tyre shop (who owns a supercharged E39 M5) advised against Continentals, my second choice and cheaper than the Michelins, as they "didn't feel right", but I have no direct experience with these.

    Both Nokians and Hankooks have a good reputation, the latter in particular for winter tyres given its Finnish origin, so if the price is right, it may be a good choice. Either way, a decent winter tyre will be vastly superior to the very best summer tyre in the intended conditions.
     
  3. 10 Oct 2018 at 5:22 PM #3
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    I've had Nokian's on a previous car and they were fantastic but they don't do 265's unfortunately, otherwise I'd go for them.
     
  4. 10 Oct 2018 at 6:15 PM #4
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    As I'm just about to buy some winter wheels and tyres myself...do you have to fit tyre pressure sensors or will normal valves do the job ?
     
  5. 10 Oct 2018 at 6:45 PM #5
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    Yes you need the tpms.

    I’ve got a full setup for sale with tpms fitted.

    The f8* M3 and M4 use the same wheels as your M2 so will be fine on yours.

    http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=203617
     
  6. 10 Oct 2018 at 8:48 PM #6
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    I'm using 225/45/17 Pirelli.

    But, on an e46 330ci...
     

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