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      12-05-2011, 06:16 PM   #23
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Ha, I bought an E30 beater for the winter time with A/S tires.
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      12-05-2011, 06:19 PM   #24
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I have the same tires. They are like strapping on 4 wheel drive.
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      12-05-2011, 09:03 PM   #25
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thats lots of snow actually
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      12-05-2011, 09:46 PM   #26
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yea boy!! love seeing that winter action.
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that's about how much snow we get every year in DC area, expect 2 years ago, when we got snowmageddon.
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      12-05-2011, 11:13 PM   #28
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car actually looks good covered in snow.. lol
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      12-06-2011, 02:04 AM   #29
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Ha, I bought an E30 beater for the winter time with A/S tires.
second that
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      12-06-2011, 11:55 AM   #30
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Looks fun!
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      12-06-2011, 02:45 PM   #31
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I'm not concerned with the M3 in the snow, it's the other idiots driving too fast and being dumb that I worry about.
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      12-07-2011, 01:39 PM   #32
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Looks great!

My only concern with getting an M3 is the loss of wet and snow performance. With good snow tires and maybe an extra 100lbs over the rear axles I'm hoping it will be good enough.

I do plan to test drive one in the rain to see if I can still remember how to drive

I don't expect to do this (NASIOC member from Philly) but it should be manageable.

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      12-07-2011, 01:56 PM   #33
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I think the M3 looks sexy as hell with some snow on it, especially a black one. And why WOULDN'T anyone want to have some fun in the snow with their M3?!!
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      12-07-2011, 02:05 PM   #34
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That's nuts - I'd never drive my M3 in the snow. I had a lifted 4x4 diesel truck when I lived up north and IMO that's the only way to go.
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Buy my a7 staggered with dunlop sp winter sport 2d and 2011 tpms.

I used them once when I did european delivery (had them shipped there and back).
They've been sitting since january and will probably continue to sit here since it doesn't snow much here in georgia
PM me a price. May be interested.
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      12-07-2011, 05:26 PM   #36
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I think the reason most ppl store it is because of salt and dirty roads. Also, my reason is because I don't want someone else losing control and sliding, and ending up hitting me. I just don't feel like going through the hassle. I park it, it's safe, clean, I don't put that many more kms on it, and when the snow melts I have something to look forward to. Just my .02. Btw ur car looks very nice in MB
This I would drive my M3 in the snow if it wasn't for the salt. Unless you want to wash the car after every single drive the salt will eventually get to it, usually the parts that you can't see.
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      12-07-2011, 06:21 PM   #37
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This I would drive my M3 in the snow if it wasn't for the salt. Unless you want to wash the car after every single drive the salt will eventually get to it, usually the parts that you can't see.
Even then, you can't wash the salt off of the undercarriage. I drove my 350Z in the winter in Pennsylvania for two winters and it destroyed the undercarriage. Everything that was steel rusted like crazy. Even stuff that was painted/coated. It was fun to play around in empty lots but the salt is bad news.
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      12-07-2011, 09:47 PM   #38
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i don't get why people park their cars for winter... kinda wierd. They make it seem like they are storing a ferrari. haha
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      12-08-2011, 02:50 AM   #39
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i don't get why people park their cars for winter... kinda wierd. They make it seem like they are storing a ferrari. haha
I'm sure people said the same thing to those that stored old camaro's and GTOs. Now I'm not saying this car is going to ever be collectible but what's wrong with trying to maintain as best you can something that you value? What does its exclusivity, rarity or monetary value matter?

I see both sides, there is a benefit to enjoying the car year round, life is too short to get bent out of shape over a little corrosion.

But then others take a lot of pride in their vehicles and want them to look showroom new for as long as possible, so why put it through the rough treatment of salted roads if you don't have to?
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      12-08-2011, 11:38 AM   #40
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If I had the means I'd have a fun car and the STI as my daily/bad winter car. I'm debating doing that. Paying it off and then saving for a less practical car. Then I think of a $15k trade-in and I'm back to an M3, C63, CTS-V, etc.
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nice to c an all-year-round M driver! i definitely turned the traction control off a couple times last nite and had a bit of fun in an empty parking lot haha!
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I remember them kind of days in Edmonton. My then e46 was always very surefooted never let me down also during my winter trips down to your part of the world I remember it well.
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Glad to hear your story. I plan to drive mine this winter. Still waiting for the same winter tire set up.
You won't regret this set-up. Trust me.

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I looove seeing M3's covered in snow.

I've driven all my cars through snow, with proper winters.

