Winter Tyre Compilation

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Re: WINTER WHEELS + TYRES FOR B5

Post by Kyle » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:08 am

mike finch wrote:
Kyle
thanks for the info. yes the only other wheels that fit are the 18 inch classics, these are £2500 incl. VAT but i could not get any winter tyres at all to fit them and most tyre dealers are looking at february before any stock arrives.
so maybe i could get a fiat panda 4 x 4 for the same amount of money for wheels and tyres (£4000) and maybe some fun as well without worrying too much if things went a bit a pear shaped.

Mike Finch :lol: :lol:
No problem Mike, http://www.mytyres.co.uk these lot have warehouses in Europe, give them a call and see if they've got The Vreds for your 19"
http://bit.ly/ewayHR They are great value and I only hear positive things about those tyres... if your in the UK the small size difference should be no issue.

The cheap car, that is an option too :)

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Post by b10brian » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:59 pm

Charles
B3S Touring (E46)
Wheels - secondhand set of 17" E46 wheels from Ebay (£175)
Tyres - Michelin Primacy Alpin 225/40/17 (£660)

Scorchio
B3 3.3 (E46)
Wheels - RC Design RC02 (free with purchase of car)
Tyres - Michelin Pilot Alpin 225/45/17 (free)

Misko
BMW 118d
Wheels - 16" standard but should have gotten steel rims as it costs ~£80 for two fittings and removals per year!!!
Tyres - Goodyear Ultra Grip 7+ 195/55/16 from mytyres.co.uk (~£300)

ChrisLux
B8 4.6 Touring (E36)
Wheels & tyres from Ebay.de - 17'' Softlines with Michelin Pilot Alpin
225/45x17 Eur400
(205/45x17 normally recommended for B
(When the Michelin's wear out I will replace with Continental ContiSport
M&S which I've had on my last 2 E36's,E39 and E53 and would thoroughly recommend)

vblanche
D3 touring (E91)
wheels : set of genuine BMW 17" alloys from Ebay (£400)
tyres:Michelin Primacy alpin PA3 91H 225/45R17

IAM Joe
D3 MT (E90)
Wheels: Secondhand E-bay - E90 BMW 17" (£300)
Tyres: 225/50 R17 (98V) XL - Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme (£564) from Tyremen

PÃ¥ Taket
D3 MT (E90)
Steel wheels and Nokian WR G2 205/55 R16 91H M&S
Complete package from Delticom (www.mytyres.co.uk) £520 delivered.

X5 xDrive 35d (E70)
Unused 18" alloys off upgraded vehicle from bmminiparts £800.
Vredestein Wintrac 4 Extreme 255/55 R18 109V M&S XL from Camskill£420 delivered plus £50 local fit / balance

Darmstadt (B3BT)
Wheels: 8x18" Alpina Classics (summer is 9x19" Alpina Dynamics)
Tyres: Michelin Pilot Sport 2 M+S 235/40R18 (summer are also Michelin Sport Pilot 2 245/35ZR19 and 265/35ZR19)

Simon1397 (B10 3.3 Touring)
Wheels: second-hand 7 x 16" BMW Turbine alloys from e-bay for £170
Tyres: Avon Ice Touring ST winter tyres 225/55 R16 for £109 each

Estoril Sport (B3 BT)
Wheels Alpina Classic 8 x 18" Tyres - 235/40 R18 95V M+S Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 For all four wheels. Bought as a set from Sytners

thomas V8 (e39 528 touring)B10 v8 Garaged Smile
16" bmw turbines.
Tyres: Copper Weather-master snow tyres, 225/55 R16 95V Winter tyres.
£460.00 fitted Via Elite-direct in Essex

B10Brian (B10 3.3 Touring)
Wheels: second-hand 7 x 16" BMW Turbine alloys from e-bay for £75!
Tyres: Michelin Alpin and Wintrac 225/55 R16
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Post by MarkEG » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:27 pm

Haven't seen any roadster owners posting tyres on here - mine is still stuck behind a bank of snow (albeit under cover) so have been driving a more 'dispensable' car the past few weeks :)
Anyone ever heard of a winter wheel/tyre combination for roadsters? Summer tyres are definitely entertaining with the current conditions.... : :shock:
now gone: Alpina Roadster S, #108

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Post by MikeRSR » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:14 pm

another to add to the list.

MikeRSR (D3 MT Touring in Black)
Wheels: BMW OEM 17" refinished in BMW Graphite
Tyres: 225/45/17 Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme

Now at last I can drive over potholes, let alone through snow and ice!
cheers, Mike
D3 Touring no: 230

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Tyre Pressures for winter tyres

Post by Longhaul » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:30 pm

Hi Charles,
Followed your starter thread on winter tyres last year. I have a D3 (2006) with 19" tyres so needed 17" rims. I got s/h M3 wheels off Ebay @ £240 and in October obtained Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme from Mytyres: 205/45 91V front and 225/45 91V rear. Total £640-ish.
Anyone any idea what pressures these should be at? The Vredestein site shows 3.2bar front and 2.8 bar rear. But that seems excessively high.

Regards
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Re: Tyre Pressures for winter tyres

Post by Broch » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:11 pm

Longhaul wrote:Anyone any idea what pressures these should be at? The Vredestein site shows 3.2bar front and 2.8 bar rear. But that seems excessively high.
Fronts are 2.6, with the rears at 3.1 bar.
The drivers door pillar has all the recommended pressures for various sizes
HTH's


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Post by Longhaul » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:08 pm

Thanks Broch
I'll get them inflated some more!

