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      12-19-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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First major snowstorm in NYC

Saw a lot of accidents including one right in front of me.

The one thing I noticed was how many BMWs still had their summer tires on. I must have seen at least 10 BMWs stuck on the side of the road slipping and sliding.

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      12-19-2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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are run flat tires all season ? cuz my bro has it and i was wondering if he was in danger of slipping or oversteering a lot. its true it doesn't snow in LA but it is getting pretty rough here also.
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      12-19-2008, 02:43 PM   #3
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i guess they still drive on summer tyres!
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      12-19-2008, 02:53 PM   #4
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I saw 2 M3s and a bunch of 3-series sedans where I park this morning, all with 19s/18s summer tires.

I barely cleared the storm on the way to work, my winter tires are on. Can't wait to go back, dig out the car and test the LM22s. I want to see how the M3s will get home tonight!
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      12-19-2008, 04:02 PM   #5
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I had a AWD 3er almost hit me from behind when I had to turn into the subdivision. You can't steer or brake worth a a darn without decent tires.
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      12-19-2008, 04:06 PM   #6
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yup u got summers ..keep the car in the garage..lol
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      12-19-2008, 04:08 PM   #7
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My Xi FTW>>> !
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      12-19-2008, 04:11 PM   #8
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Even here in MA, I am shocked at how many 3er's I see still driving on their summer tires. Even if they have another car to drive during snow storms, those tires are horrible in these temps.
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      12-19-2008, 04:38 PM   #9
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I have my 335 with LM25's sitting in the garage all ready for a drive, but I will be taking the wife's Fit out tonight in this mess. Not worth getting smashed up..
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      12-19-2008, 05:42 PM   #10
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How are the LM25s?

I'm still debating on whether to get dedicated snow tires or all seasons.

I'm leaning towards the snow tires because the Yokohama all seasons I had were terrible.
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      12-19-2008, 06:33 PM   #11
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The LM22s shined tonight, got home in one piece, no sliding, no probs whatsoever with RWD. I just had to remember to start in 2nd gear to avoid wheelspin.
I'm very impressed.

Saw lots of cars abandoned on the side of the highway, including 3ers.
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      12-19-2008, 07:49 PM   #12
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my car stayed in the garage tonight lol had to come home early from work i was too scared
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      12-19-2008, 08:11 PM   #13
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i still have my summers. im not planning on driving in the snow. snow sucks, i would never wanna drive in it. thought about going for all seasons but nahhh, ill stick with summers until i decide to get new wheels
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      12-19-2008, 08:24 PM   #14
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I have an Xi. The first snow we got I still had my summer tires on. Almost got killed twice. Slide into 2 intersections and barely missed a truck. Bottom line, summer tires are not meant for winter. Got a set of winter tires and you will be happy. I swear by these things ever since I got them on my G35 coupe.
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      12-19-2008, 08:58 PM   #15
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How are the LM25s?

I'm still debating on whether to get dedicated snow tires or all seasons.

I'm leaning towards the snow tires because the Yokohama all seasons I had were terrible.
LM25's are awesome and they handle great in the wet and dry too.
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      12-20-2008, 08:14 AM   #16
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I drove home from work yesterday at 5pm with my 335 coupe w/19" runflats without a problem at all. I was very surprised. I just took it slow and used the clutch to slow me down by down shifting. Granted most of the trip was highway driving but it really wasn't bad.
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      12-20-2008, 09:24 AM   #17
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i hope to god you guys arent out driving on summer tires, When I was driving yesterday I also saw people abandoning cars on the side of the road in CT, and some dumbass in a 328i was trying to pass ppl on the highway and was slipping and whatnot. I was driving my mom's x3 which thankfully got new tires put on earlier this week, so it was fine.

I'm sure its much better today but drive safely guys, I think more has to do with the driver than the tires, but tires def help. ie. you cannot go up a 45 degree incline from a dead stop with summer tires in a RWD car (I saw ppl doing it, needless to say they were the ones creating the traffic)
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      12-20-2008, 12:26 PM   #18
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I've been driving my car for 3 yrs. with summer tyres, no real problems except I got stuck on a hill once, no accident nor slipping into intersections. You have to be driving real fast for that to happen, or you really need to get your brakes pads changed.

It is very true half the people with bmws don't know how to drive their cars in the winter, last year was especially fun when I was on queens Blvd. , so many bmws going sideways and I saw g35 all wheel drive do a 360 in the middle of the road what a trip.

I drove 30 miles this morning (round trip) to the doctor no problems, 19" csl + summer tyres, went into a corner too fast back end slid out but dsc was there to correct the problem

if you don't know what to do, yes I definitely suggest keeping the car at home, too much counter steering involved driving with summer tyres :-P
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      12-20-2008, 12:56 PM   #19
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i dont drive my E92 in the snow, even if i had winter tires on em i wouldnt take it out....you might be careful but the asshole behind you might not so id rather drive a beater or just stay home..in my situation i took out the audi A4 (quattro FTW)
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      12-20-2008, 01:26 PM   #20
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put my winter tires two weeks ago..
glad I did it lol
but I still drive slowly even though I have winter tires on..
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      12-20-2008, 02:45 PM   #21
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i might have to get a road warrior sticker to put on my car after yesterday.lmao didnt slip once with my all seasons
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      12-20-2008, 02:48 PM   #22
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Man i did great yesterday with my Xi , it was awesome , i was goin 40 when everyone was goin 10 mph ahah lol fun shit! , But soo soo many 1 car accidents, people think they can just drive normally and not crash!
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