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      12-09-2009, 04:47 PM   #45
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Just need clarification, do our cars have TPMS?

I am awaiting delivery of my car and want to buy winter tire package. Those of you running winters without RFT. Is it ok? Do you keep a spare tire now?
I just tested my ipike 409s (non RFTs) today, on my 335i. Our street wasn't plowed so I wanted to test out the tires. Although I burned a lot of gas, I was not stranded at all.

Just remember with Non RFTs you'll need a solution for a spare tire. I still havn't figured one out yet.
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      12-09-2009, 04:49 PM   #46
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I just tested my ipike 409s (non RFTs) today, on my 335i. Our street wasn't plowed so I wanted to test out the tires. Although I burned a lot of gas, I was not stranded at all.

Just remember with Non RFTs you'll need a solution for a spare tire. I still havn't figured one out yet.


I still haven't figured it out after 2 years
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      12-09-2009, 04:52 PM   #47
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First time driving RWD in the snow and it was just fine. Fun, actually.... the Yokohama IG20s sliced through the snow, ice, and water as usual.
Yeah me too. Was so fun
On my way home a gray e92 335 got stuck, close to MajorMack and Keele. Guy prolly did too many donuts or had his 18" tires for a while cause that car didnt move. Took 4 of us to get him out. Hope he changes to winters soon.
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I'm on the stock all-season Continentals and had no issues this morning.
ohh so no wonder my car handled so good. I thought i had summer tires on.

From dead stop on todays snow car went a lil side ways but no biggy. I actually felt like cancelling my appointment for winter tires. Only reason I absoltely have to get winters is because ima have to drive to collingwood pretty often.
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      12-09-2009, 04:54 PM   #48
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I still haven't figured it out after 2 years
Temporary solution for small punctures is Tire Foam + Air Compressor. That's all I can do for now.
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Temporary solution for small punctures is Tire Foam + Air Compressor. That's all I can do for now.
Have that .. never had to use it
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ohh so no wonder my car handled so good. I thought i had summer tires on.

From dead stop on todays snow car went a lil side ways but no biggy. I actually felt like cancelling my appointment for winter tires. Only reason I absoltely have to get winters is because ima have to drive to collingwood pretty often.
Gurik, did your car come with the Conti's or the Bridgestones? I'm testing my Bridgestone All-Seasons out this winter to gauge whether I need dedicated winters or not. So far, it's not half bad... better than I expected at least.
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Have that .. never had to use it
That's good *knocks on wood* I hope I don't have to either. Although, if something more serious happens to a tire, I'm out of luck!
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Gurik, did your car come with the Conti's or the Bridgestones? I'm testing my Bridgestone All-Seasons out this winter to gauge whether I need dedicated winters or not. So far, it's not half bad... better than I expected at least.
I have Bridgestone. I think you're good with all seasons and awd. All my audi, subaru friends have all seasons. I can't imagine how good awd+winters would be. I always had all seasons on my fwd cars and never had problems. I don't see how an awd would.

I got stuck on my driveway today. ^-^Tires are great but i dunno if its because of no LSD or rwd my car pulls to the right side pretty hard.
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I have Bridgestone. I think you're good with all seasons and awd. All my audi, subaru friends have all seasons. I can't imagine how good awd+winters would be. I always had all seasons on my fwd cars and never had problems. I don't see how an awd would.

I got stuck on my driveway today. ^-^Tires are great but i dunno if its because of no LSD or rwd my car pulls to the right side pretty hard.
Should be, yeah Winters + AWD = a lot more of a secure feeling. I was using Dunlop WinterSport 3D's on my Evo X last year... man, that thing was a tank.

P.S. Other than the xDrive (side badges didn't look right, so I took them off), I swear our cars are twins inside and out. Blacked out grille, reflectors and tint, etc...
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      12-09-2009, 11:04 PM   #54
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quick question for my xdrive friends - are you driving xdrive with winter tires? noone is driving with xdrive+summers in the snow are they?
xdrive + winter = FTW

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that depends on when you woke up! i admittedly left for work late and by that time the roads were cleared (both by plows and by previous traffic) and the precipitation changed from snow to rain
When I left home in the morning, the snow accumulation wasn't too bad, but when I got home, I noticed my street was in WORSE condition, with chunks of snow everywhere... stupid snow plowing guys are so sloppy these days...
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ohh so no wonder my car handled so good. I thought i had summer tires on.

From dead stop on todays snow car went a lil side ways but no biggy. I actually felt like cancelling my appointment for winter tires. Only reason I absoltely have to get winters is because ima have to drive to collingwood pretty often.
You have the stock 16 inch rims right? If so, then yeah you have all-seasons, I think it's only the sport package rims that have summer tires, my upgraded 17's (non-sport package) have all-seasons.
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      12-10-2009, 10:30 AM   #56
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nokian hakkas R & 17" *rims* from Kal tire ... a bit on the expensive side, but quite amazing.
Was on the road around 6 am and it was quite shocking I had no issues ... last winter having been done on the summers ... ( bad idea in retrospect )

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