When I had high performance Bridgestones, traction became kind of iffy around 40F. I found myself sliding through corners a lot more. I couldn't push the car that hard and for me, it simply wasn't worth the risk of an accident keeping the summers on in cold weather.What about full summer tires? I've been driving in ~30ish weather with them a few times (no precipitation). Didn't seem like there were any problems (I'm running Good Year Eagle F1 tires).
Dedicater performance summertires definitely firm up at temps below 40F.When I had high performance Bridgestones, traction became kind of iffy around 40F. I found myself sliding through corners a lot more. I couldn't push the car that hard and for me, it simply wasn't worth the risk of an accident keeping the summers on in cold weather.
Thanks, unfortunately no snow tires yet. Still trying to figure out my winter setup. Wheel, tire issues etc. I'l be more wary at low temps though!Dedicater performance summertires definitely firm up at temps below 40F.
Track days in the fall we are warned about warming up tires before spirited driving.
If you have dedicated winter tires, seems logical to transition early for safety.
I also have a old SUV for when it gets bad (and that's all I used last winter). I am working on trying to get the M5 good for winter (namely, finding some OEM front style 65 wheels), but I'm not forced to rush with the purchase/install. I'll continue my search so that I can use my beast over the winter!:wroom:Why wait till its freezing out? If I had to drive my M5 in the winter - I would swap wheels / tires on a warmer (above freezing) day to make it easier on myself. Since you are from the same part of the world as me, I would suggest doing it as early as next week since a cold week can come out of nowhere in December.
Definitely throw them on as they will give you way more traction whenever the temps dip below 30 but even more so when your summer tires are almost done(heat cycled especially) and will act more like hockey pucks.I am debating putting my winter wheels on today. DC doesn't usually get cold this early, but my summers are nearly spanked.