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      11-30-2009, 11:59 PM   #397
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I just ordered 4 Blizzak WS-60s (235/40/18 on all 4 corners) from Tire Rack and should have them installed in a couple of weeks when I'll give you all an update on the service and product quality from Tire Rack, as well as the performance of these tires in snow and ice.
Service from Tire Rack was perfect. Balanced wheels and tires delivered to my drive way in a few days.

Drove around in today's snow for the first time - so far the WS-60s seem very good, despite being brand new. Snow covered hills are no problem.

Overall, quite pleased so far.
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      12-01-2009, 03:59 PM   #398
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Any reason you guys went with WS-60s instead of LM-60s? Same tread pattern, but higher speed rating.

I went with the LMs as I figured they might last a bit longer.
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      12-01-2009, 06:56 PM   #399
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Any reason you guys went with WS-60s instead of LM-60s? Same tread pattern, but higher speed rating.

I went with the LMs as I figured they might last a bit longer.
Isn't the WS60s a snow & ice winter tire, and the LMs a performance winter tire? If so, the WS tires should give better traction in bad conditions, but the LMs better dry winter pavement performance.
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      12-04-2009, 12:56 AM   #400
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Isn't the WS60s a snow & ice winter tire, and the LMs a performance winter tire? If so, the WS tires should give better traction in bad conditions, but the LMs better dry winter pavement performance.
That was my thinking exactly. The M3 is my only winter car, so I wanted to err on the side of better traction rather than better dry road performance.

SO far, my impression is that the Blizzaks are considerably more grippy on snow and ice than Michelin X-Ice winters I had a couple of years ago.
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      01-05-2010, 10:10 PM   #401
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Just thought I'd check in with everyone as I'm about to get my car back tomorrow. Just short of 1 month ago I got rear-ended on a real slippery day by a typical all-season tire SUV driver who couldn't understand why his SUV didn't stop as fast as my M. Oh yeah, cause I put winter tires on!! Since it's WINTER I thougth that to be appropraite. Ass.....

Figures I get it back on a crappy weather day tho... Hope everyone else is fairing okay out there.
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      02-09-2010, 11:58 AM   #402
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Ok,

WTF , have all the Calgary guys dissappeared, LOL!!!!

Ok guys, I'm dying to drive my M3, decided to give my car a few gifts for being so nice and quiet all winter. Looking at different exhaust options, kinda wanna go loud. Any suggestions. Right now I'm leaning towards Gintani Race, was going to do full Race set up but batman914 has talked me into just starting with the rear section.

Love to get input.

Also, I'm refinishing the whees, need suggestions on color combos.

Thanks guys, looking forward to some meets soon. Ali Baba Kabob House
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      02-09-2010, 06:29 PM   #403
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Ok,

WTF , have all the Calgary guys dissappeared, LOL!!!!

Ok guys, I'm dying to drive my M3, decided to give my car a few gifts for being so nice and quiet all winter. Looking at different exhaust options, kinda wanna go loud. Any suggestions. Right now I'm leaning towards Gintani Race, was going to do full Race set up but batman914 has talked me into just starting with the rear section.

Love to get input.

Also, I'm refinishing the whees, need suggestions on color combos.

Thanks guys, looking forward to some meets soon. Ali Baba Kabob House
I wanted some excitement which the M wasn't giving me so I sold my M for a Camry. That will let me shit my pants everytime drive and hit the brakes

I just picked up the Encore Titanium exhaust if you want to hear what that sounds like. This is my weekend car so I dont mind if its a tad on the loud side as Im planning to remove the primarys too.

Lets see pics again of what your wheels look like now.
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      02-10-2010, 12:06 PM   #404
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Yes,

Definately want to hear the exhaust. I live in Tuscany, let me know if you have time to meet up, I can come where ever you are.

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      02-11-2010, 12:35 AM   #405
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I literally live completely on the opposite side of the city from you.

I'm in De Winton by Heritage Pointe Golf Course.

Weekends work best but me but Im not sure if your in a rush or not but I dont drive it in the winter so we may need to wait till next month or sooner if the weather really drys things up.

So why Gintani anyways? Can I ask what your budget is and plans are?

