Where did you get your Bridgestone Blizzacks from? It would appear to be difficult to get winter tyres in the UK! I think I'm going to have to get a set of 16 or 17 inch wheels just for winter use - so annoying!
Italy for the GP in 2008 and also Italy for my Volvo in 2009
I researched this again last winter for the Volvo and Bridgestone do not officialy import them to the UK. I found that some tyre places could get them into the UK via Netherlands and had some on order but after 2 weeks that had not arrived so I cancelled them and ended up buying in Italy.
I spoke to my BMW mini dealer this week and you can fit a 15" wheel to a R53 (2002) Cooper S providing you don't have the JCW brakes - which need more room. I have bought some mini 15" wheels on e-bay and am having winter tyres fitted this weekend (195/65/15 - original wheels have 205/45/17 so very similar). Will post an update once fitted to say if dealer was right! Going smaller I am told will not only give more grip (as thin tyres are best to cut through snow) but cost a lot less as aren't run flats (I am paying £200 for 4 fitted).
Last edited by palooka99; Nov 30th, 2010 at 06:38 PM.
Reason: forgot something else!
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