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Old 06-20-2005, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently looking at buying an M3, but I need to use it in the winter monthes in Syracuse, NY...does putting winter tires make it usable in the snowy monthes.
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I am currently looking at buying an M3, but I need to use it in the winter monthes in Syracuse, NY...does putting winter tires make it usable in the snowy monthes.
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Yes...

But don't even try to be a race car driver in the winter months...snow is snow, and with a car with 300 plus HP, your tail will want to go hogwild if you are too generous on the gas. (Never turn off traction control unless you know what your doing)

Another word of advice...during a winter storm or right after a large accumulation of snow, keep a heads up, snow likes to pile on your front skirt...which in turn can rip it off if its heavy snow, or break your fog lights. (I broke my fogs last winter...)

I speak with experience...I live near James Bay... which is about I would say 15 hours north of you...

Micheline Alpines are great snow tires and the Bridgestone blizzaks are also pretty good.

Any further questions let me know...

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My M3 doesnt ever see snow, buy a $5000 used SUV to beat on and keep the M3 int he garage in the winter! They don't like snow and were never meant to be driven in it. I always shake my head when I see someone trying to drive one around in snow, thats why I bought the E36, I have that and a nice Tahoe, best of all seasons!
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IF you care for your car, Blizzacks (sp?) are the only way to go. Or you can get all-season tires. I recommend the Pirelli PZero Nero M&S (Mud and Snow). Those things stick sick in summe,r and allow traction in winter.
Of course, like previously mentioned, the best thing regardless is to drive safe! You should know what I mean, coming from a snowy area like yourself. Be easy on the gas, and nothing too sudden. I learned that on day 2 of having my car. Ripped a chunk out of my rear passenger side brake light. Careful. Granted, I was on Dunlop summer tires. Oops.
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