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      04-09-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Preparation for road trip

Hey, I'm taking my M3 on a road trip the first week of June and i was wondering if there are any ideas on how to protect my car from road debris. Also if there is any maintenance that i should do before i go. It will be about a 800 miles one way so about 1600 round trip.

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      04-09-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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Make sure to pack a spare tire. It'll suck up some trunk space but I'd hate to be in the middle of nowhere without it. Maybe throw a quart of oil in the trunk too.
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      04-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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Make sure to pack a spare tire. It'll suck up some trunk space but I'd hate to be in the middle of nowhere without it. Maybe throw a quart of oil in the trunk too.
Yeah good idea but will be tough since i don't have a spare. Do they make doughnuts for Ms?
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check out this thread. you can build your own compact spare for a decent price.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253769
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tape up the front easiest way to avoid rock chips and bugs but you might get some funny looks
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tape up the front easiest way to avoid rock chips and bugs but you might get some funny looks
+1 or buy some Swissvax Shield. The PTFE (teflon) based wax really helps to keep bugs and other debris from sticking to your car and makes cleaning a breeze
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Hey, I'm taking my M3 on a road trip the first week of June and i was wondering if there are any ideas on how to protect my car from road debris. Also if there is any maintenance that i should do before i go. It will be about a 800 miles one way so about 1600 round trip.

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Clear bra...better than having to reprint the front end
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