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pix335i 11-18-2008 12:42 PM

Prepping Your E46 for Winter
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Prepping Your E46 for Winter

The winter season is coming; take a moment to review your options for winter tires.

It is about that time of year when the temperature drops and winter storms start approaching. If you are one of us that needs to keep your car running in the winter, making sure you have suitable tires is a must.

If you are looking for new winter tires or a set of winter wheels/tires

The number one source for winter tire packages online is at The Tire Rack where you will find replacement winter tires or a whole new set of wheels and tires just for winter use. Take a moment to review the following helpful links to find out more about preparing your car for the winter months ahead!

Winter Tires Area on TireRack.com

Now through November 29, 2008 you can receive up to a $50 rebate on a set of select Dunlop Tires. Details can be found at the following link:
Dunlop Tire $50 Rebate Details

If you already have a set of winter wheels and tires

Go get them on your car! The winter season is upon us and you don't want to be caught out with high performance summer tires when a winter storm hits!

Make sure you check your tire pressures on those winter tires; you can lose up to 5psi of pressure from summer to winter months and it can have a huge impact on the tires. If you are lucky enough to have your car parked in an attached or heated garage, be aware that you will lose air pressure when transitioning to the outdoors. According to TireRack.com, you should add 1 psi of "cold" tire pressure to compensate for each 10 degree temperature difference!

Good luck this winter! :thumbsup:

UPDATE - Check out the winter clearance sale the www.TireRack.com is having -

Clearance pricing on a great selection of wheels makes it the perfect time to update your vehicle or to create a Tire & Wheel Package for spring. Affordable options for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package are available, too! Select styles and applications. Clearance prices effective through February 28, 2009.

Winter Wheel Clearance Event

1TEXM3 11-24-2008 06:09 AM

My baby will be sitting perdy in the heated garage all winter! I cannot do it to her... ha! GL to y'all tho!

colinluck 11-24-2008 11:26 AM

yeah mine also. even though it is an xi

fdriller9 11-25-2008 05:30 PM

nitrogen filled tires should get rid of the fluctuating tire pressures

mkodama 11-26-2008 05:30 AM


Originally Posted by fdriller9 (Post 8960136)
nitrogen filled tires should get rid of the fluctuating tire pressures

Nitrogen is better but doesn't eliminate the issue.

Breyton-BMW 11-29-2008 05:52 AM

What's winter prep?:hmm:


jules vernon 11-30-2008 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by colinluck (Post 8951255)
yeah mine also. even though it is an xi



gregrego 12-16-2008 11:39 PM

stock 17's wrapped in Blizzak LM-22 Run Flat's. 4 bags of sand, new 3m coating.

Drove out to the mountains to ski on the weekend. Car took a beating with the snow, but did great on the ice.


Shown with trunk full of luggage and snowboard.

BreakMyWallet 12-17-2008 04:23 AM

haha. my car stays inside in the CALI winter.

damn, even in the cali summer its inside most of the time LOL

cchrisstopherr 12-22-2008 03:35 PM

see sig. (only for this week to save the street parking spot..for the ML that is) rims are usually covered with CARDBOARD (yes paper), stocks are gone.

oceanfront26 01-14-2009 04:16 PM

What is winter i'm in california is on the 80's and clear sky.

mujjuman 01-31-2009 02:47 AM

winter = cold temps, snow, ice, slippery conditions, salt, and dirty cars. and lots of shoveling. and power outages. cold nights.

not very good. :P

marioalex24 03-12-2009 11:30 AM

Thank god for cali....

BMWMIKE1 07-15-2009 07:17 AM

Our Winter in South Texas is over 50 Degrees ! !

mujjuman 07-15-2009 10:22 AM

Nice, my winters are like, 12 degrees.

sampsonigel 01-08-2010 09:14 PM

can not do that too my love http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...00000381501274

sampsonigel 01-08-2010 09:15 PM


mujjuman 01-08-2010 09:17 PM

it says content not found... but yeah def keep ur M3 in this winter!

jackyboym3 07-21-2010 07:16 AM

I go to school in Boone, NC our winters are snow snow snow... my M will be having a luxurious stay in my attached garage..

mujjuman 07-21-2010 07:34 AM

Wow nice I want one

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