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Old 02-05-2014, 09:35 PM   #1
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Tire Chains/Tire Textile/Michelin Easy Grip on Mercedes Sprinter help!

what can i use that will work both in snow/slush and on the clean road floor?
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:37 PM   #2
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what can i use that will work both in snow/slush and on the clean road floor?
Good winter tires. Honestly the E46 M3 is pretty capable in the snow. I rock Michelin PSSs all year round and on the few rare days a year we get snow, the differential, DSC, and tires have no issue.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:46 PM   #3
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Good winter tires. Honestly the E46 M3 is pretty capable in the snow. I rock Michelin PSSs all year round and on the few rare days a year we get snow, the differential, DSC, and tires have no issue.
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Recent report came out that stated that AWD cars with all season tires drive WORSE in the snow than a FWD or RWD car with snow tires
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:51 PM   #4
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:51 PM   #5
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it will be too expensive to change to winter tires on all of them
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Just my 2 cents, i live in Duluth, MN at the moment. I can honestly say that without snow tires this winter season, i'd be fvcked every which way. Just saying that snow tires make the world of difference. You should try and find a set of gently used winter tires for sale rather than going new if your traction is that bad
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:02 PM   #7
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Blizzaks nothing less! I live in Calgary and tried to rock all seasons on my winter car one year, never again. One of our family drives her m in the winter and she says it's stupidly capable in the winter with proper tires. Pss in real snow is another situation though. I wouldn't want to be driving around a bunch with them on or if you had a real snowfall


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it will be too expensive to change to winter tires on all of them
More expensive than an insurance deductible? You're saving your other tires for summer use so in the end it wont be much more, just whatever the steelies will cost you. You could also just put two snow tires on the rear and then possibly invest in two additional ones next year. Otherwise, good all seasons and throw a **** load of weight in the back and hope for the best.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:13 AM   #9
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Definitely just run chains all winter. They're amazing on dry roads!
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:03 PM   #12
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blizzaks on my 300i. it's like a whole new car. before i bought those i was fed up and about to sell my car since it was so bad in the winter. 2" of snow and i'd get stuck everywhere. now i can fly. best $1000 i've spent on my car for a second set of wheels and snow tires. www.tirerack.com
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blizzaks on my 300i. it's like a whole new car. before i bought those i was fed up and about to sell my car since it was so bad in the winter. 2" of snow and i'd get stuck everywhere. now i can fly. best $1000 i've spent on my car for a second set of wheels and snow tires. www.tirerack.com
Yeah I don't even worry about snow anymore. It's a non-event to me now. Blizzaks are that good.

Get some cheap Sport Edition A7's, get the thinnest Blizzaks you can buy and bam, your car is now a snow-plowing machine.

OP you spent all that money on those mods, you can invest in these.
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"Tire Chains/Tire Textile/Michelin Easy Grip" - these are all only designed for temporary use at low speeds on snow covered roads. Driving on cleared roads or at high speeds can and will cause failures.
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Seriously, the reading comprehension here sucks. He isn't talking about his m3. He has Mercedes sprinters for work that need something, snow tires and storage of them for several vehicles apparently isn't what he is looking for.

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Seriously, the reading comprehension here sucks. He isn't talking about his m3. He has Mercedes sprinters for work that need something, snow tires and storage of them for several vehicles apparently isn't what he is looking for.
his excessive requirements are not producing a suitable solution except winter tires.
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his excessive requirements are not producing a suitable solution except winter tires.
I agree winter tires are the way to go, but several people keep bringing up his m3.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:41 PM   #18
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Seriously, the reading comprehension here sucks. He isn't talking about his m3. He has Mercedes sprinters for work that need something, snow tires and storage of them for several vehicles apparently isn't what he is looking for.
well op is a ******* for driving a mb. go ask other mb driving *******s.
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i'd get firestone winterforce over blizzaks

bit of a trade off in road noise and wet traction but

i buy a snow tire to come thru in snow

and cheaper to boot

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the reduced road noise and superior wet pavement driving are well worth the $38 per corner premium. i've never had a problem driving on snow with the blizzaks.
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