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      01-20-2009, 10:37 AM   #133
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I did the install on that Gallardo, and his Ferrari. Owner's a great guy and not too concerned about snow.
Awesome, I like this guy already... Lambo + Ferrari and both are winter driven. Nice!
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      01-20-2009, 11:05 AM   #134
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Awesome, I like this guy already... Lambo + Ferrari and both are winter driven. Nice!
I see no issues with driving a VW (gallardo) in the winter, as they take into consideration road salt etc... not sure if the ferrari folks do as well
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      01-20-2009, 11:59 AM   #135
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what install did you do ?
I do all of his clear bra installs...knowing that they won't be garage queens we do; Full Hood, Full Front Fenders, Full Bumper, Headlights, etc....

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      01-20-2009, 12:00 PM   #136
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Technically its an Audi and yeah, with winter tires + AWD I guess it would be fine to drive in the winter... but seriously, how many Lambos (or Ferraris for that matter) have you ever seen on the road during the winter in snowy conditions?

Seeing as some people garage their M3s during the winter (a perfectly capable winter car IMO) its surprising that someone has the stones to drive their high priced exotics during the winter... much respect!
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Lambos are great snowplows in the winter

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Technically its an Audi and yeah, with winter tires + AWD I guess it would be fine to drive in the winter... but seriously, how many Lambos (or Ferraris for that matter) have you ever seen on the road during the winter in snowy conditions?

Seeing as some people garage their M3s during the winter (a perfectly capable winter car IMO) its surprising that someone has the stones to drive their high priced exotics during the winter... much respect!
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      01-20-2009, 01:37 PM   #138
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Not sure I would drive a Ferrari in the winter.
If I were him I would get a 2009 911 Turbo as my winter beater

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Awesome, I like this guy already... Lambo + Ferrari and both are winter driven. Nice!
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      01-20-2009, 02:49 PM   #139
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If I were him I would get a 2009 911 Turbo as my winter beater
Maybe he does, saw a black one yesterday morning on the QEW on the way into the office. It had a fixed wing rather than the usual pop up spoiler. Nice to see not everyone treats them like garage queens!
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      01-20-2009, 03:45 PM   #140
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ive seen 2-3 bentley coupes rolling through the slush on the dvp this winter... thats a good winter beater
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      01-20-2009, 04:26 PM   #141
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Maybe he does, saw a black one yesterday morning on the QEW on the way into the office. It had a fixed wing rather than the usual pop up spoiler. Nice to see not everyone treats them like garage queens!
I used to drive my 911 in the winter and it worked great as long as there was less than 8cms of snow.The lack of ground clearance is the main reason that I drive a truck in the winter and not the M.I just cannot do that to a car that I like!My wifes 335 scrapes all the way in from the main road if there is any signifigent snowfall and it does not have any airdams or side skirts.
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      01-20-2009, 05:32 PM   #142
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Maybe he does, saw a black one yesterday morning on the QEW on the way into the office. It had a fixed wing rather than the usual pop up spoiler. Nice to see not everyone treats them like garage queens!
I TOTALLY AGREE.

No reason to not drive a 911 in the winter. Porsches are made for German winters. In fact, Porsche was the first manufacturer to galvanize all metal body parts.

I had a 1994 968 that I drove year round with winter tires...the most stable and predictable car I had ever driven.

To me the M3 and 911's are the ultimate year round sports cars.

I just see the Ferrari as being more precious and delicate.

On a side note...just got a car wash...she's jet black again...for tonight anyway.
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I used to drive my 911 in the winter and it worked great as long as there was less than 8cms of snow.The lack of ground clearance is the main reason that I drive a truck in the winter and not the M.I just cannot do that to a car that I like!My wifes 335 scrapes all the way in from the main road if there is any signifigent snowfall and it does not have any airdams or side skirts.
Sounds like you have had a nice stable of toys!! Trucks, cars, bikes, sleds....
Yeah, clearance is the real issue. Thankfully for the most part the roads around the GTA are clear. Since the Wife doesnt like to drive on snow days, that leaves her SUV to me so I havent had to deal with that personally.


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I TOTALLY AGREE.

No reason to not drive a 911 in the winter. Porsches are made for German winters. In fact, Porsche was the first manufacturer to galvanize all metal body parts.

I had a 1994 968 that I drove year round with winter tires...the most stable and predictable car I had ever driven.

To me the M3 and 911's are the ultimate year round sports cars.

I just see the Ferrari as being more precious and delicate.

On a side note...just got a car wash...she's jet black again...for tonight anyway.
I agree, I would probably drive a 911 in the winter as well. Maybe not a GT2 or GT3 (especially on a snow day).
Ferrari's have enough mechanical issues during good weather, forget winter!
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      01-20-2009, 08:46 PM   #144
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Sounds like you have had a nice stable of toys!! Trucks, cars, bikes, sleds....
Yeah, clearance is the real issue. Thankfully for the most part the roads around the GTA are clear. Since the Wife doesnt like to drive on snow days, that leaves her SUV to me so I havent had to deal with that personally.




I agree, I would probably drive a 911 in the winter as well. Maybe not a GT2 or GT3 (especially on a snow day).
Ferrari's have enough mechanical issues during good weather, forget winter!
Porsches can work very well in the snow,especially GT 3's

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Haha! Nice Vid - that would turn some heads on the QEW!
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Spotted 3 this morning on the way into the office....

AW e90 going west bound on QEW at Miss. Rd.
AW e92 going northbound on Islington just north of Queensway.
Black E92 going east bound on bloor, just east of Queensway.
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Guys, I found a dyno in the city!
if anyone is interested! Let me know!
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Guys, I found a dyno in the city!
if anyone is interested! Let me know!
Hes at Dufferin & Finch
Here is another guy in Toronto who has the Dynopack dyno(or maybe its the same guy?)He will come to you.

http://www.u2ndyno.com/index.php
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Spotted a Space Grey/Fox Red E93 M3 with the BMW winter tire package today, was around 4:30pm on Eastern Ave headed eastbound going past the BMW Toronto dealership. Pulled up beside the guy and gave him a thumbs up but not sure he saw me. Nice looking ride either way.
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So finally got my 2000km break in service done yesterday and all I can say is... wow!!! Already had it up to 8000rpm a few times last night/this morning... the engine is just unbelievable and the car is even more amazing than before.

Fingers crossed I don't end up in jail or with a massive speeding ticket in the next few days... the sound of that V8 winding up to 8000rpm is absolutely intoxicating, I need more!
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So finally got my 2000km break in service done yesterday and all I can say is... wow!!! Already had it up to 8000rpm a few times last night/this morning... the engine is just unbelievable and the car is even more amazing than before.

Fingers crossed I don't end up in jail or with a massive speeding ticket in the next few days... the sound of that V8 winding up to 8000rpm is absolutely intoxicating, I need more!

What took you so long to get to 2K?

Time to set the speed limit idiot notification - like that will really do anything though!
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What took you so long to get to 2K?

Time to set the speed limit idiot notification - like that will really do anything though!
Yeah yeah, I was doing well mileage wise for the first few weeks but then normal life complicated matters... I actually broke 2k late last week but couldn't take it in for the service until yesterday.

Just scared the pants off my co-workers at lunch (on-ramp onto the 404), good times!
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