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Adrian_Lindn
03-07-2012, 10:50 AM
Think its time to lower the car and put the rims on again? Who else can relate?

propr'one
03-07-2012, 10:56 AM
I was going to say no, but looking at the weather in ontario, the low is not expected under 5 degrees for the next two weeks. I wouldn't, but you could maybe get away with it.

E30 Girl
03-07-2012, 11:18 AM
I'll probably take the S2000 out in about two weeks want to make sure it rains all the salt away and stays above 0 at night.

Supreme_sole
03-07-2012, 11:35 AM
I'll probably take the S2000 out in about two weeks want to make sure it rains all the salt away and stays above 0 at night.

This
Its nice but lets not jump the gun

5style
03-07-2012, 11:40 AM
As long as its dry, its ok to go for a drive. Wet or condensation , NO

dbworld4k
03-07-2012, 11:59 AM
Just had my baby towed to the shop for some much needed Spring prep. Can't wait to get her back in April! New shoes, completed interior, new clutch/FW/tranny/SSK... OHH YEAAAA!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/p480x480/424384_10150658561724450_505249449_8897518_5673883 11_n.jpg

propr'one
03-07-2012, 12:02 PM
I'm not putting my summers on until its seriously warm all the time. Going from 205 winters to 255 ZR summers in the back will make me feel like alonso and i'll start driving like a jackass, which is a bad idea till the grip is ideal and here to stay.

the rest of summer mode is just brake, latch, latch, button, and maybe a DJ screw CD.

E30 Girl
03-07-2012, 12:04 PM
This
Its nice but lets not jump the gun

I don't care if it is cold as long as there is no salt I'm driving my car. That goes for the fall too it's out till the end of Nov first salt it's gone.

As long as its dry, its ok to go for a drive. Wet or condensation , NO

There is salt dust on the ground that is transfered to your car when it gets wet it is activated and then you get rust....no driving till no salt!!

Otherwise why bother storing your cars at all?

Adrian_Lindn
03-07-2012, 12:09 PM
i didnt store my car......so i guess im ok

jon.e
03-07-2012, 12:26 PM
Just got my falken azenis rt615k tires in the mail today. They go on Friday with the new shoes. Gunna drop it some more an have it dumped strecthed and poking by Saturday! Too excited! Can't wait till the first cruise.

Quack
03-07-2012, 12:57 PM
to be safe, going to put my summers on in April, think March is a hit or miss with snow storms.

bmwm5lover
03-07-2012, 02:04 PM
I am slowly doing prep to ready it. Have to go to the DMV as well and get some paperwork in order. I am on summers and near bald rears so either way, I need to be careful until I get a set of rears. I am thinking as of 1st of April (slightly before that) it will be on the road. If there is a surprise storm, I will just stay at home. Once it is on the road it needs to go in for suspension install.

T.Dot_E30
03-07-2012, 02:27 PM
My summer wheels have all season tires, so they are probably going on shortly. A little snow wouldn't phase me.

5style
03-07-2012, 05:05 PM
I don't care if it is cold as long as there is no salt I'm driving my car. That goes for the fall too it's out till the end of Nov first salt it's gone.



There is salt dust on the ground that is transfered to your car when it gets wet it is activated and then you get rust....no driving till no salt!!

Otherwise why bother storing your cars at all?

I guess you missed the ONLY WHEN ITS DRY part Linds, my car is in dry storage, im not scared of dust salt, im scared of wet salt.

Eurostyle
03-07-2012, 11:52 PM
I was thinking of putting my summer wheels on, but they are too wide to fit in the car wash rails! fcplm Gotta wait a few more weeks...*sad*

Gertrude214
03-08-2012, 03:41 AM
http://www.hergoods.info/avatar4.jpgI want to make sure it rains all the salt away 。

E30 Girl
03-08-2012, 08:06 AM
I guess you missed the ONLY WHEN ITS DRY part Linds, my car is in dry storage, im not scared of dust salt, im scared of wet salt.

I did read it right maybe you miss understood me...you drive the car salt dust gets on car then you put it away. Two months later you take it out on a sunny day maybe three days later it rains that is when the salt dust now becomes wet salt and that is why I don't take my car out ever in the winter till all traces of salt are gone. :)

2bmw2
03-08-2012, 10:07 AM
I did read it right maybe you miss understood me...you drive the car salt dust gets on car then you put it away. Two months later you take it out on a sunny day maybe three days later it rains that is when the salt dust now becomes wet salt and that is why I don't take my car out ever in the winter till all traces of salt are gone. :)

I doubt there is any salt on the roads in Toronto right now. Seriously, how many times do you think they salted the roads in the past 3 months? And even one good day of rain washes it away.

