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Old 10-31-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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Anyone driving their lowered BMW in the winter

Thinking of driving the e36 in the winter this year instead of the g35. Anyone else driving their's? Also what size tires should i run without raising the car back to stock?
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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I'll be driving mine, but I don't drive alot. 10km per day, then the odd trips on the weekend.

My winters are 225/45/17 on staggered contours.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:30 PM   #3
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i put a thousand a week on my car. winters are 205 65 15. if you have good winter tires the car will do well. ran mine lowered the last two winters with no issues at all
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:39 PM   #4
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I'll be driving mine, but I don't drive alot. 10km per day, then the odd trips on the weekend.

My winters are 225/45/17 on staggered contours.
Obviously depends how low you are. As long as it's not ridiculous you should be more than ok.

I drive mine in the winter 205/45/17 front 225/45/17 rear on dsII's. Will probably get 225/45's all around when the 205's wear out.

Never had any problems as long as you get good tires you are golden!

Oh and if you want a reference height look at my first pic in THIS thread. (In the pic its on 225/45/18).
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:36 PM   #5
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winter tires and you are fine.

10km a day? ouch thats not even enough to warm the engine up
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:57 AM   #6
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Bilstein sports, H&R sports, M3 front bumper (with lip, for now), LSD, 225/45/17 hancook icebears.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:24 AM   #7
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I've driven my lowered E36 (PSS9 coilovers), and E46 when it was slammed on H&R Race springs. No problems. I only drive the E46 in the winter one year, but haven't since because I don't feel like subjecting it to all the abuse of sand/slush/other reckless drivers that could end up hitting me. If for some reason I needed to winter drive it, I totally would. In the big cities, snow isn't that much of a problem as they usually clear it well.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:02 AM   #8
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winter tires and you are fine.

10km a day? ouch thats not even enough to warm the engine up
It is when you have to deal with alot of traffic and stoplights in the morning.
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I'm probably going to take mine into the mountains. Because my wife has an AWD suv with Xi2's. And taking that would be a cop out.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:09 AM   #10
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I'm raising the car an inch and driving it year round.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:33 AM   #11
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Im gonna drive my slammed e90. Fingers crossed!!
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:57 PM   #12
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It is when you have to deal with alot of traffic and stoplights in the morning.
disagree...

I commute too. But just cause the water temp gauge is at the middle doesnt mean the engine is warmed up(oil sure isnt) and the water temp gauge has a pretty big buffer so it reads fully warm before its actually at proper operating water temp.

for a 10km "commute" id take the bus or buy a beater
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for a 10km "commute" id take the bus or buy a beater
Thank you for your worthless two cents, I really don't care what you'd do, nor did a ask for your opinion. Many people prefer to buy a beater, I see no point storing/trying to save a car worth less than 10k. If my motor blows up because of my 'commute' feel free to say I told you so.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:39 PM   #14
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Raised My E46 an inch all around.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:00 PM   #15
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I'm probably going to take mine into the mountains. Because my wife has an AWD suv with Xi2's. And taking that would be a cop out.
correct me if I'm wrong but they don't use salt where you live ?
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