Thread: PS2 Traction
View Single Post
      01-09-2009, 08:40 AM   #35
NYSPEM3
Second Lieutenant
NYSPEM3's Avatar
3
Rep
221
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3 DCT
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NYC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by J08M3 View Post
I've been running my PS2s all winter so far with zero problems. they definitely have less grip when it's cold out. I would like to buy some winter tires and a set of 18" wheels but don't have the extra cash right now. But The PS2's really aren't a problem unless you're driving like an idiot. You have to be so far above any speed posted speed limit to get them to slide. They don't have much traction for hard acceleration off the line, but again unless you're driving like an idiot of public streets that shouldn't cause an issue either.
+1. I would like a set of winter tires but it a decent set runs about $1500+, money I would rather not spend these days.
I never take my M out when it's icy or snowy--that's the benefit of being in NYC. If it is dry and cold I still run on PS2 but just taking it easy. I haven't even had the tires slip once. Granted, it just doesn't really get that cold in NYC, typically at around the freezing point.
I had a rental car recently and it had all season low-resistance tires on. They slipped and slid like crazy. I would take my PS2 over these low-resistance tires any day, as long as it's not icy or snowy.
I do cringe when I see BMW's with summer tires running around during a snowstorm I almost walked up to these drivers telling them they are on freaking SUMMER tires. I'm not sure if they even knew.
__________________
--------------------------------------------------
E90 M3 DCT Interlagos Blue/Silver Interior, Tech Pkg, Prem Pkg, Folddown Seats, 19"... that's it

Certified V1 Zombie