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      12-09-2009, 09:24 AM   #23
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Pirelli Sottozeros did pretty good!
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      12-09-2009, 09:51 AM   #24
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I made it from Richmond Hill to the Yorkdale area without any trouble. It was kind of funny going around all the stalled/stuck cars with no problems at all.

The Blizzak LM-60 RFTs were amazing in terms of grip. The ride quality was another question. I could feel every single mm of difference on the road. I've had them for a few weeks and they are not bad at normal speeds, but they're horrible when it comes to 5-10km/hr traffic.

I will definately go with non-RFTs when I have to buy a new set.
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      12-09-2009, 10:07 AM   #25
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this is nothing ... the roads aren't even covered
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      12-09-2009, 10:14 AM   #26
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First winter here with the stock Bridgestone Turanza A/S RFT's and so far so good. Mind you, it hasn't really dipped far below 0 yet so we'll see. If I can't get away in the winters with these, I'll just buy some dedicated winters. Need to pick up some new summer wheels and tires next season!
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      12-09-2009, 10:22 AM   #27
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I made it from Richmond Hill to the Yorkdale area without any trouble. It was kind of funny going around all the stalled/stuck cars with no problems at all.

The Blizzak LM-60 RFTs were amazing in terms of grip. The ride quality was another question. I could feel every single mm of difference on the road. I've had them for a few weeks and they are not bad at normal speeds, but they're horrible when it comes to 5-10km/hr traffic.

I will definately go with non-RFTs when I have to buy a new set.
LM-60's came in RFT format? i didn't know that. when i bought from tirerack only non-RFT were available.
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      12-09-2009, 10:23 AM   #28
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nevermind i see them available, but only in 18" size that fits our cars.
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      12-09-2009, 10:34 AM   #29
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nevermind i see them available, but only in 18" size that fits our cars.

Yea I decided to go with 18s. 17s would have been a lot safer given our crappy roads but the they look tiny with the xDrive wheel gap

I have 17" winters on my G35 and they look like SUV tires.
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      12-09-2009, 10:41 AM   #30
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Drove from Newmarket to Mississauga via 400 and 407 this morning with no problems at all. Tons of snow and ice up there, but xdrive kicked in yo! I'm very happy that I have xdrive. I feel a greater sense of security now than before with my non xdrive e92.
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      12-09-2009, 10:51 AM   #31
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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.
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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?
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      12-09-2009, 10:55 AM   #33
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this is nothing ... the roads aren't even covered
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
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      12-09-2009, 11:23 AM   #34
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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?
I've done it with the stock summers and you're asking for a deathwish. In all seriousness - it's downright dangerous. You can get going no problems, but it is impossible to stop...you'll just keep sliding.
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I've done it with the stock summers and you're asking for a deathwish. In all seriousness - it's downright dangerous. You can get going no problems, but it is impossible to stop...you'll just keep sliding.
Agreed. My Dad had an E36 M3 with summers on and couldn't even get up the driveway to park in the garage.

But yeah, bare minimum would be to have All-Season tires in the winter.
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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?
I'm on the stock Bridgestone All-Seasons with my car.
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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?
Yup! I'm driving with Dunlop M3 Winter Sport...it wouldn't be smart if I kept my summer 19's on
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I left work around 7ish to 8 in markham and cars were stuck everywhere with tons of snow on the street! By the time I get into Scarborough by 8ish, it was alot of slush really!
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      12-09-2009, 12:33 PM   #40
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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?
I am driving with my 16's all season tires.

I used them last winter and the car had no problems at all.
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      12-09-2009, 01:03 PM   #41
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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?
I'm on the stock all-season Continentals and had no issues this morning.
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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?
Yeap, Dunlop Winter Sport 3D mounted 3 weeks ago. This is my second winter with them.
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      12-09-2009, 03:11 PM   #43
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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?
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no TPMS on canadian 3-series.
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