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      12-11-2012, 11:56 PM   #32
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Drives: 2013 328i xDrive Luxury
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: near Calgary

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Originally Posted by The X Men View Post
Why would anyone want to switch between all season tires and summer tires? If I were to go thru the trouble of switching between two sets of tires, it will be summer and winter tires.
Many models come with all-season tires, so you're kind of stuck right out of the gate. Keeping them on provides a compromise to performance for three of the four seasons. I'd rather take strides to maximize my enjoyment during those nine months. I notice the difference between performance summer tires and all-seasons, particularly in moving to a wider set that will provide better grip for braking and cornering.

In the winter, all-seasons provide less grip than winters, but are still more than manageable until they wear out, and then I'll replace them with winter tires on a square 225 setup.