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Old 11-01-2011, 03:04 PM   #16
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correct me if I'm wrong but they don't use salt where you live ?
Use sand out west.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:37 PM   #17
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I've driven my lowered E36's for the past four winters. Once even with summer tires (I don't recommend it).

Best winter tires I have used are Nordfrost III's and Hankook ipikes 205/50/R1X. Generally you want your winter tires skinner to move through the snow easier. As long as your easy on the throttle you should have no problems. Obviously if you drive it like its a snowmobile you may have trouble getting around.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:10 PM   #18
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205/55/16 bridgestone blizzak ws70 & lowered ....I hate winter haha
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:51 PM   #19
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Looks like i will be driving mine as well, just gota find some winter tires and rims now. Also whats a good place to get it oil sprayed?
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:56 PM   #20
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Looks like i will be driving mine as well, just gota find some winter tires and rims now. Also whats a good place to get it oil sprayed?
in kitchener, there is Houghton's rust control on Victoria. I've gone there a few times. They've been rustproofing cars for like 40 years
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:02 PM   #21
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in kitchener, there is Houghton's rust control on Victoria. I've gone there a few times. They've been rustproofing cars for like 40 years
Heard some bad things from a few shops about them... heard they oil spray your car in 5 mins
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:05 PM   #22
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I think they do a good job, guess you'd have to see for yourself. I know RMP oil sprays
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:27 PM   #23
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correct me if I'm wrong but they don't use salt where you live ?
No salt in alberta. They use some spray that coats the roads/ice that makes them "grippier". Many municipalities also use sand.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:07 AM   #24
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in kitchener, there is Houghton's rust control on Victoria. I've gone there a few times. They've been rustproofing cars for like 40 years
do u know hoowwww much? im looking for a rust proofing place in KW area.
annd.. r they bad interms of.. over spraying the car so i have to go to a car wash and rub on each overspray dots for hours and hours? loll

as long as i dont get over spray..i think i'll be happy.

when i worked at chevy, i know chevy cars get their cars sprayed at this place in etobicoke...and over spray on every new cars that get sprayed...is amazing.

i was the one that had to sit there and rub off the over spray for hours. LOL
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:10 AM   #25
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oh and back on topic, i'll be winter driving my car for winter as well. 225/45/17 some michellin winter tires.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:37 PM   #26
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I don't have rust proofing done but from what I'm seeing and reading, I should probably get it done on the E90.

I'll be driving it year round, just picked up Dunlop 3D winters last night for a steal of a price ( 2 x 225/40/18 + 2 x 255/40/18 = $700 w/ 90% tread) 1309 manufacture date (March 09).
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:11 PM   #27
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E36 Winter Drive

I'll be driving mine in winter this year... on winter rims and tires Kumho KW19s - 205/60/15s....jealous of all the guys with alloys for winters.

My car is lowered on cracked oem springs...lol

Even has the tuck in the back....lol
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Looking into rust proofing - most likely place in Scarborough - Markham and Finch.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:17 PM   #28
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i've used mine in the winter a few times. 225's in the rear for sure..
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:08 PM   #29
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I don't have rust proofing done but from what I'm seeing and reading, I should probably get it done on the E90.

I'll be driving it year round, just picked up Dunlop 3D winters last night for a steal of a price ( 2 x 225/40/18 + 2 x 255/40/18 = $700 w/ 90% tread) 1309 manufacture date (March 09).
aren't the rear ones too wide for winter?
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:11 PM   #30
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skinnier is better but itll still be ok.

and reg's is pretty good! also good to support local/small business.
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