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      01-13-2017, 04:43 AM   #1
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Bought a set of 225/40/18 snow socks 5 years ago. It was the last time we had snow in South Wales and I Had a 350BHP Focus ST. Obviously front wheel drive and un-usable in the snow. Never got to use them as they arrived after the snow cleared .

Now I have 225/45/18 on the front of my Xdrive 335D.
So if I use these surely the car will detect the front have grip and send the power accordingly?

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Do I need some on the back?
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      01-13-2017, 06:16 AM   #2
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Your car will be smart enough to sent the power to the appropriate wheel with / without the snow socks.
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Bought a set of 225/40/18 snow socks 5 years ago. It was the last time we had snow in South Wales and I Had a 350BHP Focus ST. Obviously front wheel drive and un-usable in the snow. Never got to use them as they arrived after the snow cleared.

Now I have 225/45/18 on the front of my Xdrive 335D.
So if I use these surely the car will detect the front have grip and send the power accordingly?

OR

Do I need some on the back?
You should put them on the rear, not the front. BMWs are, at their heart, a RWD car.
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      01-13-2017, 12:15 PM   #4
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Well my thinking was stearing and breaking control. Stopping and stearing rather than get going. The 4wheel drive should get me going anyways.
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