E30 Girl
03-08-2012, 10:25 AM
I doubt there is any salt on the roads in Toronto right now. Seriously, how many times do you think they salted the roads in the past 3 months? And even one good day of rain washes it away.

You would be surprised there is still a fair bit o the roads and they were salting last week again. They also use the liquid salt here so you really have to be careful....if you really care that is.

I bought my car in Florida so I am a little anal about keeping it away from the salt it is truly a "never seen salt/winter" car and I'd like to keep it that way.

5style
03-08-2012, 10:37 AM
You would be surprised there is still a fair bit o the roads and they were salting last week again. They also use the liquid salt here so you really have to be careful....if you really care that is.

I bought my car in Florida so I am a little anal about keeping it away from the salt it is truly a "never seen salt/winter" car and I'd like to keep it that way.

No, Lindsay is right, there is still quite a bit, but i always wash after a drive , dry then wrap it up again in the garage hahahaaa *nutty*

PS, That Liquid salt is the WORST! Rain=activated, moisture=activated, and its evenly spread across the road. Its raining today if those ****s salt when its done, I am going to FLIP.

E30 Girl
03-08-2012, 11:11 AM
No, Lindsay is right, there is still quite a bit, but i always wash after a drive , dry then wrap it up again in the garage hahahaaa *nutty*

PS, That Liquid salt is the WORST! Rain=activated, moisture=activated, and its evenly spread across the road. Its raining today if those ****s salt when its done, I am going to FLIP.

I hear you I started the car last night in my underground and drive it around in circles up and down three levels to make myself feel better...lol

As long as they don't salt anymore I'll be driving it by the 20th it supposed to 15 that day I think.

jon.e
03-08-2012, 11:53 AM
Just make sure u take ur car to krown, i have my car rust proofed every spring. My dad has a 95 delsol krowns it everyyear and it doesn't have a spec of rust and it has 400k on original everything and he drives it all year round.

bmw.ae
03-08-2012, 05:15 PM
to be safe, going to put my summers on in April, think March is a hit or miss with snow storms.

tru especially in toronto, seeing as i have 2 bubbly spots this will be the last winter i drive in with the cab , car took a beating!!*shiner*..but i've started the springs mods, including the raise(even though ppl usually lower in spring lol):D
i need a good detail and rust proof before the first cruise:cool:

v_bimmer
03-08-2012, 05:23 PM
I will put full coverage insurance as of April 1st, after that just drive drive drive....

propr'one
03-08-2012, 06:30 PM
rode around with the top down most of the day today. apparently this is march in calgary.

740-iLL
03-09-2012, 10:10 AM
I don't care if it is cold as long as there is no salt I'm driving my car. That goes for the fall too it's out till the end of Nov first salt it's gone.

There is salt dust on the ground that is transfered to your car when it gets wet it is activated and then you get rust....no driving till no salt!!

Otherwise why bother storing your cars at all?

+1 I am waiting for a good rain!

BMWdouche
03-09-2012, 10:58 AM
meh who cares.. its just a car.. I put my summers on last weekend.

E30 Girl
03-09-2012, 11:44 AM
+1 I am waiting for a good rain!

I looked at the weather today rain on Monday and Thursday and as of Sunday every day over 10 and night over 3. Friday next week will be 17 if we get the two days of rain I'll be driving it Friday!!!!!

VSanj
03-09-2012, 02:22 PM
been driving for a week or so!

JINT
03-09-2012, 08:00 PM
Put mine on that one warm day we had. And it f@king snowed today !!!!

bmwmck
03-09-2012, 08:17 PM
Might put my summers on one day next week when it's nice out

Adrian_Lindn
03-12-2012, 10:20 AM
Summers come on this weekend wooooooo hoooooo

BimmerboyPH
03-12-2012, 10:32 AM
This week hopefully!! Put my lip back on yesterday, just waiting for my rims and we are good to go!!

Dinher
03-12-2012, 10:43 AM
Just changed the wheels over last weekend.

Razkal
03-12-2012, 10:45 AM
Just changed mine over this weeked, can't wait for more good weather!

E30 Girl
03-12-2012, 11:04 AM
Caled to put the insurance on today after it rains I'll be driving it hopefully Wednesday!!!

5style
03-12-2012, 11:29 AM
Caled to put the insurance on today after it rains I'll be driving it hopefully Wednesday!!!

