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Old 11-27-2005, 07:22 PM   #1
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low riders in winter?



thinking of getting my car lowered in the spring, but it's my year-round car..

all you guys with lowered bimmers that drive em in the winter, how is it? how low are they? ever get any damage?

GTA only please
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Old 11-27-2005, 10:53 PM   #2
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my friend had a vr6 lowered almost to the ground and he drove it in the winter, pieces of ice can crack ur lip if u have one, get used to ppl calling ur car a snow plow, hehe otherwise he didnt think it was too bad except the ice breaking his lip
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:01 PM   #3
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Don't bother, invest in a beater. I stored my slammed e30. The money you are gonna spend on reparing body work, risking an accident, not being able to go to work/school/out on heavily snowing days, etc, aren't worth it.
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:05 PM   #4
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i ****ed up my old car driving it in the winter.
Get a beater. Or at least get coilovers.

You will regret it. Guaranteed.
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:31 PM   #5
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depends how low you wanna go.
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:40 PM   #6
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I store my car and i remember terry's e30 being stored right beside my car

well, the problems associated with ice breaking up the front end is least thing you should worry about. Its the salt that eats up your car's body like cancer THAT you should worry about. Just save yourself some headache and money by store it.
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:40 PM   #7
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Yah if your car is not too low, it will be fine. If you dont have any fiberglass bodykit, its going to be fine. I have a front lip which is 2-3 inches off the ground because i have 17s for winter (18s for summer). And I couldnt even go into mcdonalds drivethru because they dint plow the snow lol.

But i think if you own a car, wouldn't you want to drive during winter too? What's the point of getting a car which you can only drive it during summer, right? Unless you already have a winter beater, I suggest you not lower your car too much so you can drive it during winter too!

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Old 11-27-2005, 11:49 PM   #8
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Drive it on clean days and keep you eye on the forcast.
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:29 AM   #9
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I drive my car all year round, its not that low (1.5/1.8 from stock) but I take my air dam off for the winter and I am good.

I got stuck last year because my brake master cyl was ****ed and if snow got me slowed down I would basically do a brake stand till I shoveled my way out.

I have never broke anything in the winter though.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:12 AM   #10
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my car is not extreemly low, but the way it is, i have not encountered any problems, a good set of winter tires is whats going to make a major difference
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:27 AM   #11
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Right now my car is stock but in the spring I plan on lowering and putting a kit on. Next winter all I am going to do is spin the coilovers up a bit and put the stock bumpers and wheels back on. (Winter mode) LOL
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:20 PM   #12
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low riders winters

I've driven my car with the bilstein/H&R sport combo with oem rims/snow tires during the past four seasons no problems but very cautious.
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:59 PM   #13
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Car's been lowered last winter. It hasn't been too bad. The M3 bumper/lip can take a good beating and do a good job ploughing the snow.. which helps my tires keep traction. ... however, be careful of ice chunks that refreeze in parking lots and the like. Sometimes it looks like snow, and it's a hard piece of ice. Also, be sure to get your vehicle undercoated and rust proofed. All that snow & ice dragging on the underbody will rust her out pretty darn quick. I do find the car has more stability when she fish-tails when lowered though.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:14 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by E30 Girl
Right now my car is stock but in the spring I plan on lowering and putting a kit on. Next winter all I am going to do is spin the coilovers up a bit and put the stock bumpers and wheels back on. (Winter mode) LOL
Testing this theory out this winter, if I get stuck (which I didn't last year) I'll rais it to the height of last year, if I don't.... I'll keep my height.
Granted I have a lsd now so sure I have a major advantage still from last year.
Although I predict alot of snow this year.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:55 PM   #15
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^ let me know how much difference you find with the LSD this winter. I'm thinking of doing the upgrade just for this reason.
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