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      01-10-2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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Should i drive in the rain/slush in nj

hay i have a 335i sedan sport 6mt (with sport tires) i was sliding allover the road today i just pulled the car out today and it was like a roller coaster.
i pulled in a diner and slid onto the sidewalk (luckily got out with no damage )but left my car 30 miles away at family members house ...I was wondering if anyone else went through this, i want to bring my car home tomarrow but i dont know if the car will make it the weather is about 37 degrees and partly sunny tomarrow should i take the 40 min drive home...PLEASE HELP
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      01-11-2009, 02:06 AM   #2
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If you have to post on a forum to figure this one out, then the answer would be no. Don't drive. Leave the car where it is until April.
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      01-11-2009, 02:32 AM   #3
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lol snow tires or die..thats your only option
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Summer tires equals no go for winter driving. Park the car, drive your beater.
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      01-11-2009, 07:15 PM   #5
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You can bring the car home but dont drive it in this weather. Maybe you should have a more skilled driver do it for you though, sounds like you dont know what the hell you are doing. No reason to be sliding into sidewalks IN A PARKING LOT. You shouldnt be going that fast in the first place.
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You can bring the car home but dont drive it in this weather. Maybe you should have a more skilled driver do it for you though, sounds like you dont know what the hell you are doing. No reason to be sliding into sidewalks IN A PARKING LOT. You shouldnt be going that fast in the first place.
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i've driven on summer tires in the winter before... its alright for short distance but you have to be very very careful... and dont go out when there's lots of slush or ice on the road. try to pick a sunny afternoon when most of the slush and ice on the road has partially melted.
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i've driven on summer tires in the winter before... its alright for short distance but you have to be very very careful... and dont go out when there's lots of slush or ice on the road. try to pick a sunny afternoon when most of the slush and ice on the road has partially melted.
not recommended even for short distance. i was driving my car, which still has the stock summer 19", to the shop to put on the snow tires. even for 5 mins, the car was sliding all over the place on straight road with just a little tap of throttle. one look at the thread pattern on the summer tires and you should understand why.
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Just pick it up in like April/May to be on the safeside..... lets shoot for April 15th.
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SNOW TIRES!

My 135i is a dream to drive in the snow with snow tires.

AND A BLAST!

I get to really play with that e-LSD with DSC off :-D
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If you're desperate, you can pay me to drive it home for you! :-p
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