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      12-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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Winter storm!!

Hi all,

Just wandering how everyone's BMW made out with the first real snow storm in a while?

Mine made out like a bandit!

I left from Downtown Toronto @ 5:45am and drive to Guelph with no problem, I just took my time and let the wavetrac do all the work.

DSC light never came on.

How did the rest of you fared?
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      12-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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snow tires + x-drive= no problem!!!
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      12-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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snow tires + x-drive= no problem!!!
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Was driving home around 2am, car's nose was always pointing forward, even on the unplowed country roads north of Brampton.
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      12-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #4
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Snowstorm lol - this was nothing. Curious how the people in Montreal were, that was a shit show for me last year.
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      12-27-2012, 01:47 PM   #5
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Rear Traction + Manual Tranny = Had tons of fun !

But I have to say, I got some cheapo winters (Sailun Ice Blazers) and they actually held pretty good
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      12-27-2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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i got out at 6:50 am and got to work at 8:00. it wasnt' so bad. I just drove really slow.

snow tires and defensive driving.
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My car looks like it's been through hell and back.. and it loved every minute of it!

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Rear Traction + Manual Tranny = Had tons of fun !
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Gotta hate salt and slush though. Their existance and my OCD towards my car is not a comfortable mix haha

ps- purpose of this thread was just for op to rub his wavetrac lsd in our faces haha kidding!
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drove through unpaved snowdrifts on highway 5/dundas street last night and country roads in the Burlington area. Car held well and kept going straight with the Nanking's I have on it! I just drive extra cautiously and slowly!
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Gotta hate salt and slush though. Their existance and my OCD towards my car is not a comfortable mix haha

ps- purpose of this thread was just for op to rub his wavetrac lsd in our faces haha kidding!
you know I thought of that after I posted and was hoping that no one would post on that. Good call LOL!
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snow tires + x-drive= no problem!!!
same here !
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      12-27-2012, 05:11 PM   #12
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X-Drive not needed when you have a 6MT and Nordfrost 5's on
Although not having the power to the wheels of a 335 also helps.
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Does LSD Make much of a difference in snow?

For me with Dunlop winter sport 3D the dsc light comes often
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Made it to the bottom of my driveway, turned around and took the Jag to work. Although I have LSD I was afraid of getting stuck in the deep snow. Tripping the light like a xmas tree!
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My 328xi E91 wrapped in General's - suhweet. Flipped winter the bird and did figure-8's in a parking lot with DSC/DTC turned all the way off, just to rub it in.

However, my brother called from Ottawa and said he took kids tobogganing and saw a lady demonstrating the "Canadian Car Chase" TV scene in her M5... can't be good at everything, I guess.

(I am not affiliated with the advertiser in any way...just the beginning part is funny...)
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i was driving sideways on 400 but made it home
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Couldnt even leace my house because of snow beeing high to about the headlights (and still higher than intercooler in the street). But when I was able to exit my house/street it was going perfectly. Xdrive for the win !
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didn't even bother. long uphill driveway, RWD, and no snow tires til next week...yeah.
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xDrive + Hankook iPikes = BEAST!! Traction light came on once!
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didn't even bother. long uphill driveway, RWD, and no snow tires til next week...yeah.
you've been driving the month of December with summer performance tires?
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