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      01-15-2006, 11:53 PM   #23
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Took my 330 to a parking lot and had a great time doing donuts, even w/ the winter tires (Dunlop M3s). Wife wanted to come too: "to make sure you weren't going to kill yourself"...i think she had fun too.
It would have been a lot more fun with limited slip rear end. What a shame such a great car doesn't come with an LSD. It really doesn't make sense to me. It should come standard in the ZSP option like Infiniti does with their sports package.
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      01-15-2006, 11:54 PM   #24
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Well the forecast is anticipating rain in the next couple of days, hopefully it will wash out all of this horrible weather. I can't even remember the last time weather was this bad. Sure, there had to be times when snow accumulations was worse, but this is insane.
Since you're down the road, more or less, did you hear the rather loud thunderstorm 2 nights ago? First time I can recall being awakened by a storm like that. Very unusual for January.

In Europe, for the other half of my life, I've avoided going back to Europe given the ultra severe winter weather. Really harsh.
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      01-15-2006, 11:55 PM   #25
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I know. I couldn't believe the wind last night, just unreal
I got the same hell in Massachusetts. Horrificating. Anybody see if an E90 waivered at all in high winds?
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      01-15-2006, 11:56 PM   #26
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Anybody see if an E90 waivered at all in high winds?
Actually, it was quite windy driving yesterday and I didn't feel it a bit in the 330xi.
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      01-16-2006, 12:43 PM   #27
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Anyone stupid enough to drive a car with Z-Rated "Summer Performance" Tires in the snow deserves to crash.
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      01-16-2006, 01:52 PM   #28
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Did you actually think they would have grip in slippery conditions?
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Indeed (with reference to the two posts above).

What I don't get is why someone would experience this and then boast about the experience.
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Indeed (with reference to the two posts above).

What I don't get is why someone would experience this and then boast about the experience.
maybe to help others make the right decision to buy winter tires
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      01-16-2006, 06:43 PM   #31
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No, you're right about the stock Potenzas that come with the ZHP as well. It's suicide driving in the rain or ice with them.
This is probably a typo from your part but just to clarify that summer tires are bad in snow and ice but excellent in dry AND rain. Summer tires are much better in the rain than all season tires (with just a few exceptions).
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This is probably a typo from your part but just to clarify that summer tires are bad in snow and ice but excellent in dry AND rain. Summer tires are much better in the rain than all season tires (with just a few exceptions).
lol I shouldn't mentioned it being bad in the ice and snow (obviously summer tires are), but these tires got really low ratings in the rain.
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Maybe you should get these. I like my rubbers studded. For her pleasure of course.

Continental Vinter Viking 2 with new Brilliant studs and Nordic silica rubber. The grip is awesome. Almost like Nokian tires.
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      01-17-2006, 06:48 AM   #34
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I was going to get my morning cup of joe, in the residential section I drove relatively slow because it looks as the ice was crowding most of the road. As soon as I hit the main road, it seemed as if the road was now cleared by plows. So I decide to up my speed alittle by about 10-15 mph. Few seconds later, my car is swerving left into the center divider. For some reason my instinct makes me pull the steering wheel in the opposite direction. My car actually misses the divider by about 3-4 mm. I fishtail and regain control of my car.

Had a similar incident. I could not make it up the hill to get to my house. I got half way up and started sliding backwards. I backed to the bottom of the hill, turned around, and went and got snow tires. Expensive, but necessary in Germany. I can’t wait for spring.

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