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      11-19-2012, 12:07 PM   #5
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Drives: 2009 135i TiAg 6mt M-Sport
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Charlotte, NC

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I agree with Nifty above. Any where that has real snow, you should go for winter tires. Any of those states you mentioned, I would have snow tires for winters. I live in Charlotte, NC and we don't have much of a winter, but I use the Conti DWS for November thru March do to cold temps. We some times get some snow (mainly ice) and the DWS are just ok to get by. I also concur any wear on these bring them to only dry and wet and not snow.

I would get rid of the 225s on 8.5" wheels. Kind of streatched even though Conti indicated rim width range of 7.5-9" is ok. Optimal is 8"

Last edited by Cisitalia; 11-20-2012 at 12:12 PM.