M3 in the Winter - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) General M-Series Discussion - If it does not fit into a more specific M Category above, please place it in here. In addition, previously archived M-Series discussion is located in this section.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-2008, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
2nd Gear Member
 
e36surge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Montreal, Canada
Car:
Posts: 449
Photos:
e36surge is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to e36surge Send a message via MSN to e36surge
M3 in the Winter

Would you drive your M in snow?

Have any of you tried?

I'm not thinking of doing it (Jeep Wrangler for winter) but I'd like to know your thoughts.
__________________
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti



1979 320is RiP
1994 318is Sold
1995 325is Sold
1995 530i Sold
2004 M3
e36surge is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-03-2008, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
vincentmb615's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: cape
Car: 94 325i two toned full body kit
Posts: 204
Photos:
vincentmb615 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to vincentmb615
i got a 325i not m though sort of is i did a engine convert it sucks rear wheel drive unless your planning on doing something stupid dont drive it i burned around a corner it did a 360 in the middle of the road not on purpose
vincentmb615 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2008, 08:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Nick_318is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Detroit, MI
Car: 1991 318is, 2005 Subaru Legacy GT
Posts: 570
Photos:
Nick_318is is on a distinguished road
Garage
Send a message via AIM to Nick_318is
Put a good set of snow tires on it (they make a HUGE difference) and drive it, it should do alright as long as you aren't being a jackass.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by yammahamma View Post
If I wanted to date you, I would have bought you dinner first.
Nick_318is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2008, 12:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
/Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Car: 1997 BMW 328i
Posts: 21
Photos:
voodoo712 is on a distinguished road
you guys dont know shit!!!
i resently just but a nice e30 318i just for the winter
to drift! fucking GREAT! but my daily driver is a e36 328i
with all-season tires it drives fine.

some dumbass kid i know named tony(greesy as fuck)
ended up buying some big plasma TV and surrund system, three
puppies for some girl that he will never get pussy from, and the WORSE
he ended up buying a 2007 honda civic si,,, AUTOMATIC!!!

buying a e46 m3. stupid stupid stupid!!!
voodoo712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 12:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
 
PrInG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow. NE ohio.
Car: 95 Dakar Yellow M3, 00 1.8T VW GTI
Posts: 880
Photos:
PrInG has a spectacular aura aboutPrInG has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via AIM to PrInG
^-----?
I wouldn't drive an M in the winter time. Im sure it would be fine if you took her easy with some good snow tires. But honestly if you have a jeep why risk someone else doing something dumb and hitting you, or the salt making your car rust if you dont' have to. Salt plus M= NO NO that is why I have a DSM to get rusty = )... AS for the above. language isn't exactly necessary I dont' think. If your old enough to drive your old enough to talk in a classy fashion. anyways. Good luck with your decision. An E46 M is too perfect to take in the snow if you ask me.
__________________


TO HONOR: Get Honor Stay Honor if You Can't Come in Her Come Honor.


"its not banana yellow but its not golden its just that perfect creamy german goodness"

- Bow
PrInG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 01:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
Im Bluffin With My Muffin
 
AlpineSixAndSeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Car: 1976 Benz 300D, 1999 740iL
Posts: 5,992
Photos:
AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to AlpineSixAndSeven
Quote:
Originally Posted by voodoo712 View Post
you guys dont know shit!!!
i resently just but a nice e30 318i just for the winter
to drift! fucking GREAT! but my daily driver is a e36 328i
with all-season tires it drives fine.

some dumbass kid i know named tony(greesy as fuck)
ended up buying some big plasma TV and surrund system, three
puppies for some girl that he will never get pussy from, and the WORSE
he ended up buying a 2007 honda civic si,,, AUTOMATIC!!!

buying a e46 m3. stupid stupid stupid!!!
Dont got an M.... just wanna know wtf he was talking about????
__________________
1991 Ford Taurs SHO 5 Speed White on Tan
1996 Chevy Lumina LTZ Rep 3.4L
1992 318i Coupe parts car
1992 325i Ls1 swap with a T56 6 speed 12.2 quarter mile
1976 Mercedes Benz 300D with a Ford 5.0L Fuel Injected soon to be Modded
I am Captain Obvious
AlpineSixAndSeven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2008, 11:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
 
PrInG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow. NE ohio.
Car: 95 Dakar Yellow M3, 00 1.8T VW GTI
Posts: 880
Photos:
PrInG has a spectacular aura aboutPrInG has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via AIM to PrInG
Alpine thats exactly what I was thinking lol I read it and I was like !? HUH ?!
__________________


TO HONOR: Get Honor Stay Honor if You Can't Come in Her Come Honor.


"its not banana yellow but its not golden its just that perfect creamy german goodness"

- Bow
PrInG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 08:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
2nd Gear Member
 
e36surge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Montreal, Canada
Car:
Posts: 449
Photos:
e36surge is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to e36surge Send a message via MSN to e36surge
Gentlemen,

I've been driving for 21 years and every single one of my vehicles has been rear wheel drive including a Ducati Monstro. As my signature points out I am not new to bimmers or to winter driving as I live in Montreal. We received over 15 feet of snow in the city last year. I also hold my level 3 BMW advanced driver training certificate and have spent time tracking an e46 at high speed in dry, ice and snow conditions.

I will not drive MY M in the snow, it was a question and my original posting did say that I did not intend to drive it in the winter. I drove my e21, two e36's and an e39 in the snow. Four winter tires and some sand bags in the trunk did the trick. I asked the question because I wanted to know whether someone here actually tried an M3 in the snow so I could get an opinion from a board I respect.

As for ridiculous postings, it's a free country but this board is meant for individuals who want to learn or contribute, voodoo's comments were both ignorant and not required. I suggest he take some spelling lessons. Obviously Mr. Voodoo has some issues.