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Post by Ikule » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:33 pm

Bit late to this party but here's mine added


B3S Touring (E46)
Wheels - secondhand set of 17" E46 wheels from Ebay (£175)
Tyres - Michelin Primacy Alpin 225/40/17 (£660)

Scorchio
B3 3.3 (E46)
Wheels - RC Design RC02 (free with purchase of car)
Tyres - Michelin Pilot Alpin 225/45/17 (free)

Misko
BMW 118d
Wheels - 16" standard but should have gotten steel rims as it costs ~£80 for two fittings and removals per year!!!
Tyres - Goodyear Ultra Grip 7+ 195/55/16 from mytyres.co.uk (~£300)

ChrisLux
B8 4.6 Touring (E36)
Wheels & tyres from Ebay.de - 17'' Softlines with Michelin Pilot Alpin
225/45x17 Eur400
(205/45x17 normally recommended for B
(When the Michelin's wear out I will replace with Continental ContiSport
M&S which I've had on my last 2 E36's,E39 and E53 and would thoroughly recommend)

vblanche
D3 touring (E91)
wheels : set of genuine BMW 17" alloys from Ebay (£400)
tyres:Michelin Primacy alpin PA3 91H 225/45R17

IAM Joe
D3 MT (E90)
Wheels: Secondhand E-bay - E90 BMW 17" (£300)
Tyres: 225/50 R17 (98V) XL - Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme (£564) from Tyremen

PÃ¥ Taket
D3 MT (E90)
Steel wheels and Nokian WR G2 205/55 R16 91H M&S
Complete package from Delticom (www.mytyres.co.uk) £520 delivered.

X5 xDrive 35d (E70)
Unused 18" alloys off upgraded vehicle from bmminiparts £800.
Vredestein Wintrac 4 Extreme 255/55 R18 109V M&S XL from Camskill£420 delivered plus £50 local fit / balance

Darmstadt (B3BT)
Wheels: 8x18" Alpina Classics (summer is 9x19" Alpina Dynamics)
Tyres: Michelin Pilot Sport 2 M+S 235/40R18 (summer are also Michelin Sport Pilot 2 245/35ZR19 and 265/35ZR19)

Simon1397 (B10 3.3 Touring)
Wheels: second-hand 7 x 16" BMW Turbine alloys from e-bay for £170
Tyres: Avon Ice Touring ST winter tyres 225/55 R16 for £109 each

Estoril Sport (B3 BT)
Wheels Alpina Classic 8 x 18" Tyres - 235/40 R18 95V M+S Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 For all four wheels. Bought as a set from Sytners

thomas V8 (e39 528 touring)B10 v8 Garaged Smile
16" bmw turbines.
Tyres: Copper Weather-master snow tyres, 225/55 R16 95V Winter tyres.
£460.00 fitted Via Elite-direct in Essex

B10Brian (B10 3.3 Touring)
Wheels: second-hand 7 x 16" BMW Turbine alloys from e-bay for £75!
Tyres: Michelin Alpin and Wintrac 225/55 R16

Ikule (Steve C) B10 3.2
Wheels: Style 37 M-parallel Replica's New from E-bay 8"x18" Fr 9"x18" Rr
Tyres: 225/40 R18 92V XL Nokian's 255/35 R18 95V XL Falken HS439 MyTyres.co.uk
Steve C



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Post by E24man » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:05 am

Anyone back into their summer shoes yet? I'm thinking this week or next.

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Post by Broch » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:25 pm

I was hoping to get mine back on this time home, but looking at the weather forecast for our area doesn't provide much hope.
Snow/wind and minus temps for tonight and tomorrow.... :cry:


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Post by E24man » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:12 pm

Average daily temperatures in Yorkshire have been tipping the 7 degree mark so I might change the wheels this weekend - if it ever stops feckin' raining :roll:

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Post by E24man » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:23 pm

E24man wrote:Average daily temperatures in Yorkshire have been tipping the 7 degree mark so I might change the wheels this weekend - if it ever stops feckin' raining :roll:
Update: It stopped raining so I'm back on my staggered 19" Alpinas and summer tyres :D

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Post by Charles » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:38 am

Changed over to summer tyres on the 320i (the one with the enormous spoiler) this evening.

Mind you, this was because I picked up a puncture on one of the winters :evil: and I wasn't prepared to scoot up and down the M40 at 50mph on the spacesaver for the next few days until I can get to my friends at Charlett Tyres.

I'm hoping that it is repairable because, after two seasons and the best part of 15k miles, there is still 5mm of tread on all four tyres. Who said that winter tyres wear out more quickly?
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Post by Misko » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:10 pm

Charles wrote: I'm hoping that it is repairable because, after two seasons and the best part of 15k miles, there is still 5mm of tread on all four tyres. Who said that winter tyres wear out more quickly?
Don't forget that that's only 1mm before they are due to be changed
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Post by Charles » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:43 pm

Misko wrote:
Charles wrote: I'm hoping that it is repairable because, after two seasons and the best part of 15k miles, there is still 5mm of tread on all four tyres. Who said that winter tyres wear out more quickly?
Don't forget that that's only 1mm before they are due to be changed
On what basis? I used to work in marketing myself ...

I plan to change them when I start to get a noticeable reduction in performance. This may well be at 4mm but until I feel that they aren't doing what I want them to do then I will make use of the current rubber.
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Renault Grand Espace - not mine but the wife's!

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