318ti.org forum

Go Back   318ti.org forum > Technical, Maintenance and Modifications > Wheels and Tires

Notices

Wheels and Tires Discussion of different brands of tires, sizes and wheels.

.
» Recent Threads
Looking for 97-98 318ti...
Today 07:29 PM
Last post by kjsmcg
Today 07:29 PM
0 Replies, 28 Views
For Sale; 98 318ti...
04-29-2020 05:54 PM
Last post by kjsmcg
Today 07:16 PM
17 Replies, 4,092 Views
Questions on wiring on...
02-20-2016 08:22 AM
Last post by Trusted-1
Yesterday 08:12 PM
44 Replies, 29,115 Views
The 318ti OBD-II engine...
10-19-2006 06:48 PM
Last post by J!m
08-01-2020 09:14 PM
155 Replies, 106,761 Views
Torque wrench...
07-28-2020 08:01 PM
Last post by J!m
08-01-2020 12:52 AM
3 Replies, 521 Views
318ti parts
06-09-2020 12:00 AM
Last post by NMSDAD1
07-31-2020 11:57 PM
17 Replies, 3,338 Views
Engine cooling fan...
07-31-2020 01:02 AM
Last post by mperez
07-31-2020 04:45 PM
2 Replies, 259 Views
FS / FT: 1987 LS1/T-56...
08-18-2011 02:57 AM
Last post by Mad A
07-29-2020 03:33 PM
4 Replies, 14,778 Views
Mini hangars with stock...
07-16-2020 06:26 AM
Last post by mb0686
07-26-2020 06:02 AM
1 Replies, 625 Views
Reply Share/Bookmark
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2020, 07:46 PM   #1
johnjgregory
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: NJ
Posts: 1
iTrader: (0)
Default Snow Tires/Rims

Hi- I am new to the forum and have a question about my 1996 318ti. This is my first winter with it- live in northern NJ. It has all weather tires and I put sand bags in the trunk but it is still not great in the snow. I was thinking of putting snow tires on either the back rims or all 4 rims. Any thoughts on that? If I wanted to get 2 or 4 new rims, are there special rims needed for the 318ti? The current size of my tires is 205/60R15. Appreciate any thoughts that you have. Regards, John
johnjgregory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2020, 11:36 AM   #2
7Senna8
Member
 
7Senna8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: San Diego
Posts: 42
iTrader: (1)
Default

Having lived in Minnesota you want snow tires on all 4 tires. I had Michelin Pilot Alpins and they were great. I know it's economical to do 2 tires in rear But....although your front tires aren't driving they control and steer. I am sure someone will post they've done 2 rear Winter tires and swear by it, and that's fine. But to truly be safe, I would do all 4. Plus...it helps to have them on an extra set of rims. Easy swap from winter to Spring.

Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk
__________________
  • 1985 318I Cosmosablau - sold
  • 1988 325is Hellrot Eurosport - sold
  • 1999 DINAN jet black 328I - sold
  • 1987 Ford "Merkur" XR4ti turbo - DD/AutoX
  • 2009 Audi A5 3.2 6speed - Sold
  • 1998 318ti "Hellrot" M-sport California - DAILY
7Senna8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2020, 11:37 AM   #3
7Senna8
Member
 
7Senna8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: San Diego
Posts: 42
iTrader: (1)
Default

Also you don't need special rims per se. Just rims that fit our cars, correct offset will work.

Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk
__________________
  • 1985 318I Cosmosablau - sold
  • 1988 325is Hellrot Eurosport - sold
  • 1999 DINAN jet black 328I - sold
  • 1987 Ford "Merkur" XR4ti turbo - DD/AutoX
  • 2009 Audi A5 3.2 6speed - Sold
  • 1998 318ti "Hellrot" M-sport California - DAILY
7Senna8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2020, 01:19 AM   #4
J!m
Moderator
 
J!m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bouncing off the rev limiter in CT!
Posts: 3,001
Vehicles
iTrader: (1)
Default

If ‘Jersey allows it, go for studded snows all around. Only a snowcat would do better.

I had an 89 dodge Daytona with studded snows all around (cheap ones from Sears) and it was like a half-track. That was front drive but absolutely get them all around. I got caught in a flurry once in my ti since 1998 and it was not fun.

The weight is a good idea so keep that with the better tires. Don’t forget jumper cables, blanket, flares, energy bars and water too. Just in case you slide off 87 in upstate...
__________________
"Speed's just a question of money. How fast you 'wanna go?"

Order Swap Manuals Here => http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=12912

WolferJ- gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
J!m is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Driving in the Snow PettitWC Lounge 37 12-04-2011 03:58 PM
M44, DASC, 3.4 pulley, TT S3 tune, snow performance=> Kaboum ludo Induction 19 12-07-2009 11:56 AM
Old rims for snow, need advice for new wheels sprzesmi Wheels and Tires 0 05-02-2007 04:52 AM
2006 Norway Snow Tire Test Results CirrusSR22 Wheels and Tires 15 11-23-2006 10:54 AM
My trip up to James Bay J!m Lounge 3 03-07-2006 06:23 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:18 PM.


.
Powered by site supporters
vBulletin Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1999 - 2020, 318ti.org
© vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
[page compression: 76.35 k/88.92 k (14.14%)]

318ti.org does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or products discussed.