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      11-18-2012, 05:02 PM   #23
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Thanks. I'm going to be swapping out my tires next weekend for the winter. Got the WRG2s and I'm afraid because it's an all season that it wont run as well in the snow as the blizzaks I have on my e36.
Blizzaks is what I ordered from Tire Rack for my not yet delivered 2013 E92 M3.
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      11-18-2012, 05:11 PM   #24
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Hi guys, I'm looking for some winter tires for my m3. I'm planning to use my current 19' HREs but don't know what's the best sizes for 19s. I searched on tirerack it suggests 235/35 19 and 255/35/19 but I've seen people say that 255/35/19 and 275/35/19 work better? BTW my car's lowered.
I'm also looking for advise on which brand to choose. The Dunlop sport 3d or the bridgestone LM60?
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
By the way OP. Thinner tires are better for the snow if that's what you're looking for
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      11-18-2012, 09:26 PM   #25
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You don't have to feel sorry ... Seattle drivers have no winter driving credibility with me j/k
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      11-19-2012, 12:04 PM   #26
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I just ordered the Dunlops. Hope they don't suck.
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      11-19-2012, 12:13 PM   #27
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I just ordered the Dunlops. Hope they don't suck.
The Dunlops are one of the best Winter tires.
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      11-19-2012, 02:24 PM   #28
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For those that have installed the 255/35/19(Front) and 275/35/19 (rear) Blizzak LM-60's, do you notice any rubbing or fitment issues?

I also placed an order for a set of winters to mount on the OEM 220M's but am having 2nd thoughts.

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      11-19-2012, 03:33 PM   #29
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Hey man I just replaced my rear Dunlop 3D's with Vredestein Wintracs - but only the rears and kept my 3D's up front.
The car is practically useless and almost dangerous in the dry now!! I was like WTF this can't be right, so I checked and tried changing the PSI, but it still drives shitty! it tram lines like no other, and handles almost like a bus now, with the rear end going everywhere, feeling super wobbly!

Im thinking since I read good reviews of the Vredes everywhere, it has to be something with them not matching with the front 3D's? Like somehow this upset the whole balance in the car?

very noticeable weird and scary behavior when accelerating, coming onto freeways, changing lanes or getting on on-ramps!

how do you feel your handles on asphalt / in the dry w Vredes on all 4?
This is probably a result of the mix-n-match setup as you have speculated. The 3D is a good tire on its own, and the Vreds probably are too (no first-hand experience with them so that's why I say probably), but they may just not get along well together.

This is a good example of why it is always best to match all 4 tires. Sometimes a mix works out, other times it becomes a mess.
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I have 19" x 9.5" winter wheels with Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II in 265/35R19. I know Pirelli's winter tires occasionally get knocked on the forum, but I've been very happy with how they perform. The nice thing about this tire is it comes in tons of sizes; many more sizes than the other manufacturers.
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For those that have installed the 255/35/19(Front) and 275/35/19 (rear) Blizzak LM-60's, do you notice any rubbing or fitment issues?

I also placed an order for a set of winters to mount on the OEM 220M's but am having 2nd thoughts.

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255 will fit on the front just fine as long as you do not have spacers or custom lowering. 275 should never be an issue on the rear as long as the wheel offsets are reasonable.
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For those that have installed the 255/35/19(Front) and 275/35/19 (rear) Blizzak LM-60's, do you notice any rubbing or fitment issues?

I also placed an order for a set of winters to mount on the OEM 220M's but am having 2nd thoughts.

Thanks.
As Ben said, no problem with these sizes. No clearance issues at all with them on my stock ZCP wheels.
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I have 19" x 9.5" winter wheels with Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II in 265/35R19. I know Pirelli's winter tires occasionally get knocked on the forum, but I've been very happy with how they perform. The nice thing about this tire is it comes in tons of sizes; many more sizes than the other manufacturers.
+1 to the Pirelli's. Respectable winter tire for sure.
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