*th-up**th-up**th-up**th-up* SWWWWWWEEEEEETTTTTT!!

bmwmck
03-12-2012, 04:33 PM
Put my summers on this morning *th-up*

King Luis
03-12-2012, 05:52 PM
Thinking about next week since I have it off.

bmwm5lover
03-12-2012, 09:01 PM
20's and summers one the Jag, M5 not insured yet, I havent finished the headlight project.

Eurostyle
03-13-2012, 01:20 AM
Rims are back on the 330 as of Sunday, drove it home tonight.
24's will be on the truck some time this week when i get the time!
M5 still under (slow) construction! lol

E30 Girl
03-13-2012, 09:45 AM
I have insurance!!!!!!!! I'll be driving the car tomorrow checking levels and putting air in the tires tonight!

740-iLL
03-13-2012, 02:21 PM
Weather network says thunder showers for Thursday

jasonbaek
03-13-2012, 05:58 PM
We always get some sort of snow storm until early April.. so don't get too excited

AMG_POWER
03-13-2012, 08:09 PM
I put summrs on, so much fun now!!! 135i with good ruber just keeps turning and turning... wow so much fun in this lil car. Very harsh ride tho especially with run flats.

Axxe
03-13-2012, 11:27 PM
rode around with the top down most of the day today. apparently this is march in calgary.

Yeah, it has was +7 on Sunday up here in Fort Mac. Screwing up our productivity, and we got into our muskeg stripping six weeks late, and if you know what muskeg looks like when it's not frozen you can imagine what it's looking like up here. We almost lost a D9 yesterday, sunk about a metre and a half before hitting real ground, and today it got frozen in. What a shit show.

But on the upside I have coilovers coming in next couple weeks, going to finally enjoy the car properly.

Adrian_Lindn
03-14-2012, 09:36 AM
this weekend for sure...this weather is nuts

propr'one
03-14-2012, 03:20 PM
But on the upside I have coilovers coming in next couple weeks, going to finally enjoy the car properly.

You're shipping coils to fort mac? lulz.

Adrian_Lindn
03-20-2012, 04:38 PM
Not a good pic but here she is!~

jaym3smg
03-21-2012, 11:41 AM
^^^ Resize please.

Anyway, put the summers on last weekend, did the oil and brake fluid change, and I have new front control arms on the way. Looking forward to getting this thing on the track early this year!

-J

740-iLL
03-21-2012, 04:04 PM
Will be putting on the Alpina's tonight!

Woofer
03-21-2012, 04:21 PM
^^^ do text a pic pls hahaha

Isn't next week suppose to be crappy again?

Adrian_Lindn
03-21-2012, 04:36 PM
resized

Supreme_sole
03-21-2012, 06:09 PM
^^^ edit your OG post

slemmer
03-22-2012, 09:54 AM
I caved in. Weather too nice to leave parked for another month especially being 25*C today!

740-iLL
03-22-2012, 09:57 AM
Alpina's are on!

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss128/empire-corp/THE%207/IMG_20120321_194345.jpg

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss128/empire-corp/THE%207/IMG_20120321_194435.jpg

bmwmck
03-22-2012, 11:13 AM
^ oh yes.

dbworld4k
03-22-2012, 11:51 AM
Those Alpina wheels are so much win! Wow.

propr'one
03-22-2012, 11:52 AM
*love* you win homie.

jon.e
03-22-2012, 12:12 PM
http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/photo.php?fbid=10150619875804845&id=501204844&__user=501204844

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/430400_10150619875804845_501204844_9278495_1207991 9_n.jpg

Don't know if this will work but here's a pic of mine after the new tires and a stance job! Put em on last week.

740-iLL
03-22-2012, 01:54 PM
^ oh yes.

Those Alpina wheels are so much win! Wow.

*love* you win homie.

*th-up* Thanks guys!

5style
03-25-2012, 06:43 PM
CITY OF MISSISSAUGA IS SPRAYING THE ROAD WITH THAT WHITE CORROSIVE BRINE TODAY, march 25th!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE ****

///M_AMAZIN
03-25-2012, 10:49 PM
^Yeah the lows for this week are in the negativezzz...

Less Riding and more Driving for me i guess:)

740-iLL
03-26-2012, 09:10 AM
CITY OF MISSISSAUGA IS SPRAYING THE ROAD WITH THAT WHITE CORROSIVE BRINE TODAY, march 25th!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE ****

Have you seen any? I've been driving around SQ1 and haven't seen any trucks out, nor do I see the roads sprayed...

E46Dude
03-29-2012, 11:20 AM
TWN is projecting 5-10 CM of Snow in Southern Ontario this Friday! Heads up folks!

5style
04-02-2012, 01:38 AM
April second, now they are putting down rock salt AND brine!

