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      12-07-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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whistler driving

so im heading up to whistler for a day after finals this week. most likely it will start snowing. according to the weather network. i armed myself with the following weapons: blizzak lm-25's on oem wheels, metal shovel, snow brush and ice scraper. will i make the trip?

just looking for some opinions from people whos done similar in their bm.
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      12-07-2009, 02:16 PM   #2
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u'll be fine with the winter tires...just be careful when u drive.
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It's the same set up I run all winter. I drive up north in Ontario often and I'm slammed. It's seriously not a problem unless it's a blizzard. I throw about 50lbs of gravel in a bag in the trunk right over the rear axle to help put the power down, it helps a lot imo. Also be sure to have a full tank of gas and some spare washer fluid.

Been to Whistler a few times, so I know that road can be long and daunting especially in a rwd Bimmer with the snow coming down. Follow my advice, drive carefully and you're good!
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You should be fine. I've been up and down 3 times in the last month and I had no problems driving around. Using Blizzaks WS60's...
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yeah..you should be fine..i went there 2 days ago..it wasn't that bad..just becareful..!
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      12-07-2009, 03:36 PM   #6
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you'll be fine.
just take it easy and drive according to weather/road conditions.
when i lived on the fresh-coast i could that drive in my sleep... and it's easier & safer now.
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this is great news. now i feel like going up there more. im planning on tossing my 19"wheels with tires on in the trunk to help get more traction. thx for the feedback.
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The new whistler hwy has a lot of snow clearing vehicles on it, so unless you get caught in a blizzard you should be fine.
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this is great news. now i feel like going up there more. im planning on tossing my 19"wheels with tires on in the trunk to help get more traction. thx for the feedback.
I wouldn't go that far. The weight wont be balanced either and they could pose a danger in the event of an emergency.
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im driving to Uceluet on the 18th and its night driving
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call me crazy, but i want it to snow. gotta try out these new snows. its my first winter with actual snows. been running all seasons for the last 3 years until my factories were replaced my lc's
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where did you get that shovel? I want to grab one =] ANyone know where it is in Toronto?
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