I was just in Houston Texas 3 days ago and heard a few bad ass M's so I know a few different sounds.
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      02-11-2010, 09:32 AM   #406
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Hey guys,

Glad to see a little action in the Calgary thread. I would be up for a meet when thing dry up.
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      02-11-2010, 05:21 PM   #407
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Hey guys,

Glad to see a little action in the Calgary thread. I would be up for a meet when thing dry up.
Well, is the SC installed? Updates please
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      02-11-2010, 05:22 PM   #408
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I literally live completely on the opposite side of the city from you.

I'm in De Winton by Heritage Pointe Golf Course.

Weekends work best but me but Im not sure if your in a rush or not but I dont drive it in the winter so we may need to wait till next month or sooner if the weather really drys things up.

So why Gintani anyways? Can I ask what your budget is and plans are?

I was just in Houston Texas 3 days ago and heard a few bad ass M's so I know a few different sounds.
Couldn't wait, so ended up ordering the Meisterschaft. Didn't want to spend an outrageous amount. Ordered through Redline Motorsports
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Well, is the SC installed? Updates please
Should have got it a while back but almost got transfered so postponed the SC until now.

It is shipping soon, should have it in hand come March 1st. Should be up and running come Mid April I hope!
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Should have got it a while back but almost got transfered so postponed the SC until now.

It is shipping soon, should have it in hand come March 1st. Should be up and running come Mid April I hope!
Are you doing 1, 2 or 3?
I think the HP numbers are 525, 575 and 600.
My hands are shaking just typing those numbers.

If I keep my car, I am strongly considering 2 - 575.
Going to make my decision over the weekend!
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Are you doing 1, 2 or 3?
I think the HP numbers are 525, 575 and 600.
My hands are shaking just typing those numbers.

If I keep my car, I am strongly considering 2 - 575.
Going to make my decision over the weekend!

Well, myself and Jag (a.k.a batman913) are waiting to go for a ride in Jason's car, then we'll see. Perhaps ordering 3 units to Calgary will get us a little discount, not to mention a break on install
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Well, myself and Jag (a.k.a batman913) are waiting to go for a ride in Jason's car, then we'll see. Perhaps ordering 3 units to Calgary will get us a little discount, not to mention a break on install
Good point!!!
Please let me know when you guys fix a date for a meet because I am in!
My guess it should be sometime you in June because you sissy's don't drive your M's in the winter!
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Have any of you (or Jason) inquired about the stg 3 600hp and confirmed with Roman if our Husky / Mohawk 94 with 10% ethenol gas will work with their kit?
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Good point!!!
Please let me know when you guys fix a date for a meet because I am in!
My guess it should be sometime you in June because you sissy's don't drive your M's in the winter!
Hahahahaha
Im definately in for a meet too but dont need t wait till June

As long as its dry and most of the rocks and shit are cleaned up then she's coming out
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Have any of you (or Jason) inquired about the stg 3 600hp and confirmed with Roman if our Husky / Mohawk 94 with 10% ethenol gas will work with their kit?
Basically are you saying your in on a Calgary Supercharger group buy
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Hey guys,

I went with Stage 3 and Husky and Mohawk 94 is fine. At our altitude 92 would be ok too.
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I went with Stage 3 and Husky and Mohawk 94 is fine. At our altitude 92 would be ok too.
Thats great news! When I pull the trigger thats the route Im going.

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Basically are you saying your in on a Calgary Supercharger group buy
Yes but the timing isnt the greatest. I was suppose to get t before X mas but things came up and now Im getting married in July and I tried tricking my fiance again in saying the DJ's gonna be $15k.......that didnt fly with her.

It'll be late summer for me.
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      02-13-2010, 12:32 AM   #418
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The Blizzak WS 60s are great on snow and ice to be sure. I did get stuck when we got that big dump in November, but that was just because the snow I got stuck in was too deep. The same day, my friend got stuck in his A4 Quattro with winter tires.

The dry road performance of he WS60 leaves much to be desired though. It feels like I'm driving on marshmallows. Having said that, the M3 is my regular winter ride, so that's a sacrifice I was willing to make when I got them.
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