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      07-28-2014, 08:54 AM   #2091
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Haha guys, I'm literally driving around those same exact areas everyday around lunch time. Varsity, the new Greens apts (they ARE nice - I keep seeing a nice grey GTR pulling out of there), Trailwood/Gorman... just NCSU in general. Seen a grey IS around? Unfortunately she's gonna be in the shop soon, just got rear-ended yesterday.
That's cool man. The GTR belongs to marcus321 actually. He lives near there (but not at the greens), and so do I (more or less). I also work on centennial, so my car unfortunately doesn't go anywhere else most of the time. Just home to work and back. I'll keep an eye out for a grey IS. Any mods to help identify it? That sucks about getting rear ended, dude. At least their insurance will be paying for it and it won't go against yours.
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      08-04-2014, 09:30 AM   #2092
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Question for y'all: are folks generally comfortable running summer tires year-round in NC? I know they're useless on the days that it happens to snow, but what about those occasional 35-40f rainy days in Jan/Feb?
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Question for y'all: are folks generally comfortable running summer tires year-round in NC? I know they're useless on the days that it happens to snow, but what about those occasional 35-40f rainy days in Jan/Feb?
I ran my summers all year for the past two years. The only problematic days were snow days and I ended up staying home most of those days or finding alternate means of transport because the car was just scary to use. But otherwise no issues. It was probably an issue 5 days out the year. If you absolutely need your car everyday I would get a set of all seasons.
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Question for y'all: are folks generally comfortable running summer tires year-round in NC? I know they're useless on the days that it happens to snow, but what about those occasional 35-40f rainy days in Jan/Feb?
I take the philosophy that I'm fine, as long as I take it easy until the tires warm up AND that the road temperature is above freezing.

You have to bear in mind that you're balancing risk and using the tires outside of their design parameters, so are responsible for the results. I've seen people hit the gas on their cars on cold dry pavement and end up hitting the guard rail.

If you take it easy, then you should be fine. I tend to put winter tires on my M3 for a few weeks because of the ice, but am happy to drive my 911 on cold dry days even with summer tires.
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      08-04-2014, 09:59 AM   #2095
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Thanks, fellas. Yeah, I'd be more worried about cold pavement and cold conditions than snow or ice - I can probably work from home on the odd snow day.

Most of my driving is up and down I-40 which means higher speeds but also I'd imagine warmer pavement.

I've had all-seasons since I bought the car and I think it's time for that to change.
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All my cars always get summer tires only. No problems in the last 10 years except I spun out my 350z once while driving in the snow going onto the highway. I didnt hit anything though, so I got lucky.
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Yea, no snow tires here either. All-seasons/summers for the last 9 years in Raleigh with no problems other than the random snow days. In which case everything is usually closed anyways, so I don't have to go anywhere.
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I'm running summer tires all year long and have zero issues. Hell, I even made it home 10 miles uphill in that nasty snow we had this winter. Don't drive like an asshat in the winter and you'll be fine. In other words, drive it like it's a Camry - no zipping in and out of traffic, no punching it off the line, no locking up the brakes at the red light. I may have a 335i, but I drive like an old man 75% of the time.
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Hello all, I'm from Winston-Salem, but currently stationed in Pensacola, FL for the navy, and hoping to be purchasing a 328i in the next week or so!
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Question for y'all: are folks generally comfortable running summer tires year-round in NC? I know they're useless on the days that it happens to snow, but what about those occasional 35-40f rainy days in Jan/Feb?
Summer Tires year round. General brand at that.
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Hello all, I'm from Winston-Salem, but currently stationed in Pensacola, FL for the navy, and hoping to be purchasing a 328i in the next week or so!
Nice! Welcome and congrats on the new purchase!
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Hello all, I'm from Winston-Salem, but currently stationed in Pensacola, FL for the navy, and hoping to be purchasing a 328i in the next week or so!
Purchase a 2015 BMW M4 and welcome!
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damn, wsup guys. haven't been on here in a long time. hope everyone has been doing well!
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Haven't been on the forum in a while. I know there are a few of us that either work at or are NCSU students. With classes starting back next week, how 'bout we do an on campus get together, then cruise to downtown?
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Haven't been on the forum in a while. I know there are a few of us that either work at or are NCSU students. With classes starting back next week, how 'bout we do an on campus get together, then cruise to downtown?
I would definitely be down to meet up with a few guys around NCSU and then do a cruise.
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      08-19-2014, 08:54 AM   #2106
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Haven't been on the forum in a while. I know there are a few of us that either work at or are NCSU students. With classes starting back next week, how 'bout we do an on campus get together, then cruise to downtown?
I am down, I dont own a bmw anymore but I still wouldnt mind cruising around
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I am down, I dont own a bmw anymore but I still wouldnt mind cruising around
Yea, I'd be down for this as well.
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Hello, I am a new member in the Wilmington NC area. I have recently acquired an '07 e91 328i. Only mods so far are coding mods.

I am definitely in the market for some 18" OEM BMW wheels. I'm open to both staggered and square setups. I know that isn't very specific, but I honestly like most of the 18's that BMW has offered in the 5x120 config.
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