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Hello all!
So winter is at our doorsteps, and I need winter tires.
My ride is:
2004 320i with sports and premium package.
This means that I currently have 16" V Spoke Alloy Wheels - Style 136.
Here are the options I see.

Option 1:
Get new wheels and tires

Option 2:
Install winter tires on my current wheels

The car is a 3 year location (this is my first winter) so I dont really care about having the wheels affected by the salt/shit winter throws at us. My priorities are obviously money and safety.

Anyone has any suggestions on what I should do? Are there other options I should look into? Should I get the tires at the BMW dealership or am I going to pay lot's of money for nothing? What brand of winter tires should I look into?

All suggestions are welcomed!
Thanks!

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www.tirerack.com or www.tires.com either one can take care of you. They both offer complete sets, or just tires

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Buying second hand 16" steel wheels with new winter tires is what I would recommend. You can also keep your existing wheel and swap tires but it could be more expensive than if you buy second hand wheels.
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Hi,

Check Bridgestone Blizzak, it works...

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Originally posted by harpax@Nov 6 2004, 12:11 AM
Hello all!
So winter is at our doorsteps, and I need winter tires.
My ride is:
2004 320i with sports and premium package.
This means that I currently have 16" V Spoke Alloy Wheels - Style 136.
Here are the options I see.

Option 1:
Get new wheels and tires

Option 2:
Install winter tires on my current wheels

The car is a 3 year location (this is my first winter) so I dont really care about having the wheels affected by the salt/shit winter throws at us. My priorities are obviously money and safety.

Anyone has any suggestions on what I should do? Are there other options I should look into? Should I get the tires at the BMW dealership or am I going to pay lot's of money for nothing? What brand of winter tires should I look into?

All suggestions are welcomed!
Thanks!
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Blizzak

I'm getting 4 of them put on my car next week. Of course my master plan is to just keep the tires on those rims and then get 18s in the spring
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Get BMW takeoff rims on ebay from one of those Southern Californians/Floridians who is dumping their stock tires to get the widest summer tires that will fit, buy tires at Tirerack, and have them mounted and balanced at a local shop. They have a great deal on Michelin Alpine PA2's - $125 a piece in the 17x7 inch size. You can run them all day at 3 digit speeds and still plow through any snow.
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