No joke unfortunately, just took erin mills parkway and 403 exit, and its ROCK SALTED ALL OVER ( erin mills not the exit), went on to glen erin instead where its clean.

Had to rinse the car, AGAIN, fenders, and underbody.

I am getting really ****ing tired of this shit.

Its plus 5!

5style
04-02-2012, 01:39 AM
Have you seen any? I've been driving around SQ1 and haven't seen any trucks out, nor do I see the roads sprayed...

saw in person on derry road and mississauga rd, they are out in full force, rain= salt needed. WTF

740-iLL
04-02-2012, 09:53 AM
This is some BS! I need to put the car back now? :(

cormier
04-02-2012, 02:16 PM
Hail and sleet in Brampton yesterday too lol

I'm in summer mode tho no going back!

5style
04-03-2012, 01:34 AM
I am washing my underbody , fenders, suspension and exterior daily now. sigh, the almost month of time it was warm , everything was clean. Suddenly they decided to build the salt budget for next year...in friggin spring!!! :@

damameke
04-03-2012, 02:35 PM
Yup.. looks like they have no place to store the surplus salt... and its easier to dump it on the road..especially on roads where BMW travelled....lol..

T.Dot_E30
04-03-2012, 04:09 PM
Salters/Snow Plow drivers just want to get paid, they've probably had little to no overtime this winter. So they are finding every excuse to get out there...

Stephanie
04-03-2012, 06:42 PM
Took the 335 out on Sunday... Salt or not, she was in storage for WAYYYYYY too long! (since November!!)

Now we're scrambling to get a couple things done on it and she's totally summer ready... *love*

Seyar
04-04-2012, 09:58 PM
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/afgplayboi/IMG00518-20120323-1924.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/afgplayboi/e362.jpg

///M_AMAZIN
04-05-2012, 12:56 PM
^Nice Staggered setup.....

I wish I had yellow fogs... but then again naa nope,dont wanna go the JDM way

NOTORIOUS VR
04-05-2012, 01:26 PM
never went out of summer mode :P

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dCsJo6xxw4k/T3uqhg_1VvI/AAAAAAAABP4/c0BHv1ETg2c/s800/IMG_20120403_215604.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NVj4BHhI2j0/T3uqnJ6wBqI/AAAAAAAABQA/ZSQYvsp_e8U/s800/IMG_20120403_215701.jpg

dbworld4k
04-05-2012, 01:41 PM
Interlagos E36... WIN!
^Nice Staggered setup.....

I wish I had yellow fogs... but then again naa nope,dont wanna go the JDM way
Lol. I felt the same before, but I've been running them for years now and love it. I actually just got yellow glass fog light housings to replace my pitted OEM ones. MOAR MELLO YELLO!
never went out of summer mode :P

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dCsJo6xxw4k/T3uqhg_1VvI/AAAAAAAABP4/c0BHv1ETg2c/s800/IMG_20120403_215604.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NVj4BHhI2j0/T3uqnJ6wBqI/AAAAAAAABQA/ZSQYvsp_e8U/s800/IMG_20120403_215701.jpg
Lol, that's one way to do it. And holy wax, batman!

NOTORIOUS VR
04-05-2012, 01:53 PM
Interlagos E36... WIN!

Lol. I felt the same before, but I've been running them for years now and love it. I actually just got yellow glass fog light housings to replace my pitted OEM ones. MOAR MELLO YELLO!

Lol, that's one way to do it. And holy wax, batman!

no wax... just a little love.. lol... actually the car needs to go in for a full polish soon...

sloveniaboy
04-05-2012, 01:56 PM
trans swap mode *par-t*

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz87/sloveniaboy/bmw234234.jpg

InfiniteDice
04-05-2012, 03:01 PM
Front GC coil over and billy HD's are going on in a few weeks. I've already been running them in the rear all winter. Gonna be sweet!!! Then I can swap between my travel wheels, my nice wheels, and my massive winter wheels without too many issues.

///M_AMAZIN
04-05-2012, 05:30 PM
Interlagos E36... WIN!

Lol. I felt the same before, but I've been running them for years now and love it. I actually just got yellow glass fog light housings to replace my pitted OEM ones. MOAR MELLO YELLO!

Havent seen much yellow these days after all.... Why don't you go HID yellow bulb so that way you can be MOAR MELO YELLOW CARMELO *drink*

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dbworld4k
04-05-2012, 05:52 PM
Not a fan of wiring HID kits into fogs on the E46. Known to cause LCM issues in some cases...

cormier
04-07-2012, 02:36 PM
Done!
http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac334/84e30/e46%20330xi/a596b91e.jpg