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      10-14-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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Goodyear Winter Tyre Recommendations / Advice

I'm looking for a set of winter/snow tyres for an E46 M3 in Scotland.

Firstly, I have picked up a set of 18" OEM M3 Alloys, to fit over winter rather using than my 19" CSL's.

I'm considering stepping down the rear width by 10mm to give myself a wider choice of tyres. Therefore I would be looking at using 225/45/18 on the Front, and 245/40/18 (rather than 255) on the Rear.

I prefer Goodyear tyres as a rule, so I am swaying towards the Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance winter tyres. Does anyone else have any experience of using these tyres on snow/ice/dry roads?

Other tyres I have considered have been the Nokian WR G2's, the Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme, and the Dunlop Winter Sport M3. I've also considered the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3, but they are very expensive compared to the others.

Can anyone reassure me that the Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance is a good tyre, and that using 225/45/18, and 245/40/18 won't cause any problems? I'm asking so many questions as I can't find any tests for performance winter tyres online. Thanks in advance.