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      11-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #45
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What should I do if I have all seasons + xdrive?
All seasons are basically no-season as they are only ok all year round. Go to www.tirerack.com and watch video of all season vs winters on snow. They don't compare to summer tires in the summer and aren't close to winter tires in the winter. Not really sure why anyone buys them. Cost isnt really a factor as you are just buying your next set of tires now as each will now lat twice as long.

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Mine are going on tomorrow... Sotto Zeros RFT's... Slammed on my brakes during the rain, and slid on my Hankook`s V12`s..... Thankfully no other cars on the 4 way stop I somehow only noticed while passed it...
same on my DW. Summer tires really don't like cold roads.
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Dude, its a car. Do you tape your hood and put 3m on your windscreen too?
Does it matter to you at all actually? I don't go around and critize what you do to your car, so mind your own business and lets leave it at that and keep the thread on topic.
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What should I do if I have all seasons + xdrive?
all seasons aren't that great once it hit a certain temp, I would get some snow tires.
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Does it matter to you at all actually? I don't go around and critize what you do to your car, so mind your own business and lets leave it at that and keep the thread on topic.
I couldnt care any less what that guy does, just find it interesting/amusing. I thought opinions and comments were welcome here?
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I couldnt care any less what that guy does, just find it interesting/amusing. I thought opinions and comments were welcome here?
Cmon guys chill. Besides, I actually DO have 3M on my windshield. It's called Clearplex.

...plus I wrapped my entire car in 3M. Never have to worry about a Pacific Mall parking lot again. Well ok, it only does so much but whenever anyone hits it now I can just buff it out and use a heatgun to heal it back again lol.
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Reason you should get winter tires is because rubber gets stiff once it gets cold. There's a temperature range and winter tires are made of tackier rubber (so when it's hot, it wears a lot faster but when it's cold it's the right viscosity to grip the road).

Summer tires when they get cold turn hard like plastic so it can't grip the road or snow/ice.
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Reason you should get winter tires is because rubber gets stiff once it gets cold. There's a temperature range and winter tires are made of tackier rubber (so when it's hot, it wears a lot faster but when it's cold it's the right viscosity to grip the road).

Summer tires when they get cold turn hard like plastic so it can't grip the road or snow/ice.
Youre right. My DWs don't grip at all right now. Time to swap.
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Cmon guys chill. Besides, I actually DO have 3M on my windshield. It's called Clearplex.

...plus I wrapped my entire car in 3M. Never have to worry about a Pacific Mall parking lot again. Well ok, it only does so much but whenever anyone hits it now I can just buff it out and use a heatgun to heal it back again lol.
I can understand clearplex but I really don't understand 3m . To me its like wrapping your couch/lampshades in plastic. Everytime you wax your car youre really just waxing the plastic aren't you? Your car won't be worth any more when you go to sell it.
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Does it matter to you at all actually? I don't go around and critize what you do to your car, so mind your own business and lets leave it at that and keep the thread on topic.

Don't worry about him just look at all his posts, he clearly has some sort of superiority complex. I'm not too sure what he's trying to over-compensate for, but it's time to get off that high horse.
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....also, don't forget to apply anti-seize compound before you throw on your winter set !
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I can understand clearplex but I really don't understand 3m . To me its like wrapping your couch/lampshades in plastic. Everytime you wax your car youre really just waxing the plastic aren't you? Your car won't be worth any more when you go to sell it.
You can't be serious? I think most people have the 3M on their bumpers at least. You should take a look at my accident photos where I was hit from behind by an SUV and car that both collided going 100 kmph where I was not moving in traffic. Not a scratch on the rear bumper after we took off the Ventureshield protection.
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put my winters on today and also my m3 rep sides... i know many people will ask why i installed them just before winter but i couldnt help myself.. they were lying there painted and everything. . and i ordered 12mm spacers for the back wheels which i should be in this coming week to give it a better look.
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^ looks pretty sick for a winter setup.
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put my winters on today and also my m3 rep sides... i know many people will ask why i installed them just before winter but i couldnt help myself.. they were lying there painted and everything. . and i ordered 12mm spacers for the back wheels which i should be in this coming week to give it a better look.
What kind of rims are those? Motegi's?
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^ looks pretty sick for a winter setup.
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What kind of rims are those? Motegi's?
yup they're 17" motegi mr118. with blizzak lm-60... i have a 5mm spacer on in the front and waiting for the 12mm spacers for the back. wish i went 18s though, but i didnt know better at the time when i got them.
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You can't be serious? I think most people have the 3M on their bumpers at least. You should take a look at my accident photos where I was hit from behind by an SUV and car that both collided going 100 kmph where I was not moving in traffic. Not a scratch on the rear bumper after we took off the Ventureshield protection.
To each his own...I just don't get it....most people do though. Do you ever take it off or leave it on for ever so the next owner gets a flawless car? So after a 100 km/hr collision there is not a scratch on your bumper?
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Don't worry about him just look at all his posts, he clearly has some sort of superiority complex. I'm not too sure what he's trying to over-compensate for, but it's time to get off that high horse.
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put my winters on today and also my m3 rep sides... i know many people will ask why i installed them just before winter but i couldnt help myself.. they were lying there painted and everything. . and i ordered 12mm spacers for the back wheels which i should be in this coming week to give it a better look.
Skirts look great bud

And thats a nice set of winter rims...my winters are soooo ugly, not looking forward to putting them on my car. Bleh
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Skirts look great bud

And thats a nice set of winter rims...my winters are soooo ugly, not looking forward to putting them on my car. Bleh
thanks! the skirts fitment was almost perfect. just gotta do some minor adjustments.. wondering maybe if your shop can do them? (2 of the pop in clips on the back of the skirt on driver side wont pop in for some reason)

need to raise up the car a bit though still, was too cold on the weekend to do it, and i felt lazy lol
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winter shoes...

My new OEM 197's plastidip'ed wrapped in Sotto Zeros RFTs...

Finally, I no longer hate my winter set.
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My new OEM 197's plastidip'ed wrapped in Sotto Zeros RFTs...

Finally, I no longer hate my winter set.
Dipped my winter M3 reps....hope it holds up. I put on about 5 coats. You?
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