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Klipzs
04-12-2012, 11:06 PM
Easy to stall at red lights, and spent 20mins trying to get unstuck.
Also can smell the burn of my clutch after trying to get out of the snow.
I guess you just dont drive at all when it snows?

gotcurry
04-13-2012, 12:27 AM
fcplm

dbworld4k
04-13-2012, 12:38 AM
-_-

Jim .E.
04-13-2012, 12:41 AM
not sure if trolling forum...

Eurostyle
04-13-2012, 12:42 AM
Its a joke, right!?:huh?:

ac_2007
04-13-2012, 02:41 AM
Take the bus.

Smitty
04-13-2012, 09:03 AM
Driving a RWD/MT vehicle in the snow is easy and enjoyable. With good tires and smooth clutchwork, you shouldn't have any trouble. Is this your first manual vehicle?

rdc
04-13-2012, 09:41 AM
Pretty simple, throw a set of snow tires on it. Makes a night and day difference.

cormier
04-13-2012, 09:51 AM
You should have more control if anything than in an auto...

My e30 gave me trouble with RS2s in the snow, but that was my fault-- concrete blocks work great :p

Start slow to get traction, even in 2nd and avoid burning the tires (and digging yourself into said snow). Get snow tires. If you're stalling / burning clutch a lot you need more practice on dry ground

MiroE36
04-13-2012, 10:03 AM
Just drive normally... be softer on the throttle and break inputs and your fine

El Gato Liso
04-13-2012, 10:09 AM
i drove on summer tires one winter, piece of cake! and most of this snow filled winter >:)

Klipzs
04-13-2012, 11:44 AM
Sorry wasn't trying to troll. Yes this is my first manual vehicle and have only driven it very little for couple of weeks. Yesterday was the first time in heavy snow so I had some trouble. Will definietely invest in snow tires and maybe then it'll help. Currently have like 10 percent tread in the all season tire on my car right now. Guess I'll practice on dry grounds more

Kal
04-13-2012, 11:53 AM
Traction control on your car is a must .. Same with Winter Tires.

And lastly, where the hell are you that there is still snow???

Klipzs
04-13-2012, 12:02 PM
Live in calgary. We had a fair amount of snowfall last night

SiR
04-13-2012, 12:15 PM
are you on summer tires?

BMWdouche
04-13-2012, 01:18 PM
Sorry wasn't trying to troll. Yes this is my first manual vehicle and have only driven it very little for couple of weeks. Yesterday was the first time in heavy snow so I had some trouble. Will definietely invest in snow tires and maybe then it'll help. Currently have like 10 percent tread in the all season tire on my car right now. Guess I'll practice on dry grounds more

Unless you're full retard - you'll get the hang of it within a week of driving everyday. You shouldn't be stalling the car after a few weeks - if you are, stop and get someone to figure out what you're doing wrong.

A few random times is fine - I stall sometimes on steep hills when I'm not paying attention or feathering the clutch with a toe out of laziness.

bmw.ae
04-13-2012, 01:27 PM
Take the bus.


lmao.. b nice ( ..)

OP buy my winter tires, only had em on the back and i made it thru w/smrs on the front do your best to avoid residential side streets where the plows dont go..april snow fcplm

edit: dude 10% tread AS theres ur problem

SiR
04-13-2012, 02:46 PM
put those tires on ANY car and you wouldve struggled. fwd, awd or rwd

propr'one
04-13-2012, 03:35 PM
I'll show you for a 6-pack.

Also, there wasn't really that much snow last night, it was just very slushy, which makes it harder/easier to drive straight/sideways.

jasonbaek
04-13-2012, 04:16 PM
When you have no snow tires at the moment, throw some weights in the trunk(~20kg ish) that'll help.

325isdan
04-13-2012, 05:57 PM
AS stated in your post and by others. Having only 10% tread left on your tires is the biggest issue here.

3x Beemer
04-13-2012, 09:05 PM
Poster needs an auto for sure. Rather have rear wheel drive stick any day with snows. Turn off TC and have some fun. Those lucky Europeans don't even know what an auto is.