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      09-22-2008, 11:48 AM   #23
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      09-22-2008, 01:51 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Reedomn View Post
Don't call it a mini.......
Is that for real? No way....

I'm driving my 2008 Touareg V8 for the winter. And now actually..just got it 2 weeks ago
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      09-22-2008, 02:20 PM   #25
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      09-22-2008, 02:32 PM   #26
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See sig. Everyone freaks out at the slightest bit of snow and the city shuts down, so driving/not driving isn't really a big deal. Last time it snowed I found a traffic circle and practiced some oversteer for awhile without seeing another car.
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      09-22-2008, 03:12 PM   #27
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Given Texas is mainly just cool...I'll prolly stick with the M3. Of course, if need be, I could always 'borrow' the wife's GL550...or pull out my STi for the rare snow. Heh, given my STi is mainly prepped for the track, it'll be like X-games style...drifting and throwing snow from all 4 tires...=)

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      09-22-2008, 03:24 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by Ross08E93M3 View Post
Is that for real? No way....
Yeah, not sure how power would get from the front drive.

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      09-22-2008, 03:31 PM   #29
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MINI Conquers Snow and Ice
The Monster Garage turns a MINI into a Snowmobile!
How about a MINI Cooper that can claw its way over 4-foot snow drifts and speed effortlessly across a frozen lake? Is this the next new model? Not exactly.

A sneak preview of the finished product.
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A bright-red MINI Cooper was transformed into a larger-than-life, 300 horsepower snowmobile by Discovery Channel's Monster Garage TV program.

The program takes vehicles and transforms them into outrageous, but functioning re-creations, doing double duty not only as a car or truck, but as in MINI's case, a snowmobile. The trick is that the building process cannot take longer than five days or cost more than $3,000.

A team of five guest fabricators led by show-host and custom motorcycle builder, Jesse James, spent five days creating the custom snowmobile out of a MINI Cooper.

With the aid of the custom mechanical wizardry, the MINI Cooper morphs into a snowmobile exhibiting a raked stance. Skis lower under the front end and a pair of deeply grooved traction belts extend under the rear wheels to grip the snow and ice.

Once completed the Monster Garage MINI will be pitted head-to-head with a Polaris snowmobile in snowy Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Monster Garage's Jesse James will be behind the wheel of the monster MINI while Richard Petty of NASCAR fame will pilot the snowmobile.
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      09-22-2008, 03:40 PM   #30
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04 325ci W/ pirelli P6 all seasons ..extreemly slick and we get like 16 inches of snow like its normal....i had to get shoveled out of a starbucks last winter so this yr im gonna go for a snow tire pkg....any requests the wheels are the stock 16's
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      09-22-2008, 05:23 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Reedomn View Post
Don't call it a mini.......
thats crazy!!

btw I got a Element 4wd as a beater/winter use

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      09-22-2008, 06:19 PM   #32
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      09-23-2008, 12:33 PM   #33
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