Winter Tyre Info and Discussion Thread ( Keep related chat here please)

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Re: Winter Tyre Info and Discussion Thread ( Keep related chat here please)

Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:01 pm

X5Sport wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:48 am
With spigot rings yes. Tyres are 6 years old (09/12) and 5.5mm giving you 1.5mm service before needing replacement (winter tyres need 4mm to work in snow).
So you need about 6-7mm. Anyway mine are about 5-6mm but I don’t do much miles and will only have them on till April.
I’ll keep an eye out if I spot something.
I’ve seen some for £200 but they are 5mm. Might get you through this winter .
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Re: Winter Tyre Info and Discussion Thread ( Keep related chat here please)

Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:11 pm

I do 1,200 miles a month so really need new. It seems that manufacturers have reduced the sizes on offer. Pirelli no longer do the wider version needed on the rear, and non else now seems to. I’m going to start looking around for a new set of rear hubs to match the fronts - or alternatively will buy a set for the F46 instead and leave the X6 on normal rubber this year. Unless we get a bad winter I should be OK on what is fitted anyway.

Still looking though :D
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