Winter Tyres

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    Good luck with ebay :) I sold my last set 3 years ago for less than £200! That's all I could get. Even with my mates rates discount with my dealer they were £1800 3 years earlier. Okay, the tires were in need of change. The tyres I currently have on my winter rims are perfectly good.
     
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    Put some pics on here
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    That’s not a bad shout. I wasn’t sure if people minded items for sale here. Which forum category would be best?
     
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    there is a members classified section on the forums and all items for sale must be placed in there without exception

    to post items for sale you need to be a site supporter which costs £10.00 per year

    www.bmwland.org.uk/members-classifieds.
     
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    I’ve fitted my winters today, yeah I know, a bit late, but I only got them last week. I see most people say winters should be narrower, I wonder why Porsche stick to the same sizes? My summers are 21” 295 rears and 265 fronts, where my winters are 20” but the same widths.
    I am amazed by the difference in ride so far, it’s like a magic carpet
     
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    the comment about ride does not supprise me as l think the 5GT rides better and quieter on the winters l would have thought due to the more aggressive tread pattern the winters would be far noisier but they are not
     
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    Yes, the winters seem quieter too.
     
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    first few days when l put the summers back on the extra noise is very noticeable but you soon get used to them again l might take my wnters off next saturday as the car is going for valet and then MOT so l want the summers cleaned and protected rather than the winters that will be coming off soon
     
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    My summers are ceramic coated, the winters are not. That’s probably the wrong way round.
     
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    same with mine ceramic on the summers nothing on the winters.
    one of my winters needs a refurb due to contact with a kerb in Birmingham when l got squeezed out on a roundabout and caught a rear on a kerb so when that s done l may put ceramic on the winters as well
     
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    I always debate with myself when the best time to switch back to summer tyres. I so far have settled on the end of March. I think the cut off point is about 7c, but try to stick with winters if it more likely to be under 10c than not; the UK average temperature in March is 9c. Also, I remember when we still had snow in April, but hopefully that was a freakish one off.

    I live down a steep hill, hence the concern. I might be luckier if I get wrong this year, as I have xDrive for the first time; although I have no idea how effective it will be on an icy hill. As long as It gets me to the tyre fitters.
     
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    l am in the fortunate position that my car is mainly used for high days and holidays so l dont need to rely on it during the working week and if it is a bit snowy around mid wales the car can stay put and things can be done at a later date so can take the winters off a bit early and get away with it

    not sure how good the X Drive is on ice with summers on maybe somebody with some experience could chip in with their thoughts on this
     
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    I too am interested in this. I never considered winter tyres down here in the south when I had rear wheel drive as I would have just not used the car in the bad weather. However, when I got the Macan and it’s 4 wheel drive I thought it pointless having 4 wheel drive if it cannot be used, hence the winters it now wears. But yet to have any ice or snow experience.
     
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    l have been a big advocate of running winters on rear wheel drive BMW,s for many years and wouldn't run a two wheel drive BM through a winter without them, l have had a few days when the winters have really been a god send and kept me moving when all around were scrabbling for grip and the one that really springs to mind was early December 2018 when l had to go to Birmingham to collect my daughter from University l had a two day window and both days looked horrendous weather wise so we opted for the Saturday and as thought the roads were shocking but the 5GT on winters was very good and driven sensibly it had enough grip to get me to my destination and back

    the one thing that would have been a must have for me when l was looking for a 5GT would have been X Drive but for some reason BMW never offered the 5 GT X Drive in the UK, if l ever bought a 6 GT the top option for me would be X Drive and would not but one without that option
     
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    I previously had an x3 which I had for 4 years and put winters on for one year.
    Currently got an 520 x drive and wife has an X1...both kept on summers.

    Had no real issue in bad weather but always drive to the conditions!
     

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