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      12-21-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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135i and All Season Tires?

I want to buy a 135i but I need to put all season tires on. I called tire rack and they don't have any all seasons that fit the tire set up. Does anyone run all seasons on their car? Any info would be great.
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      12-21-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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I think you have to step down to a square 17" setup to get all-seasons.

If you're going to go to that expense, why not just get a set of 17" wheels with dedicated winter tires, and rotate them with the summer tires? I found that the Bridgestone Blizzaks worked incredibly well when I got stuck in the middle of the blizzard of 2010 with them.
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Why do you need all season tires?
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      12-21-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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just go up to 225 and 255 sizes. That is what most do, and almost every all season comes in those sizes.
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Why do you need all season tires?
I live outside Phila Pa and we do get some snow. I need to use the car as my daily driver. I do not want to switch from summer to winter tires. Tire rack said
18/225/40 on all 4 tires (all seasons) will work. Has anyone done this?
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      12-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #6
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If you're worried about snow b/c you're in pay...forget doing all seasons which really don't do well in any season, get a second dedicated set of snow tires. Seriously there is no comparison. Don't half ass that.
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If you're worried about snow b/c you're in pay...forget doing all seasons which really don't do well in any season, get a second dedicated set of snow tires. Seriously there is no comparison. Don't half ass that.
I have no room to store tires, does anyone run all seasons on their 135i?
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just go up to 225 and 255 sizes. That is what most do, and almost every all season comes in those sizes.
If you go to 255 in the rear, they do not fit according to tire rack. They said to put 225 on all 4 tires.
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      12-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #9
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Im picking up my 135 tomorrow and plan to put on a set of Cont. DWS next week. 225/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear. From what i have read on this site, that is a very common tire size to run.

I also ran the exact same tire and size setup on my old e46 and they worked just fine for 4" of snow and less on the last BMW here in the mtns of NC.
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255 will fit fine in the rear, so long as you're at stock height. If you set the model on tirerack to a 2010 335xi Sedan, you can easily see what's available in the staggered setup that will fit your car.

As others have said, you're doing yourself a great disservice by not running a dedicated setup for winter and summer. Let's be honest here... there are only *maybe* 5 days a year when the roads are actually covered in snow. It's akin to wearing your raincoat every single day of the year because it rains sometimes. Many tire places will store tires for a tiny fee. It's worth it!
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OK, then what are you going to do with all the power and torque of the 135i? With 225 width all season rears you won't be putting much of that power on ground, neither having real fun nor being safe. If you are this much dedicated to keep one set of tires, especially all seasons, for the whole year maybe you picked the wrong model in the first place, something less powerful should be better in your case.

Other than that, enjoy the car, congratulations
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      12-21-2012, 11:40 AM   #12
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Ha, dont listen to Tirerack.

Just pick your own size without putting in your car make and model.

Continental DWS 225/40/18 and 255/35/18

Absolutely love them. I live in Germany and HAD to (by law) have tires with M/S rating. These are great, and handled the snow and slush very well. They even do really well in the summer time too.
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      12-21-2012, 01:05 PM   #13
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just go up to 225 and 255 sizes. That is what most do, and almost every all season comes in those sizes.
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Went with Pilots A/S 2 years ago. Made it through 2 Cleveland winters. A little nervous about a 3rd (Just due to remaining tread)


Ohhh look, it is snowing outside...time for a little fun.

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      12-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #14
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Since this is my snow car (also in Phila), I went with Conti Extreme Contact DWS 235/40R-18 all around and 18x8 BE by Breyton GTS-AV wheels. I like this wheel so much better than the stock wheels that I just run them year round. I have this for more spirited driving.
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Ha, dont listen to Tirerack.

Just pick your own size without putting in your car make and model.

Continental DWS 225/40/18 and 255/35/18

Absolutely love them. I live in Germany and HAD to (by law) have tires with M/S rating. These are great, and handled the snow and slush very well. They even do really well in the summer time too.
Tire Rack told me that with this setup that you have, possibly not fit the rear wheel well? The Continental DWS are the tires I want.
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Since this is my snow car (also in Phila), I went with Conti Extreme Contact DWS 235/40R-18 all around and 18x8 BE by Breyton GTS-AV wheels. I like this wheel so much better than the stock wheels that I just run them year round. I have this for more spirited driving.
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I live in Delaware county and would use the 135i as a daily driver. How does your care handle in 2-4 inches of snow?
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Tire Rack told me that with this setup that you have, possibly not fit the rear wheel well? The Continental DWS are the tires I want.
Like I said, dont listen to tirerack.

The 135i comes with 215 front and 245 rear, so tirerack is actually telling you that BMW is wrong about what tires should go on there.

Id say a very large percentage of 135i owners that got rid of the shit RFTs went with 225 and 255 on the stock wheels.

Dont select your car make and model on tirerack, just leave that part blank and pick your own size. 225/40/18 and 255/35/18. not sure if DWS come in them as i didnt get them but if you are that worried then get the stock sizes of 215 and 245.


My car handles just fine in a few inches of snow. If you know how to drive in snow then its no problem, the traction control is actually pretty good on these cars and takes a lot of the work out of it for you.

Hell my wife used to have a miata and i drove that in the snow plenty of times, power drifting through turns at stop lights was always such a blast, lol. Throttle control and proper wheel control is all it takes. Used that car to teach my wife not to be a brake slammer the second traction goes away. Just drive through it.
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I live in Delaware county and would use the 135i as a daily driver. How does your care handle in 2-4 inches of snow?

I do too. 2 to 4 inches is no problem. The Conti's are highly rated by Tirerack for an all season tire in snow performance.
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I want to buy a 135i but I need to put all season tires on. I called tire rack and they don't have any all seasons that fit the tire set up. Does anyone run all seasons on their car? Any info would be great.
I ran Conti DWS (225/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear) on my 09' 135 and run them now on my 13' 135, I can assure you that there are zero fitment issues.
As for snow, if all season tires are new, 2-4" of snow will most likely be manageable, but I will echo others in saying that dedicated winter tires are far superior to all seasons (even the DWS which has a good snow reputation).

Once those all seasons start losing tread from driving year round, their snow capabilities are greatly compromised.
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      12-22-2012, 05:41 AM   #20
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I bought a set of 225/40, 255/35 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S for my 135i in July and they fit with no rubbing at all. I've heard Tire Rack say certain tires won't fit a car when they do with no issue's. Just do like what was suggested in here and put in the tire size you want whether its stock size or 1 size up.

I haven't driven it in the snow yet but it's coming so I'm waiting to see how the 135i performs in the snow with these All Season tires.

Tire Rack suggests 225 all-around because a square setup is what you want for a car that travels in the snow. Small tires and the same size on all 4 will let the car travel through the snow with little problems.





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All-seasons on a 135i

On Tirerack.com, choose a 335i and you will get the 225/255 F/R option for all season tire sizes. Then pick out your Conti DWS's and you are good to go. I had them on stock wheels and they fit just fine.
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      12-22-2012, 01:43 PM   #22
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I live in Delaware county and would use the 135i as a daily driver. How does your care handle in 2-4 inches of snow?

I do too. 2 to 4 inches is no problem. The Conti's are highly rated by Tirerack for an all season tire in snow performance.
How many miles are you getting out of the Conti's and still manage in light snow?
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