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      10-09-2019, 10:32 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Virtus02 View Post
The Xi3's are the best winter tire I've had so far, I have complete confidence and they are very predictable. On cold 32F and below dry pavement they are equal to a good all-season(DWS, Comp-2 A/S). I went with 245 instead of 225 to help with the dry, many of my friends with similar cars(3series, S4, S5, etc) run 245s in the winter as well.

Thanks for the tips!! Now I have research to do before black friday!
I run 255/40/18 in the summer and 245/40/18 in the winter.

I've owned Bridgestone LM-32. Pirelli Sottozero 3, Michelin Pilot Alpin 4, Dunlop Wintersport 4D, and I'm currently on Bridgestone WS80 now.

The PA4s were the best winter performance tires i've owned, but I decided to spend 500$ less and get dedicated snow tires instead.

You can't compare winter tires to A/S tires, a decent set of winters will beat A/S all day, once temps drop below 15F, A/S become hockey pucks.
2013 335i xDrive
Bootmod3, Pure Stage 2, Pure Inlet, Turbosmart VR9 BOV, AFE Pro Dry S Drop-in Filter, ER CP/TIC CP, ER Catless DP, ATM FMIC, Borla ATAK, Dinan Springs, Dinan Shockware, XHP ZF8AT Stage 3, xDelete