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      10-16-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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Snow! When to make the switch

Friggin snow this AM in Boston area - I think it is a fluke and it will get nice again. I usually wait until thanksgiving weekend to put the winter package on. When do you guys do it (for those that drive the M in the winter)?
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      10-16-2009, 10:25 AM   #2
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Thanksgiving weekend is probably a good time..

The snow storms we get now are sporatic.. but starting in December sometimes they just come one after the other until March rolls around..The freezing cold is not good for summer tires either.. they turn into hockey pucks and slip and slide around.. have to be careful even with no snow..

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      10-16-2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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its a fluke...im gunna wait till mid-late november
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      10-16-2009, 01:03 PM   #4
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agreed, I hope it is a fluke, I still have my LM'60's on backorder at tirerack and they are saying mid-november...
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      10-16-2009, 01:19 PM   #5
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I hear ya - left the house at 6:30 this morning and the tires were pucks. The slip light was on every 2mins. Will wait until Nov - just ordered the winter package from tirerack today though!
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I must not drive that aggressively because I didnt have any issues with the slip; is this on major roads? i had no problem on the pike
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      10-16-2009, 06:14 PM   #7
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Put it on when the temp is cosistently lower than 4 degree celcius. At 4c or below, your PS2 will harden and you will lose your grip. For the past two winters, I were able to wait till late November, early December to put on snow tires. However, I don't drive that long or that much so I was ok with the 335xi. However, for the M3, I would be more cautious and put the winters on earlier.
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Put it on when the temp is cosistently lower than 4 degree celcius. At 4c or below, your PS2 will harden and you will lose your grip.
Yep, that's what it boils down to really. Snow is just the serious case. Stopping distances with PS2s are significantly reduced at freezing temps. I normally give up on the summer tires or summer car at the end of October or early November. Last year, October was plenty warm. We'll see what happens this year. I am selling some inexpensive 18" winter rims with TPMS here if anyone's looking and interested in a local pickup: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312446
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friday after thanksgiving
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Yep, that's what it boils down to really. Snow is just the serious case. Stopping distances with PS2s are significantly reduced at freezing temps. I normally give up on the summer tires or summer car at the end of October or early November. Last year, October was plenty warm. We'll see what happens this year. I am selling some inexpensive 18" winter rims with TPMS here if anyone's looking and interested in a local pickup: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312446
Yeah, last winter was not particularly harsh. It was only bad mostly after Christmas. Before Christmas, weather was actually pretty nice.
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