I don't drive an M to get women or puppies as I am married and have two dogs. I drive a BMW for the same reason Voodoo does, cause it's built to drive. To those with constructive comments, thank you and keep 'em coming. For those with unreasonable replies, the only thing I can't fault you for is that you drive a bimmer.
__________________
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti



1979 320is RiP
1994 318is Sold
1995 325is Sold
1995 530i Sold
2004 M3
e36surge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 12:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
Im Bluffin With My Muffin
 
AlpineSixAndSeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Car: 1976 Benz 300D, 1999 740iL
Posts: 5,992
Photos:
AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to AlpineSixAndSeven
^ lol I personally dont have an M but, If I did yes I would drive it in the winter unless there was alot of snow.... then the Toyo 4WD gets used....
__________________
1991 Ford Taurs SHO 5 Speed White on Tan
1996 Chevy Lumina LTZ Rep 3.4L
1992 318i Coupe parts car
1992 325i Ls1 swap with a T56 6 speed 12.2 quarter mile
1976 Mercedes Benz 300D with a Ford 5.0L Fuel Injected soon to be Modded
I am Captain Obvious
AlpineSixAndSeven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 05:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
KingScare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Montreal
Car: 98 M3
Posts: 1,035
Photos:
KingScare is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to KingScare
My e36 stays indoors mostly for the winter, but has been driven with about 5-10 cm of snow on the ground (having it ready to go and inactive for months at a time isn't ideal, correct me if I'm wrong). It was fine and enjoyable driving although not on the highway or anything, mainly small residencial streets, but I now have a rust spot on my passenger wheel well. That's a fail.
KingScare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2009, 01:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Miami, Fl and Mar del Plata, Argentina
Car: Metamorphosis of the E34/92
Posts: 42
Photos:
Bimmermann is on a distinguished road
Smile Winter in Bimmerland

How can a driving machine be your ultimate if you live for the machine instead of living to enjoy it. How many Bimmers would you say would be sold in Germany in particular, or Northern Europe in general, if they should not be driven in Winter? Here the question is: Can I afford it? It has nothing to do with the car, it has everything to do with you.

BMWs are motor cars of exceptional quality which offer all kinds of alternatives to equip them for your particular purpose, any time and any place. Whether this is within your budget or not is a totally different story. Imagine arriving in Frankfurt and not being able to rent a Bimmer because is Winter... give me a break.

Cheers, Bim


P.S.: But remember, a Bimmer fender bender can be a very Sauber story.
Bimmermann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 04:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
teh Canuck....eh
 
PhatCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Car: '86 E30, baby! '05 Legacy 2.5GT Ltd
Posts: 3,613
Photos:
PhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to PhatCat
e36surge.

I have had the opportunity to drive an e36 M3 in the winter(and yes, we get real winter here...like you do). It was fine. Don't get me wrong, it had good ice radials on it(not snow tires) and some weight in the trunk, but it was sketchy (like any other rwd), but perfectly drivable if you are paying attention and not driving like an idiot. As long as you are competent with your throttle control and are aware of how a car like that would react in those conditions and that kind of a situation...no prob.
I have driven countless winters in Calgary in rwd vehicles...mostly light-ish weight coupes, not to mention a rwd pick-up that is sincerely more challenging in the winter with an empty box than any BMW would be.
__________________
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
PhatCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 12:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
jayy781's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago
Car: BMW 740i-98, Mroadster S54
Posts: 50
Photos:
jayy781 is on a distinguished road
idk, i saw a guy next me last winter in a M3 and it could barely make it up a tiny hill, and the snow wasn't all that bad. i wouldn't go for it after seeing that
jayy781 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 04:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
Im Bluffin With My Muffin
 
AlpineSixAndSeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Car: 1976 Benz 300D, 1999 740iL
Posts: 5,992
Photos:
AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to beholdAlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to AlpineSixAndSeven
^ he was probably on summertires...

Just wash the car alot and get a narrower non staggered set of rims with proper snow tires and you would be good I drove Dannys 328I in the snow Once and it did very well(except when i though it would be funny to Floor it around a right hand turn and Scare a guy walking by half to death)
__________________
1991 Ford Taurs SHO 5 Speed White on Tan
1996 Chevy Lumina LTZ Rep 3.4L
1992 318i Coupe parts car
1992 325i Ls1 swap with a T56 6 speed 12.2 quarter mile
1976 Mercedes Benz 300D with a Ford 5.0L Fuel Injected soon to be Modded
I am Captain Obvious
AlpineSixAndSeven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2009, 11:32 AM   #15 (permalink)
teh Canuck....eh
 
PhatCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Car: '86 E30, baby! '05 Legacy 2.5GT Ltd
Posts: 3,613
Photos:
PhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond reputePhatCat has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to PhatCat
Snow tires are all fine and dandy, but in the city, in the winter they don't do much good. Don't get me wrong, they are still light-years better than all-seasons...but the thing is, how often are you actually driving on snow on the streets, as opposed to packed-to-ice snow? My bet is on winter city driving is 75% ice. Ice tires FTMFW. I can see snow tires if you live out in the country and don't have the traffic to pack the snow and turn it in to ice, but otherwise...
__________________
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
PhatCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Pirelli Winter 210 SnowSport winter tires with BMW steel rims (P205/60R15) WeatherB Wheels and Tires 3 12-09-2007 03:54 PM
Winter in NE mysticguy04 Picture Showroom 7 01-09-2006 01:57 PM
Winter Driving nycbmw325is 3-Series (E36) 16 10-19-2004 05:32 PM
Winter Tires hockey_fan 3-Series (E36) 4 10-14-2004 11:15 AM
Winter Tires abeezy22 Bimmerwerkz.com Site Help 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.