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Old 09-24-2016, 10:29 AM   #21
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General Altimax Arctic. They're the exact same tire as the Gislaved Nordforst 3, because both General and Gislaved are owned by Continental. The best winter tire for your money. If you want to spend more, get Blizzaks. I've also had good luck with the Michelin X-Ice.

I currently have Goodyear Ultra Grip winter tires, and the traction is amazing. But they're not very stable at higher speeds, and not good at all in turns.
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I think I'm gonna with 16 in steelies and Bridgestone Blizzaks. They seem to be pretty well reviewed on tirerack. I'm not looking to break the bank on winter tire and wheel options...I'd rather save that for the summers.
Save some money and buy the Generals, my son has run Blizzaks and Generals on his Rabbit and GTI respectively and he feels the Generals are as good if not better than the Blizzaks. He lives in metro Milwaukee and commutes about 40 miles a day to an outlying suburb. No off street parking either.
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:26 PM   #23
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General Altimax Arctic. They're the exact same tire as the Gislaved Nordforst 3, because both General and Gislaved are owned by Continental. The best winter tire for your money. If you want to spend more, get Blizzaks. I've also had good luck with the Michelin X-Ice.

I currently have Goodyear Ultra Grip winter tires, and the traction is amazing. But they're not very stable at higher speeds, and not good at all in turns.
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Save some money and buy the Generals, my son has run Blizzaks and Generals on his Rabbit and GTI respectively and he feels the Generals are as good if not better than the Blizzaks. He lives in metro Milwaukee and commutes about 40 miles a day to an outlying suburb. No off street parking either.

Based on all of this, circle back around to post #12....

From a price to performance ratio, it's a no brainer.




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Based on all of this, circle back around to post #12....



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Thanks Rob43...you're right it seems the generals are better value. I think they're what I'm gonna get.
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I think I'm gonna with 16 in steelies and Bridgestone Blizzaks. They seem to be pretty well reviewed on tirerack. I'm not looking to break the bank on winter tire and wheel options...I'd rather save that for the summers.

Good choice!
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Thanks Rob43...you're right it seems the generals are better value. I think they're what I'm gonna get.
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Yea I will for sure!
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:39 PM   #28
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The steel wheels are heavier than the style 45s and will cost you more, plus uglier for sure. You'll get less performance and less fuel economy. But they are likely tougher and have that Blues Brothers 'giving zero fvcks' look to them.

I'd just do some cheap used 45s and end up with some extra dough in my pocket, and have real BMW wheels to roll on in the winter.
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The steel wheels are heavier than the style 45s and will cost you more, plus uglier for sure. You'll get less performance and less fuel economy. But they are likely tougher and have that Blues Brothers 'giving zero fvcks' look to them.

I'd just do some cheap used 45s and end up with some extra dough in my pocket, and have real BMW wheels to roll on in the winter.
steelies really cheap, where can you buy used 45s for 34$ each, i'd like to know.
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