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Re: Winter Tires (archive)

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Posted by Brent on October 26, 2000 at 07:25:29:

In Reply to: Winter Tires posted by Arjun on October 25, 2000 at 15:54:53:

After my experiences last year, I figure I need winter tires (I have a 740i - Sport Package). My BMW service center recommends Michelins - does anyone have any experience with these, or do you recommend the Blizzaks that seem to get all the press. Also, do they really make that much difference for the price - I am being quoted $950 for the set with steel wheels and covers. Thanks in advance.

I have the 750iL with the sport package and have been looking also. I will be getting the Michelin Arctic Alpin, the also make a Pilot Alpin version. The Pilot gives up some winter traction in favor of dry road perf. The Blizzak has a failing in my opinion, once the tread is half worn the rubber compound changes and the tire loses much of its effectiveness. The Michelins are good through the whole treadlife. $950 for steel wheels and tires is steep. That is what I have been looking to pay for Michelins on alloy wheels. The Tire Rack will sell you steel wheels and tires for about $600. Shop around a bit more.

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