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      10-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Would you recommend performance winter tires on rwd?

first rwd car. deciding between the Sottozero W240 RFT(performance tire?) or WS70(dedi winter tire)

Would you recommend a performance winter tire on a rwd car in ottawa,ontario?

80% city and 20% highway
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      10-17-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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I can't speak from experience since I've spent the last 10 Minneapolis winters in an AWD BMW with all seasons on it. But, I had to make the same decision for this first winter with my RWD F30 Sportline. I decided to go with the Blizzak WS70 tires to make sure I can get where I need to all winter long.
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Blizzak LM60 would be my choice.... but since you have so much city driving you might as well go with the WS70. You wont get much benefit of a performance snow tire when you in stop/go traffic.

LM60 shines when your on the highway or curvy county road.
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I just ordered the Dunlop winter sport 4d..I read some great reviews but its still a fairly new tire with not much info out there
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Ottawa gets lot of snow & icy roads ... WS70 or Xice 3 would be a better choice, just for traction reason.
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I love the LM60's on my E90 335d - very good in deep snow, pretty good on compact snow/ice. I prefer the performance snows as the last longer than non-performance and handle quite a bit better on dry roads, with better stopping performance particularly.

I have run non-performance snows (Michelin xIce) on an earlier 330xi I owned, and it just wasn't the same.
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I drove my E90 with Bridgestone Blizzak LM25 runflats. I ordered the new LM32 runflats in the 17 inch size for my F30. I didn't have any type of problem with heavy snow or a dry day on the Interstate. They handled as good as my regular tires did.
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Ottawa gets lot of snow & icy roads ... WS70 or Xice 3 would be a better choice, just for traction reason.
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Go with the more aggressive winter tire. I just drove 1000km on wet/dry highways with the Xi3 on my F31 and they were great. Can't wait for snow...sort of.
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Blizzak LM60 would be my choice.... but since you have so much city driving you might as well go with the WS70. You wont get much benefit of a performance snow tire when you in stop/go traffic.

LM60 shines when your on the highway or curvy county road.
I love the LM60's on my RWD 335i. No issues so far...
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