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Old 11-19-2009, 01:07 AM   #1
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Driving M3 in snow

What do you guys think about the M3 in snow?

Last year I had a e36 M3 that I was able to drive in the snow with just all season tires. As long as you did not suddenly get on the throttle it was ok.

This time around it will be a e46 M3, I will only be driving for a month or two during winter. Not sure if it's worth getting snows? Much difference in traction due to extra HP?
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:09 AM   #2
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e36 m3 + snow = fun
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:22 AM   #3
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Yeup I plan to plow the roads with mine this year! Winters are nice to have.. but not necessary IMO.. especially in the GTA..
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:56 AM   #4
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I'd get narrower snows. The wide e46 rear tires are going to float on snow.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:05 AM   #5
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I've seen them going sideways at 5km/h on the 400 with just 1cm of snow, you most likely have wide ultra high performance summer tires on there, I would not attempt to drive on it, for your safety n others.

Now if you were to put on some decent all-season then maybe on dry days. But then why not just get winters??

Don't be that idiot I saw last year holding up 3 lanes like there was some big accident.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:13 AM   #6
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Be safe, buy winter tires.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:17 AM   #7
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performance summer tires + even a little snow + rear wheel drive high performance BMW = very bad driving situations

do yourself a favour - find an inexpensive set of wheels and at least all seasons - use them for the short time you need them then sell them off to recoup most of your money back.

It's much less than your insurance decuductable ....

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Old 11-19-2009, 08:37 AM   #8
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Winter tires are a must.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:15 AM   #9
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i <3 winter cause my shitbox is faster than 90% of cars out there
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:50 AM   #10
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performance summer tires + even a little snow + rear wheel drive high performance BMW = very bad driving situations

do yourself a favour - find an inexpensive set of wheels and at least all seasons - use them for the short time you need them then sell them off to recoup most of your money back.

It's much less than your insurance decuductable ....

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not to mention increase in premium!
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:31 PM   #11
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Or... get some thin winter tires, like 195 to 205s on some thin rims like the bmw e46 17' winter steelies, and leave intersections in 2nd or 3rd, some weight in the trunk and you ll be fine?
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:34 PM   #12
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yea, defs get winters cuz summer tires are shit when it gets cold. my GY eagle f1 ds3g were startin' to lose grip when it was about 5degrees out. slight up hill in 3rd gear steady pedal pressure at 3k revs and let go of gas and got the trac light on and it was barely wet and i only have a 330ci... get winters, u'll need em with the extra power!
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:44 PM   #13
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I am going to use my E92 M3 with 414 horses this winter with 235/40/18 PA3's. Get winter tires and the M3 will be fine.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:22 PM   #14
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only winter tires are the answer
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:45 PM   #15
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It would be a sin to drive an E36 M3 in the snow nowadays; the E46 M3 meh, slap some snows on and go wild.
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