When I sell them years later, people are always surprised at the "like new" condition of the cars. As long as you care for and protect them properly, winter driving doesn't hurt the car.

With the M though, I may not take it out depending on depth of snow. Don't want the car to become a snow plow...

Looking forward to moooar pics!
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My car looked like that for the first 2000 miles that I drove it brand new. I took european delivery and there are no regrets
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Im guessing you are running snow tires? Would be great if PS2s could handle well in snow
Yup, WS60's. AWESOME winter tire. Haha my PS2's were fish tailing like crazy the one day I had them on with snow, luckily the snow only settled on my road not anywhere else I was going. Nightmare getting it back into the garage, had to go downhill as opposed to up and just hoping and praying I didn't crash into any parked cars.

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No Thanks..... That is what my Subaru is for.....
Well I don't have a Subaru so this is the best thing.

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I'll stick to my CRV or the wife's AWD Sienna for the winter thank-you very much!

Awesome pics. Safe motoring

Asif
Haha but you have kids to worry about Asif! I'm sure if you were young and single you wouldn't think twice.

Thanks buddy, you too!

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I think the reason most ppl store it is because of salt and dirty roads. Also, my reason is because I don't want someone else losing control and sliding, and ending up hitting me. I just don't feel like going through the hassle. I park it, it's safe, clean, I don't put that many more kms on it, and when the snow melts I have something to look forward to. Just my .02. Btw ur car looks very nice in MB
Thank you.

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Nice, I'm still waiting for the first real snowfall over here..
Thanks! Be safe Daft, intake is rather low in your beast.

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Nice! We drive our cars year round but then again it never snows in Miami!
L U C K Y!

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I used to drive mine during winter as well, in Boston and in Seattle.
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That second picture is awesome lol


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Yea, we had a random snow storm here in VA and I was caught out with M3 and had PS2s that basically turned into ice cubes
Don't let it happen again, be safe out there!

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Ha, I bought an E30 beater for the winter time with A/S tires.
Can't deny it looks sick though.

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I have the same tires. They are like strapping on 4 wheel drive.
This is the TRUTH.

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thats lots of snow actually
It is, got plenty more to come for the next 5 months though.

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yea boy!! love seeing that winter action.
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that's about how much snow we get every year in DC area, expect 2 years ago, when we got snowmageddon.
Trust me you will not understand the true meaning of snowmageddon until you come to Calgary. This can be classed as 'below average' for snowfall. I'll post some more pics when it hits hard.

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car actually looks good covered in snow.. lol


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Looks fun!
It is

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I'm not concerned with the M3 in the snow, it's the other idiots driving too fast and being dumb that I worry about.
That's true but that's what we have insurance for. If it's the next persons fault you don't have to worry about deductibles, insurance going up or anything of the sort. I can understand if you're worried about resale value but I'm keeping this car forever but ONLY because it's the last NA engine BMW will have in an ///M car.

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Looks great!

My only concern with getting an M3 is the loss of wet and snow performance. With good snow tires and maybe an extra 100lbs over the rear axles I'm hoping it will be good enough.

I do plan to test drive one in the rain to see if I can still remember how to drive

I don't expect to do this (NASIOC member from Philly) but it should be manageable.



SO SICK!

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I think the M3 looks sexy as hell with some snow on it, especially a black one. And why WOULDN'T anyone want to have some fun in the snow with their M3?!!
Who knows.

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That's nuts - I'd never drive my M3 in the snow. I had a lifted 4x4 diesel truck when I lived up north and IMO that's the only way to go.
Gotta do what you gotta do right.

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i don't get why people park their cars for winter... kinda wierd. They make it seem like they are storing a ferrari. haha
HAHA yea man, even if I had a GT2 RS or an Aventador I'd still drive em in the winter.. Only Ferrari I'll ever own is an Enzo though so gotta park that at least.

Did the ZCP rims get there good bro?
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We haven't had anymore snow fall here in Calgary but that's not a good thing. Looks like winters gonna run pretty late into next year so I'll definitely have more pics posted up soon. Any other members have pics to share? Go ahead I won't class it as thread jacking.
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We haven't had anymore snow fall here in Calgary but that's not a good thing. Looks like winters gonna run pretty late into next year so I'll definitely have more pics posted up soon. Any other members have pics to share? Go ahead I won't class it as thread jacking.
Ive only got my two last E90s, not the new one yet. Will post when it snows here. Havent had enough to slip and slide around on the Dunlops
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Rockin Blizzak WS60's as well on my RWD. GREAT tire.
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