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eschw999
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 06:34:20 PM
anyone have michelin pilot alpins? tirerack only has these left as their winter tire....

danielacox
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 07:06:01 PM
anyone have michelin pilot alpins? tirerack only has these left as their winter tire....
Just put a set of Alpine 2 on the wifes 323i sport wagon. I am not sure how different they are from the alphine but they are great. I do not think you would have any problems with a michelin tire. I assume you are going with 225/45/17. I actually just got these in for the my M3 on Tuesday from tirerack
4 x 245/40VR-18 Dunlop Winter Sport M3
I am installing them on a spare set of stock rims this weekend. I know everyone loves the winter sport m3.

kmurph
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 07:51:53 PM
I do...this is the third winter for them on the M3...I also ran Pilot Alpins on my old e36 328is...I'm runnning them in a 245/40/18 size on OEM 18s...I've been very happy with them....they do a decent job in the dry (they're V-Rated) and offer good performance in the snow...not as good as a more dedicated snow tire such as Blizzak WS-50s but the WS-50s are like mush in the dry...so there's a trade-off either way.

http://members.roadfly.org/kmurph/pilotalpin1.jpg

http://members.roadfly.org/kmurph/pilotalpin2.jpg


the result of a little drifting in the snow...
http://members.roadfly.org/kmurph/MyM32.jpg

eschw999
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 08:51:03 PM
thanks, just ordered them from tirerack, got the 17's with the fox sport edition 3 wheels....

sy0296
Fri, Jan-28-2005, 09:46:02 PM
this pic is awesome!

http://members.roadfly.org/kmurph/MyM32.jpg

no one make 19" snow tires eh...

kmurph
Sat, Jan-29-2005, 01:20:15 AM
this pic is awesome!

no one make 19" snow tires eh...

There are some 19" snow tires... Dunlop makes Wintersport M3s in 255/35/19 and 255/40/19 sizes.