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      03-05-2017, 09:06 PM   #1
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Summer/Winter or All-Season?

I've just purchased a used 2016 M235x and the prev owner upgraded to BMW M-Perf 19" wheels - which came with Pirelli P-Zero. I understand these are summer tires?

While summer is upon us (even though its 23F outside! I'm in MA) - I was wondering:

Do most folks here do All-Season year round? Or do some of you do winter/summer?

While I have AWD - I live out in the woods and drive a good 20 miles on backroads every day.
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      03-10-2017, 10:53 AM   #2
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My opinion is that you can get around just fine with all season tires. I had a 328i coupe before my m240i with all seasons and it got my around. Never lost traction, unless I wanted it to slide a bit. That being said, the m235i and m240i is a heck a lot quicker than my old car. I'm going to get summer tires and use the stock all season in the winter.

If I were you, I'd keep the summers for the summer and get snow tires for the winter.

Another thing to consider is how often your back roads get plowed and treated. I live in a populated suburb of Boston so there usually not more than a few inches on the ground before it gets plowed, salted and driven on by others.

I drive 80% highways, in crappy crappy traffic on 128.
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      03-10-2017, 11:23 AM   #3
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i have 3 sets.

Summer, track, and winter.
All seasons will work fine for most winter weather.
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      03-10-2017, 01:27 PM   #4
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You could get by with Chuck Taylors all year. Why would you?
You don't wear all-season shoes.
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I'm a huge fan of my Michelin pilot sport a/s 3. it blows the living shyyt out of all other competitors (per tire rack). give us a look.

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Definitely get a set of winter wheels and tires from tire rack. Great piece of mind for $1500.
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      03-10-2017, 08:26 PM   #7
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I ordered my car with the Michelin PSS's and bought another set of rims with Michelin Alpine's for the winter.

I've always had all season tires on past cars and never had trouble (although ultra-high performance all-seasons are awfully fun in the snow). However, all season tires don't perform as well as a dedicated summer / winter tire. With this car, I didn't want to compromise performance on dry pavement so I went with the PSS's. That, in turn, forced my hand into getting a second set of tires, as Michelin states that the PSS's should not be driven in prolonged temps below 40deg F.
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      03-14-2017, 04:42 PM   #8
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Alright alright alright.....snow tires it is.

In fact with the blizzard today - I shoulda gotten them for this year too! Thanks guys!
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      03-15-2017, 09:16 AM   #9
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Snow tires are obviously better and the way to go if you daily your car that being said I ve been getting around with my pirelli all seasons for the last couple years til i gave up parked the 235 in the garage and got a truck for the winter since ground clearance with the 235 seemed to be the biggest problem in snowy conditions
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