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Old 11-10-2011, 05:23 PM   #21
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you steer with the front wheels, obviously that's a bad idea. You'd be safer with all seasons all around than two winters i bet
yeah, true. thats a good point.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #22
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Snow vs E46 w/snows(tires)....from this pic it looks like snow won, but believe it or not my car was free in 30min and it was an uneventfull ride home.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:45 PM   #23
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I'll tell you what, after a few days of snow here in Alaska and driving my 323ci (not xi) I am convinced that these well balanced, winter tire shod e46's will outperform half of the crap 4x4 and AWD cars out there. This is my first rear wheel drive car and am amazed with how well it handles here.
I have an AWD Acura MDX. On all (no) seasons it will sometimes get underway easier than the RWD 330i with snows. The other 99% of the time the RWD car is better at steering and stopping. I've taken the BMW over the Acura at times out into the snow.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:14 PM   #24
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Snows are Critical

Just put my snow tires on my car - It snowed in Pittsburgh, PA a couple weeks ago and water lays on the roads around my house and sometimes freezes so I like to put them on early to be safe. General Grabber Altimax Arctic 205/50/17, no studs on e36 Msport Doublespokes.

Tires are soft when it's over 40 degrees but under 40 is not bad at all. There are tires out there that perform better, but I regularly drive into the mountains to Deep Creep Lake so the aggressive tread is a must. This car is better than any of the 8 different Jeeps I've owned, never getting stuck.

In the morning before the roads are plowed is the best time to enjoy them - seriously makes my 330 xi feel like a rally car. Makes me look forward to driving to work at 5am.

I bought my car with the snows already on the car. I got a flat tire on the snows in March and threw on the A/S that came with the car. We had one last snow storm and I slid down my driveway and spun out into the road. Nerve racking drive to work and back, and I swore to never go without snows again.

All seasons suck for everything - get snow tires in the winter and have a spare set of wheels and dedicated summer tires. Initial investment pays for itself in piece of mind, mobility, and fun.

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Old 11-19-2011, 02:27 PM   #25
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idk i prefer more sliding in my car but i have all season tires still love to do some stupid stuff
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #26
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Worth it!!!

i just got my car done at Krown for a total of $120. Been going there for the past 5 years. No problems what so ever!

Seeing you are from Ottawa you should have a Krown around you.
How do I get a car rust proofed, who does it


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Emergency kit should also include: rope to tie around self if venturing too far from car in blizzard, emergency cell phone charger, bottles of water, ceramic heaters are good just make sure you let in some air every few minutes. Fanatics in warm weather may not understand but all these and previously mentioned items do save lives in a snow storm.

BTW. i put new Eagle GT all seasons on my Xi and they rocked in the snow!
Add a Dura log on that list. I use to carry one around with me, figured I could light that for a few BTU's

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Old 12-04-2011, 10:15 PM   #27
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I'm holding out until an actual snow forecast so I'm still on the summer set here in Michigan. I have a full mounted set of winter wheels & tires so i can just change at home at the last minute....but they are aired up and waiting.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:22 AM   #28
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Getting new Michelin Sport Pilot A/S Plus' today...

I second having the prep kit ready in the trunk... You never know. I made one for my wife... Water, a few power bars, an emergency blanket, cell phone charger, etc. It sits right alongside the tiny air compressor and tire plugs... Which came in VERY handy on a cross country trip last year!
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:27 PM   #29
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Did mine last Friday

Before shot...



My secret weapon...



Tools on hand...



I'm gonna need a floor jack for this...



Time check. I didn't get done till two hours later. I take things slow (my bad back) and I had a blonde moment and put one tire on the wrong side



My new bestest friend



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Bring it on!!!!



Hope everyone has a safe winter driving season ahead!
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:04 PM   #30
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^Nice. Just put winters on my ZHP over the weekend -- and that alignment tool would have helped. Mille Miglias on Dunlop WinterSports. Yes that is PlatiDip; yes I am a sucker for black rims in the winter.

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Old 12-24-2011, 11:52 AM   #31
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anyone here has reviews on Continental winter contact tires? I am going to buy a set of winter wheels that come with these tires installed and there isn't much reviews on tire rack so I figured Id ask her to see what you guys can say?
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:17 AM   #32
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^Nice. Just put winters on my ZHP over the weekend -- and that alignment tool would have helped. Mille Miglias on Dunlop WinterSports. Yes that is PlatiDip; yes I am a sucker for black rims in the winter.


I have my BBS RX 17's I'm about to plastidip for winter. Just wish it would snow
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:20 PM   #33
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Just put my snow tires on my car - It snowed in Pittsburgh, PA a couple weeks ago and water lays on the roads around my house and sometimes freezes so I like to put them on early to be safe. General Grabber Altimax Arctic 205/50/17, no studs on e36 Msport Doublespokes.

Tires are soft when it's over 40 degrees but under 40 is not bad at all. There are tires out there that perform better, but I regularly drive into the mountains to Deep Creep Lake so the aggressive tread is a must. This car is better than any of the 8 different Jeeps I've owned, never getting stuck.

In the morning before the roads are plowed is the best time to enjoy them - seriously makes my 330 xi feel like a rally car. Makes me look forward to driving to work at 5am.

I bought my car with the snows already on the car. I got a flat tire on the snows in March and threw on the A/S that came with the car. We had one last snow storm and I slid down my driveway and spun out into the road. Nerve racking drive to work and back, and I swore to never go without snows again.

All seasons suck for everything - get snow tires in the winter and have a spare set of wheels and dedicated summer tires. Initial investment pays for itself in piece of mind, mobility, and fun.

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Old 01-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #34
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Dunlop SP Winter Sport M2s on Style 54s. The wheels remind me of a snowflake! Probably the last year for these tires, and then I can try to sell the wheels. They were the "sport package" wheels for 323i's.


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Old 01-30-2012, 07:22 AM   #35
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Just got my winter tyres. It's now -22°F here in finland....

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Old 02-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #36
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #37
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Got my XI sitting on LM22 Blizzaks.....now just twiddling my thumbs waiting for snow here in PA.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #38
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So when can we actually think of putting our summer wheels back on? March 1?
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:24 PM   #39
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My BMW is sittin' on studded Blizzaks for the mountains roads of Colorado. With RWD studs made a huge difference. Love it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #40
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