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      03-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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So this morning my neighborhood was in about 14-17 inches of unplowed snow. Since my m3 is my daily, I had to go to work with it and didn't think about taking my awd beater. Coming out of my driveway was fine then trying to drive forward I got stuck. I had to reverse into my neighbors driveway and get some speed and then I plowed through the snow going at like 30mph traction off. The car did really good when It got started. The main roads weren't plowed but cars had been going over it so it was at about 4-5 inches going to work and I didn't have any problems until I reached a red light that was at a incline. I was stuck at the light in about 4 inches of snow and I had to get pushed and got momentum and got started again. I got to work successfully but I don't know how I will make it home since where I parked is in really deep snow lol. Sorry if this is pointless I just thought I'd share my morning with you guys . Ill post pictures of the car covered in snow when I get home. winter tires are the BMW recommended ones.
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      03-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #2
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No way I was taking my m3 for a drive yesterday. I drove through a foot deep of snow with 2ft snow drifts for a couple of miles in my Subaru. I almost got high centered a couple of times with only my momentum moving me forward.
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      03-25-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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Not to be a dick but I find it very hard to believe an M3 made it through 17" of snow, especially when the ground clearance is only like 4" or so.
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      03-25-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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Not to be a dick but I find it very hard to believe an M3 made it through 17" of snow, especially when the ground clearance is only like 4" or so.
I live in Alaska and we had a blizzard and still are having one. News said we would get 17-20 and i know the news is not always right but it was defiantly 14-17 inches when I got out.
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      03-25-2013, 11:19 AM   #5
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Not to be a dick but I find it very hard to believe an M3 made it through 17" of snow, especially when the ground clearance is only like 4" or so.
Yah, before I lived in an artic climate I wouldn't have thought it was possible either. A lot of times the fresh powder is dry and almost weightless.
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      03-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #6
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Not to be a dick but I find it very hard to believe an M3 made it through 17" of snow, especially when the ground clearance is only like 4" or so.
Yah, before I lived in an artic climate I wouldn't have thought it was possible either. A lot of times the fresh powder is dry and almost weightless.
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      03-25-2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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No pictures?!
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      03-25-2013, 12:50 PM   #8
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not a good idea!???? pictures please.
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      03-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #9
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Do you live in South Anchorage. I've seen an alpine white E92 running around every now and then. Yes, we have at least 17ins at this point, you're a wild man driving the M in this stuff!
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      03-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #10
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Do you live in South Anchorage. I've seen an alpine white E92 running around every now and then. Yes, we have at least 17ins at this point, you're a wild man driving the M in this stuff!
yup, MW btw
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      03-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #11
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      03-25-2013, 07:09 PM   #12
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They sell M3's in Alaska... why? Dude, either move or buy a different car. Wait, can you get a moose in the trunk?
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      03-25-2013, 07:12 PM   #13
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They sell M3's in Alaska... why? Dude, either move or buy a different car. Wait, can you get a moose in the trunk?
no, I ride polar bears everywhere and stick m3 badges on them
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      03-25-2013, 07:27 PM   #14
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didn't think about taking my awd beater.
Why on earth did you not take your AWD ???

My ///M only sees the winter road when there is no snow in sight. In the winter time I drive my AWD. The pictures you posted are frightening indeed.

Hope you made it home safe and sound ... now for what you did today you deserve this ===> let this be a lesson to you and don't do it again

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      03-25-2013, 07:38 PM   #15
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no, I ride polar bears everywhere and stick m3 badges on them
You'd probably have gotten a little farther if that were true.

For reference, in order of traction in 17" snow:
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I live in Alaska and we had a blizzard and still are having one. News said we would get 17-20 and i know the news is not always right but it was defiantly 14-17 inches when I got out.
I use to live in Alaska and recall they never plowed the main roads. Not true here in Maine. They do like every 45 mins because of high traffic. Its the way of life here.
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You'd probably have gotten a little farther if that were true.

For reference, in order of traction in 17" snow:
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not going to lie that made me laugh.
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      03-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #18
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I use to live in Alaska and recall they never plowed the main roads. Not true here in Maine. They do like every 45 mins because of high traffic. Its the way of life here.
they usually always do but today they just didnt. smh
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not going to lie that made me laugh.
Cheers! I hate life's hard lessons, but I've had a few too. Next time, take the beater... or the polar bear.
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      03-25-2013, 08:41 PM   #20
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I took my car out after the big blast from hurricane sandy. Roads had been plowed once with another light accumilation afterwards, I probably had 2-3 inches of wet compact snow to deal with. I wanted to see how the car dealt with it using my winter wheels (235/255 blizzak lm60s on oem 220m 19s), I was impressed, but was definitely borderline scared of wrecking or someone else plowing into me. I witnessed a lot of stupidity during that short drive, including a suv swerving all over, recovering, and then smashing through somebody's front lawn. Also an old lady holding the accelerator down while on ice until she went sideways into another car. All this on a short 5ish mile round trip to a convenience store.. I gladly drove my awd vehicle for the rest of the storm and wouldn't of considered serious commuting in my m, you're very brave
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That third picture is really cool. Especially after seeing the second one. It looks like you just woke it up and it's seriously pissed
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