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#1 (permalink) Old 11-04-2010, 12:21 AM
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If you live up north like I do , Its about that time!!!

Kind of excited/nervous to see what this winter is going to be like with my first bimmer!

What type of tires are recommended ? How do these things handle in the snow/ice ?

Not expecting tooo much feedback , just a little curious !
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From what I have seen, a good full set of snow tires should be alright generally.

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Where in the north are you? Generally I find my car handles terribly in the snow, but I've never put snow tires on it. If I was driving it in the winter I would invest in a good set of snow tires, they should help quite a bit. Tirerack usually has decent deals on snow tires and wheels and I've never had a bad experience buying from them.

Since your name has 318 I'm guessing it's an e30 or e36 3 series. I know the e46 models with snow tires do alright.


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I just avoided this situation entirely and bought a $400 beater. Cheaper than a set of good snow tires and I don't have to worry about my two loves getting nasty, dirty, or damaged. However, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R are pretty good snow tires. My mom bought a set for her X5 (when she had it) and they worked very well in poor conditions.
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If you have an LSD and snow tires there is no place you cannot go that any other 4wd car cannot. If theres gonna be snow where you're at then the tires are more than worth the investment.
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Not sure what north is to you!
I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
I've had my 1996 328is since 2000 and drive it 12 months a year.
You need a set of steel rims (so you don't mess up the mags, also some mag rims don't seal too good in the cold - below -20 deg C) and a good set of winter tires - like Pirrelli 210's.
A stick shift is better - gives you more control.
Don't ignore the winter tires! Difference between summer and winter tires is night and day. ...and all season are good for neither!
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I would just cover up and store the girl after all she is a bimmer. Thats what im doing starting next week. My baby's never seen snow and im not sure she ever will. Thats what my buick rainier is for.


I totally agree with you Bimmere39 after all you do have two absolute gorgeous cars.

I spend at least 2 hours a day cleaning my car
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Kind of excited/nervous to see what this winter is going to be like with my first bimmer!

What type of tires are recommended ? How do these things handle in the snow/ice ?

Not expecting tooo much feedback , just a little curious !
i like ur enthusiasm but where r ur pictures
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