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Old 11-21-2016, 09:50 AM   #21
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:16 AM   #22
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Last night, I drove 7.5 hours in a blizzard, in the dark, with the worst all-season tires I've ever owned. Most stressful drive I've ever done. Got caught BIG time this year since I didn't get my snow tires on in time.
Yeah...we didn't get the wife's snow tires on before the snow storm on Friday. She was less than pleased. Need to do that ASAP before we get slammed again.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:58 AM   #23
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They're attempting to make snow, we have nothing on the hills currently. See what this week will bring
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:47 AM   #24
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Last night, I drove 7.5 hours in a blizzard, in the dark, with the worst all-season tires I've ever owned. Most stressful drive I've ever done. Got caught BIG time this year since I didn't get my snow tires on in time.
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I've done a blizzard drive with sh!t tires, not fun, not fun at all. Glad you made it through ok.
Two years ago drove from Southern NJ to MA in the wife's Hyundai during one of the bad blizzards we got in the Northeast while my truck sat in the driveway at home. Will be getting new wheels and tires next week for the truck, told the wife they are needed for the snow
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:49 AM   #25
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my brother said 7 inches fell in nj. i really hope to test my blower i bought last winter and hadn't gotten a chance to use it. i alo hope snowboarding season will be better this year. last year it sucked.
Epic suckiness. what a waste of a season.
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:36 PM   #27
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:10 PM   #28
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Try driving in a blizzard with a dropped e46 on almost bald all season tires. I was surprised I made it back home unscathed, lol. Although I was doing like 10-20mph the whole way.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:12 PM   #29
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Try driving in a blizzard with a dropped e46 on almost bald all season tires. I was surprised I made it back home unscathed, lol. Although I was doing like 10-20mph the whole way.
Try driving in a blizzard in a E46 Xi with blizzak snows. It's like you're god laughing at all the peasants spinning out.
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Try driving in a blizzard in a E46 Xi with blizzak snows. It's like you're god laughing at all the peasants spinning out.

Is blizzaks really that great? I'ver never ran snow tires before. Might give it a try one day but it doesn't seem like the northeast will get anything significant anymore like it used to back in the '90s and early '00s.
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Is blizzaks really that great? I'ver never ran snow tires before. Might give it a try one day but it doesn't seem like the northeast will get anything significant anymore like it used to back in the '90s and early '00s.
When I had an e46 snow tires made a huge difference, I forget what I had (not blizzaks) but they were basically the next highest rated tire and they worked wonders in the snow.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:38 PM   #32
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Is blizzaks really that great? I'ver never ran snow tires before. Might give it a try one day but it doesn't seem like the northeast will get anything significant anymore like it used to back in the '90s and early '00s.
Yes, it's a night and day difference even between snows and the highest rated A/S tires out there. If you have the cash and space to store, I'd highly recommend them on ANY car and I'm half considering getting a set for the Jeep too. The biggest difference is in stopping and turning which is what I'm most concerned about in the snow. The E46 with snows was out accelerating and out handling all the big 4x4's in the deep stuff, never got it stuck in anything within reason. You get a funny look from the bro in the lifted tahoe when your little BMW launches away from the traffic light with zero wheel spin while he's sitting there looking for traction.

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Old 11-21-2016, 01:39 PM   #33
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Try driving in a blizzard in a E46 Xi with blizzak snows. It's like you're god laughing at all the peasants spinning out.
I had a set on my 135i and it was a breeze driving, compared to the alternative.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:59 PM   #34
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Blizzacks were put on last week. I think I got 6 years out of my previous ones, which is amazing. this is my 3rd year using the second set that I purchased.

Along with that, the car was washed, clayed, polished, sealed, and waxed, so its only a matter of time for RI to get hit with a massive snow storm. You're welcome.
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Is blizzaks really that great? I'ver never ran snow tires before. Might give it a try one day but it doesn't seem like the northeast will get anything significant anymore like it used to back in the '90s and early '00s.
They made my E46 feel like an AWD in a blizzard.
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Yes, it's a night and day difference even between snows and the highest rated A/S tires out there. If you have the cash and space to store, I'd highly recommend them on ANY car and I'm half considering getting a set for the Jeep too. The biggest difference is in stopping and turning which is what I'm most concerned about in the snow. The E46 with snows was out accelerating and out handling all the big 4x4's in the deep stuff, never got it stuck in anything within reason. You get a funny look from the bro in the lifted tahoe when your little BMW launches away from the traffic light with zero wheel spin while he's sitting there looking for traction.

Yup. The wife's Crv is unstoppable in the snow with snow tires.
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:31 PM   #37
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They made my E46 feel like an AWD in a blizzard.
Yep - I live where we get geniune winters, too- and have put snows on all of my BMWs (e39, e496, e93), and they were all basically unstoppable. At least until the snow got really deep.

I've got Duratracs on my Wrangler (winter rated), and don't even bother checking weather reports any more. 4WD plus the extra ground clearance makes it pretty much unstoppable.
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Yes, it's a night and day difference even between snows and the highest rated A/S tires out there. If you have the cash and space to store, I'd highly recommend them on ANY car and I'm half considering getting a set for the Jeep too. The biggest difference is in stopping and turning which is what I'm most concerned about in the snow. The E46 with snows was out accelerating and out handling all the big 4x4's in the deep stuff, never got it stuck in anything within reason. You get a funny look from the bro in the lifted tahoe when your little BMW launches away from the traffic light with zero wheel spin while he's sitting there looking for traction.
While this might be a very slight exaggeration, its mostly true to all of those reading this and doubting.

Regardless of tires, it is still very very easy to lose traction in the snow if given enough gas. On compacted snow, you can still accelerate normally off the line. But if you think you can accelerate aggressively in 1st or 2nd gear and not spin immediately, you are mistaken. (RWD...)

Braking and turning however, is most important. These tires are 2nd to none.
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Blizzaks are great. No Quattro, but I had 0 issues with them running my old M to and from the slopes:

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While this might be a very slight exaggeration, its mostly true to all of those reading this and doubting.

Regardless of tires, it is still very very easy to lose traction in the snow if given enough gas. On compacted snow, you can still accelerate normally off the line. But if you think you can accelerate aggressively in 1st or 2nd gear and not spin immediately, you are mistaken. (RWD...)

Braking and turning however, is most important. These tires are 2nd to none.
Launching with AWD is different than RWD. The grip in the snow with the right tires is astonishing. Also, yes, don't be an idiot but in general you can get through damn near anything until you high center the car on thick stuff that your front bumper can't plow away.
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